Here it is! Mitch Tulloch has updated his free ebook of last year; it’s now updated for Windows Server 2008 R2. You can now download Understanding Microsoft Virtualization Solutions, From the Desktop to the Datacenter in XPS format here and in PDF format here.
Six chapters adding up to 466 pages.
Here are Mitch’s acknowledgments:
Acknowledgments This book would not have been possible without the support and assistance of numerous individuals. First, I would like to especially thank Michael Cooper, Senior Product Manager and Field Technical Community Lead for System Center and Virtualization Business Group; Aurora Santiago, Product Manager for System Center and Virtualization Technical Readiness; and Kenon Owens, Technical Product Marketing Manager for Integrated Virtualization, all of whom helped drive this project forward and provided liaison with other members of the virtualization team at Microsoft. Next, my sincere thanks to each of following experts at Microsoft who provided key technical insights, peer-reviewed chapter content, contributed Direct from the Source sidebars, and assisted me in many other ways with this project:
Aaron Holzer, Alex Balcanquall, Arun Jayendran, Balagopan Nikhil, Chuck Timon, Fei Lu, Isaac Roybal, Karri Alexio-Tiernan, Max Herrmann, Megan Kidd, Mohit Srivastava, Peter Ballantyne, Prashant Ketkar, Ran Kohavi, Ran Oelgiesser, Rick Kingslan, Vipul Shah and Wole Moses
Thanks also to Brett Polen of Xtreme Consulting Group, Rex Backman of Simplicity Consulting, and Nicole Pargoff of iSoftStone who assisted me with certain topics covered in this book. Special thanks to Bill Noonan, Mark Kitris, and the CTS Global Technical Readiness (GTR) team at Microsoft for contributing their expertise to this project.
I’d also like to thank again others at Microsoft together with several Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs) who contributed their expertise to the previous edition of this book, namely:
Anshul Rawat, Baldwin Ng, David Greschler, Edwin Yuen, Falko Gräfe, James O’Neill, Jason Leznek, Jeff Woolsey, Kalle Saunamäki Kyle Beck, Michelle Foley, Ming Zhu, Peter Larsen, Sean Donahue and Tim Mangan
Next, special thanks Devon Musgrave, the development editor for this project, and Valerie Woolley, the project editor for this project, both of whom work at Microsoft Press. I’ve enjoyed working with them on this book and hope to do so again on another one in the near future.
Thanks also to Steve Sagman of Waypoint Press who managed the editing and production for this book, to Bob Hogan the technical editor for this project, and to the ever-insightful Roger LeBlanc who copy edited the manuscript. Thanks also to Ken Jones who was project planner for this title.
As always, heartfelt thanks to my friend and agent, Neil Salkind of the Salkind Agency, which is part of Studio B Productions, Inc.
And last but never least, thanks to my wife, Ingrid, for her encouragement and support during this project.
Nice! Thanks for making an excellent resource even better, and for keeping it free. I'd call this a must-have for every IT admin.
What is the ISBN number of that book?
It would be better if the download links actually worked.
Patres, the ISBN is 9780735693821. Steve, we've had thousands of hits on the page for the ebook and no complaints but yours. Maybe try again?
It might be helpful for my next virtual terminal server project. Thanks :)
On page 133, there is a note that states "Bridge mode has poorer performance than Shared Networking (NAT) but is more secure because the guest operation system is hidden behind a NAT" ; I agree with NAT being more secure, but it seems to me that NAT has poorer performance, not bridge mode. Also, it's an "operating" system, not "operation" :) I may be wrong.
This is looking really good need to learn more about server virtualisation and more, also i would like to say a great big thank you for keeping it free.
For e-books, it would be nice if you also used a standard e-book format that is easy to read on mobile devices and e-readers. Please include ePub and MobiPocket formats. Almost every e-reader available reads one of these two formats.
Yes many can read PDF, but most PDFs are not setup to flow on a mobile device.
I'd second Peter's comment above. Pdfs just don't work well on my kindle as I can't increase the text size.
You can use the mobipocket creator to convert PDFs to Kindle format.
Where is the link?
the link is at the top of the page. we give links to XPS format and PDF format
Only if there was a link to download this book !
Register at www.gigapedia.com the book is free there.
The book is also free here. The links are in the first paragraph of this post, on "XPS format here" and "PDF format here."