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Book Review – Citrix XenDesktop CookBook Third Edition – #vDM30in30

So my second book review has been one I’ve looked to write for a while.

I had the chance to work with Citrix XenServer and XenDesktop in-depth as part of a virtualisation platform upgrade at a large educational establishment. Citrix is not my strong point, I’m more of a VMware person incase you hadn’t noticed.

This book was released as my project was coming to an end, after I had learnt the Citrix 7.6 product set from scratch, but I still thought it was worth a read. The author Gaspare A. Silvestri is a 10 plus year veteran with a heavy virtualisation background, and this isn’t his first Citrix Book!

Citrix XenDesktop Cookbook Third Edition Front Cover

The book itself jumps straight into how to install or upgrade an existing XenDesktop environment. It’s set out listing all the pre-reqs and then takes you step by step through the install process with screenshots as well. Continue reading Book Review – Citrix XenDesktop CookBook Third Edition – #vDM30in30

Book Review – Countdown to Zero Day #vDM30in30

After hearing about this book via twitter, and having an upcoming 8 hour flight plus holiday coming up, I decided to take a plunge into something a little different. Usually I’m more of a Stephen King fan or head buried into a technical book.

Countdown to Zero Day Front Cover

Stuxnet was one of the biggest developments in this side of the century, yet its creator remains faceless. Meaning its impact on the very devices we are using to read this blog post goes unnoticed in day-to-day life.

Kim has produced a book, which has far surpassed anything I’ve read in this category. Her writing style makes the information accessible to all technical levels, but the thing I enjoyed most was depth of research which split out of the pages to tell the story of the game changing malicious code, and choreographing this against the politic history of the West vs the Middle East.

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