Tuesday 8 July 2008

Neat News: Co-Authoring an SBS 2008 Book with Harry Brelsford!

Just a quick note ...

This blog was started as a small effort on my part to share a little of the knowledge gained over the years working with SBS and within the SBS community.

I must admit, that I have not had any thoughts of receiving any compensation for writing it. Note the absence of any ads or plugs for products.

So, the invitation from Harry Brelsford to attend SMB Nation Toronto (previous blog post) was a pleasant surprise. I really enjoyed myself at the conference (previous blog post).

While at the conference, Harry invited me to write an article on Small Business Server 2008 for the upcoming SMB Partner Community Magazine.

The writing experience, the collaboration with both Harry Brelsford and Sean Daniel who is on the SBS team was an awesome experience! :D

It was also a very humbling one because the rough edges of my SBS 2008 knowledge base were honed by the very constructive criticisms of Sean. What an great learning experience that was.

So, where is this all leading to?

A co-authorship with Harry to write a new edition of the existing SBS 2003 Best Practices volume (about half way down the page)!

The invitation from Harry to work with him on the new book was received in late June and we are just now beginning to work on the project.

Wow! What a neat turn of events. :)

To you our readers, thank you for all of your support, comments, and encouragement. Without you I surely would have given it up a long time ago. Keep up the great work! ;)

Philip Elder
Microsoft Small Business Specialists

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Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Philip!

You seem to like to write so this might be a good fit.

I hope it works out well for you.

"Beta tester of "0"s and "1"s

Philip Elder Cluster MVP said...


Thanks for that.

I sure am hoping so!


Anonymous said...

Ya can,nt wait till publish am sure I will want buy a copy :>