Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager: High availability and performance tuning

Not so long ago, I’ve got yet another book from Packt Publishing – “Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager: High availability and performance tuning“, written by a fellow MVP, Marius Sandbu.

As someone who is not an Configuration Manager expert, I’ve really enjoyed reading this book.

Why? Because it provides great reference list of all the things that make Configuration Manager deployment highly available (from Active Directory and SQL to the Configuration Manager components), packed in a great format (not too long, about 150 pages), and well-written. It also provides, from my perspective, high-level steps that can be taken to fine-tune your deployment – an aspect of the deployment which is usually forgotten.

I would recommend this book to anyone that needs to learn about the principles of high availability and performance tuning of Configuration Manager – it’s not a long read, it will save you some time and certainly help you get started right away! However, if you need deep-down information about specific component, in a “Bible” format, you’ll need to grab at least one additional book…

You can order this book here.

4th SQL Server UG meeting at MIC Varazdin

4th_sql_ugToday we had the honor to host the 4th meeting of SQL Server User Group. The main theme of this meeting was “SQL Server 2008 Disaster Recovery and High Availability 101“. Dean Vitner (MVP) was the main presenter, and I was there to fill the gap with some demos until the so called P’n’P part of the meeting… 🙂

It was nice to see so many people at the meeting again (to all of them – thanks for coming!); it seems that SQL & High Availability are the popular themes… For those that didn’t make it to Varazdin, we arranged virtual meeting (with Live Meeting). All the info (and hopefully the video), will be available at Microsoft Community Croatia portal soon.

I think the meeting went well, hope the attendees are happy (we need more slots for these topics, definitely), and hope to host another user group meeting at Microsoft Innovation Center Varazdin soon…