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.
Refreshed, and ready to roll, after a great one week wreck\reef live-aboard diving holiday in the Northern Red Sea (Egypt). Departed from Hurghada, and spent best part of 5 whole days just diving and diving and diving!
I used a company called Blue O Two, and was on one of their luxury vessels the Blue Melody. Great diving guides, Karen and Kevin (thanks!), friendly staff and a great cook (Tuts trot\The belly didn't manifest amongst any of us, good clean food!)
Afraid I did not buy an underwater camera, so no pictures from me. However the Dive club I use (Dive Wimbledon) will no doubt be propping pictures and videos from the others onboard (23 divers in total) on their website over the coming weeks.
If you've got a penchant for diving, perhaps done your PADI Open Water Diver, then i'd definately recommend either taking your PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course while out on the Live-Aboard, or get skilled up before leaving with AOWD and then take the Wreck diving course while you're out there, then you can pretty much just focus entirely on getting in as much diving as possible, and not be tethered to an Instructor as your Buddy for the whole holiday. Awesome experience.
I'm currently one of the UK governments unemployed statistics, with plenty of time over the next week or two to churn out some content covering off ConfigMgr features. First to go will be a write-up on where I was just working ... so stay tuned