Well they did it. The Advanced Technical Design Guide written by Mike Laverick, Ron Olgesby and Scott Herold is finally available. Scott Herold got an email from the publisher with the following information:
I just talked to Brian, and we outlined the final steps of the process to get this book printed. Our goal is to have this thing wrapped up and at the printer by next Friday (6/6). This means we are about 5-6 weeks out from this showing up at people's doors and it will be available for actual order soon.
I've been flooded with emails lately, as have friends of mine who are simply associated with the book for reasons of technical editing or they simply know me very well. I know I've said it before and you are probably sick of hearing it, but we are close to done. The content has been completed for some time. Anyone who read the first book knows that we had a LOT of grammatical errors in it, and it took quite a bit of time to clean that up this time around. Throw Mike Laverick into the mix, and heaven help the person that needs to edit this thing. It's still not perfect, but will be significantly better than the first book.
A few weeks ago I conducted an interview with Mike Laverick. We were attending the VMware Virtual Desktop Manager Train The Trainer at the VMware headquarters in Frimley. At the end of the interview Mike said one or two things about the new Advanced Technical Design Guide. I recorded the interview and you can download it here.
Mike Laverick : The long (very long awaited) vi3book.com co-authored by Ron Oglesby, Scott Herold and me, Mike Laverick is now ready for pre-order. Phew…. we finally got there guys!