David Iseminger
Content - Courses - Connections
Some stories are timeless
Content
Educate, inspire, entertain...
As a writer or a content creator, the most gratifying result of you effort is when people learn from you, are inspired, or entertained. Whether creating online technical guidance, traditional books, or stories, such feedback is high praise.

In my role as a content creator for Power BI, a business intelligence SaaS offering from Microsoft, I've created a story-like learning experience called Guided Learning, along with hundreds of other articles, resulting in over 5 million page views.

As an author, I've written over a dozen technical books with traditional publishers like Wiley, MacMillan, ...for Dummies press, Microsoft Press, and IDG Worldwide. Some have been bestsellers, all were interesting.

I've also written a few novels, dabbling in indie-publishing to see how it works, what the process is, and assess how it compares to the traditional publishing process. I learned much there. For me, that part of the story is just beginning.
Content of all sorts...
  1. Power BI report themes
  2. Power BI GSG
  3. Power BI Maps
  4. Title 4
  5. Report page
  6. Report image
  7. Title 7
  8. More Power BI
Published Books
Early in my life, I knew I wanted to be a writer. When the technology itch hit me, I jumped in head-first and headed straight for the most technical, challengind and cutting-edge technology team I could find, which at the time (for me) was Windows Networking. After working long hours running tests and pushing for higher performance, I decided to write a book. About a dozen books later, the technology book itch was scratched, but it only fed my love for writing... which eventually led me to turn my attention toward fiction.

The following collection of titles are the books I wrote for traditional publishing houses - big institutions like Wiley, MacMillan (part of the "Big Five"), the IDG Books worldwide (then publishers of the ...for Dummies series).
  1. Windows
    Inside Windows NT Infrastructures
    Inside Windows NT Infrastructures
    Great book on one of the first versions of Windows Server. My first published work, published by John Wiley & Sons.
  2. WAN
    Inside RRAS
    Inside RRAS
    Complete treatment of early Remote Access technologies, including dial-up and DSL. Covers T-Carrier, all sorts of other interesting things.
  3. IIS / MCSE
    MCES IIS 4 for Dummies
    MCES IIS 4 for Dummies
    A book to help folks get certified in IIS 4 as a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE). My first certification book.
  4. IIS / MCSE
    IIS 4 Ace It!
    IIS 4 Ace It!
    Another MCSE certification book for IIS, as an imprint of IDG Worldwide.
  5. IIS Admin
    IIS Administrator's Handbook
    IIS Administrator's Handbook
    Keeping on the IIS theme, this book was a companion for administrators in the field who needed to run their IIS instance. A good, compact reference at the time.
  6. QOS / RSVP
    QOS for Windows 2000
    QOS for Windows 2000
    Quality of Service (QOS) is a network resource management feature that enabled routers to reserve network bandwidth. Good, deeply technical content on an interesting technology.
  7. AD
    Active Directory for Windows 2000
    Active Directory for Windows 2000
    The first and authoritative book on Active Directory, the (then) new directory service for Windows Server environments.
  8. Win32 / DRL
    Win32 Developer's Reference Guide
    Win32 Developer's Reference Guide
    This first offering of the Developer Reference Series (DRL) was a good success, filling pallets at Costco. It's a 5-box set. There were a handful more in this series.
  9. COM+ / DRL
    COM+ Developer's Reference Library
    COM+ Developer's Reference Library
    This was the second in this series (there were 5 set in this series, this is the last one I show here). They were heavy! Good reference info, back when printed books were the reference of choice.