Thursday, 29 September 2016

My second book

I am very pleased to be co-author for the latest book in the System Center Configuration Manager Unleashed series (published by Sams). The book is titled  "System Center Configuration Manager Current Branch Unleashed".

The author list is:
  • Kerrie Meyler (MVP) (Co-author)
  • Greg Ramsey (MVP) (Co-author)
  • Kenneth van Surksum (MVP) (Co-author)
  • Michael Wiles (Dell) (Co-author)
  • Gerry Hampson (MVP) (Co-author)
  • Saud Al-Mishari (Microsoft) (Co-author)
  • Garth Jones (MVP) (Contributing author)
  • Byron Holt (MVP) (Contributing author)

The chapter list is as follows:
  1. Configuration Management Basics
  2. Configuration Manager Overview
  3. Looking Inside Configuration Manager
  4. Architecture Design Planning
  5. Network Design
  6. Installing System Center Configuration Manager
  7. Migrating to System Center Configuration Manager
  8. Using the Configuration Manager Console
  9. Client Management
  10. Managing Compliance
  11. Creating and Managing Applications and Deployment Types
  12. Creating and Managing Packages and Programs
  13. Distributing and Deploying Applications and Packages
  14. Managing Software Updates
  15. Integrating Intune Hybrid into Your Configuration Manager Environment
  16. Managing Mobile Devices
  17. Conditional Access
  18. Endpoint Protection
  19. Configuration Manager Queries
  20. Configuration Manager Reporting
  21. Operating System Deployment
  22. Security and Delegation in Configuration Manager
  23. Backup, Recovery, and Maintenance
Writing a book can be a very time-consuming process. However I've submitted my four chapters ahead of schedule after several re-writes (Kerrie is a tough taskmaster). The chapters will then undergo technical and editorial reviews (probably more re-writes). The book is scheduled to be published in early 2017 and will be available on Amazon.

Currently it is available for pre-order


  1. Congrats Gerry - Authoring a book in any field is impressive. Authoring a book on a technology like SCCM is an even bigger feat as it changes every day. Wishing you and the other contributors much success.

    Best Regards,

    Jose R. Esposito

  2. Will this book go over key changes from SCCM 2012?