Posted by: kurtsh | January 13, 2006

RELEASE: Two New Books for MOM 2005

Chris Fox has written another outstanding book for the tools administrators.  The Essential Microsoft Operations Manager (O’Reilly – February 2006 is a comprehensive tutorial gives system administrators a solid foundation for planning, implementing, and administering Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) 2005. Learn how to program MOM so it automates burdensome and lengthy diagnostic tasks, making your life as a troubleshooter easier than ever. Features practical, real-world advice from MOM expert Chris Fox. It is currently available on Amazon but will not be shipped until February.

Another book about MOM 2005, SMS 2003 and Microsoft Update written by Tim Kelly, Randy Holloway, and Telmo Sampaio ( will also be available in February 2006.  This book teaches expert and best practice based security and patch management of Microsoft environments, using any of the three covered Microsoft offerings (Microsoft Operations Manager, Systems Management Server, and Windows Update Service). After detailing installation and configuration of each of the products, it goes beyond these basics to show the methods administrators should implement to keep their systems patched, secure, and up-to-date. 


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