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Microsoft Outlook 2000 E-mail and Fax Guide
Microsoft Outlook 2000 E-mail and Fax Guide
by Sue Mosher
Edition: Paperback
Prix : CDN$ 68.40
19 used & new from CDN$ 3.43

5.0 étoiles sur 5 Good basic book!, April 24 2002
This book is a great starting point for learning the features (and there are a lot of them!) of Outlook 2000. The author has a web site that has a lot more indepth features than she put in the book, but the book is a good starter book.

MCSE Training Kit: Microsoft Windows 2000 Core Requirements
MCSE Training Kit: Microsoft Windows 2000 Core Requirements
by Microsoft Press
Edition: Paperback
Prix : CDN$ 219.95
17 used & new from CDN$ 16.99

3.0 étoiles sur 5 Dull books that just rehash training material, April 24 2002
I bought these books to help supplement the material I learned in the Windows 2000 classes I took at my nearby Microsoft training center. I was hoping to find new and revealing information on Windows 2000 in these books since they came from Microsoft Press, but instead it was just a rehash of the training material. The classes were much better. I suppose these books are okay if you can't take classes, but it is much harder to focus on material that is not very interesting if you won't have someone that can explain and clarify the fuzzy parts like we had in the class. I learned a lot more from Mark Minasi's Mastering Windows 2000 Server than from the self-paced training books that I read.

Mastering Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server
Mastering Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server
by Barry Gerber
Edition: Paperback
Prix : CDN$ 34.64
12 used & new from CDN$ 2.96

5.0 étoiles sur 5 Great "starter" book for new Exchange admins, April 24 2002
I was given responsibility of my company's Exchange infrastructure during our migration from Exchange 5.5. This book helped me to learn the basics of installation and configuration. A knowledge of Active Directory is helpful (but this is not an AD book) and the book does not go in to a lot of depth on many topics such as troubleshooting. The book is easy to read and the writer's style is easy to follow, though he does point out the obvious frequently, but that is okay because this is a basics book. I found it a great starting point for learning Exchange 2000; the Exchange 2000 Server 24seven book is a great place to pick up where this book leaves off.

Windows 2000 Commands Pocket Reference
Windows 2000 Commands Pocket Reference
by Æleen Frisch
Edition: Paperback
Prix : CDN$ 14.95
35 used & new from CDN$ 0.10

4.0 étoiles sur 5 Handy book to have if you enjoy working at the command-line, April 24 2002
This book has a lot of great information on tools that you can use when working from the command line in Windows. Many of the commands mentioned are actually tools from the Resource Kit, rather than native to Windows 2000, so that was kind of discouraging. On the whole, the book is useful to have, but it would have been nice to have more detail on some of the NET commands and using them in scripts.

Mastering Windows 2000 Server
Mastering Windows 2000 Server
by Mark Minasi
Edition: Hardcover
15 used & new from CDN$ 16.04

5.0 étoiles sur 5 Two thumbs up! A great reference for a huge product., April 23 2002
This book is a monster, but it has everything you could possibly want to know about Windows 2000 including a great basic introduction to Active Directory. I have an earlier edition of this book, but I love it! It is well organized, accurate, and easy to use as a reference. The author's writing style is easy to read and enjoyable.

Exchange 2000 Server 24seven
Exchange 2000 Server 24seven
by Jim McBee
Edition: Paperback
Prix : CDN$ 34.64
11 used & new from CDN$ 6.41

5.0 étoiles sur 5 Finally a decent Exchange 2000 book!!!!, April 23 2002
This is one of the best books in my bookcase! I was disappointed with a number of other Exchange 2000 reference books, but this one hits the mark. The information is well organized and focus on information that an administrator needs to know. The author explains Exchange 2000 and its required integration with Active Directory exceptionally well. Also useful is information about customizing Exchange and security for Exchange servers. The author makes many useful suggestions and recommendations for implementing a secure and stable Exchange 2000 environment. Don't make this your first Exchange 2000 book, though (Mastering Exchange 2000 Server is a good starter book). And don't read the book without first learning basic Active Directory administration. This book is an essential reference!

DNS and BIND
DNS and BIND
by Paul Albitz
Edition: Paperback
29 used & new from CDN$ 0.78

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5.0 étoiles sur 5 A tough topic explained well and accurately, April 23 2002
This review is from: DNS and BIND (Paperback)
DNS is a tough topic to explain; especially to those of us that have always worked in the Microsoft/WINS world. This book does a great job of that. The book is accurate and well organized and it holds a reserved spot on my shelf of regular reference guides. I recommend a little bit of basic knowledge of DNS when starting this book and then re-read the first chapter or two, but it does a great job of explaining DNS so that even Microsoft-centric people like me can understand.

Microsoft Exchange Server for Windows 2000: Planning, Design and Implementation
Microsoft Exchange Server for Windows 2000: Planning, Design and Implementation
by Tony Redmond
Edition: Paperback
Prix : CDN$ 78.50
11 used & new from CDN$ 10.23

2.0 étoiles sur 5 Poorly editing and many mistakes, April 23 2002
The author of this book is supposedly a renowned expert on Exchange server, but the author's abilities with Exchange did not carry through to the book. It is obvious that he has a lot of experience with Exchange, but he or his editors do a very poor job of organization information in to a readable format. I found numerous typographical errors and technical errors in the book and I found screen shots in the book that simply do not exist in the real product. I can only assume that the author wrote this book while the product was in the beta cycle and it is not based on the real version. This seems to be a very disappointing publishing industry trend these days.
If the publisher decides to release a second edition, I highly recommend that the book be completely reviewed and reorganized to better convey the information in it. There is some good information here littered in amoungest the trivia and the incorrect information, but it is hard to find. Also, the book binding is glued/assembled very badly; mine fell apart after only a week's use.

Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server Administrator's Companion
Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server Administrator's Companion
by Walter Glenn
Edition: Hardcover
Prix : CDN$ 62.16
18 used & new from CDN$ 9.67

2.0 étoiles sur 5 Some good, some bad..., April 23 2002
I was disappointed that there seemed to be a lot of inaccuracies and incorrect information. Someone in a newsgroup explained to me that many of the statements in this book are incorrect because it was based on Exchange 2000 Beta 3 software and not the final version. The book should state that on the cover, rather than having the reader have to research a topic to verify that it is correct. That is why I bought the book in the first place. This is another disappointing release from Microsoft Press. Is it too much to ask for reasonable accuracy in a technical book? Is it too much to ask that a publisher let people know when a book was written using beta software? I don't think so.
There was some good things about this book, but it is pretty basic overall and some of it seems to be re-hashed material from other Microsoft texts and whitepapers.

MCSE Microsoft Windows 2000 Directory Services Infrastructure Readiness Review; Exam 70-217
MCSE Microsoft Windows 2000 Directory Services Infrastructure Readiness Review; Exam 70-217
by Jill Spealman
Edition: Paperback
Prix : CDN$ 17.33
12 used & new from CDN$ 10.83

1.0 étoiles sur 5 The book is too small to use as a door stop..., April 23 2002
I can't believe that I paid money for this book. After only a few pages, I began to find inconsistencies in what I was seeing in this book and what I had learned in class and in my other AD books. On cross-referencing many of the questions, I found blatanly wrong answers (e.g. implying that SMTP replication within a single domain was possible and assigning permissions using OUs), concepts that did not really work in the real world, bad recommendations, and illustrations that were wrong (e.g. trees with discontigous name spaces). I am appalled that Microsoft Press actually let this book be printed in this condition.

Once I find problems with the accuracy of a book early my study process, I have to question the credibility of the remainder of the material. The entire book is not bad, but enough of it is inaccurate that it never should have been printed and it could mislead many exam takers. On the bright side, I spent enough time verifying the accuracy (or inaccuracy) of the information with the Windows 2000 help files, whitepapers, and other books that I REALLY know Active Directory better now.
This was my first Microsoft Press "Readiness Review" book and it will certainly be my LAST.

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