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.
Looks like the cat is truly out of the bag!
ConfigMgr 2012 Service Pack 1 is hot on the heals of the ConfigMgr 2012 RTM release. Incredible turn around times. This SP1 is unique, its not there purely to fix things up, its there to fix a few things but to shove a whole lot of love into the product post-RTM without an R release.
Kent Agurland, part of Coretech.dk, had a session with Wally Mead and Mark Florida yesterday (11/06/2012) in which they announced all the goodies coming in SP1 ...
I'm so going to rip off Kent's post LOL! As I'm not at TechED 2012 :-( I know he will forgive me in the name of sharing and due to proper attrition ;-)
Just finished my first session @TechEd 2012 in Orlando with Wally Mead and Mark Florida. During the session they revealed some of the upcoming features in ConfigMgr 2012 SP1.
Changes in Settings Management
Changes in OSD
Prestage media support for additional content types
Check out the full blog\source posting here
No ETA on the release of SP1 itself, most likely we'll see a CTP soon enough. Can't wait to tinker with the features that really jump out and interest me, the real-time admin actions from the console (any of you guessed the implications of this?), Windows 8, Linux support and PoSH.
This is an exceptional release ... first time in SMS\ConfigMgr History we've had so much arrive in a service pack and not had to wait for an R release to activate it ... I have to be honest, the 2012 product is INCREDIBLE!