Dear Developers, I want to thank you for continuing to build applications and programs and other software that makes my life better. As an Infrastructure Specialist I feel my kind and your kind have developed a nice symbiosis over the years - I build the environments on which your solutions run, and you make my … Continue reading An Open Letter to Application Developers
Let's face it... most technical people did not get into their fields because of their love of communicating. It is not uncommon to see IT pros (and developers) avoid communications with non-technical people, often shying away from any human contact whatsoever. The ultimate portrayal of this was Sandra Bullock's character in the 1995 movie The Net. … Continue reading Communications – I’m talking to you, IT guy!
I used to say to my audiences that while the number of jobs in IT will go down, the best will always be in demand. I then spent several months essentially unemployed. The IT field has changed dramatically over the course of the last few years. I suppose it is natural for an industry as … Continue reading Sad Times for an Industry
Being back in a VMware environment, there are a few differences I need to remember from Hyper-V and System Center. It is not that one is better or worse than the other, but they are certainly different.Customization Specifications are a great addition in vCenter to Cloning virtual machines. They allow you to name the VM, join … Continue reading Cloning with Customization Specifications
September 1st came and went... most of us in North America enjoyed the long Labour Day weekend, whether we were with family, at the cottage, enjoying the CNE, or doing whatever people who don't live in Toronto do for Labour Day.What most of us did not feel was the hard stop of all of our … Continue reading Goodbye TechNet… But not quite.
I have a Windows 7 Deployment Point DVD that I created using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 for a client, and it has been a godsend during the past ten days. Because the client wants to make copies to send to their remote locations around the country, I spent a couple of hours scripting as … Continue reading Troubleshooting MDT Scripts