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better than a whitepaper :),
This review is from: System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2007 Unleashed (Paperback)
anyone who has been in the systems management space (particularly microsoft systems management) would be able to tell you that the product line has grown to such an expansive set of tools that no one could be an expert in all of it anymore. unless you like reading through reams and reams of paper (and this statement is no discount to the book, as it is quite the table thumper), you'll want to pick up a copy of this book.
i like that the book is technical and detailed enough to use as reference material yet not so bogged down that it's hard to understand or follow. much of the content, however, is linked to deeper context if you need additional reading. aside from general how-to, there's a lot of ready tips, tricks, and code. most of the sections have a type of "from the field" note that is usually only found in books written by administrators with real world experience.
i know some of the authors personally and have deep respect for their work. they are all extremely knowledgeable, real-world admins.
good job all!