I was just looking through the technet forums and saw an updated post from Kerrie Meyler, the lead writer of the SCOM Unleashed books.
This is an excerpt from the latest post in the thread:
I am now able to confirm that there will be a printed version of System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Unleashed (supplement to the previous book). This will be avalable for order sometime in April. This print version is not contingent on the number of ebook/PDF copies sold in the first two months.
The PDF will continue to be available only on Pearson’s InformIT site (not available yet as it can’t be preordered) – current availability date is now March 30, which is when you will be able to order it. The URL for this is not yet finalized.
The printed version will be available at Amazon.com and other electronic resellers. This is advance information as it is not listed there yet (not sure how much of it will show up in the brick and mortar market). List price for the printed book will be $39.95 US. The PDf was originally priced at $34.95 but this price will be changing to a somewhat lesser price – I don’t have that number available yet. If you order both through InformIT you will get a discounted price for the bundle.
Once I have more specifics I will update this thread.
Of course I would want both of them as I tend to always keep the pdf formatted version available for quick reference from my laptop.
Good news as we can start reading before we reach the MMS! I am guessing the printed format will be available right after the MMS time frame.
Make sure to pick up the SCOM Unleashed and this SCOM R2 Unleashed book! I have been using the SCOM book extensively and I still tend to grab it every time. I had also been using the MOM 2005 Unleashed book written by the same lead writer and (partly the same) co-writers. So a very valuable series.
A big thanks to Kerrie and friends for making these happen!