I'm Rob Marshall, a consultant who specialises in the Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager product. I like to share, i do so by blogging and helping out when I can in the MS SMS newsgroups and participating in the ConfigMgr MVP program.
I was awarded and joined the program in 2009. It'd be an understatement to say it has to be one of the best experiences an IT engineer can have, if they really enjoy specialising in a product.
My biggest weapon for troubleshooting is, my formidable knowledge, no, only joking, you, the community. I find if I cannot answer a question, then I can usually find the answer from using Bing\Google, pouring over the documentation, and if that doesn't work, tinkering in mine or someone elses virtual lab.
The blogs pretty much about ConfigMgr, but it is also a platform for me to express my random urges to display something I've stumbled across, and that I imagine would entertain you or what not as equally as it did me.
Windows Live will soon be supporting the Open-ID authentication standard. that's great news, as soon I can access Windows Live and WMUG using a single ID!
I can associate a site with my Open-ID, login to my chosen Open-ID provider (lots to choose from out there!), and as long as I remain logged in to the provider I can hop between sites i've associated with the ID without being prompted for another login. Bring it on myITforum, that would then make three sites I trust that I can hop between with only one login.
Eggs in one basket? No, I setup what I call my insecure Open-ID, that I use on unimportant sites, sites I don't trust et al, and have my secure Open-ID that provides me with access to sites I do trust. I literally drown under the amount of logins I need to remember, from email, website, to server logins. It's just getting too much for me to handle nowdays, so Open-ID is a bit of relief (where I can use it) considering that the Microsoft Passport initiative kind of died on it's feet a while ago and seemed to be the only other way to do this.
By the way, WMUG enabled Open-ID a few weeks back. We didn't make a song and dance about it as not that many folk use it. However if you go to the Login page you will see that you can indeed use your Open-ID to access this site.