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.
Seems Vista SP1 is causing a few headaches, so Microsoft have suspended it's download until they can iron out the issues and get it stable. It's suppose to only be a small percentage of users impacted, so a lot of us wouldn't have become entangled in it. I managed to uninstall SP1 Beta 2 before applying the real deal, SP1;and it all went fine. It was all done in around 45 minutes, and i'm noticing that startup\shutdown is a bit more responsive as well as it being a bit more stable
Update: Here's a KB article, detailing the currently recognised list of incompatible apps for Vista SP1