What am i reading? Introduction to Windows Server 2012

675353.inddI got notification (like many im sure) that my Windows 2003 certifications will be phased out this year. Having skipped the 2008 track until now, i decided to get off my ass and do some studying. I haven’t done an exam since the Windows 7 beta’s in 2009, so im looking forward to hitting the books again.

Im planning to take 70-410 –  Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 first, and then move on through the new MCSA/E track. Read more of this post

Thanks for Playing..


A long night pouring over the literally tens of entries into the hottest competition this blog has ever seen, has produced not one, but yes, two winners.

If you are reading this in anticipation then I’m sorry, but you didn’t win.

The winning entries were from ‘Alberto’ and ‘Greg Charland’ for their quite superb attempts at making me laugh.

So, i suppose you will want to know what they said?

I Should win this book…

“..Because there is nothing more dangerous than keen SBS business owners rolling up their sleeves thinking they can solve their problems simply referring to Stackoverflow!..”

“..I could use this book because Microsoft says I don’t need an expensive IT person to set up and manage SBS. So I’ll need something to burn when the high-priced IT consulting work goes away…”

Honourable mention to anyone else who entered. Except @DirectorCia who for some reason felt compelled to enter a competition to win his own book, hang your head sir, hang your head!

Also to Ken Shafer i say, a phone book would be a better booster seat, as this guide is only as thick as a biro.

If you would like to enter another competition, then Andy Parkes is running the same one.



metro-bookBooks are one of my favourite ways to learn new technology, and brush up on the existing technology we have deployed.

I always have a stack of ‘Pocket Consultant’ books on my desk, and especially now with the surge in popularity of eBooks, and a Kindle App for my phone, i have even more books in my pocket when i am on the road. Read more of this post

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