2012 PKI Book in Progress!

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Great news, I’ve been working with Brian Komar, the author of the 2003 and 2008 MS Press Windows Server 2008 PKI and Certificate Security books. He has crafted the technical outline of the book and I will be working with him as a Technical Editor. So for the time being I am reviewing the book outline and writing is scheduled to start next month. The book is set to be published/released in early 2014 and will focus on Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2.

The new book will not be published by MS Press due to volume related issues. So the new book will be self-published in at least electronic format. Perhaps there will be an option for print on demand services too – I’ll have to mention that to Brian now that I think of it.

In the mean time here are some sources to get electronic copies of the 2008 book. Do NOT buy the $9700 printed copy from Amazon! I’ll sell you one of my copy for a lot less.

Barnes and Noble eBook format
eBooks Electronic Format
O’Reilly Electronic Book

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  1. Michael Krasnove on February 22, 2016 at 11:46 am

    Is the 2012 PKI Electronic book still available? I do not see it listed on any of the links above.


    • The PKI Guy on February 22, 2016 at 2:12 pm

      Unfortunately there was never a 2012 book release. We are still working on a new book, but at this point it will be 2016 focused with 2012 content as well. No official release date at this point.

      • Michael Krasnove on February 22, 2016 at 2:28 pm

        ok, Thank you!

  2. David baur on July 8, 2016 at 11:38 am

    Anxiously awaiting the new book!!!

    • The PKI Guy on July 8, 2016 at 5:28 pm

      Thanks for the interest! Hope to have something to update in the future – so stay tuned!

  3. Igor on September 26, 2016 at 6:34 am

    This year maybe?
    We are rebuildig our PKI env. and wanted to read some good material. 🙂

    • The PKI Guy on September 29, 2016 at 2:38 pm

      Excellent question! I wish I could provide a firm date, but I don’t have one. That being said, I believe 2016 is unlikely to see a release.

  4. Andreas on March 1, 2018 at 10:32 pm

    Is the 2016 PKI book available?

    • The PKI Guy on March 2, 2018 at 7:15 am

      Plans are underway to put a new team together to work on the book. Stay tuned for more details!

  5. Ritesh on July 18, 2018 at 5:26 am

    Eagerly waiting :). Any chance of launching the book in 2018.

    • Mark B. Cooper aka "The PKI Guy" on July 18, 2018 at 8:19 am

      Unlikely, it’s like to be early 2019 at the earliest.

  6. Paul P on April 11, 2019 at 9:44 am

    Hi Mark, guessing the book is still in process as of April 2019 – just checking

    • Mark B. Cooper aka "The PKI Guy" on April 11, 2019 at 3:47 pm

      Let’s call it a passion project now. Hoping to have some time to dedicate to a Fresh 2019 book – all fresh material of course.

  7. Mikhail on October 21, 2019 at 1:27 am

    Hi Mark, guessing the book is still in process as of October 2019 – just checking

    • ThePKIGuy on October 21, 2019 at 1:11 pm

      Nothing new to update, but it’s on the agenda for a completely new book next year.

  8. Belthazar on December 23, 2019 at 11:03 am

    Good evening, is there a date for the release of the planned book?

    • ThePKIGuy on December 23, 2019 at 1:25 pm

      We are now planning our own, ground up book for Server 2019. Stay tuned for more details next year.

  9. toufik siamer on June 15, 2020 at 5:15 am

    Hi Mike, any update on the book?

    • ThePKIGuy on June 16, 2020 at 1:30 pm

      I am actively working on the outline!

  10. Adam Bulgatz on March 5, 2021 at 3:35 pm

    Hey Mike,

    Any update on the 2019 PKI book?

    • ThePKIGuy on April 6, 2021 at 8:50 am

      Does it still count to say “It’s on the to-do list???”

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