Summary of year 2013

happy-new-year-2014-wallpaper-4The final post of this year is a summary of 2013, the year that gave my career a real boost.

Before this year started I had a few goals, one of them was to get the MCM/MCSM: Exchange approved from the company I’m working for. This was accomplished and a few weeks later it was announced that Microsoft Learning cancelled them. On the private level I proposed to my fiancée and we are getting married in May 2014 :).

Regarding work and projects, I’ve been involved in a few great assignments, all long term. It started in the autumn of 2012, my tasks within the project was finalized in February 2013, it was as far as I know the first project in Sweden that involved a coexistence between on-premise Domino mail solution and Microsoft Office 365. This was accomplished by using Dell Software’s Coexistence Manager for Notes. The project itself gave some great challenges and in the end a very happy customer.

In February I started a new long term assignment at a very large retail company were I was brought in as an Exchange and PowerShell expert and I helped them develop their mail platform, as an example, it could be tasks around provisioning objects into the mail platform. During this project I’ve developed my PowerShell knowledge and skills even more and come to know lots of great people, and probably one of the best managers I’ve ever worked with. I do hope that someday in the future we will all work together again, it would be lots of fun.

As a result of my work from February to August, I were also brought in as the technical lead since I’ve previously been involved in these kind of projects. This project is ongoing and will be finalized in February/March 2014. Pilots are running fine and the full-scale migration will start in the beginning in next year.

Another thing I’m very proud of is one of my private accomplishments, that the book got released in May 2013. If you for any reason haven’t seen it and want to learn more PowerShell for Exchange, have a look at it. Follow the link: http://www.packtpub.com/microsoft-exchange-server-2013-powershell-2e-cookbook/book.

As a side project on my spare time, I’ve been writing on a series of migration articles using Dell Software’s products and a couple of scripts have been published during the year. Hopefully these publications have been of great value to you.

Regarding the goals for 2014, I will come back to them within a few weeks with some news that aren’t official yet.

Finally I want to thank everyone that has been retweeting my articles on Twitter, and also to those that have been involved in one way or another regarding my blog and book. I’m looking forward to the challenges that 2014 will bring us all.
I wish you all a happy new year!

Regards,
Jonas