Saturday, February 13th, 2010...1:04 pm
2010 Books update & thoughts on VMware
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52 books in 52 weeks may be a bit tougher than expected. I read a lot of non-fiction and technical books which tend to be longer and more dense. Novels are a luxury.
That's OK. I'm just acknowledging that fact and will continue to post reviews as I finish books. So…onward.I went to Big Bear last week expecting the opportunity to get some quality snowboarding out of the recent storms in Southern California. Instead we had freezing rain and hail most of the day. As a result I had the opportunity to do a lot of reading and I finished VMware vSphere 4 Implementation.
If the title didn't give it away, VMware vSphere 4 Implementation is a technical book. It's difficult to review a technical book in the same manner you'd review other books. This book was middle of the road in all areas: readability, helpfulness, tips and tricks, references. That's the book review in a nutshell.
Let's switch to VMware as a technology. I've been a big fan of VMware for a long time. The new features, especially VMware View, look amazing. With the addition of PCoIP I think VMware finally has the key to delivering a streaming video capable desktop over an Internet connection. Eventually we'll all have Gigabit Internet to the desktop, but in the meantime it appears only VMware can provide a high fidelity remote desktop experience.