I just finished the finalizing work on my next book, which I wrote with a couple other Windows Server MVPs. We are providing tipps and tricks around Windows Server 2003 (including R2). The book is for MS-Press Germany, and I expect it in the stores pretty soon since the publishing process is very well done at MS-Press. Actually it has been available for pre-ordering on a couple online-bookstores for a couple month now.
Here it is at Amazon Germany:
I'm kind of tired and exhausted now since I had to do all the finalizations, however I'm glad I'm done, all reviews are in and I only need to wait for publishing. Now I'll have some time to relax, go to the gym again, meet friends, enjoy the weather, and do some other stuff I wanted to do for ages but haven't had time this year yet.
I've recently seen that the three MOC-Courses (MOC = Microsoft Official Curriculum) around Windows Server 2003 R2 technologies have been released.
I did the technical reviews of those MOC-Courses are I'm pretty happy with their content (OK - if you are trainer you have to adjust it to the needs of your audience, but that's what's a trainers supposed to do). Especially I like that there are Labs which also mention the commandline-tools you could use instead, and you have the possibility of general- or step-by-step-instructions - depending on your skill level.
Also they are covering skills you need as designer as well as skills you need for daily administration - again - adjust as trainer as needed.
I mentioned a lot of tipps recently in a train-the-trainer webcast - if you missed it or want additional discussions follow up in the private newsgroups.
The three courses are:
If you are teaching this class or attending and like to comment - go ahead - feedback is apprechiated.