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  • VM Heaven aka 24TB

    So, my test lab has been running lean and mean for a while. A few weeks back I decided that in order to test ConfigMgr v.Next. I needed to update my lab. In the past I had a few discussion about Hyper-v and getting more performance out of it.   The summary of the tips are: ·        ...
    Posted to Garth Jones (Weblog) by Garth on 07-20-2010
  • SMSUG.ca Forums

    I have decided that the forums on www.SMSUG.ca are not being used and due to some SPAMMER populating the membership list, I have closed them down. This is a good thing as it means I will arrange for the site to be convert to a blog only site. With the new site will come a new look a feel. (wait for it...
    Posted to Garth Jones (Weblog) by Garth on 07-01-2010
  • Free MS SQL 2008 administrator certification

    Now that I have your attention, every SMS / ConfigMgr administrator needs to know SQL in order to support SMS/ ConfigMgr. There are no “Ifs” “ands” or “buts” about it, without SQL, ConfigMgr / SMS could not run. You could not write reports or use SSRS. Neither MDT nor WSUS work without it either.  ...
    Posted to Garth Jones (Weblog) by Garth on 05-18-2010
  • 2010 myITforum Donation

    With the start of a new year, it is that time again to support the System Management Community, with that in mind I have made my yearly donation of $250 USD to MyITForum (MIF). Why do I do it? Well as a past User Group leader for www.OWSUG.ca , I know how much it cost to host a small user group community...
    Posted to Garth Jones (Weblog) by Garth on 01-07-2010
  • How many certified System Center people are there? (Aug 2009)

    With all the talk about 70-401 exam this week and with at least 3 new MCTS. I thought that I would update the stats on my blog. Here are the old stats from April 2009, if you want to compare them. http://smsug.ca/blogs/garth_jones/archive/2009/06/05/how-many-certified-system-center-people-are-there-april...
    Posted to Garth Jones (Weblog) by Garth on 08-21-2009
  • $300,000 worth of training

    CTE Solutions , (Yes, the same training center that helps out with both the User & Study Groups) will donate $300,000 worth of training to recently laid off tech workers in Ottawa, equating to around 150 participants to be instructed over the coming summer months. CTE Solutions was founded seven...
    Posted to Garth Jones (Weblog) by Garth on 05-12-2009
  • myITForum Donation

    With the start of a new year, it is that time again to support the System Management Community, with that in mind I have made my yearly donation to MyITForum (MIF). Why do I do it? Well as a User Group leader for www.OWSUG.ca , I know how much it cost to host a small user group community. OWSUG is extremely...
    Posted to Garth Jones (Weblog) by Garth on 01-08-2009
  • Congratulation to Brad the OpsMgr MVP!

    Congratulation go out to Brad Bird, the VP of www.OWSUG.ca and study group leader for being awarded an MVP for OpsMgr. Brad has been working hard with the OWSUG to help the community grow. Without his help the study groups would still be struggling. http://owsug.ca/blogs/brad/archive/2009/01/01/I-made...
    Posted to Garth Jones (Weblog) by Garth on 01-01-2009
  • 1st Anniversary

    Well today is 1 st anniversary of me taking steps to upgrade my certifications to Windows 2003 / Windows 2008. As many of you know I have blog about my experiences with all the exams. So this blog post is designed to talk about a few things. Which exam I write and pass? Which certifications did I achieve...
    Posted to Garth Jones (Weblog) by Garth on 12-11-2008
  • Job posting

    Make sure that you stop by the OWSUG Job forums. There have been 10 new posting within the last month with more that half of them for Microsoft!
    Posted to Garth Jones (Weblog) by Garth on 12-03-2008
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