SEBASTOPOL, CA -- "Microsoft Exchange has earned a reputation as a big,
complicated application; it requires more disk storage than Windows NT
Server and has several hundred configuration property pages and
dialogs," says Paul Robichaux, author of the just-released book
Exchange Server. "But it is also a very powerful and
flexible messaging system. A solid understanding of how Exchange works
and how to configure and manage it is vital, especially since email has
become a truly critical application for many businesses. Users who
depend on Exchange are pretty unforgiving about outages and
interruptions in service."
This new O'Reilly release is a no-nonsense, practical guide to
planning, installing, managing, maintaining, and troubleshooting
Exchange networks. Targeted at medium-sized installations and up,
Managing Microsoft Exchange Server addresses the difficult problems
these users face: Internet integration, storage management, cost of
ownership, system security, and performance management. It goes beyond
the basics to provide real hands-on advice about what you need to know
after you have your first site up-and-running and are facing issues of
growth, optimization, or recovery planning. Robichaux's Managing
Microsoft Exchange Server comprehensively explains how Exchange works,
what it can do, and how you can make it work for you.
"There are a lot of Exchange administrators-but not a lot of
experienced ones," says Robichaux. "Exchange is new to a lot of people,
and that can lead to costly, and unnecessary mistakes. I wrote this
book to distill the best practices used at large Exchange sites (like
the Department of Labor, Microsoft, and Boeing) by long-time, highly
skilled administrators. I wanted to provide a way for administrators to
learn from the masters instead of by trial and error."
Exchange Server is one of the few books that made
it to the very short 'A' list of reference materials I keep on my desk"
-Doug Hampshire, System Admin, CCN, Inc.
"This book should be required reading for every newcomer to
Exchange-and for those who've been around the block."-Missy Koslosky,
US Dept. of Labor
Chapter 2, Exchange Architecture,
available free online.
For more information about the book, including Table of Contents,
index, sample chapter, and author bio, see:
By Paul Robichaux
1st Edition August 1999 (US)
1-56592-545-9, 718 pages, $34.95 (US$)