Really Good Book!,
This review is from: Citrix XenApp 7.x Performance Essentials (Paperback)
This book provides great optimization techniques. At the beginning, the author covers all the new concepts that differ from XenApp 6.5. Then the author moves into how to optimize the environment and user experience. I really enjoyed the section on optimizing the WAN experience. The author takes you from architecture all the way through to using EdgeSight to monitor. The book touches on pretty much everything that can be used in a XenApp 7.x environment including a brief section on CloudBridge.
The author uses real world experiences throughout the book. I really like that aspect, it provides a personal perspective. While my experience may differ a bit, it is a great addition to the book.
I highly recommend the book for anyone looking to optimize a XenApp 7.x environment!
Nice intro on using Chef with Windows,
This review is from: Managing Windows Servers with Chef (Kindle Edition)
This book gives a great intro on how to use Chef within a Windows only or heterogeneous environment. The author take you over a brief overview of Chef architecture and how it is used. He continues with explaining the differences and similarities of the commands used in managing a Windows environment like windows_package, windows_reboot, windows_ziplfile, etc. Then the author takes the reader through actually running a predefined application set to show the power of using chef with Windows. Next up is using Chef on cloud services. The author then touches on building upon Chef and test-driven-delivery with RSpec and ChefSpec. If you have some Chef experience it will all be crystal clear. If you are a beginner, learn the basics of Chef, then tackle Windows. I really enjoyed this book. I wish it was out earlier as I predominately use Chef with Windows and it would have been a great resource to have when I was starting out. I highly recommend this book!
Very detailed and informative book!,
This review is from: Citrix® XenApp® 6.5 Expert Cookbook (Kindle Edition)
The author takes you through the various components of a production Citrix environment and provides the reader with numerous deployment methodologies from command line installations and PowerShell scripts. The books also contains an optimization and troubleshooting guide. I really enjoyed reading this book. I would definitely recommend it to anyone running any version of XenApp prior to version 7.5. Really great book!
2/11/13 Switching to the Mac - Mountain Lion Edition by David Pogue
Switching to the Mac, Mountain Lion Edition by David Pogue was an awesome book for me to review as I had just switched to a 13" Macbook Pro in November. Mr. Pogue describes all the necessary information in a clear and concise manner. This manual should be in the box as it states on the cover. This book has been invaluable to me as I was making my transition. While there are a couple things that I do still need a Windows VM to run, but besides those couple of tools, I have completely made the switch. The chapter on mapping Windows features and keystrokes to the Mac has been one of the best for me. I would highly recommend this manual to anyone that is looking to switch from PC to Mac. I will use this now as a reference guide. I also loved the extras! Great book!
11/4/12 - slide:ology by Nancy Duarte
slide:ology The Art and Science of Creating Great Presentations is an awesome book. This books covers everything that you need to transform you from a boring presenter to one that people want to listen to. It covers what color schemes to use, how to structure each slide, the correct amount of data for each slide and the best fonts to use. Basically, this book taught me the way I was doing presentations was wrong. No wonder I preferred to white board instead! The presentations that I have created since are much better. I continue to use this as my reference guide for creating great presentations. I give this book 5 out of 5. Highly recommended!
5.15.12 - Take Control of Your iPad by Tonya Engst