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.
Cliff Hobbs blogged on this already, but I wanted to give a shout out to Carol Bailey and Co for doing a great job on getting R2 out the door. I did play with R2 in Beta\RC, and I do like the new features it brings in to the product.
In all honesty i've not been an advocate of the R2 method of implementing new features, as it creates mutiple code streams for a product and just over-complicates things from a support perspective. I do understand features cannot be put into a Service Pack, so obviously this is quicker way to bring these features to market. I just wonder why are not going down the Feature Pack route anymore?
Congrats on getting R2 out the door! And Carol, take a holiday to celebrate!