What's on the shelf in February

Every week we post a fresh chapter from one of the many excellent Windows books available from best-selling technical authors. Find out what's in store for February here!

What's the best way of staying on top of things at work? By keeping yourself well-versed and up to date on relevant Windows technology. Or to put it another way: it's time to hit the books.

Every week we post a fresh chapter from one of many available books from leading technical publishers. Make sure to bookmark our Chapter of the Week download page and check it often. We update the books monthly.

So busy at work you missed a few chapters? No sweat, just browse the archive and you'll be caught up in no-time.

For February, we have a great selection of chapters lined up:

Jan 30-Feb 5
Citrix MetaFrame Access Suite for Windows Server 2003: The Official Guide
By Steve Kaplan and Tim Reeser
Chapter 11 - "Windows Configuration: Windows Terminal Servers"

Learn the best approaches for installing and configuring Citrix/Microsoft server-based computing products. The topics include tips and tricks for sizing a stable Terminal Services Farm based on Windows 2000/2003, hardware planning and step-by-step installation procedures and checklists.

Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Osborne Media

Feb 6-12
Troubleshooting Microsoft Technologies: The Ultimate Administrator's Repair Manual
By Chris Wolf
Chapter 6 - "Office XP"

Most administrators can show a few gray hairs as the result of butting heads with MS Office. This helpful chapter provides tool recommmendations and hands-on advice for dealing with everything from corrupt files to document recovery. Each Office component has its own section with detailed tips and suggestions for addressing various issues.

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

Feb 13-19
Troubleshooting Microsoft Technologies: The Ultimate Administrator's Repair Manual
By Chris Wolf
Chapter 7 - "Disk Subsystems"

What can go wrong with your disk subsystems? Pretty much anything. This chapter will help you quickly diagnose and repair most common disk errors and faults. You also get an extensive overview of disk management and diagnostic tools.

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

Feb 20-26
Windows Server 2003 Pocket Administrator
By Nelson and Danielle Ruest
Chapter 2 - "Administering File and Print Servers"

File and print servers are often the main reasons for a company to run a network in the first place. To keep these servers humming along, you need to perform a number of adminstrative tasks. This chapter examines what should be done when and why some practices make more sense than others.

Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Osborne Media

Also, starting in February, look for a new weekly quiz based on what you've learned from the book chapter download. Winners will receive a free book! Are you a mere mortal or a genuine TechMeister? Find out next month.

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