May, 2008

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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Activity
  • WMUG Event - 12th May - Microsoft Reading Campus

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    Yesterday evening, the latest WMUG event took place at the Microsoft Reading Campus. We had a great turnout, lots of questions asked of the MS Speaker (Paul Collins) who overviewed the System Center product range, and Gordon Mckenna who as usual, spent...
  • WorldWide Telescope

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    Well, Cliff Hobbs has beat me to the post on the announcement that HP have snapped up EDS. Fair enough, considering Cliff works at EDS; It would have felt bad stealing his thunder so to speak ;-) So instead here's something I found today, Microsoft...
  • Amazing data recovery of Columbia HDD

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    Data Recovered From Space Shuttle Columbia HDD More pictures of the HDD's with the platters showing ;-) Good news around a sad subject. But an amazing data recovery that led to completion of a physics experiment. This may be showing up on...
  • Review of Snowsoft Snow Inventory tool

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    This review has been moved to the followig location: Review of Snowsoft Snow Inventory tool