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.
News on an extension to the Scopalis ConfigMgr IP ...
One of our favorite community members, Ryan Andorfer, has just created a new community IP for Configuration Manager 2007! You may know Ryan from his previous IP’s (available on CodePlex) for Active Directory, Exchange, VSphere, Scheduled Tasks, and Opalis Utilities. Well, he’s done it again! This new IP for Configuration Manager 2007 currently has 43 different activities with another 17 still in development.
If you've got Scopalis running, so worth checking out this IP ... some really cool stuff happening, so check out the article for a run down on what is in the IP Extension.
Made by a community member, and probably going to be used by the world. That's what I like about Microsoft and ConfigMgr ... you really can be creative and get it recognised and used world-wide ... kudos Ryan.
Oh man! You can do so much to ConfigMgr inside your Scopalis(Orchestrat) runbooks !