Ed has over 10 years at 1E, working the first 10 of them in the pre-sales role as a Solutions Engineer, and the last 6 months as 1E’s Technology Enablement Lead. Working with the Business Development Team. He is also a 13 year Microsoft Enterprise Client Management MVP, multiple Industry Expert invited speaker at the Microsoft Management Summit series, and was a User Group founder and leader for many years. Ed is a founding member of, and still sits as, an Advisory Committee member supporting, the myITForum Systems Management community. He has been known to spend some time behind the wheel of his 475bhp 2010 Camaro, always cruising at or below the posted speed limit at all times of course! Ed, along with his wife MaryAnn and their three dogs are permanent residents of Prudence Island, RI.
One of the perks of working for a technology company like 1E is having a lot of really smart co-workers. Like engineers of all persuasions everywhere, they do not like having a problem without an answer. They dig and dig until the truth is revealed! Occasionally, however, the answer evades them despite their best effort.
Ed Aldrich
Monday, 13 March 2017 / Published in Featured, Help Desk, MVP Monday, Software Lifecycle Automation
A First Foray into THE CLOUD via Intune (#3 in a series)   The moving parts of Intune: Can any be mapped to Configuration Manager? My previous post in this series gave a basic introduction of Intune and provided several scenarios that described how to implement some of the features themselves. Those scenarios and others
Rime of the Ancient Admin
A First Foray into THE CLOUD via Intune (#2 in a series) The first stop: Introduction to Intune Using the linked reference above as my starting point and source of basic information (with attribution given in my first post in this series), let’s try to dissect it from my experience as a traditional Configuration Manager
Ed Aldrich
Monday, 20 February 2017 / Published in Digital Disruption, Featured, MVP Monday, SCCM, Systems Management
“I’m old, not obsolete!”  Pops, Terminator Genisys For the literary-minded among you, it’s clear that the subtitle is a blatant play on words from the famous old poem Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor (1834). We’ve all heard of the concept of, “…having an Albatross hanging around your neck”. (See the link for the metaphor) I’ve been in
Ed Aldrich
Friday, 18 December 2015 / Published in NightWatchman, Products, Uncategorized
Eco globe
Last weekend saw participants at the COP21 climate change summit in Paris reach a landmark decision as 195 countries committed to slashing their carbon emissions and combat rises in temperature in an effort to clamp down on global warming. The agreement is a huge win, not just because two of the world’s biggest energy consumers
Ed Aldrich
Thursday, 17 December 2015 / Published in SCCM, Uncategorized
If you are afraid of being scooped out of the latest headlines in the bi-modal IT world, take a look at our Top 10 Twitter Accounts for Enterprise Client Management. From the media to Microsoft MVPS, you’ll find the latest #SCCM news from inside the ConfigMgr community. Live-tweet the next Microsoft product launch or read
Ed Aldrich
Monday, 30 March 2015 / Published in OS Deployment, Shopping, Uncategorized, Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8
Background Any organization that goes through the process of developing and deploying a new operating system knows a simple truth: coordinating with the end users around scheduling the OS deployment is one of the most challenging tasks in the entire project plan. There never seems to be a “good” time to actually fire off the
Ed Aldrich
Monday, 05 January 2015 / Published in 1E Careers, 1E Community, Uncategorized
Time for something very different to my usual techie content, and for me to provide you with something totally personal. I took the opportunity during the quiet end-of-the-year time to reflect back a bit on my tenure at 1E, and particularly on how I came to end up here in the first place. This is
Background Recent articles in this series provided you with an overview the entire process of how the wake-on-LAN (WOL) portion of our PC power management solution NightWatchman works. This article assumes you have read those background articles prior to this document. In the first article, titled 1E WakeUp Server and its AgentFinder Process, we described
Ed Aldrich
Thursday, 11 December 2014 / Published in Green IT, NightWatchman, PC Power Management, Products, Uncategorized, WakeUp
I recently posted a lengthy and detailed blog 1E WakeUp Server and its AgentFinder Process. This article introduced the concept of identifying 1E Agents present on the local subnets within the boundaries of a WakeUp Server installation, and assigning two of them the roles of a primary and alternate agent for their respective subnets. The