|My name is Jaap Wesselius and I’m working as a senior systems architects at Amsio BV, a managed service provider in The Netherlands. In this role I’m responsible for the complete hosted Microsoft infrastructure as well as new developments based on hosted Microsoft technologies. This means I’m working with hosted Exchange (of course), Sharepoint and Lync (including hosted voice in Lync) but at the same time System Center, Microsoft Azure, Hyper-V, Office 365 etc.|
After getting my Bachelor Degree in 1990 (Applied Physics) I accidentally got a job in IT on a helpdesk at Turmac Tobacco Company which later became Rothmans (if I recall correctly). Later in the nineties I worked at the Delft University of Technology and Akam Expertise.
In those days I also did a part-time study ‘Informatiekunde’ at the Haagsche Hogeschool in The Hague. Both at the University and Akam Expertise I was involved in Windows projects (NT 3.51 and 4.0) but thing really started to fly when I joined Microsoft in 1997. At first in Premier Support and later on at MCS, but in both departments I did mainly Exchange related projects.
Early 2006 I left Microsoft to become an independent consultant. Because of my work for the (Exchange) community I was awarded with an MVP award for Exchange Server in 2007, and award I still hold in 2012. Being an MVP and author of the book “Exchange 2010 – A practical approach” (available as a free e-book download or as a paperback on Amazon.com) means I’m involved in all kinds of early adopter and Technology Adoption Programs (TAP). Very nice to do indeed, but at the same time it means I’m always busy with projects and get up-to-speed with new versions of Exchange Server.
I’m also an author of Exchange articles which are published on the English site Simple-Talk. Besides Exchange related articles I also publish articles on Hyper-V (I’m also the founder of the Hyper-V community site Hyper-V.nu). And I’m a regular presenter, I do local sessions on Dutch community events, but have been doing sessions at TEC2010 in Berlin, TEC2011 in Frankfurt and TEC2012 in Barcelona. In 2012 I have presented “Load balancing in Exchange 2010″, both at TechEd NA in Orlando, TechEd EMEA in Amsterdam, the Microsoft Exchange Conference (MEC) in Orlando in September 2012 and at TEC Europe in Barcelona in October 2012.
Oh, and before I forget, being an MCT I deliver Exchange courses. I do this 4 or 5 times per year and this gives me a perfect opportunity to get feedback from customers.
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