Too much added fluff,
By A Customer
This review is from: Microsoft Site Server 3.0 Bible (Paperback)
It is very unfortunate when the only book covering a topic does little more than reiterate the content available from the online documentation (found on the CD).
The major problem with this book is its incessant rambling. Most of the chapter introductions contain one or two sentances of useful information surrounded by paragraphs of "you can find addtional information here" and lengthy blathering on how great Microsoft was to build this product.
Many of the questions you will need answered when working with Site Server, like "how do I set content to expire" (you actually don't unless it is tagged content (ASP or HTML), but there are ways around this) are never mentioned.
Weighing in at over 950 page, the most useful part of this book is the numerous screenshots that show every tab in a dialog box and every screen of a wizard.
As a final point, this book was published in 1998, so the data content is Microsoft Access 97 and SQL Server 6.5. While this is not a major detriment, it is worthy of note for those using newer software. Unfortunately, the only other book on Site Server 3 (Wrox) is aimed at SQL Server 6.5 as well.