What has Rick Been Up To?

As has been pointed out, I am the author of a new book about Windows Home Server for Wiley Publishing.  The book is titled Windows Home Server: Protect and Simplify Your Digital Life, and it should be available in January ’08.  The book focuses on teaching computer users how to make the best use of Microsoft’s new Windows Home Server line of products to protect their data and simplify their computing experience.

The Amazon.com write-up covers things pretty well.

I’ve got a bunch of blog posts in my head covering what I’ve learned so far as I’m going through the authoring process for the first time.  The editors I’ve been working with at Wiley are great, and I’m really looking forward to completing the process and actually holding a real printed copy of the book in my hands.  I’ve found writing to be very enjoyable.  The technical research, and the setup for screenshots and such takes a lot of time, but it’s a geeky kind of fun.  It’s great to have an excuse to “play around” with my home server and computers each night.

Obviously, blogging is going to be pretty slow until I finish up the book, but as I’ve said before, that really shouldn’t matter.