I’m Back…

After a much too long vacation, I’ve returned to my Blog…

For those faithful readers who have been diligently checking (but not posting:(…My apologies. It’s been a pretty busy spring. My wife and I took a wonderful, and much needed, trip to Puerto Vallarta for a Wedding. Also, with school wrapping up, and my first book chapter due, it’s been nutz!!!

Did I mention? I’m writing a textbook for the Microsoft 70-642 Exam. So far it’s been pretty challenging. I just got the first chapter in this AM. About 8 hours late due to some issues w/ Microsoft Office 2007. Am I like the only one that doesn’t know they removed Auto-Save from Word???? Anyway, I was using auto-recover. Too bad that doesn’t help if you just close word w/o saving. You can recover it from the recovery file, but it’s a jumble of Hex and characters. Also, if you used change tracking (I did), changes were just all jumbled together.

Speaking of the Book, I have an oppurtunity for a few of you. As I’m writing my book over the next few months (May-Sept/oct), I would like to get feedback on how the book is from a student standpoint. Here’s the oppurtunity:
I will provide you a first-draft copy of each chapter when it is ready for delivery. This is a great oppurtunity if you want to get going on Server 2008. In return, I’ll ask that you give me feedback on the content. I will provide a feedback form for you. Also, I’m on a time deadline so I would need your feedback in about 7 days to be helpful for me.

You might ask…HEY WHAT DO I GET OUT OF THIS??? Well, karma point for helping me out. A free education (sort of…it does cost you time), and a copy of my book once it is released.

If you are interested, drop me an email at michaelbender1 AT gmail DOT com…

I should ramp up with the blog posting once school is out so check back!


About Michael Bender

Just a geek trying to "share the wealth" with the rest of the world... Michael is a teacher at heart. Coming from a career teaching at a community college and work for 19 years as a system engineer, his passion is for helping people learn the skills necessary to ‘level-up’ their careers, and helping businesses achieve their customer goals. Sharing everything is how he guides his career as everyone wins when you share what you know. Currently, he is a Cloud Ops Advocate at Microsoft. This team focuses on engaging and advocating for Operations-focused communities to the engineering teams in Windows Azure. You’ll find Michael and his #AzOps team at conferences, online, and building great content at docs.com. Michael specializes in Windows Server, Virtualization, PowerShell and Windows Azure. As part of his goal of sharing his knowledge, he has a number of courses published on Pluralsight.com covering PowerShell and Windows Server. He is passionate about the IT Operations community. For the last 8 years, he has led up a global user group called The Krewe.he is the current president and a founding member of The Krewe, a worldwide networking group for IT Pros and Developers. This group provides a global network for the sharing of ideas and solutions for many in the Operations community. For more information, check out The Krewe on Facebook or Twitter.
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