A Book to Buy
No... not Harry Potter. Judging by my trip to Costco today, every living human being on the planet has already bought a copy ;)
If you run (or plan to run) Microsoft Operations Manager, there are two books you must have in your library:
- Essential Microsoft Operations Manager by Chris Fox (if you are new to MOM), and
- MOM 2005 Unleashed by Kerrie Meyler, Cameron Fuller, and John Joyner (you can read Pete Zerger's review here).
I have met John Joyner (Senior Architect with ClearPointe Technology, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner), and have nothing but the utmost respect for him.
He is a top notch Windows and MOM Guru, and was actually responsible for designing and implementing one of the first Naval Ship-based LAN/WANs in the early 90's so that the sailors could communicate back home with spare bandwidth from the Satellite uplink. John has been working closely with the Operations Manager and System Center Essentials teams throughout their Betas, and I am glad to see that you can now pre-order the update to MOM 2005 Unleashed, called...
wait for it...
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 Unleashed. Pete says it will be ready by January 2008, but Amazon has a release date of October 21st... In any case, it's not to early to get in line ;)