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.
Wow this book is AMAZING !
I've not even read it yet, it has a cast of thousands according to the front jacket (3 main authors, 3 sub-authors?!) ... I know at least one of the Chapters is going to rock your socks off because it was written by WMUG's very own David Allen, MVP in OpMgr!
Go buy it from here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/0672335611 and demand you free copy of David Allen(TM) to do the installation for you (currently requires a rocket scientist to install!).
Joking aside, Opalis will play a bit part in the infrastructure over the next few years. You should be aware of this product, or gone further and braved the installation steps (there are a LOT!) to get this up and running in a test lab. The fact that it is in the System Center family should give away the importance being attached to the product.
If you get a chance, check it out, possibly with this book sitting to the side as a reference!
Oh, if anyone wants a signed copy for $500 I can make that happen ok :-)
Good work David!