I'm Robert Marshall, director and senior 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 using computers for over 30 years, beginning as a programmer and now a senior consultant in an enterprise product. I only count 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 constant refinement of the GUI, the rise of the Internet from land-line based modem access to the powerful broadband connections we have today, mobile phones come into existence, and I've seen Microsoft evolve from 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. You could call me an IT Dinosaur but I'm still as mentally able as I was back then, perhaps even more adept now since I've had broad exposure to so much and seen trends come and go. I'm a keen technical puzzle solver, which sets me apart as I love to solve gnarly problems around my area of specialism.
I like to share, i do so by blogging here, and helping out when I can as a moderator and answering questions when I have time on the TechNet Social forums for ConfigMgr 2012 and ConfigMgr 2007. I am a guest poster on TechNet UK Flash magazine and an MVP since 2009 (Most Valuable Professional) in the ECM (Enterprise Client Management) exclusively dedicated to ConfigMgr. the MVP status helps me to help others in more depth due to the closeness to the product group and access to other MVP's the program affords me.
The blogs pretty much about ConfigMgr, but on the odd occasion I also use it as a platform to express my random urges to post something I've stumbled across, be it technical or non-technical, and which I imagine would entertain you or what not as equally as it did me.
WMUG, the UK Systems Center User Group is happy to announce that Wally Mead will be attending the next event, which is taking place on the 31st of October 2008, at the Microsoft TVP Campus in Building 3, Chicago.
Here's a snippet from the WMUG Event group page, it's a totally ConfigMgr loaded event:
Mark the date in your diaries folks, the next WMUG meeting will be on the 31st of October at the Microsoft TVP Campus in Reading. This time we’ll be having from Microsoft, Wally Mead, Sr. Program Manager for System Center configuration Manager who has kindly agreed to stop over at our meeting on his way to Tech Ed, and do some presentations.
Please note: We will be starting this event earlier than normal on a Friday, to get the most benefit out of Wally for you.
We have three sessions:
1:15 - 2:30 - Configuration Manager Site Deployment (Deployment part 1)
2:30 – 2:45 - Break
2:45 - 4:00 - Configuration Manager Client Deployment (Deployment part 2)
4:00 – 4:15 - Break
4:15 - 5:30 - Configuration Manager SP1 and R2 Overview
5:30 – 6:00 - Q&A
This is a GOLDEN opportunity for you to meet, and hear from, one of the best SMS/ ConfigMgr experts in the world, so attending is essential!
Read from source here for more info or to register!
Oh boy, a chance to deep dive on Site and Client deployment with a guy who eats, lives and breaths this product. If you live in the UK and can get to Reading, or maybe just couldn't attend IT Forum this year, honestly don't miss out on this opportunity!