August, 2011

About Robs Blog

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.

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  • [Events] Wally Mead–UK–November 4th–ConfigMgr 2012 all the way

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    WMUG are very much delighted to invite you to an entire day of ConfigMgr, presented by none other than Senior Program Manager Wally Mead. The day is hosted at the Microsoft Campus in Reading on the 4th of November, and Wally will be covering ConfigMgr...
  • Going Hans Solo

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    Lots of folk get all irrational when you mention scuba diving (the solo bit) on your own, the amount of times jaws have dropped when I've brought the subject up sigh ... I think its because they feel threatend, and I don't mean physically endangered...