Cloud and Datacenter Management
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St Albert, AB
Philip has been involved with Small Business Server since the BackOffice SBS 4.x days. He has worked in the SMB market for most of his I.T career. With the advent of SBS 2003, the SMB market became the primary focus due to the SBS 2003 feature set providing the best possible value to SMBs. In 2003, Monique and Philip Elder started MPECS Inc. with the company’s primary market focus being the 5-35 seat market. Solutions provided to MPECS Inc. clients were based around Microsoft software products such as Small Business Server, Windows Server, Microsoft desktop OSs including Windows XP and Windows Vista, and Microsoft Office products. With knowledge comes responsibility. It is with that thought in mind that Monique and Philip decided that Philip should start sharing that knowledge via a blog in January of 2007. The blog has led to many online and in-person SBS presentations as well as written articles online, in magazines, and now an SBS 2008 book: SBS 2008 Blueprint via SMB Nation Press (2008). Exams challenged: 70-282 Designing, Deploying and Managing a Network Solution for SMB: November 2005. 71-653 TS: Windows Small Business Server 2008, Configuring: September 2008. 70-169 TS: Windows Small Business Server 2011, Configuring: May 2011. Today, with the advent of the Cloud and its challenges Philip has begun the process of re-inventing their company into an On-Premises and Cloud Hybrid specialists with a special focus on Hyper-V and Cluster.