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My Year 2015

I know, it is a little bit later as usual, but still. Another great year has ended and I am ready for a new one again. It is hard to summarize this year, because so many things happened and I am really thankful for it. I had the chance to meet some really great, funny and smart people from all over the world and I had the chance to visit a lot of different cities and countries. As always I try to summarize the year in a blog post, and as always I never get all into one blog post, because it would be just too much for one post or it is simply too personal to share it here. But I have tried my best to do this, in the short time I had during lunchtime.

itnetX Ignite

With the end of 2015, I realized that I work now 4 years for itnetX, and I also realized that the company changed a lot in the past years. When I started in 2012 I was employee number 7 and now 4 years after this we are over 30 employees. This year we not just hired great and talented people, itnetX also merge with Syliance in the summer of 2015, which was really great, since this allowed me to work with even more great and skilled people, and allows me to learn new stuff every day. My job as a Cloud Architect still lets me travel to the most beautiful places around the world and I am looking forward to 2016 to do even more.

(In this picture: Martin Wüthrich, Adrian Probst, Michael Rüefli, Alain Schneiter, myself and Marcel Zehner)

Finland

One of my great private trips was my trip to Finland, which was amazing. Finland was beautiful and I can everyone recommend visiting the country if you have the chance and you like snow.

FHNW

I spent a lot of time studying in 2014 and 2015, now the only thing which is left is the Master Thesis to get my Master of Advanced Studies in Business Engineering and Management.



COD Berlin 2014

My 2014

Another year ends and I am ready for a new one to start. Since Christmas time is not the busiest time of the year, I always find some time to review my year. I really had a great year and I had the change to meet, talk and work with some really great people from all over the world. I really tried to summarize this year in this blog post, but there is just not enough space to cover it all.

Locarno 2014

I am now currently working three years for itnetx and my job as a Cloud Architect and Consultant takes me still to the most beautiful places in Switzerland and Europe. Even after three years it is just great to work with such great and talented people and see how things are moving forward.

COD Berlin 2014

During the Microsoft Community Open Day 2014 I had the chance to meet a  lot of people from Microsoft Germany and other DACH MVPs as well.

Thailand 2014

In April I had the chance to visit my friend in Thailand. I really enjoyed Thailand, great food, nice weather and friendly people.

Cisco Champions

In May 2014 I was awarded by Cisco with the Cisco Champion 2014 award. This was a great honor and I really enjoyed the new connections I got inside Cisco.

Moving 2014

2014 was also the year to move to a new flat, well not as big as a step you might think, but still a lot of work.

itnetx Office Bern

Not only I moved in 2014, also itnetx moved to a new and bigger office in Bern. The new location is great with a great city and mountain view.

E2EVC Brussels 2014

At E2EVC 2014 in Brussels I had the chance to deliver some overview sessions about the Microsoft Cloud OS stack, including things like System Center, Software-Defined Storage and Networking, Azure Pack and of course Hyper-V, together with Michael Rüefli (Microsoft MVP)

InovatiX 2014 Amsterdam

Talking about itnetx, during the summer time, itnetx, inovativ Belgium and inovativ Netherlands met in Amsterdam to discuss some topics on the Microsoft Cloud OS and sharing some knowledge. This was great, since I had the chance to meet some of the best experts in Europe around that topic.

Food 2014

If you follow me on some social media sites like Twitter, you know that I love good food. Of course I had some pretty good food in 2014, so if you are interested not only in Cloud OS but also in great food, you just have another reason to follow me on Twitter.

World Cup 2014

2014 was also the year of the FIFA World Cup, unfortunately Switzerland lost against Argentina.

Amsterdam 2014

The Cloud OS Network (COSN) in which itnetx is a part of, brought me another trip to Amsterdam for a great training and meeting with Microsoft Hosting people and partners.

Surface Pro 3

2014 also brought me some great new gadgets like the Surface Pro 3 or the Nokia Lumia 930.

System Center Universe Europe 2014

September was the time of System Center Universe Europe 2014 in Basel close to my home town. I had the chance to deliver two sessions about the Cloud OS networking stack together with Walther Dey (Former Cisco) and Michel Lüscher (Microsoft). You can watch the session recordings on my blog or Microsoft’s Channel9.

Master of Advanced Studies in Business Engineering and Management

In the summer 2014 I also finished the last semester of my Master of Advanced Studies in Business Engineering and Management. Now I am currently working on my master thesis.

VeeamON 2014 Las Vegas

Another great event I have been invited to was VeeamON 2014 in Las Vegas. This was the first Veeam conference and in my opinion this was just great. Bringing a lot of experts from around the world on site and talking about different Datacenter availability solutions is just great.

E2EVC Bercelona 2014

At E2EVC Barcelona 2014 I had the chance to deliver another session about Disaster Recovery using Azure Site Recovery and Hyper-V Replica. After that I had some time to relay in Barcelona and meet some friends before TechEd Europe 2014.

Microsoft MVP 2014

In October I was again awarded with the Microsoft MVP Award for the third time in a row after 2012 and 2013, which is a great honor.

COSN 2014

Some of the work I really enjoyed in 2014, was the work with service providers and building solutions form them using the Cloud OS stack with Azure Pack. It is great to help customers to build new solutions and business and cloud offerings.

MVP Summit 2014

One of the highlights as always is the Microsoft MVP Summit in Redmond (Seattle). It really helps to meet other people working on the same topic and talking to the Microsoft Product Groups about the current release as well as on the on going development.

MMS 2014

The last conference I was speaking, was the MMS 2014 (Mindwest Management Summit) in the Mall of America in Minneapolis. I talked about Fabric Management with System Center Virtual Machine Manager and Disaster Recovery using Azure Site Recovery Manager.

New York 2014

My last stop in 2014 took me to New York where I met two of my friends and spend some days exploring the city.

Microsoft Band

And this is my last gadget I got in 2014, the Microsoft Band. I was really exited about this little device. Since I started to do some more sports and I still had this first generation Nike Fuel Band I was happy to get this alternative.

Veeam Webinar Hyper-V 2012 R2

Another great thing I could to in 2014 was working with my partners and sponsors in several different projects and webinars. I really have to thank all my partners here like Veeam, Savision, Altaro, 5Nine and StarWind Software.

Overall 2014 was a great year for me and I really have to thank so many people which are helping, motivate and inspiring me every day, my friends, family, colleagues, bosses, partners, customers, and my girlfriend. I also have to thank all the readers of my blog, my followers on twitter and other social media sites and all the people how makes the effort running a blog and investing so much time in it totally worth it.

I wish you all a happy new year and a great start in 2015.

Thomas



Happy New Year To Everyone

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.

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.



Happy New Year

Another great year ends and 2012 is just around the corner. 2011 was a successful year but I think 2012 will be even better. The private cloud products we all have talked about in the past months like System Center 2012 and Windows Server 8 will finally be released. And I am sure a lot of other stuff is coming in 2012.
I hope you all had fun reading my blog posts and tweets. I have learned a lot in the past year and had the chance to talk to a lot of interesting people.

Some predictions for 2012:

  • 2012 will be the year of Hyper-V (by Aidan Finn)
  •  Windows 8 will be released ;-)
  • I will buy my first Windows Tablet
  • My blog will hit the magic line of 2000 unique visitors a day
  • A lot of interesting projects
  • System Center 2012 changes the datacenter
  • Windows Phone will get some market share
  • I will do my private cloud proof of concept for my diploma thesis

Thank you all and happy new year.