I’ve been crazy busy over the past few months. In addition to preparing for my RHCE exam in July, I have also been studying for the Microsoft Windows Server 2008 MCITP certification. This is a huge change for me, and I wouldn’t have thought in a million years that I would be so focused on learning everything there is to know about Windows. But the reality is almost EVERY company out there runs Microsoft software, and to truly solve problems you need to know what each OS and application is capable of.
The more I mess around with Windows 2008, active directory, Windows cluster server and the various applications that run on top of Windows Server, the more I’m starting to like it. While I don’t expect to become a full time Windows administrator (vSphere, Solaris, Linux, AIX and storage will continue to be #1 on my list of things to learn about), I definitely have found a new appreciation for Windows and hope to use it more in the future. If you are a heavy Windows Server user, please let me know what you like and dislike about it. I’ll share my list in a follow up post.