BrainShare 2006

More updates on BrainShare 2006.

I am in Provo, UT all week – working with Mark Schouls – on our BrainShare session and demo:

Session Title: ZENworks Design, and the Lifecycle Management Framework
Length: 2 Hours
Level: Advanced
Abstract: Over the past number of years Novell has presented the ZENworks Lifecycle Management diagram in many of the ZENworks related sessions. This session will focus squarly on how to design a rock solid ZENworks infrastructure and put lifecycle management into practice. Join this session to learn how to fully leverage your ZENworks architecture, take advantage of best practices, and see a live lifecycle management demonstration. This session is a combination of both theory and live demonstration.
Speaker: Mark Schouls

ZENworks Product Manager
Novell, Inc.

Martin Buckley

Director of Product Management – Resource Management
Novell, Inc.

Should be good fun. We’re working on the ‘minimal slides, maximum demo’ approach.

So far I am documenting how to build a successful ZENworks demo/workshop/lab – I will get that posted to the (soon to be launched) Novell Cool Blogs community.

The summary of the session describes the life of an employee – presented in a two hour session. From day zero (hire) to when the employee leaves for pastures new – the session and demo will describe how ZENworks, Novell Identity Manager and other solutions can control the lifecycle of the user and their hardware.

I’ll post more in the next week or so – but I’m saving the bulk of the information for the new Cool Blogs!

Online selling – update


I’m glad I created a new gmail account for selling those sofas.

Within a week I’ve been inundated with spam and scam emails.

Most have not been from craigslist – but from another online ad we put on KSL – a local media company.

I wonder how the average consumer copes with this? I am naturally skeptical and wary of anyone offering to buy a sofa, sight unseen. If they are from the other side of the US – or even the world – then it’s just got to be bogus. Add to that the deluge of spam and viruses – it’s just not safe to be doing this anymore.

I will say that craigslist does have a good policy of providing an anonymous email address – that helps to reduce the instances of inbound spam. The local KSL site does several pretty bad things by default – it includes your name, phone number and real email address. Not helpful.