Robert Marshall's Blog


Home for my ConfigMgr and Industry related ramblings


Owner of SMSMarshall Ltd, active Enterprise Management MVP

    • Wed, Feb 29 2012

    Raspberry Pi –General release

      Thinking of purchasing one of these when I get back to Blighty, proper retro, take me back to my childhood!   Sexeh!
    • Wed, Feb 29 2012

    Windows 8 Server Beta is out!

    Now this is worth checking out for us admins to see what our data center experience will look like once this puppy starts deploying. Here’s the doco’s And the filez here Have to get this into my lab when I get back from the MVP Summit 2012 !!!
    • Wed, Feb 29 2012

    Windows 8 Consumer Preview available now

    Yep its out and you can download the 32/64 bit versions in multiple languages.   Some of the prerequisites are: Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit) Hard disk space: 16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit) Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device or higher To use touch, you need a tablet or monitor that supports multitouch To access Windows Store and to download...
    • Fri, Feb 24 2012

    TRENT IMP1000

    I bought this, arrived yesterday, Should recharge my smartphone and tablet during a 9hr flight out to Seattle ... I'll pop back in a week to comment on its performance but so far I've recharged my Samsung Galaxy S2 in under 1hr from no charge, expecting the iPad2 to recharge in less that two hours ... sleek little unit, good form...
    • Mon, Feb 13 2012

    Another search engine

    Someone just introduced me to another search engine, Zanran, a friend of a friend of a friend of a friend ... knows the designer! (LOL!) It searches web images, graphs, charts and tables ...
    • Thu, Feb 9 2012

    Thailand floods and the price of HHDs

    Worth a read for those not aware that disk prices went through the roof shortly after the floods in Thailand last year ...
    • Mon, Feb 6 2012

    A Swarm of Nano Quadrotors

    Meet our robot overlords … Experiments performed with a team of nano quadrotors at the GRASP Lab, University of Pennsylvania. I want 1 … hundred ! Rise my evil creations, time to take over the world muhahah
    • Mon, Feb 6 2012

    Top 10 console changes in ConfigMgr 2012

    Worth checking out, the new ConfigMgr 2012 console has a stack of new features, entirely rewritten, its a lot faster and far more usable than the ConfigMgr 2007 console ... Top 10 Admin Console Improvements in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager
    • Sat, Feb 4 2012

    Windows Phone 8 details

    Microsoft move to create a bridge between the desktop and the new Windows 8 smartphone, by reusing the Windows 8 (W8) OS Kernel for Windows 8 Mobile, developers can re-use their code on the smartphone. More info here , here and here
    • Fri, Feb 3 2012

    BDNA SCCM (they meant ConfigMgr!) GURU Webcast Series

    Just saw that Sherry Kissinger is presenting on the SCCM Guru Webcast series , been meaning to blog this as they came up, there’s been quite a few top quality ones done already, like these 7 . Very nice! Sherry presented for WMUG a while back, check that out here … While I’m at it, might as well pimp these other excellent videos  
    • Fri, Feb 3 2012

    Linux File System Fsck Testing – now that is hardcore geekage

    Just read an article about XFS and Ext4 with stupid storage sizes like wtf?!?! I’d like to have that test kit … token nod to Jerryey Layton, EnterpriseStorageForum for the read
    • Fri, Feb 3 2012

    Guide to Surviving with System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

    If you’re studying up on ConfigMgr 2012 at the moment, make this your homepage! System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Survival Guide Lots of people are contributing links and content so you’ll see this grow rapidly … there's a stack of awesome videos on there already, check ‘em out!