Its been a while since I’ve done any real blogging. There are lots of reasons for that, not the least being that they keep me pretty busy as a manager at Microsoft in general, but it’s also hard to get technically deep (and come up with interesting tidbits that make blog posts worth reading) when I now work with a whole portfolio of MDOP technologies rather than just one like I used to (Configuration Manager). These days it seems like MDOP is coming up with something new everyday to add value to Windows and Windows manageability, and while that’s a good thing from a customer-perspective, it does make it difficult for me to keep up sometimes!
Another technical difficulty involved with me blogging is that I now need a pretty beefy lab setup to sort all this MDOP stuff out. I used to use Virtual PC for a lot of things and I’ve even blogged about how to create a console to use that technology to quickly access VMs in Taking Your Remote Desktops MMC to Task. There were a few comments in that series about RDCMan and so hopefully this following graphic shows that yes, I do use it for Hyper-V connections and yes, I do now possess some fun tools to play…er…learn about, MDOP technologies:
So, now I have the tools to do some great deep dives into MDOP (and how it integrates into CM12 if you’re interested), and I have a few ideas up my sleeve to show you, but what I’m really interested in is: what questions you might have about MDOP and what would make interesting blog posts that you would want to read?
I’ll continue with a few planned blog posts, but if you are curious or want to see something demo’d relating to MDOP, please let me know in the comments and I’ll see what I can do.