From a technical standpoint, I've started to work a lot with Server 2012 and System Center 2012. Since my start at the company has been timed with these releases, these products will be my primary focus from this point forward. In fact, one of my goals with this blog is to include problem-solving and troubleshooting scenarios based on actual deployment experiences that I come across.
I've found throughout my training that it's more important to learn when things don't work than when they do. For every failed cluster, misconfiguration, and improper installation, there's one less mistake we as IT pros have to worry about in the future. When it took me 20 snapshots and a few VMs later to get System Center to work the way it was supposed to, that was certainly a learning process.
As such, learning doesn't end the day you graduate from school. Even more so, at Microsoft, learning is taken to an entirely new level. The wealth of information the company has developed is quite vast and just finding what you need sometimes can be difficult. The other day I spent 20 minutes looking for a new Hyper-V architecture diagram only to realize I was looking in the wrong place the whole time.
That's the best part of this job, though. Just when you think you know everything there is to know on something, there's always more you can learn.
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