whoami /all or First post and some about me

With more than 7 years of work experience in professional IT, I am now working in Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia as the Head of Systems and Network Maintenance Division, System Administrator and Information Security Officer. Pretty much for one man, you might think, but that’s it.

I am heavily focused on Microsoft technologies, included but not limited to Windows Server, Exchange, SharePoint, Lync, SQL, System Center, IIS, TMG and others.
Aside from that I speak two virtual languages: Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware vSphere.

Certified since 2011, I passed certifications such as MCSA, MCP, MCITP, MCTS and currently I am working my way on completion of my MCSE certification paths.

I founded MCP-Way Blog a year ago but never was able to find enough time to operate it, untill today. The blog will mainly focus on interesting news, guides and things worth sharing from my everyday working life and experience. Hope I will be able to always find time to share something interesting with you.

You can find me at LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

Though of course it all began with something:

My relationship with IT begins way back from 2001, when we bought the first PC in family and I fell in love with her. It was based on Willamette Pentium 4, equipped with 128 MB of SDRAM and 20 GB HDD. Pretty nice one for the time being.
At that time I was a 11 year-old kid, so I had plenty of time to learn.

In 2003 I joined CompInfo team – it was the first e-magazine in Georgia. Years in CompInfo, I think, were the most productive in my IT life – igniting an “IT fire” inside me. At that times I got my internet nickname – Power_VANO, which I retained and use even today. You can find me everywhere with that name.

In 2007 Overclockers.ge project emerged and I joined them in 2008. Currently I am the co-founder of modern Overclockers.ge community. This might be the beginning of my official IT career.

After that it was a year in advertising laboratory 919 – one of the best of its kind in Georgia. Great team with great projects and ideas and my role with them – web programmer and general IT Specialist.

Then I moved to EMIS and then to my current home – Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia – as IT Support Specialist. After a year I switched to the position of System Administrator – what was after that you already know.