I’ve wanted to read System Center 2012 Unleashed book for a long time but either I didn’t had enough time or the timing was not right. As I am writing designs for all System Center 2012 components I’ve decided that this is the right time. The book covers every System Center 2012 component at some certain level with the exception of App Controller. You probably think that the book provides some overview of System Center 2012 as it includes almost every component and none of these components cannot be introduced in details because of that. You are probably right but only on 50%. First the book is more than 1000 pages. Second in it you will not only find overview of the components but a lot more information. Every System Center component in the book is presented with the following topics:
- What is new in the component?
- How to component works and what feature it provides?
- Design and planning of the component
- Implementing the component
- Administering the component
Topics are not covered in full detail but at very decent level. So by reading this book and with the help from Technet you can plan, design, implement and administer a small deployment of System Center 2012. Taking this in consideration I would level 200 to this book. Think of this book as the prelude for the other System Center Unleashed series books that will cover every component in much more detail.
You may also ask why System Center 2012 App Controller is not included in the book. My opinion is that because there is not so much planning about App Controller. It is just a interface in the form of a website. Your design and planning will be identical like every other IIS website.
In summary this book is ideal for engineers who are just starting with all System Center components and for those who are planning a small deployment of the product. All of you who like more advanced information you will find it in the series of these Unleashed books that will cover specific System Center component.
If you want to buy System Center 2012 Unleashed you can find it online on one of the following web stores:
Expect soon to make review of System Center 2012 Operations Manager Unleashed.