When the Firefighter is the Arsonist

I recently read a headline that said, "Ex-Forest Lake fire fighter pleads guilty to arson". The story went on to say, "Once considered a hero as a firefighter, John Berken was accused of starting a fire that burned 2,000 acres of nature area." This story got me thinking about a common pattern that I have…

TechEd Sessions on Channel 9

All (or at least most) of the TechEd North America 2011 sessions are online at Channel 9: http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechEd/NorthAmerica/2011?sort=rating&direction=asc#tab_sortBy_rating. A quick filter gives you all the Identity and Management sessions: http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechEd/NorthAmerica/2011?sort=rating&direction=asc&term=&t=identity%2B-and-%2Bmanagement. My session is listed in there also: http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechEd/NorthAmerica/2011/SIM407.

New Hotfix: Task sequence does not run if it has lots of Install Software steps in System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2

Read the original link here. Consider the following scenario: You create a task sequence on a Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2) site server. You add lots of Install Software steps to the task sequence. For example, you add more than 100 Install Software steps to the task sequence. You create…

Metric Misuse – Code Coverage

In my last post, I promised that I would discuss problems with specific Quality Assurance metrics. Lately, I’ve been in a lot of situations where people have focused on the metric of 100% Code Coverage. There seems to be a trend of people trying to write automated tests that cover 100% of code. 100% Code…