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system center 2012 configuration manager ... UNLEASHED!

hi all. a book that i (and many other authors) worked on has released on amazon as a kindle edition. the paperback will follow up a little later. based on the title of the book i have to ask a question. if i dramatized the release, would it be... SYSTEM CENTER 2012 CONFIGURATION MANAGER UNLEASHED! ... RELEASED! ...? hmmm. i dunno. :) anyway...   the book description: This is the comprehensive reference and technical guide to Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2012. A team of expert authors offers step-by-step coverage of related topics in every feature area, organized to help IT professionals rapidly optimize Configuration Manager 2012 for their requirements, and then deploy and use it successfully. The authors begin by introducing Configuration Manager 2012 and its goals, and explaining how it fits into the broader System Center product suite. Next, they fully address planning, design, and implementation. Finally, they systematically cover each of Configuration Manage

atlanta techstravaganza presentations

if you were fortunate enough to be in atlanta for the event, you might not need it. nice to have as a refresher though. for everyone else, here are the recordings from the event: not all of them were captured, it turns out. oh well. you can't have everything go right all the time. :)

powtoon for presentations

spent a few minutes this morning using a service called powtoon . it's basically a flash application that presents a way of creating presentations (or movies) in an animated fashion. after watching a couple of videos, it's actually quite easy to do. the premise is you have a canvas on which you can add objects of varying types. when you add an object, you're adding it against a timeline displayed in seconds. the idea is that most objects have some type of controllable egress/ingress. for example, you can make things fade in or move up or down. you can add effects like having a hand show up and pull the object away. it's a bit limited in what you can do... but it's a really cool start. sign up for a beta invite and try it out. here's the one I put together this morning for fun:

error when using add-type with

yesterday, I was goofing around w/ the ews dll trying to use it to retrieve some information from exchange. well, I got it working on my laptop but could not get it working on my other two systems which kept erring out with the following message: [3] {C:\temp} > Add-Type -Path "c:\temp\Microsoft.Exchange.WebServices.dll" Add-Type : Could not load file or assembly 'file:///c:\temp\Microsoft.Exchange.WebServices.dll' or one of its dependencies. Operation is not supported. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80131515) At line:1 char:1 + Add-Type -Path "c:\temp\Microsoft.Exchange.WebServices.dll" + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ + CategoryInfo : NotSpecified: (:) [Add-Type], FileLoadException + FullyQualifiedErrorId : System.IO.FileLoadException,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands. AddTypeCommand after a few unsuccessful iterations of stupidity, I examined the configuration: working system windows 8

system center licensing

hi all. my friend marnix recently completed a 5-part series on licensing. licensing can be complicated enough to understand but really gets “complified” when things change between versions so i wanted to point out this series. if you recall at the atlanta techstravaganza, one of the topics was understanding system center licensing. anyway, here’s the post: part i: teaser part ii: meet contoso part iii: know what you have part iv: time to do some math part v: some q & a