“The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once.” Albert Einstein

This quote was used in a TV show I was watching this morning because I wanted to know the exact quote I Binged it and found it on Quote DB. Those who know me will understand that I often have difficulty remaining on task, so I looked wider and found:

Any fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius — and a lot of courage — to move in the opposite direction.”

Of course everyone can tell I needed to rewind the programme because I spectacularly moved off task.

So what freakishly ridiculous long bow am I trying to pull?

I’ve just come back from AUTechED trying to resist the the marketing after glow….

I am increasingly a fan of Role Based Administration and Workflow Enabled Provisioning.

We currently use with a major client tools like:

  • SCCM 2007 R2 (ConfigMGR) to Deploy Servers and Desktops, Deploy Applications, Printers and Secure Shares;
  • FIM 2010 for Directory Synchronisation and some stuff we perhaps should not be.

maybe we should be looking at Service Manager, SSP 2.0 for SCVMM  which of course implies SCVMM and what looks like a very good option for stringing it all together Opalis.

So where is the genius in this post?

We do some things in my view the hard way and perhaps because we didn’t know what we didn’t know, and I am so tempted to implement everything in the System Center Enterprise Suite and leverage the whole ecosystem BUT today I’m leaning toward a big long roadmap for this client.


Once we get a chance to train and define an offering, I think a whole business unit can be built around building complexity in what we offer to drive simplicity for our clients.

In other words I love the Microsoft Ecosystems and see promise in System Center and Forefront for completely abstracting the use of native tools into fully automated, work flow driven, user self service. The glue in this seems to be solid scripting in PowerShell well we need something complex to make things seem easy.

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