When it comes to customising Forefront UAG (and its predecessor IAG) there is limited information available. There is some good content available over at ForefrontSecurity.org (thanks Idan) and also in various wikis/blogs, but even with code samples you can find dotted around the web, it can still be pretty difficult to put the customisations into place without a better understanding of how UAG customisation really works.
I have done some UAG customisation work to various levels (but no way near as much as some of my fellow Forefront MVPs like Idan Plotnik and Alexandre Giraud) but I am certainly not a web developer and found it pretty hard going at times to be honest.
So, why am I telling you all this? Well, two friends/colleagues from Microsoft named Erez Ben-Ari and Rainier Amara have come to your (and my!) rescue by writing a book all about UAG customisation. It will be called, not surprisingly; Mastering Microsoft Forefront UAG 2010 Customisation and can be ordered in various formats from the link below:
The book is available to pre-order now and should be finally released in February 2012. I have already pre-ordered my eBook copy and I am looking forward to finding out all the secret sauce about UAG customisations that these guys can dish up! Yum Yum
One of my other good friends and fellow Forefront MVP, Richard Hicks, is also technical reviewer for the book (you might notice we like to ‘keep it in the family’ here in the Forefront MVP club) for which I am very envious, as he gets to see the book before the rest of us mere mortals!
So, go pre-order (or order if you are reading this blog after the book is released) your copy now!!
If you work with UAG as part of your day, or are looking at implementing the product, I think this book will become a must read guide and a great addition to your technical bookshelf.
Good luck with the book guys and thanks for all your efforts!
P.S. I look forward to celebrating the release with all the other Forefront MVPs and friends when in Seattle for the 2012 MVP Summit in late February…