What do you think of myITforum.com 3.0? Leave your feedback in this quick poll
08 October 11 11:12 AM | rodtrent | with no comments

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Getting to know myITforum.com 3.0: The Community Status Bar
07 October 11 06:27 PM | rodtrent | with no comments

At the bottom of each page on myITforum.com 3.0, there is a new community status bar. This status bar rotates the last 20 items of activity that are important to you. The bar is highly intelligent and updates the content based on where you are on the web site.

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Getting to know myITforum.com 3.0: Sharing your status with your friends
07 October 11 06:04 PM | rodtrent | with no comments

myITforum.com 3.0 includes a fun little feature that allows you to update your community status. You can update using text or a photo, and even include your myITforum friends in your status using the @ sign.

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Getting to know myITforum.com 3.0: Community Notifications
05 October 11 09:36 AM | rodtrent | with no comments

myITforum.com 3.0 has a customizable feature that allows you to be notified for a variety of community activity events. In addition to being notified in your site's personal profile, you can also choose to be notified through email based on your settings.

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Time to update your myITforum.com RSS feed
04 October 11 05:28 PM | rodtrent | with no comments

With the rollout of myITforum.com 3.0 continuing, you’ll want to update your RSS feed to the new feed so you’ll capture all the most current content and activity:

New content: http://myitforum.com/myitforumwp/feed/

All sitewide activity: http://myitforum.com/myitforumwp/activity/feed/

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Because, yes…you still love SMS Installer
04 October 11 04:29 PM | rodtrent | 1 comment(s)

We’ve created a new SMS Installer Community Group today and transferred all of the SMS Installer script goodies from the old site for download.  You can find them here:


Next SCCM Guru Webcast reminder: October 19th, 2011
04 October 11 04:14 PM | rodtrent | with no comments

Just a quick reminder that our next monthly SCCM Guru event is on October 19, 2011.

I’ve never been one to promote myself (since I’m both emceeing AND presenting this month), so I’ll stick with just promoting the event.  The SCCM Guru series continues to see phenomenal success with over 1,000 registrants each session.

October’s topic is a unique one:

The G.I. Joe Method for Troubleshooting Configuration Manager 2007

- because knowing is half the battle!

Find out more in our newly christened myITforum.com 3.0 Event system:


Getting to know myITforum 3.0: Finding and Retaining Content
04 October 11 03:57 PM | rodtrent | with no comments

myITforum 3.0 now provides the ability to locate content in many different ways. It also gives you the ability to retain content in an online toolbox that you can keep and-or share.

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User Groups on myITforum.com 3.0
04 October 11 11:31 AM | rodtrent | with no comments

If you’re not aware, we’ve been working feverishly to release myITforum.com 3.0.  The new site provides a huge number of features that we’ve envisioned since the very beginning, but are now able to make available.  One of those features is a full-featured User Group management system.  We’ve been testing with a couple User Groups and are now ready to roll this out to all User Groups.

Here’s an example of the NEASMSUG page:


The new hosted UG pages give you the ability to create user group member-only areas, upload meeting collateral, build a notification system (email or web site) for your users, post photos from your meetings and full management of your events through our new event management system.

It’s easy to get started.  Just create a user account on the new site, and then head to the Groups page.


Click “Create a Group” and a wizard will walk you through the creation of the group.

Even if you host your User Group pages elsewhere, this is a great way to include the ability to notify your users of upcoming events, and reach the largest audience possible.

Vendors – communicate directly with User Group leaders to organize sponsorships of meetings, demos, and visits.

Replay now available: Finding Hidden Treasures in System Center Configuration Manager Log Files
28 September 11 11:48 AM | rodtrent | with no comments


“Finding Hidden Treasures in System Center Configuration Manager Log Files, featuring Microsoft ConfigMgr MVP, Matthew Hudson”

Link to Webcast Archive, Recorded Sept 21, 2011:  https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/670775250

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The Mini-Microsoft blog is worth watching
27 September 11 11:03 AM | rodtrent | with no comments

…particularly now.

Last Friday’s company meeting brought about a lot of interesting material.


The Mini-Microsoft blog is written by an actual, super-secret Microsoft employee, and as you can see from the comments on the blog, a lot of present and former Microsoft employees like to chime in.

Some things of note in the recent blog post:"

  • Windows Phone was dead on arrival
  • So was Azure
  • A lot of MS employees are as anti-Cloud as IT Admins
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Getting to know myITforum.com 3.0: Save, print, and share articles
23 September 11 11:30 PM | rodtrent | with no comments

myITforum.com 3.0 now has a unique feature that allows you to save each article in PDF format to take with for later reading on your PC or mobile device.

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myITforum.com 3.0: Sneak Peek
23 September 11 08:57 PM | rodtrent | with no comments

You’ve been hearing us talking about it here and there, but we’re working hard to bring you the next level in System Center and Windows management community in a way that we actually envisioned from the very beginning.  The tools we wanted simply weren’t available when myITforum.com started out, but finally the tools have caught up with our vision.

Today, we pushed out a change the main myITforum.com home page, where you can access myITforum.com 3.0 right now to help us test and to get feedback.  If you look at the myITforum.com menus right now, you’ll see a link to myITforum.com 3.0 that everyone can now use to preview the new community site.


There’s still a lot to do, but there’s already a bunch of content and other things you’ll want to dig into and check out.  Feel free to create an account on the new site so you can join groups and check out some of the important downloads and even the photo galleries, like the one’s in the new Microsoft Management Community Group.

As we continue to progress on features and code, we’ll be rolling out new “How To” videos and posting information about how to view them.  You can also find all of the videos on our YouTube channel.


We’re pretty sure you’re going to love what you can actually do with the new features, but as always – please, please, please give us feedback and report any bugs you may find.


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Getting to know myITforum.com 3.0: To the Top!
23 September 11 08:36 PM | rodtrent | with no comments

myITforum.com 3.0 now includes a simple but valuable tool, allowing you to minimize frustration when trying to get back to the myITforum.com menus.

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Upcoming Webinar on improving efficiency in IT
23 September 11 07:47 PM | rodtrent | with no comments

What is IT Efficiency?  Click the banner above to join a Webinar on Tuesday, September 27th to find out. 

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