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gartner’s key predictions for 2010 and beyond

earlier this month, gartner issued a press release containing key predictions for 2010 and later.  you can read the entire article here .  i captured the summaries so that we can all put it in a time capsule and open it later to see how accurate they were. :) by 2012, 20 percent of businesses will own no IT assets. by 2012, india-centric IT services companies will represent 20 percent of the leading cloud aggregators in the market (through cloud service offerings). by 2012, facebook will become the hub for social network integration and web socialization. by 2014, most IT business cases will include carbon remediation costs. by 2012, 60 percent of a new pc’s total life greenhouse gas emissions will have occurred before the user first turns the machine on. internet marketing will be regulated by 2015, controlling more than $250 billion in internet marketing spending worldwide. by 2014, over 3 billion of the world’s adult population will be a

sccm clients fail to apply a policy

background recently, we replaced one of our existing configmgr primary site servers with new hardware.  by replacing, i mean the hardware was swapped out, and the site was brought back online through the site repair wizard.    the problem generally this is a seamless process, but for some reason, a pesky policy kept flagging in the policy evaluator log and failed to apply.  this problem manifested itself on every client. Applying policy {52b16f0c-cdd7-4be6-be64-6bd836c05553} PolicyAgent_PolicyEvaluator 2/2/2010 11:32:11 AM 2344 (0x0928) Failed to load policies from XML. Unknown error (Error: 80040217; Source: Unknown) PolicyAgent_PolicyEvaluator 2/2/2010 11:32:11 AM 2344 (0x0928) Bad policy dumped to C:\WINDOWS\system32\CCM\Temp\badpolicy-SMS_XYZ-{52b16f0c-cdd7-4be6-be64-6bd836c05553}-2.00-{67c84d26-53aa-45da-af5c-aa04fe46303a}.txt PolicyAgent_PolicyEvaluator 2/2/2010 11:32:12 AM 2344 (0x0928) Already sent a policy rule application failur

search programs and files no longer works in windows 7 (only shows headers)

UPDATE : microsoft has a hotfix that corrects this problem. check it out here: . i can’t actually tell you the last time i dug through the all programs folder of the start menu.  after installing enough programs, you’ll see that even a well-organized structure of folders (maybe even based on the dewey decimal system) will still tack time to your program launch while you’re drilling down through folders. if you’re like me, you probably hate doing this, too.  i routinely use the “search programs and files” section of the start menu to launch applications like cmd.exe.  it works quite well. working “search programs and files” context so what happens when this stops working?  it’s quite maddening actually.  instead of the usual set of things, as you see above, you instead, get back some nonsense that looks like this screenshot. broken “search programs and files” context   notice the return simply gives you headers?  what do you do with that,