The User Acceptance Testing Death Spiral

In a past role, I joined a test team that was in a User Acceptance Testing (UAT) "Death Spiral" that had caused the user base to lose confidence in the integration testing team. Based on conversations that I’ve had with others, I believe that the UAT Death Spiral is a common scenario that people encounter,…

Visio 2010 Add-in for System Center

Download here. Brief Description The Visio 2010 add-in for System Center provides a comprehensive list of alerts from System Center Operations Manager 2007 and system information, user group information and patch information from System Center Configuration Manager 2007. Overview The Visio 2010 add-in for System Center provides a comprehensive list of alerts from System Center…

ConfigMgr 2007 Driver Management Revisited (Again)

Michael Niehaus has a new post on ConfigMgr Driver Management.  Read the original post here. After MMS 2010, I had posted a series of blog postings talking about different mechanisms for managing drivers with ConfigMgr 2007.  You can read through that at http://blogs.technet.com/b/mniehaus/archive/2010/04/29/configmgr-2007-driver-management-the-novel-part-1.aspx. Then a hotfix was released that changed the way ConfigMgr 2007 handled…

MDT 2012 Beta 1: UEFI Support

Michael Niehaus has a new post on UEFI support for MDT 2012 beta. Read the full post here. One of the new features that has been added to Lite Touch Installation in MDT 2012 Beta 1 is support for deploying 64-bit Windows to machines configured to use UEFI.  So what exactly does that mean?  That’s…