My name is Michel de Rooij and I’m an Consultant at Conclusion FIT. My professional focus is on Exchange, Unified Communications related technologies in general, and PowerShell. To create more visibility I started this professional blog early November, 2009. Main topic is Exchange, but I may write on related products and technologies as well.

foto engeland0014After my bachelor study Computer Science in 1994, I started my professional career as a 3/4GL developer (Clipper or Powerbuilder anyone?). I became more interested in infrastructure technology and at some point I got the opportunity to make the professional switch from developer to infrastructure.

I have participated in many projects that range from client migrations to designing infrastructure architecture, but my current field of work is mainly Exchange related. My background as developer is a real asset, especially after the introduction of PowerShell, as most Exchange projects require a certain amount of scripting or coding skills. If it’s not project-related, then it can also be about automating tasks or making tasks repeatable and less prone to error.

Social Media
twitter_icon4-294x300[1]When I have time I’m participating in the Microsoft Technet forums. You can also follow me on Twitter at http://twitter.com/mderooij, check out my Facebook here. You can also hit me up on LinkedIn at http://nl.linkedin.com/in/michelderooij. If you got questions, do not hesitate using the contact form from the top menu to send them to me.

http://www.globalknowledge.co.uk/content/files/images/189256/mcse-messaging.png I currently hold the following IT related certifications (older certifications condensed):

  • MCSE: Messaging on Exchange Server 2013
  • MCSA: Windows Server 2012
  • MCTS: Office Communications Server 2007, Configuration
  • MCTS: Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, Configuration
  • MCITP: Enterprise Messaging Administrator 2010
  • MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory: Configuration
  • MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure: Configuration
  • MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure: Configuration
  • MCITP: Designing/Deploying Messaging Solutions w/Microsoft Exchange 2010
  • MCTS: Microsoft Exchange Server 2007: Configuration
  • MCSE: Messaging 2000/2003
  • MCSE: NT4/W2000/W2003
  • MCSE + Internet
  • Prince2 Foundation
  • ITIL Essentials

You can view my virtual MCP business card here.

Philip, Francis and Olrik?
c60332f7-c611-494f-9b39-e80604e5a445[1]When looking at the names used in my examples, you’ll notice I often use the names of Philip Mortimer, Francis Blake or Olrik. For those examples I could have picked any names, but I thought it was nice to borrow them from the comics series Blake and Mortimer, created by the late Edgar P. Jabobs.

About EighTwOne
hat’s with this name, EighTwOne? Well, I had to make up a name as all the variations on mistermail, exchangeguy and deliverydude were already taken. So, used the original RFC number for SMTP, which was RFC 821, wrote that fully: eight two one. Then I noticed matching letters between words, so I left them out keeping only 1 letter in uppercase (for readability). So, RFC 821 became eight two one became EightTwoOne and ended up in EighTwOne. Simple as that.

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  3. this looks great keep it up – even better would be a list of known regressions that are introduced by RUs and SPs

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