j0439828 I get so excited about the IT Pro Momentum projects I thought I would share just one more with you.  Actually in this case it is more like 2 projects that are being set up in a single organization.  I met Rob at one of my live speaking engagements and he mentioned he was interested in participating in IT Pro Momentum.  Since then he has really been working hard!  His organization is in the process of moving to a new larger location to help them deal with the growth of their business, and Rob has been building out the network. 

Robs comments are inline.  I love what he is doing! 

"I have started a couple of projects. The first was to setup a 2008 server machine (since I am not using 2008 server in production yet). I wanted to use it for several applications that our engineers use (license server for some engineering software and a Source Safe database). I had some difficulties getting it configured. It kept losing the network connection. I messed around with it and learned several things before it finally just started working. It was a really weird thing with no explanation as of yet. This test is going well and I think I’m about ready to purchase Server 2008. For the most part the project has gone well. I had some difficulty with the connection of the new server but after it started working it has gone well. I can’t even tell you what I did to fix it.

The second project I was going to do was set up an exchange server. We had it in our budget to move to Exchange this summer. This has now been put on hold until we move. I still think I am going to proceed with setting up a server with the latest Exchange so I can test the process of moving our company to Exchange server. I will let you know how that goes. The feedback on this project will be more extensive since it is a much more complex project.

I don't know whether I am more impressed that his server fixed itself or that he is willing to pilot new technologies in the process of moving to a new office. 

Great Work Rob! 

 

If you're interested in participating in the IT Pro Momentum program please send me an email request and let me know.