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.
Fortunate I am indeed to get renewed as part of the ConfigMgr MVP programme for a second time:
Dear Rob Marshall, Congratulations! We are pleased to present you with the 2010 Microsoft® MVP Award! This award is given to exceptional technical community leaders who actively share their high quality, real world expertise with others. We appreciate your outstanding contributions in System Center Configuration Manager technical communities during the past year.
Going to be an amazing “tech year” 2010, we’ll be seeing the shadowy outline of ConfigMgr V.Next as it makes its way towards a public release (earmarked for release around 2011 as most of you already know) and blows your socks off with its features and capabilities.
A big thanks to Microsoft for renewing me! And no less a thank you to all of you that helped me out during the year. If all goes well then I’ll be bringing you a wealth of v.next information over 2010 to help skill you up for its release in both WMUG virtual and physical meetings, more so once the releases are available for public consumption leading up to RTM.