Robert Marshall's Blog


Home for my ConfigMgr and Industry related ramblings


Owner of SMSMarshall Ltd, active Enterprise Management MVP

    • Sun, Jun 29 2008

    Configuration Manager 2007 SDK (V4.0) - Part 2

    Doh, had to correct a URL in my previous post The Configuration Manager 2007 SDK link on is still pointing at an invalid address ... pinged customer services to let them know, but doubt i'm the first ;-)
    • Sun, Jun 29 2008

    Configuration Manager 2007 SDK (V4.0)

    I noticed that the Configuration Manager SDK link that is shown on is turning up a page not found, it points to http://mscompub/dmt/dialogs/preview/preview.aspx?d=preview&user=deniselr&familyid=064a995f-ef13-4200-81ad-e3af6218edcc&languageid=f49e8428-7071-4979-8a67-3cffcb0c2524 .... which is obviously an invalid URL for us net users Must be a publishing burp, so here's a working...
    • Mon, Jun 23 2008

    Microsoft Team - In the 70's

    Classic, check out Bill Gates and his homies back in the 70's , contrasted with a picture of them now (2008) With Bill taking the Microsoft off-ramp, and heading off in to the sunset over a 2 year period, Microsoft will definately become a different animal, no doubt about that. Isn't this a major cornerstone in Microsoft history? As far as I know, Bill's going to retire as a pig farmer, with a hefty...
    • Sat, Jun 14 2008

    SCCM2007 - Exam

    I passed the 70-401 - Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 exam yesterday (13th June 2008). Wasn't as easy as the SMS2003 exam I have to admit. But, I passed with a score high enough to make me buzz all day. I found some of the questions to be really challenging, a lot of NAP and Software Udpates questions, a spread of what I'm calling generic question (applicable to SMS2003 and SCCM). Overall, I'd...
    • Wed, Jun 11 2008

    Jeff Hawkins: More of ...

    I recently posted about Jeff Hawkins , and I got a comment back from Ginger Campbell from the Brain science podcast website , pointing me at a recent interview he did with Jeff. Thanks for showing me this Ginger. Episode 38 of the Brain Science Podcast is an interview with Jeff Hawkins, author of On Intelligence. Hawkins is well-known for founding Palm Computing and Handspring. He invented the Grafitti handwriting...
    • Wed, Jun 11 2008

    WMUG Site Poll: SCCM in Mixed or Native mode

    I've just put up a poll on the WMUG website, i'm trying to gauge how many people will go for a Native mode implementation of SCCM. WMUG SCCM Mixed or Native mode Poll Apologies but the site is not setup for anonymous posting (spambots and trolls abound), so you'll need to sign in to participate.
    • Wed, Jun 11 2008

    o2 - iPhone deals

    Now that the iPhone 2.0 (3G) has been announced, the UK o2 network are texting their iPhone customers about the arrival of the iPhone 2.0 and the packages they are offering . Good news for existing higher-tariff iPhone customers, the upgrade is free, but lower tarrif customers will have to fork out £99 to upgrade. All tariffs include unlimited browsing on your iPhone, unlimited Wi-Fi access, visual voicemail...
    • Mon, Jun 9 2008

    3G Iphone announced @ WWDC 2008

    iPhone 3G (and GPS!) confirmed by Jobs at WWDC 2008
    • Mon, Jun 9 2008

    Jobs and his Phones

    The sold out Worldwide Developer Conference kicks off today, with a key note presentation from the CEO Steve Jobs. Rumour has it that Jobs will be announcing the next generation iPhone . I'm interested but not driven by this to be honest. The iPhone I have does the job, but it has some issues which limit it's functionality, which are mostly due to DRM paranoia and with the Shell implementation (which isn't...
    • Sun, Jun 1 2008

    Jeff Hawkins: Brain science is about to fundamentally change computing

    Jeff Hawkins covers a lot in this 20 minute video, defining a brain theory that's easy to understand and, in my opinion, the most interesting rendition of how the brain functions that i've ever heard. He defines us as Prediction Machines, check out the video to understand what he means. Step in the right direction for A.I me thinks