What many think, a few just do.
Writing a book on FIM is a challenge.
Learning FIM is hard. And FIM is known to have a steep learning curve because it requires an important level of knowledge to get started.
It’s not sufficient to just know the product internals, you only know the product if you have a sound knowledge of the infrastructure it uses.
Even more, to maximize the efficiency of FIM, hands-on experience on the platforms which FIM connects to, is key.
Every FIM implementation is different and the ever expanding world of cloud will not make it easier.
The freshly published Microsoft Forefront Identity Manager 2010 R2 Handbook definitely is a good starting point to become a FIM expert, with excellent timing on the fresh release of FIM 2010 R2.
It must have been a difficult task to pick the right topics.
Of course, the book discusses some common implementation scenarios and the mandatory building blocks like installing FIM. But Kent has done a wonderful job, by adding personal experience and insights to glue the technical content together.
A coherent story line throughout the book covers the new features of FIM 2010 R2.
I’m honored that I got the chance to participate in the review of this book.
And I sincerely hope you’ll agree with me: it will deserve its place as reference literature.
Enjoy the book!
And let me know what you think of it.