Trying to give something back to the Community...
About 5 years ago, I approached Server Management magazine (then known as BackOffice magazine), about the possibility of writing some SMS-related articles for them. At that time SMS was nowhere near as popular as it is know. Well I'm delighted to say that earlier this year I was approached by the magazine to write some SMS articles for them.
The initial topic I chose was Management Points as I still personally feel these are one of the major pain points for any SMS-installation when in fact they needn't be.
The first part of the article was published in the October 2007 edition of the magazine and focuses on the basics of what a Management Point (MP), is and then goes on to look at what you need to consider from a design perspective. The second part part of the article due to be published in the November issue looks at installation, configuration and troubleshooting.
I've waited until now to blog about it as I wanted the article to be available online as the printed magazine is only available to UK subscribers (when the second part is available online I'll let you know).
Anyway here's the link:
Site servers are busy machines so how can your advanced clients get a word in? The answer is to provide them with an assistantWritten by Cliff HobbsPublished - October 2007
Let me know what you think as well as any ideas you've got for future articles.
In closing, if you're based in the UK and you currently don't subscribe to the magazine then why not? It's free, all you need to do is answer some really basic questions here.
If you're not in the UK all of the articles are available free of charge so I'd recommend you pay a regular visit to the site to checkout the many articles related to Server Management in general not just Systems Management.
About 5 years ago, I approached Server Management magazine (then known as BackOffice magazine), about