A previous posting on this blog in November 2012 http://opsmgrunleashed.wordpress.com/2012/11/10/system-center-2012-operations-manager-unleashedpublication-update/) stated that the book would be available in late February. And that is still the case!
The book – which looks like it will be 1380 pages without counting the indexes – is currently being printed. You read that right – all the content is written, reviewed, proof-edited … all the many steps that occur before a book is published. The book went to the printer last week.
The printing and binding process takes about 3 1/2 weeks, putting System Center 2012 Operations Manager Unleashed on target for being available ready to ship from the publisher’s warehouse the last week of February.
If you preordered the book from Amazon, you probably received an email recently saying the estimated arrival date is between March 7 and March 11. Once the publisher has the printed books, they notify places such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble etc that have placed orders that the book is available. Amazon then gets copies and ships them out. How long that takes is up to the shipper (such as Amazon), not the publisher. But an order from Amazon.com should arrive earlier than March 11.
The authors of System Center 2012 Operations Manager Unleashed want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who helped make this book a reality. That includes our contributing authors – Pete Zerger, Jonathan Almquist, Alex Fedotyev, Scott Moss, Oskar Landman, and Marnix Wolf – plus many others in the community.
We appreciate everyone’s patience -writing a 1380-page book is not an overnight task!