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.
Caught this announcement on Engadget today that Windows 7 phones will be sold through all five mobile operators in the UK.
Instead of just o2, who got exclusivity on the iPhone in the UK.
This is real good news for competitive data plans, and a better handset price. Competition has a habit of doing this sort of stuff.
Steve Jobs may of missed a trick here by being so selective network-wise. I think they, Apple, shot themselves in the foot by being so selective. One operator, o2, cannot really cope with the amount of iPhones on their network so the experience becomes degraded. I read that the phones software isn't kind to the Cells that o2 shares\rents out with the competition either.
I guess with this Windows 7 phone being spread across five operators, things are going to get very interesting soon :-)