Finally 2012 is over and I am enjoying holidays. Don’t get me wrong, 2012 was awesome, and I am not just talking about work. As I did in 2011, I meet a lot of great and interesting people, I was able to work in some great projects and I had the chance to travel a lot.
Last year I wrote a blog post with some predictions for 2012, which I would like to comment.
- 2012 will be the year of Hyper-V – Okay I think Microsoft did a really good job and Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V changed a lot of minds, but with the missing System Center 2012 SP1 a lot of customers were waiting to do a change or a upgrade and I think 2013 will be even a better year for Hyper-V than 2012.
- Windows 8 will be released – Yes Windows 8 was released in 2012 and I personally love this operating system. I think there is still a lot of work to do, to teach people how Windows 8 works and how great it is.
- I will buy my first Windows Tablet – Yes I bought my first Windows tablet, the Microsoft Surface RT. It was hard for me to wait so long but it was totally worth it.
- My blog will hit the magic line of 2000 unique visitors a day – Yeah in the middle of February 2012 my blog hit 2000 unique visitors a day. Thanks to all the people visiting, reading, commenting and working with me on my blog, I think that’s one of the reasons I have so much fun running this blog.
- A lot of interesting projects – Yes I will talk about that later.
- System Center 2012 changes the datacenter – Yes think it’s true but the same will be true for System Center 2012 SP1 and Windows Server 2012.
- Windows Phone will get some market share – Okay maybe not that much but I am still sure that Windows Phone is a great mobile operating system with really cool devices.
- I will do my private cloud proof of concept for my diploma thesis – yes I did that as planned.
This are just a few moment of my personal year 2012, but there was a lot more. It’s very interesting to summarize some of the moments and achievements of 2012.
- First I started my new job as Cloud Architect at itnetx in January 2012. The company is a consulting and engineering company located in Bern/Switzerland. We are focussed on Microsoft Technologies, especially Microsoft Private Cloud Solutions, Microsoft System Center and Microsoft Virtualization.
- In June I past all exams and did my diploma thesis on Microsoft Private Cloud solutons.
- After Microsoft announced the new MCSA and MCSE certifications, I did all the exams to get MCSE: Private Cloud and MCSE: Server Infrastructure.
- SearchWindowsServer.com mentioned me as one of ten experts for Windows Server updates on Twitter.com
- In September I had the chance to visit the Microsoft Campus in Redmond and meeting the System Center product group as part of the Microsoft TAP.
- In October, itnetx gmbh won the Datacenter Partner of the Year Award from Microsoft Switzerland the second time in a row.
- In October I was awarded by Microsoft as Microsoft MVP in the expertice Virtual Machine for the work I did around Hyper-V and Microsoft Virtualization.
- Over the year I had a lot of interesting opportunities to talk about Hyper-V and System Center on different events this year. For example Microsoft TechDays, Geekmania, E2EVC conference or Cisco Partner System Engineer Day.
- Markus Erlacher from Microsoft Switzerland announced that he will be joining itnetx as new managing director in 2013.
- Besides my blog and Twitter, I created other social media sites which allows others to follow my blog on Facebook or Google+
Sure I always had enough and interesting work to do, but I learned how I can mange my spare time so I could make the most out of it and spend it with my friends and family.
Thank you all and happy new year.