July, 2006

About Robs Blog

I'm Robert Marshall, director and principle consultant at SMSMarshall Ltd, who's specialism is in the Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager product and all of its dependent products, covering all aspects from Architecture, Implementation, Migration to Break-Fix.

I've been in front of computers for over 30 years now, with my roots in programming 8 bit computers, I've taken an often exciting journey which has led to becoming an expert in an enterprise product. I consider my career as starting 17 years ago, when I began my first serious role as a deployment engineer. I've seen 8 bit through to 64 bit, the rise and refinement of the interface we take for granted now, the rise of the Internet from land-line based modem access for the few, to the powerful broadband connections we have today for the masses, I saw mobile phones come into existence, and I've seen Microsoft evolve from more than a handful of employees to the company it is now, while pretty much tinkering with every OS they have released, as well as seeing an industry that has evolved around those humble beginnings to become what we have today. I'm a keen technical puzzle solver, I love to solve gnarly problems around my area of specialism. And, I love to share when I have time. I hope you enjoy the blog.


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    Eileen has put together a few postings on her blog about Regulatory Compliance in organisations. Here's a very handy link to her blog that concentrates a lot of links and information in to one posting for you to fan out from. Check it out. http...
  • SCE 2007

    System Center Essentials ... this has to be linked ... Eileen Brown from the Technet team posted about SCE on her blog . Gordon has been badgering her to take a peek. If you're managing a small environment this may be a godsend.
  • Photography

    I'm by no means a David Bailey, but I enjoy taking pictures and sometimes capture a quality shot ... So check out my gallery at the Deviant Art site
  • SMB Nation

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  • Microsoft TechNet - New Regulatory Compliance Site

    Regulatory compliance help from Technet: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/topics/complianceandpolicies/compliance/rcguide/default.mspx