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Owner of SMSMarshall Ltd, active Enterprise Management MVP

    • Tue, Oct 26 2010

    WMUG Event - Nov 1st 2010 with Wally Mead and Randy Roffey - More tickets available!

    We've managed to get more capacity out of the venue and as a result, we've doubled our initial 50 available tickets to 100! If you still fancy coming along, check out our event landing page here [ Register for more tickets here ]
    • Mon, Oct 25 2010

    Using DCM to evaluate ConfigMgr client self-signed certificates

    A while back I came across a way to get DCM to look in to a computers certificate store so as to evaluate some criteria on the certificates and produce a compliant\non-compliant state. I finally got around to making a short movie on how to get this done, as well as introducing a way to auto-remediate clients with invalid certificates. This is by no means suppose to be a complete KB977203 certificate find and fix solution...
    • Sun, Oct 17 2010

    ConfigMgr R3 ready for evaluation!

    Yep they released R3 earlier this week, and now you can download an evaluation version of the RTM code from here The official announcement is here
    • Fri, Oct 15 2010

    Steve Rachui covers off ConfigMgr 2007 R3

    Some really good info on the latest ConfigMgr release, R3   He’s done a great job of breaking down the feature set, goes in to detail with the power management component … worth a read!   Steve’s blog is always worth a read, sign up for the RSS feed here
    • Thu, Oct 14 2010

    ConfigMgr R3 goes RTM

    Microsoft announces that ConfigMgr R3 has gone RTM . I'll put the released code on a server and record a session highlighting it's features stay tuned ...
    • Sun, Oct 10 2010

    BLADE – browser drive-by infection stats

      Neat bit of software being developed called BLADE (check it out here )   BLADE is put in front of fresh exploit sites to see whether it can detect the infection taking place, and if it can stop that from happening … a by-product is that we get some interesting stats, check them out here BLADE Malware URL Analysis Results
    • Sun, Oct 10 2010

    October 2010 – Month of the Patch

    This month, October, we see the most patches ever released by Microsoft on their monthly patch Tuesday cycle. I read that there will be 49 patches released. However, like September, there are only four critical bulletins, whereas we had eight the month before, in August. The October critical patches are for Windows and Internet Explorer (6, 7 and 8). If you’re an environment that only deploys the critical...
    • Sun, Oct 10 2010

    Todays special date 10/10/10

    Doesn't happen that often, I like unique numbers, and 10th of October 2010 is one of them (10/10/10!)
    • Thu, Oct 7 2010

    MMS 2010 – DVD

    Some of you in the UK no doubt missed MMS 2010 due to the super volcano out in Iceland … well I have two spare MMS 2010 DVD’s here and to get your hands on one all you have to do is email me, put “I so want that DVD Rob” in the Subject, include your postal details (UK only) and the first two to enter my mailbox will get them mailed out to pronto.
    • Mon, Oct 4 2010

    WMUG Event – Nov 1st 2010 – Wally Mead and Randy Roffey

    We’ve got a great event lined up ahead, with Wally Mead giving us a great rundown on R3 and v.Next, with Randy Roffey from Silect putting on a short demo of ConfigWise their new product, and CP Studio. If you’re a ConfigMgr admin, then this is an event not to miss! The event will take place from 11:30 to 18:00 from Cardinal Place, Victoria, London. We have 50 seats for this event, they go quickly, book early! Click here...