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Everything You Want to Know about Microsoft Virtualization

If you're looking for a little late summer technical reading, I suggest you pick up a copy of "Microsoft Virtualization--Master Microsoft Server, Desktop, Application and Presentation Virtualization".

Authored by Thomas Olzak, Jason Boomer, Robert M. Keefer and James Sabovik, this 486-page volume dated 2010 includes 15 chapters starting with the basic "What is Virtualization?" and moving onto "Understanding Microsoft virtualization strategies," "Installing Windows Server 2008 and Hyper-V" and "Managing Hyper-V." Other chapters focus on other aspects of Hyper-V, along with creating VMs, P2V and V2V migrations, creating dynamic data centers with System Center and deploying App V packages. The book winds down with examinations of presentation virtualization (Terminal Services) and desktop virtualization.

Each chapter offers in-depth descriptions of implementing the various Microsoft virtualization technologies, in affect creating a technical roadmap for IT pros to follow. In the words of the authors, "Using this book as a reference, you can begin your dive into the world of virtualization and start to understand the benefits that it may provide for your environment. The book will provide you with the tools and explanations needed to allow you to create a fresh virtualization environment. We will walk you through step-by-step instructions on everything from building a Windows 2008 server to installing and configuring Hyper-V and App-V."

All four authors work for HCR ManorCare, an Ohio-based provider of short- and long-term medical and rehabilitation care with more than 500 locations in 32 states. Thomas Olzak has more than 26 years of experience in programming, network engineering, and security. He also has an MBA and CISSP. Jason Boomer is a senior network engineer and provides strategic and technical support for all Microsoft Server and Client devices in the HCR ManorCare enterprise. Robert M. Keefer is a security analyst whose credentials include MCSA + Messaging, MCSE Windows Server 2003, and Security+. James Sabovik is the manager of production operations, and has 15 years of experience in a wide range of technologies, including Active Directory and Exchange.

The book is published by Syngress, an imprint of Elsevier.

Posted by Bruce Hoard on 08/17/2010 at 12:48 PM


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