Since my first copy of our new book actually arrived in the mail yesterday (from Amazon.com), I think I can officially announce that the SharePoint 2010 Disaster Recovery Guide is available! Here’s a picture of it – straight out of the box:
John Ferringer and I apparently didn’t learn our lesson the first time around. When Cengage approached us about writing another version of the book, we said “yes.” We were either in denial or had repressed the memories associated with writing the first book. There were definitely some difficulties and challenges (like trying to learn the relevant pieces of the SharePoint 2010 platform while also writing about them), but we managed to pull it off again.
Of course, we couldn’t have done this without the technical prowess and patience of JD Wade. JD was our technical editor, and he had a knack for questioning any assumption or statement that wasn’t clearly backed by fact. He did a fantastic job – I couldn’t have been happier. The book’s accuracy and quality are a direct result of his contributions.
Interested in what we included? Here’s the table of contents by chapter:
- SharePoint Disaster Recovery Planning and Key Concepts
- SharePoint Disaster Recovery Design and Implementation
- SharePoint Disaster Recovery Testing and Maintenance
- SharePoint Disaster Recovery Best Practices
- Windows Server 2008 Backup and Restore
- Windows Server 2008 High Availability
- SQL Server 2008 Backup and Restore
- SQL Server 2008 High Availability
- SharePoint 2010 Central Administration Backup and Restore
- SharePoint 2010 Command Line Backup and Restore: PowerShell
- SharePoint 2010 Disaster Recovery Development
- SharePoint 2010 Disaster Recovery for End Users
As you can see, we’ve included a little something for just about everyone who might work with SharePoint or interface with it for disaster recovery purposes. SharePoint administrators will probably benefit the most from the book, but there are definitely sections that are of use to SharePoint developers, DR planners, and others who are interested in SharePoint from a business continuity perspective.
If you happen to pick up a copy of the book, please share your feedback with us – good, bad, ugly, or anything else you feel like sending our way! We poured a lot of time and effort into this book in an attempt to “do our part” for the community, and your thoughts and feedback mean everything to us.
Thanks, and enjoy!