Packt celebrates the holiday season!

While I’m working hard on finishing my first book for Packt Publishing I noticed the following announcement from Packt that I just needed to share with you, in case you are looking form some great reading

Following on from the success of last year’s festive offer, Packt will be celebrating the holiday season this year with an even bigger $5 Bonanza.

$5 ebook Bonanza

From December 19th, customers will be able to get any eBook or Video from Packt for just $5. This includes the entire range of popular Citrix eBooks as well . This offer covers every title in the 1700+ range and our readers can grab as many as they like until January 3rd 2014. For more information, please visit:


Unfortunately you will have to wait till January before my book will be published, so for now just check out the other great titles!


Esther Barthel
Solutions Architect at cognition IT

Esther has been working in different roles and functions as an IT consultant ever since she finished her Masters degree in Computer Science in 1997. She has worked as a web developer, database administrator, and server administrator until she discovered how Server-Based Computing ( SBC ) combined servers, desktops, and user experience in one solution. Esther has been specializing in virtualization solutions such as SBC, VDI, application, and server virtualization for over eight years now and is currently working as a Senior Consultant at PepperByte, where she designs and implements Citrix® solutions for both small-business and large-enterprise infrastructures scaling from 100 to 15,000 users.
In january 2014 her first book Citrix XenApp 6.5 Expert Cookbook was published by Packt Publishing.

Esther is awarded as a Citrix Technology Professional (CTP) from 2015 - 2017.
Esther is awarded as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) in 2017.

Esther is a Citrix Certified Expert – Virtualization (CCE-V), Citrix Certified Professional – Mobility (CCP-M), Citrix Certified Professional – Networking (CCP-N) and RES Software Certified Professional (RCP).

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