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Office365, Enterprise Security, Hyper-V
Ulf B. Simon-Weidner
I'm 41, was raised in Munich (Germany) and chose it as my home base. My dad was into engineering which influenced me in primary school to build radios and other electronic circuits, dug into digital electronics and microprocessors and got my first real computer in 1983. Later, besides school, I worked at a company where I was able to rationalize my job by creating customized hard- and software. At the company I was now able to go into digital circuits and programming. We did some great projects for TV-Shows and Marketing companies. After finishing school I went to the Munich University of applied sciences (eletrotechnical and information technology). During this time I took an opportunity to work and study (small business management) in the US for a year. In 1998 I got an offer of Europe’s leading, indepentant IT-Services Provider and instantly went into Active Directory in NT5-preview (later renamed to Windows 2000). I made career from trainee to principal consultant and accepted a manager position for Microsoft Solutions-Strategy and Presales. Throughout the years I had a lot of interesting projects at major German and international Companies. I’m broadly sharing my knowledge as Author and Speaker at major, international conferences. Besides my community work I love spending my spare time with my family, enjoy ballroom dancing, BBQing, traveling and diving.