Aidan Finn, MVP, has been working in IT since 1996. He has worked as a consultant and administrator for the likes of Amdahl DMR, Fujitsu, Barclays and Hypo Real Estate Bank International where he dealt with large and complex IT infrastructures. Aidan has worked in the server hosting and outsourcing industry in Ireland where he focused on server management, including VMware VI3, Hyper-V and Microsoft System Center. Currently, Aidan is working as a technical sales lead for a distributor in Dublin, Ireland, specialising in Microsoft technology.
Aidan is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) on System Center Configuration Manager in 2008 and was switched the Virtual Machine expertise in 2009 and has been renewed annually since then. Aidan has worked closely with Microsoft, promoting technology in Ireland, including presentations, road shows, online interviews, launch events and has worked as a Technical Reviewer for a Windows Server 2008 R2 Microsoft training course on virtualisation.
When Aidan isn’t at work he’s out and about with camera in hand trying to be a photographer. Aidan is the lead author of Mastering Hyper-V Deployment (Sybex, 2010). He is one of the contributing authors of Microsoft Private Cloud Computing, Mastering Windows Server 2008 R2 (Sybex, 2009) and of Mastering Windows 7 Deployment (Sybex, 2011) . Currently he is part of a team that is writing a new book called Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Installation And Configuration Guide.
I is for Independent
I do not work for Microsoft. If you’re just taking a quick dip into this blog and see something that is pro-Microsoft then it is because I really feel that way. We MVPs are meant to be independent experts. I neither get any payment for Microsoft nor do I own any Microsoft shares. Dig a little deeper on this site and you will find that I am critical of Microsoft and I disagree with them on things from time to time , and my independent comments occasionally upset a few blue badges in Sales & Marketing.
I do work for a Microsoft partner, specialising in and selling the technologies that I focus on. I blog about what I have chosen to work with. There is no agenda. I do work with Microsoft from time to time on events, or product feedback. In the long run, I hope that helps improve knowledge of or quality of products for the end user like you and me.
Let’s Get Real
If you are some company thinking about contacting me about publicising your product, or using my time to make your product-for-profit better, then I’ll need to know what’s in it for me. My time is valuable and, as such, I place a price on it. You tell me what you want, and what you’re willing to pay, and then we can talk. Yes, this means you; no exceptions. I don’t care how new or exciting your company/product is.
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