I see from the Microsoft Press blog that my Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Inside Out book, also available at Amazon.co.uk and other fine booksellers, has now been Released To Manufacturing (RTM’d).
RTM is a term that is normally applied to software or hardware products. It’s usually the point when a development team is satisfied with that their code has reached the necessary levels of quality and functionality required for a product to be deployed by customers. I guess RTM can be (and is) applied to books, especially when Microsoft is the publisher.
Amazon.com is still quoting December 1 as the likely availability date for printed books. Microsoft Press says that an eBook will be available next week. The price quoted on O’Reilly’s web site for the different formats seems higher than Amazon but O’Reilly may have the eBook as an exclusive for a while until the Kindle version is generated (my thoughts, not necessarily based on any great knowledge of how and when eBooks are generated).
Clearly it’s nice to reach this point in the publication cycle and I’d like to thank all who helped to create the content for the book in one way or another. Publishing a high-quality book truly requires a team effort from all concerned. Of course, now I have to think about what to do for an encore… so Microsoft, when is the next version of Exchange (E15?) due to be released?
Tony – is a Kindle version a sure thing?
I believe so. However, I can’t give you a firm date as that’s outside my ability to influence.
Picked up the E-Book/Hard copy combo. Great deal! I have the book downloaded and ready to start chopping away at it. Very excited to finally have this print! Tony, I got pre approval for your next maestro class next year. Do you see NYC as a potential location?
Delighted to hear that you’re happy with the e-book combo.
We do have some plans in the works to schedule additional maestro events in 2011. At this point in time we are looking at London first (maybe March) and then NYC in early June with San Diego and Atlanta in the Fall. However, things may change based on audience feedback!
Went online this morning to purchase the Kindle version of your book, but it does not appear available as a Kindle Book – I’ll wait if this is going to happen, as I don’t fancy carrying around a large book where I have the electronic option.
Do you have any information on this ?
I downloaded the PDF version from the O’Reilly web site this morning. They also offer ePub and Mobi versions that I didn’t bother downloading, but they are available for sure. I guess that it just takes a little extra time for the Kindle version to be generated.