September, 2007

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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  • Enemy Territory: Quake Wars

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    Enemy Territory: Quake Wars Wow what a game, a perfect blend between the world of Quake and the RTS\FPS fusions that Battlefield 1942 spawned. The graphics are amazing considering my hardware and whats happening on-screen, its a true testament to what...
  • WMUG - System Center Configuration\Operations Manager presentation

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    Hey there, Our first WMUG meeting has been confirmed, and we're busy putting together some good content for you! I'm especially looking forward to the day, as the first meet will be in the newly refurbished MS office at Cardinal Place, London...
  • WMUG upgrading to Community Server 2007

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    Folks, We're about to migrate the entire WMUG site to a new host, and upgrade to the latest release of Community Server, CS2007. This should be finished by the end of this week (23rd September), and going forward we're going to put in a lot of...
  • System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Eval

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    SMS V4, aka SCCM2007, was released without much fanfare on Friday 24th August. You can eval the product here . I'm not too impressed with the release of SCCM2007. I'm a member of several distlists, even on the SCCM Beta, and yet I didn't...