Free E-Books of Windows 7 Deployment, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Microsoft Virtualization Solutions


This is a nice compilation of pertinent information of deploying Windows 7. For those who are focusing on Windows 7 deployment in an enterprise environment, the following are in my view essential readings as well.

· Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor

· Building a Standard Image of Windows 7 Step-by-Step Guide

· Automated Installation of Windows 7 Overview

· Automated Installation To Upgrade Windows 7 Step-by-Step Guide





clip_image001_3Learn about the new features of Windows Server 2008 R2 in the areas of virtualization, management, the Web application platform, scalability and reliability, and interoperability with Windows 7. Download Introducing Windows Server 2008 R2, written by industry experts Charlie Russel and Craig Zacker along with the Windows Server team at Microsoft.

Free e-book offer that features Windows Server 2008 R2 (XPS file, 28MB)
Free e-book offer that features Windows Server 2008 R2 (PDF file, 11MB)








I have introduced this e-book a while ago. A great resource to get some technical depth on Microsoft virtualization solutions this is. Also included here are some of my blog posts which you may find worth reviewing.

· Concept of Desktop Virtualization

· 20-Part Webcast Series on Microsoft Virtualization Solutions

· Realizing the ROI of Microsoft Virtualization Solutions and How to Start




For those who would like to try and get familiar with Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, follow the following links to download, install, and test it out. Here also include is the download information of Forefront and System Center which are essential for securing and managing enterprise infrastructure.

· Windows 7 Enterprise 90-day Trial

· Download the Windows Server 2008 R2 Trial Software

· Evaluate Forefront Server Security Management Console today

· Download Microsoft System Center Essentials 2010 Beta Today

· Evaluate System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 today

· Evaluate Windows HPC Server 2008

Thanks Yung Chou for this blog post!