Who is behind this blog
Hi, my name is Michael Wenger. I’m an IT enthusiast from Switzerland and very interested in (new) technologies and products. I would like to share all my experience with you folks. I’ve learned a lot by reading other blogs and once thought that it would be a great idea to share my experience as well.
After I did a 4-year apprenticeship as an IT technician, I started working as a System Engineer. After almost 2 years full time, I decided to study computer science. In Switzerland you have the option to study part time. I think this is a very good combination. Instead of 3 years full time I studied 4 years part time and worked at least 60% (sometimes more) beside. This allowed me to combine the theory with the practice – and that’s what is being asked for in the economy. Finally, in 2011 I’ve finished my study and can call me now “Bachelor of Science Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Information Technology specialisation in ICT Business Solutions“.
Starting in January 2012 my role changed from a full time Senior System Engineer to an IT Manager.
Due to the fact that in really big companies Compliance (paperwork like SOX etc…) is much more important than technical stuff, I decided in November 2013 to move on to a company without all that much overhead so that I can really focus more on technical tasks with less paperwork.
After the next 2 years working in an internal IT department, I accepted another job offer at arcade solutions ag (www.arcade.ch), a leading Swiss IT company located in Lucerne. First as Senior System Engineer and then as “Teamleader Cloud Services”, my focus is designing and implementing various cloud projects (private/public/hybrid) with a main focus on Azure and as well cloud services offered in our data centers. I also help customers transitioning to an Outsourcing of the whole IT.
During the last years I’ve intensively worked with Citrix products (XenApp, XenDesktop, PVS, Netscaler) and SCCM. I’ve done different global projects as project manager in these areas. That’s the reason my blog is especially about Citrix products.
What I really like is troubleshooting highly complex issues like BSODs and issues without any known solutions on the internet. You need an analytical, joined-up thinking and a cross-area knowledge in order to solve such issues. This is challenging, but very much interesting and also exciting (if you find the solution). 😉 I try to add some of these cases to my blog.
– MCITP Enterprise Administrator
– Citrix Certified Expert – Apps and Desktops
– MCSE: Server Infrastructure
– Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert: Messaging
– MCSD: Azure Solutions Architect
– MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure