I’m duplicating this post from another blog because this will probably be the coolest book to come out this year in digital forensics and is a must-have. The short version as to why the book is a must-have is “duh, it’s Harlan’s latest book…and Windows 8…”
I also think this is one of those books that if not pre-ordered, will have you waiting until it is reprinted due to being over-ordered. The X-Ways Practitioner’s Guide was one of those books too, where late-comers had to wait weeks for the second printing. This book is no different, because just about all of the neat things in the book show just how much Harlan has discovered in some very neat areas of Windows 8.
One thing I learned about ordering books from Amazon, is that Amazon will pretty much match the lowest price found elsewhere. I also learned that with a pre-ordered book, you can cancel before the book is printed if you find a lower price somewhere else. The point is, pre-order the book or you may be waiting a month after everyone else gets their copy…it comes out in April ’14 and I’d expect the second printing to be needed in April ’14…
I have a detailed review of this book at http://winfe.wordpress.com. In short, it’s a really good book and of all tools to choose for the research in the book, the authors picked X-Ways Forensics. But then, that should not come as any surprise.
There’s still time to ask Santa to put this in your stocking…
Another cool little feature is that the XWFIM creates all the case folders for you in the process of the portable install. Neat.
Don’t forget, if you liked the Practitioner’s Guide to X-Ways Forensics, write a review on Amazon to let us know how you liked it (or if you didn’t…). And if you use XWF and didn’t buy the guide…you are missing out on more than a few tips and tricks that will save you dozens of keystrokes.