A message from William Stanek:

Got Your Pocket Consultant? Hope so! Pocket Consultants are the portable and precise pocket-sized guides that deliver ready answers for day-to-day administration. Pocket Consultants zero in on core operations and daily tasks using quick-reference tables, instructions, and lists. Inside each Pocket Consultant, you get focused information to solve problems and get the job done--whether at your desk or in the field.

As the author and series editor of the Pocket Consultants, I have poured my more than 20 years of hands-on experience with advanced systems management, programming and development into every book and I'm proud to say my Pocket Consultants have been read by millions of readers around the world.

Currently, Microsoft Press is preparing to release my newest books: Windows 8.1 Administration Pocket Consultant: Essentials & Configuration and Windows Server 2012 R2 Pocket Consultant: Storage, Security & Networking. Both of these books may be available by the time you read this. If so, I hope you'll take a look at the books to see if they're right for you. Odds are, if you work with Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2, the books are for you, as I write the Pocket Consultants for all IT Professionals whether novice or seasoned professional.

clip_image002 clip_image004You can find these books at:

Amazon Windows 8.1 Administration | Windows Server 2012 R2
Barnes & Noble Windows 8.1 Administration | Windows Server 2012 R2
O’Reilly Windows 8.1 Administration | Windows Server 2012 R2

Some fun facts to share about the Pocket Consultants:

* I began writing the Pocket Consultant series in 1998, after making a successful transition from a career in the military to a career as a writer.

* The first Pocket Consultant was published in March 1999 - Windows NT 4.0 Administrator's Pocket Consultant.

* Windows Server 2012 R2 Pocket Consultant: Storage, Security & Networking is my 39th Pocket Consultant and the 48th Pocket Consultant in the series.

* Foreign editions and translations of my Pocket Consultants have been published in more than 40 countries.

If you're reading this, I hope you'll purchase some Pocket Consultants and share your experiences reading the books with others. These days, I hang out online from time to time on Facebook. My author page is @ http://www.facebook.com/William.Stanek.Author. I'm also on Twitter @ http://twitter.com/WilliamStanek.

Thanks for reading. Hope to see online.

William R. Stanek