I am an IT Systems Engineer with 10+ years experience administering numerous Microsoft systems and applications such as Active Directory, Exchange, Windows Server, SharePoint, Team Foundation Server, Project Server, etc. I am currently the technical lead on a SharePoint 2010 Foundation and SharePoint Server 2013 Standard/Enterprise deployment at a major medical provider. Our user base is currently 17,000+ and will expand to roughly 50,000-60,000.
I have a passion for Technology, but not just gadgets. My passion is towards the users of technology. My goal is to give users of the products I support the ability to be self-sufficient so they can become the most effective and efficient user they can be. I believe technology is most effective when used to solve specific business needs, not deployed for the sake of being deployed. I subscribe to the idea of teaching users to fish so they do not need to request support as often.
Comments made here may be due to discussions or experiences I have recently had. My posts are strictly my own and do not represent the opinions of my employer. I am a very opinionated individual and often express those opinions very passionately.
Technology is certainly not my only interest. I enjoy many non-nerd things and some only slightly nerdy things. I enjoy Science Fiction and Fantasy books and movies (nerdy). I also enjoy playing hockey in an old man hockey league. I am an avid runner and to date I’ve run 8 half marathons and 1 full marathon.
The goal of this blog is to post technical posts that fill a void that I see missing on the net. This means there may be few posts as there is often many posts already regarding a certain topic, though I still run into topics/issues that need to be discussed or clarified based on my experiences. I also hope to share some of my interests and opinions outside of technology such as book and movie reviews.
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