Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Give-Away Contest: Win a Copy of SBS 2011 Configuration from PACKT Publishing

Book Give-away:
Win free copy of the 'Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard, Configuring (70-169) Certification Guide', just by commenting!

PACKT has graciously offered TWO copies of (MCTS): Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard, Configuring (70-169) Certification Guide to be given away to two lucky winners (winners outside of the USA and Europe will get e-copies only)

How you can win:
To win your copy of this book, all you need to do is come up with a comment below highlighting the reason "why you would like to win this book”.
Duration of the contest & selection of winners:
The contest is valid for 14 days (two weeks), and is open to everyone. Winners will be selected on the basis of their comment posted.

Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard, Configuring (70-169) Certification Guide
(MCTS): Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard, Configuring (70-169) Certification Guide is written by,
  • Drew Hills: an active and regular contributor to the SMB IT Professional community in Australia having passed 18 different Microsoft Certification exams so far.
  • Robert Crane: Having 15 years of IT experience with a degree in Electrical Engineering as well as Masters of Business Administration, he's been awarded with the Microsoft’s Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award for his contributions to the Office 365 product in 2012.
Using this book readers will learn to manage messaging collaboration and develop management of users, computers and printers. With the understanding of steps, to configure Remote Access, readers will also learn the installation and set up of Windows SBS 2011 Standard with the management of Health and Security and Advanced Configuration amongst others.
(MCTS): Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard, Configuring (70-169) Certification Guide  focuses on set of test questions and answers that will prepare you for the actual exam. With easy layout and content, this book helps you learn and maximize your study time in areas where you need improvement. With additional practical resources included, this book will enable you to approach the Configuring (70-169) exam with confidence.

So leave a comment below on why you should win!! Contest ends on 6/22, winners will be picked over the weekend and announced on Monday 6/25.

UPDATE FOR WINNERS!!!!

  • Tyler Pelletier
  • Robin Jones

Congratulations to the Winners! I need these folks to click the email link above and send me an email so I have your email address, which I will provide to PACKT publishing in order for them to contact you to get you your copy of the book.

31 comments:

Unknown said...

In IT, constantly reading new books, upgrading skills, and acquiring new skills is a way of life.

If I win this book, I will use it to improve my SBS skills and keep myself uptodate.

lazarus7 said...

That guy above .. totally me! If only the promised login to my google account had actually worked. I will instead link this to my LiveJournal because, well, you know, 2003 and all.

David Vidos - NOVA iT GROUP said...

I really need this book, I keep up to speed with all the happenings but never have the time to sit for exams, this book would help me complete this exam.

If and when other books are available I will surely purchase them.

This will allow me to update my certifications, the last exam I sat for and passed was an NT4 exam, I really hope I win :)

David Vidos - NOVA iT GROUP

Jules Wilko said...

I need, and indeed want this book as I need to keep up to date with my MCITP's for ensuring my business gets the new Silver Small Business competency.

Cheers

Jules

Brian G said...

Took & passed a beta exam for the SBS 2003 way back when. Would love to upgrade.

Ron said...

I could use this guide a lot, as I've been attempting to get my cert for 2011. I've been managing a few 2011 sites, and have decided to go forward with my cert.

Having a helping hand ( this book)would be a Big Help. And the E-book would be even better,as I can load it onto my Win 8 slate, and study as I travel.

Please don't let a mind go to waste, even if it is a old and tired geek's. ( As if there are any of us left...)


Good luck to all.

Neil said...

Why I should have this book is elementary: Not because I'm planning on getting certified like most, but because I know LINUX & OS/X intimately and SBS 2011 is neither of those.

The real test isn't in some certificate, the real test is can you do it quickly and reliably when your boss asks you to? The certificate may help win you the job, the knowledge will help you keep it.

I want the book because within its pages lie keys to knowledge, tips, and tricks, that someone like me should put to good use.

damned said...

SBS 2011 is an integral part of what we do. SBS 2011 is a fantastic product for Small Business and we use it heavily amongst our client base. Good training materials are essential for us to get up to speed on products quickly.

Randy Spangler said...

We have been using SBS since Back Office 4.0 and are ourselves using SBS 2011. Also, if Robert Crane is one of the authors, the book should be good, since the guy is a wiz at Sharepoint and we all know how easy Sharepoint is to configure :-) And finally, certification lets me know that my techs have actually been studying...

Bill Hole said...

Great giveaway! We've been short on exam prep for way too long. Send the book my way and I'll pay it forward after my exam. - Bill Hole - The Hole Group

Akfash Latibu said...

I am a Microsoft Certified Trainer focusing on Infrastructure Products. By getting certified on SBS 2011, i will be able to teach my students who will in turn purchase SBS 2011 :)

Tyler Pelletier said...

I would really enjoy reading this and after reading it I would donate it to my local library there selection of IT books is horrible…I have donated some books.

Richard Sheasley said...

Using the self signed certificates is easy the first time using a 3rd party certificate can be hard.

jim sterling said...

I have supporting SBS since it first came out (1st install was 20 user system). Have books for every version there is and really need this one. I am a SBSC and need to take the test to maintain that certification. Even if I dont win a copy, I will be purchasing one. That is how important this is.
Thanks! Jim

Tyler Pelletier said...

I am one of the group administrators for spiceworks SBS group and I’m constantly looking for solutions or answers to help fellow SBS administrators all over the world this may have some helpful tips or insights to help me answer questions.

DZoquier said...

I have to prepare for the exam to keep the certification as a msbs. I will use the book for that and to do the day to day work. if I do not win i will but this one or one like it to get ready. I need guided instruction and I think this is the right choice.

Michael Jenkin said...

I need this book so I can stop breaking things and do things the right way and build beautiful server masterpieces!

Robin Jones said...

The businesses I have configured and maintain SBS for are still running SBS2003, this book would help arm me with both the tools and the reasons why they should upgrade. It would also fill the study time that I no longer use since I have just finished a OU degree in Computer Science.

Unknown said...

cool, I have 1 client on SBS 2011, and can use the info, to migrate more of them

Jimmy H Pedersen said...

I have just received my first Windows Server (HP proliant microserver) and I have found it a little tricky getting to know the Active Directory role.
Since my server came with SBS2011 on it I used the lazy mans wizard way of setting up my AD :)

The book would be a perfect reference for me as I dig deeper into the vast amount of functionality Windows Server provides :D

Joseph Fulgieri said...

Because Robert sent us a link. It will also look good next to my SBS 2003 and SBS2008 books on the shelf! Thanks Robert. Of course, I will gladly pay for this book as it will be a great reference tool.

D Dabour said...

Great idea.contest. Count me in! Thanks!

Roman said...

to get deeper understanding of this great product in SBS family - there is never enough good resources on this product - this book could change it :-) Still have space on my bookself :-)Cheers.

John Wills said...

It would be great to have a copy and advance my IT education at the same time.

Sean Daniel said...

This contest is now closed and winners will be announced this week!

gerald wilson said...

Just in case this is still open, I need more education of SBS 2011 and this book look like it would do it and not damage my budget.

John A Scheich said...

At the SMB Nation in Seattle several years ago, I passed the exam and became a Microsoft Small Business Specialist. Microsoft has expired my certification last May. I have been studying to pass the new Certification study. I have been unemployed, due to an accident since 2006. I would like to get recertified and find a job or develope a consulting practice. I studied and took the exam last May and missed passing by 8 points. I would like to win one of these books and hope that studying it would assist me in passing the exam and getting my Small Business Specialist Certification back.

Ian Wilson said...

As an IT Professional, staying current with the latest technologies is key. How else can I promote Microsoft products if do not have the training or knowledge to back up what I am selling or promoting?

Ian Wilson, JustDataBits, LLC

Sean Daniel said...

UPDATE FOR WINNERS!!!!

Tyler Pelletier
Robin Jones


Congratulations to the Winners! I need these folks to click the email link above and send me an email so I have your email address, which I will provide to PACKT publishing in order for them to contact you to get you your copy of the book.

Sean Daniel said...

Still waiting on Robin to contact me. If not contacted by End of Day today, I'll be forced to pick another winner. :(

Sean Daniel said...

Unfortunately I never heard from Robin, as such the next winner is Randy Spangler! Please shoot me an email on the email page so I can make sure you get your book.