Book update/Page corrections: “MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-680): Configuring Windows 7”


Book update/Page corrections: “MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-680): Configuring Windows 7”

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627086_errata cover.inddGreetings. Although we strive for perfect books (yes, elusive perfection!), we know we make mistakes. And if you follow this blog, you know we take customer feedback very seriously, always requesting it, regularly reviewing it, and acting on it almost weekly in terms of discussions we have and decisions we make about titles we’re creating. We’ve heard from many of you about errata for MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-680): Configuring Windows 7. (Click the View/Submit Errata link on the book’s catalog page and you’ll find the errata.) Today we’d like to offer you an 85-page PDF (4.38 MB) containing updated book pages for all the errata we gathered as of February 11, 2011. In other words, any book page requiring a change has been changed and those pages have been collected in this document. Think of these pages as replacement pages for your book.

The document is free (of course) and you can download it here.

Please help us spread the word about this update to other readers of the 70-680 Training Kit. Thank you!

  • 85 pages? guess this book had a few mistakes after all.

  • yes...sure...we spread the word ... but .. of course ... I cannot download the errata ... and one more thing ... instead UPDATES INSIDE you should write ERRATA INSIDE ... good luck on next book

  • Nick, write me at devonm [at] microsoft [dot] com, if you like, and I can email you the PDF. Also, the PDF doesn't contain the errata (list of errors). The errata are here: oreilly.com/.../errata.csp The PDF contains only the updated book pages, updated in response to the errata list.

    By the way, is anybody else having trouble downloading this?

  • now the download works ... thank you

  • Will there be an updated version of the book with the corrections or one that reflects SP1 issued at some point this year?  I like to keep my books and I'd rather have one without corrected pages folded into it (I'm OCD like that).  Thanks!

  • Hi, Jordan. The printed book will indeed include all of these corrected pages after the next reprint of the book. But predicting the timing of that reprint is difficult because it's based on sales. When sales of the book are getting somewhat close to depleting the current printing of the title, we reprint the book and the reprint process includes updating all pages for which there are confirmed errata. So, yes, the book will eventually includes all of these changes, but we can't say exactly when.

  • Surely the people who originally purchased the book should be entitled to a refund or a new copy of the book with the mistakes corrected,

    Did the authors actually proof read this crap before they released it? lame

  • The errata for page 22 from support.microsoft.com/.../978189 is different from the one in the 85-page pdf.  Worse, neither matches what's posted on www.microsoft.com/.../system-requirements.aspx.  

  • Is this BCDEDIT command been fixed? I was unable to locate it in the errata and I get errors.

    p. 108

    BCDEDIT /set <GUID> osdevice vhd=c:\vhds\myvhd.vhd

    You get the same error as much of it.

    Not sure what to think of this book

  • Also the first line on 108 is wrong.

    Some places online says you should use:

    bcdedit /set <guid> device partition=w:

    Other places inluding the technet guide and the book page 93 says:

    bcdedit /set device vhd=[c:]\vhds\myvhd.vhd

    Haven't tried the first but the second works.

    It's possible that both of them works.

  • Just a comment on the comments; folks, if you cannot be constructive in your posts, then don't post. Everyone makes mistakes. I am sure you will get more bees with honey than you would with vinegar. There is no need to be sour and flip about it. Don't sit in a dark room and just slam folks, you show your lack of professionalism. Do you treat folks like that when face to face? For Pete’s sake, the book was originally published in October 21, 2009. You don’t think that maybe the OS itself has changed? Besides that if you are studying to take a certification you don’t use just one book!

  • Tony, they could at least put out a version 2 of the book that has the corrections...the OS has been out two years, are they that lazy?

  • Bryan, please see this post: blogs.msdn.com/.../book-reprint-mcts-self-paced-training-kit-exam-70-680-configuring-windows-7.aspx

  • Devon in response to your post " The printed book will indeed include all of these corrected pages after the next reprint of the book. But predicting the timing of that reprint is difficult because it's based on sales. When sales of the book are getting somewhat close to depleting the current printing of the title, we reprint the book and the reprint process includes updating all pages for which there are confirmed errata. So, yes, the book will eventually includes all of these changes, but we can't say exactly when."

    How will sales get depleted when nobody is buying a book that is known to have tons of errors? Every site that sells the book has bad reviews and that is putting people off buying the book. Surely they will just sit on the shelf until someone not knowing about the errors purchases it. That really isnt fair for the people who buy it and for the people who just want a corrected book is it? So purchase a book with tons of errors so we can resprint the corrected version. What a scam!

  • I agree Jim. I wanted to buy the book from Amazon today but they still have the old version...

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