# Commercial exposure to every desktop version of Microsoft Windows since 3.0 ... although I gave up with Vista (ugh), loved Windows 7 and I am slowly warming to Windows 8 Windows 8.1 Windows 10 after recent rollouts # MS Access Database Development # Windows XP Desktop global image builds / rollouts and SMS Server package deployments at a multinational corporation # EMEA Desktop Technical Lead / 3rd Tier support for an international computer software company #
 # Hands-on commercial experience of all Windows server versions from NT Server 3.51 onwards as a professional System Administrator # Windows 2000 MCSE # Windows 2003 Server MCP # Windows 2000 / 2003 Active Directory implementation # Deployment and Systems Administration of rack-based hosting servers at a niche internet solutions provider (for the past 10 years) # Windows Server 2008 / Windows Server 2008 R2 # SQL Server 2000 to SQL Server 2008 # Windows Server 2012 # SQL Server 2012 # Design and deployment of Helm and Plesk web hosting control panel systems #
   # Linux : I have a longstanding obsession with interest in it (and hands-on experience with primarily Red Hat / CentOS and Fedora distributions) # Joomla CMS deployments # Commercial implementation of a range of Open Source technologies: from BackupPC, MailScanner and Nagios server apps to IPFire and IPCop firewalls and FREENAS servers (to name but a few) #

# I was previously an Apple Certified System Engineer (pre-OSX) # I supported various flavours of Unix and was the IT Manager at the science department of a Russell Group academic institution # Worked as a Novell Netware CNA in a Local Authority IT Department # 
I have worked my way up through low level support technician roles to senior 3rd level support / technical lead and IT Management positions # 
# Currently integrating various cloud-based products and services with both traditional desktops and servers as well as mobile devices (primarily  Android OS) to deliver more nimble and cost-effective solutions for today's distributed work environments.  Google Apps for Work implementations.  Data backup and synchronisation with Cloud Data stores such as Google Drive and Amazon S3 with Insync and Cloudberry. #