Once in a while I get a request from the Packt Publishing to review one of their new publications. Recently they published a new book Microsoft Forefront UAG Mobile Configuration Starter and asked me to take a look and see what I think. The title of the book has one important word – Starter, and I think that this book is a great starter for anyone who is not very familiar with UAG and wishes to use it as application publishing solution to clients with mobile devices. The book provides detailed steps by step instructions on how to configure UAG to publish SharePoint site and Exchange ActiveSync to mobile user population and provide some basic steps on configuration of Windows Phone 7.5 to access SharePoint and use built in Office apps. Probably the most interesting parts of the book are closer to the end when it starts to cover common application publishing scenarios, security and customization, but since this is a Configuration Starter, it only covers these areas at very high level and the majority of the book is devoted to the step by step instructions with a lot of screen shots, which are very useful if you are not familiar with the product.
So overall, if you have a requirement to publish applications to mobile devices and would like to use Microsoft UAG 2010 as reverse publishing solution then you will find this book very useful with initial implementation and evaluation of the product and it has a good number of references to other resources to get additional and more advanced information.
In case you have not seen this, Microsoft released SP3 for UAG 2010. Check out what’s new and download it here.
You have to install SP2 before installing SP3, these service packs are no cumulative.
My last few posts were dedicated to customization of the look and feel of the UAG 2010 Logon/Logoff and Portal experience. I had to figure out a lot of it on my own without any type of documentation. Well, there is a good news, PACKT Publishing just released a new book on how to customize UAG implementation. It is written by the same folks who wrote a must have book on UAG Administration, and published from the same publisher. If you are doing any work with UAG 2010 then both of these books should be in your library!
I just had a chance to read through the new book. It covers a lot of different topics and shows how to customize UAG installation, and at the same time keep it in supported condition.
You can check it out at the publisher web site http://www.packtpub.com/mastering-microsoft-forefront-uag-2010-customization/book
Ever needed to modify UAG 2010 default Logon/Logoff pages to something a bit more custom? I did on one of my recent projects.
See it for more details on full width page on my blog at http://cloudidentityblog.com/white-papers/uag-2010-custom-logon-and-logoff-pages/
Ever needed to modify UAG 2010 default portal page to something a bit more custom? I did on one of my recent projects.
See it for more details on full width page on my blog at http://cloudidentityblog.com/white-papers/uag-2010-custom-portal/