Roll-up Collections

I often make use of what I call “Roll-up Collections” in ConfigMgr. These are parent collections that contain sub-collections that specialize the intended membership of the parent collection. An example parent collection might be Texas with sub-collections for San Antonio, Austin, Dallas, Houston, Corpus Christi, etc. The parent collection’s membership, Texas in this case, is…

Jeff Oliver, Recruiting Manager

I have been in a recruiting capacity with Catapult Systems for eight years.  In addition to helping define and implement our overall recruiting strategy, I am responsible for hiring consultants to work in our Houston and Tampa offices.    Currently, I am building a pipeline of A+ candidates with a combination of Microsoft skills in any of the following…

SharePoint Conference Sessions Announced

The sneak peek agenda for the SharePoint Conference has been announced. SharePoint 2010 Overview and What’s New Upgrading to SharePoint 2010 SharePoint 2010 Capacity and Performance Planning SharePoint 2010 Security and Identity Management: What’s New Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office Development SharePoint 2010 Ribbon, ECMAScript and Dialog Framework Development Developing with REST and LINQ…

Emily Cowan, HR Specialist

As the HR Specialist for Catapult Systems, I manage all new hire onboarding to make sure that employees have the tools and knowledge that they need to be successful regarding our company culture, benefits and PTO.  I also act as the Training and Certification Coordinator which entails supporting all of our consultants with their Microsoft…

Brad Barry, Sr. Technical Recruiter (Austin & San Antonio)

I started at Catapult in early 2007 but have been a recruiter for Microsoft consultants since 1998. I began my career in Central Texas upon graduating from Texas Tech in 1997.  I’ve recruited for Fortune 500’s, SMB’s and start ups and none have compared to the culture here at Catapult. I currently support the San Antonio & Austin practices as well as the corporate…

Cindy Brown, Sr. Technical Recruiter

I have been with Catapult Systems just over three years.  I am responsible for recruiting Senior Microsoft IT professionals for the Dallas, TX and Denver, CO locations. I possess well over 15 years of recruitment experience in the Microsoft space. I pride myself on the ability to stay current with the latest technical recruiting trends,…

Sysprep Ad Infinitum

I was at a customer this week doing a one-day, whirlwind tour of Operating System Deployment (OSD) in ConfigMgr. They were specifically interested in server deployment so we set up a build and capture task sequence for Server 2003 SP2. Everything went well until the Prepare OS task which runs sysprep. It just wouldn’t finish;…