If you've been waiting for a good bookon System Center 2012 Orchestrator, this is probably it. System Center 2012 Orchestrator Unleashed is set to release in just a few short days on September 23, 2013. Written by Kerrie Meyler, Pete Zerger Marcus Oh, Anders Bengtsson, and Kurt Van Hoecke the book is sure to be chocked full of valuable information and techniques.
The book description states:
This up-to-date guide shows how to apply Orchestrator’s major improvements to implement IT process automation in any environment, including private clouds. You’ll start with context: what Orchestrator does, how it has evolved, how it works, and essential architecture and design techniques. Next, the authors help you make crucial up-front decisions about activities, runbooks, security, and administration. Finally, you’ll find expert guidance for integrating Orchestrator with the rest of System Center and with Windows Azure cloud services—including advanced automated workflows that encompass both data center and cloud.
However, the book does come with one of my bigger publishing gripes. The Kindle version ($38.39) is priced out higher than the paperback version ($35.99) of the book. I've yet to understand the specifics for why that happens sometimes. I rarely pick up a real book anymore, and prefer to read on a tablet or eReader. Plus, having a book in electronic format means I don't have to store the paperback somewhere and clutter shelves. At 768 pages this book is sure to take up a lot of space I can use for something else.
Paperback version: System Center 2012 Orchestrator Unleashed
Kindle version: System Center 2012 Orchestrator Unleashed