Participation at TechEd 2012 North America as a Technical Learning Guide


Well this is really great news! After 3 years of trying to become a volunteer for Premier Microsoft Events such as MMS, TechEd I finally got an email on Friday 20th of April 2012 that I’m selected to work as a TLG (Technical Learning Guide) at the Hands On Labs in the areas of my expertise which are:

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Configuration Manager 2007: Advertisement status error


Fellow MVP from Canada Garth Jones has encountered an error while checking the Advertisement Status for a Specific time frame in Configuration Manager 2007, after the error message the console crashes.

This has been filed as a bug in Connect (https://connect.microsoft.com/site16/feedback/details/654967/mvp-advertisement-status-error) and here are the reproduction Steps:

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Automating Configuration Manager 2007 Remote Server Migrations to CM 2012 Version with Configuration Manager Physical to Virtual Migration Toolkit (CTP)


SystemCenter_Logo These are really exciting news, during MMS 2011 it was announced from the Configuration Manager Team, that there is a tool available in Community Technology Preview (CTP )Version which will facilitate the migration of Remote Site Servers that need to be retained during the Side-by-Side Migration process of Configuration Manager 2007 to Configuration Manager 2012.

Here is the official info, the link at the connect site to download it can be found at the end of the post:

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The strange non-operation of Context menu entry “Manage” on Start Menu and Desktop Icon “Computer” item.


This one has been torturing me for some time and I haven’t had the time to pinpoint and resolve it, however today was the right time because I was tweaking my laptop for this week’s Hyper-V Training session. I’ll explain what happened below…