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( Robert Dick )
I am a former three time Office Servers and Services MVP in beautiful Victoria, BC, Canada.
I am an a former Office 365 MVP (three times awarded), Microsoft generalist and Technology Manager with Lekker Food Distributors Ltd. in Victoria, BC, Canada. I've been in "the biz" for well over 34 years and have dabbled in most of the technologies that have shaped the small to medium businesses "tech envelope" over those years so my route to MVP has been circuitous to say the least. To say I love the nuts and bolts and the plumbing would be an understatement! I'm never happier than when I'm chest-deep in tech issues, plotting out a course for my customers or mentoring others in how to grow and thrive in our slightly mad business. I have carried certs in many different products and technologies over the years, I think I can dig out a cert for "PrimOS System Administration" (bonus points for knowing what that is) if someone really needed to see it. I currently carry Microsoft and Veeam certs. I have worked in Unix and proprietary environments, I remember (and worked with) portable computers that weighed 40 kilos, and I can still program a modem in my sleep. I have worked for small and large corporations, owned my own consulting business involved in international insurance management systems and worked for a number of IT consulting firms. My current passion outside of the tech craziness of work is to help non-profits leverage Office 365 and other Microsoft technologies to the maximum. I think Office 365 is an absolute homerun for both Microsoft and the organizations that use it, specially so for the small guys as they get access to tools that were mostly out of reach to them in the past. I'm really looking forward to where Office 365 goes and am enjoying the ride!