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Books & whitepapers


Here’s a list of books and whitepapers I’ve been – and are – working on together with other awesome community contributors over the last 5 years. Grab one copy for free and learn a bunch!

Mastering Windows 365: The ultimate guide to designing, delivering and managing architectures for Windows 365 Cloud PCs that users and IT love 

Excited to discover the future of Cloud Computing and Modern Management? Authored by experts from the Windows 365 product group and a seasoned Microsoft MVP, this book offers a unique perspective on the features, functionality, and best practices of Windows 365. Drawing from their rich experiences and insights, the authors provide invaluable knowledge for those eager to learn about the next generation of cloud computing. Get ready to gain deep insights into this cutting-edge technology from industry insiders.

This book covers different objectives and uses cases while using Windows 365 Cloud PC, what are the requirements for access controls, accessing organizational data and apps, how to enable new Windows integration, Windows 365 deployment, licensing, provisioning policies, creating custom images, networking setups, and so on. Additionally, this book also covers how to create dynamic device groups, user settings, security, app assignment, device management, point-in-time restore, monitoring performance, end-user experiences on Windows 365 Cloud PC, and troubleshooting. The book also delves into how partners can extend Windows 365 to address your diverse needs.

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Mastering Microsoft Endpoint Manager Deploying and managing Windows 10, Windows 11 and Windows 365 on both physical and Cloud PCs. – BESTSELLER over 11k copies sold! 

One of the main reasons for the slow adoption of Modern Workplace solutions designed to simplify the management layer of your environment is the lack of understanding and knowledge of the product. With this book, you’ll learn everything you need to know to make the shift to the Modern Workplace, running Windows 10, Windows 11, or Windows 365.

Mastering Microsoft Endpoint Manager explains various concepts in detail to give you the clarity to plan how to use Microsoft Endpoint Manager and eliminate potential migration challenges beforehand. You’ll get to grips with using new services such as Windows 365 Cloud PC, Windows Autopilot, profile management, monitoring and analytics, universal print, and much more. The book will take you through the latest features and new Microsoft cloud services to help you to get to grips with the fundamentals of Microsoft Endpoint Manager and understand which services you can manage. Whether you are talking about physical or cloud endpoints―it’s all covered.

By the end of the book, you’ll be able to set up MEM and use it to run Windows 10, Windows 11, and Windows 365 efficiently.

NOW AVAILABLE! DaaS Like a Pro – 2022 – 2023 State of the Union

This yearly research is a global initiative for and by the entire EUC community and for this reason we ask YOUR help!

The document provides valuable insights into trends, real-world deployments, configuration, and
usage, both on-premises and public cloud environments.

This year, we had over 700 participants in the survey! 

DaaS Like a Pro is an initiative by Christiaan Brinkhoff, Ruben Spruijt, and Mark Plettenberg. Three crazy nerds that spend way too much time on things related to EUC and Community 🙂

 

NOW AVAILABLE! VDI Like a Pro – 2021 State of the Union

This yearly research is a global initiative for and by the entire EUC community and for this reason we ask YOUR help!

The document provides valuable insights in trends, real-world deployments, configuration, and
usage, both on-premises and public cloud environments.

This year, exceeded all expectations and broke our record of participants as the 2021 survey received over 1600+ participants. The results are great, stay tuned! 

VDI Like a Pro is an initiative by Christiaan Brinkhoff, Ruben Spruijt, and Mark Plettenberg. Three crazy nerds that spend way too much time on things related to EUC and Community 🙂

VDI Like a Pro – 2020 State of the Union – Whitepaper 

VDI Like a Pro conducted the seventh worldwide ‘End User Computing – State of the Union’ survey in
2020. Over the years, similar surveys were conducted in 2012, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018 and 2019
The ‘End User Computing – State of the Union’ is truly unique because it’s unbiased, independent,
powered by the community and the results are available for everyone—free of charge.

The document provides valuable insights in trends, real-world deployments, configuration and
usage, both on-premises and public cloud environments, from more than 695 people who supported
the survey.

By Ruben Spruijt, Christiaan Brinkhoff and Mark Plettenberg

VDI Like a Pro – 2019 State of the Union – Whitepaper 

VDI Like a Pro conducted the seventh worldwide ‘End User Computing – State of the Union’ survey in
2019. Over the years, similar surveys were conducted in 2012, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018 and 2019
The ‘End User Computing – State of the Union’ is truly unique because it’s unbiased, independent,
powered by the community and the results are available for everyone—free of charge.

The document provides valuable insights in trends, real-world deployments, configuration and
usage, both on-premises and public cloud environments, from more than 600 people who supported
the survey.

By Ruben Spruijt, Christiaan Brinkhoff and Mark Plettenberg

Community (Book) Project Byte-Sized

Why this book? Throughout the year we spend a great deal of time studying, testing, fixing (and breaking) stuff, helping customers, colleagues, attending conferences, webinars, and so on.

It would be a waste to keep it all to ourselves, right?

After a period of 3 months, we received a total number of 152 submissions from all over the globe (20 countries), which we think is truly awesome. All together 140 people contributed.

Byte-Sized is our (small) way of giving back, in the form of Cloud-related design principles, architectural recommendations, tips, tricks, best and/or common practices, quotes, you name it.

Hopefully, everyone who picked up a copy will take something useful away from it in their journey to the Cloud.

All the best,

Christiaan & Bas.

Do you prefer paperback? Go get it here on Amazon Books!