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one more edit to being a masterpiece
on August 9, 2012
This is an excellent attempt at delivering a great book on VMWare vSphere 5. The contents are great and the chapters are well laid out.. However I do notice a trend since the Mastering VMware 4 editions. I am not sure if American English is Scott's first language, but often at times I find myself laboring to understand his discussiions when reading through his books. I would have preferred a cut-to-the-chase, direct-to-the-point and witty approach that's suitable for busy fast readers nowadays.. Scott's salient points are often hidden in long explanations so I am forced to read every sentence and spend longer time than I am used to in order to fully understand his points Also I am not sure if the chapters were directly transcribed from some of his course trainings because the content descriptions often times sounded more suitable to class sessions rather than reading contents....I might be wrong but I think what this book need is probably just one more edit by a seasoned technical writer in order to expose all discussion points quickly and make it a masterpiece... All these doesnt take anything away from the greatness of Scot Lowe and his position as the best author on the subject of VMware worldwide.