About the Book :
Completely updated and covering the highly anticipated release of System Center Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr) 2012, this comprehensive book provides intermediate and advanced coverage of all aspects of the product, including planning and installation, migrating from ConfigMgr 2007, deploying software and operating systems, security, monitoring and troubleshooting, and automating and customizing ConfigMgr 2012 with scripts. The authors take a hands-on approach by providing many real-world scenarios to show readers how to use the tool in various contexts. This anchors the conceptual explanations in practical application.
Interesting Facts :
BIGGER AUDIENCE. System Center Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr) sales increased with double-digit growth in 2010 (PCMag.com).BIG CHANGES FOR CONFIGMGR. Configuration Manager 2012 is the most significant update in the product's 16 year history. It has been revamped to meet emerging needs of customers such as non-Windows device management, desktop virtualization management, and SaaS. The revised edition of the book has almost all new content.DYNAMITE NEW AUTHOR TEAM: Steve Rauchi is an insider at Microsoft, and all the authors have worked with the product almost since its introduction 16 years ago.BOOK IS aimed at millions of IT professionals: ConfigMgr is a de facto standard for Windows environments, of which make up an astounding majority of enterprise-level computing environments.CONFIGURATION MANAGER IS A MARKET LEADER: ConfigMgr continues to expand its share of the overall PC configuration lifecycle management market, which is a $2.2 billion market (Gartner).
About the Author :
Steve Rachui, Premier Field Engineer for Microsoft, has supported System Center products at Microsoft for 12 years, working with Systems Management Server (SMS)/System Center Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr) since version 1.2. Steve is a regular speaker at Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) and blogs at blogs.msdn.com/steverac. Kent Agerlund is an ITconsultant and has been working with SMS since 1997. Co-founder of System Center User Group Denmark in 2009, he is also a MVP for ConfigMgr and member of Microsoft Denmark System Center Partner Expert Team as well as part of the System Center Influencers Program. Santos Martinez, Premier Field Engineer for Microsoft, has been working with SCCM since it was known as SMS. He was also an MVP for ConfigMgr prior to joining Microsoft. Peter Daalmans, MCTS: Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007, Configuration, is a senior technical consultant at IT-Concern, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. He is also part of the Community Evaluation Program for ConfigMgr 2012, evaluating early versions of the product since early 2010. Peter blogs at systemcenterblogs.nl.