Jeff Wouters [MVP]

Infrastructure DevOps Lead at eVision Industry Software

Location
Nijmegen Area, Netherlands
Industry
Information Technology and Services
Current
  1. eVision Industry Software,
  2. Methos IT,
  3. JeffWouters
Previous
  1. BRAIN FORCE,
  2. Inter Access,
  3. McGregor Fashion Group
Education
  1. Hogeschool van Utrecht
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Websites
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Background

Summary

Geek of all trades, carnivore,movie-freak, music lover.

Specialties:PowerShell, Hyper-V, System Center, User Workspace Management, desktop virtualization, application virtualization.

Experience

Infrastructure DevOps Lead

eVision Industry Software
– Present (2 months)The Hague Area, Netherlands

As the Infrastructure DevOps Lead I'm responsible for the DevOps culture and infrastructure in the company.
Building a team to realize this and elevating the infrastructure, and company, to a next level.
Automation, high availability and continuous deployment are the pillars of my job, integration with business processes is key...
... and as always, automating my own job out of existence is my ultimate goal.

Automation [Consultant | Architect | Trainer]

Methos IT
– Present (2 years 11 months)Zoetermeer

Speaker, blogger and author

JeffWouters
– Present (4 years 9 months)

Blogging and speaking at events about PowerShell, Hyper-V, System Center and High Availability.

MVP PowerShell

Microsoft Most Valuable Professional
– Present (1 year 6 months)

Founding member

Dutch PowerShell User Group
– Present (2 years 4 months)The Netherlands

The Dutch PowerShell UserGroup.

Senior Technology Specialist

BRAIN FORCE
(8 months)

BRAIN FORCE is a commercial IT service provider that supports organizations in the optimization of their IT and Cloud infrastructures, with the aim of reducing system administration costs and increasing working productivity. BRAIN FORCE will draw up an ICT roadmap with you, in which the IT and communications projects have clear relationships with your business objectives. It is also a suitable help to determine the right mix of investments in hardware, software and services.

A unique aspect of the BRAIN FORCE approach is that our knowledge, skills, and expertise are bundled into best practices: the BRAIN FORCE Infrastructure Framework.
This contains all the documents and scripts for designing, standardizing, and implementing Microsoft, Citrix, and VMware technologies. You know beforehand what the final situation is going to look like and you can be certain that the various aspects of the implementation will be retained in the IT organization.

BRAIN FORCE develops its own software in addition to existing technology from market parties. BRAIN FORCE Workspace Manager simplifies the administration of user profiles in desktop infrastructures, both physical and virtual. BRAIN FORCE has developed two unique solutions in the field of application lifecycle management: BRAIN FORCE Packaging Robot and Application Manager contribute to more efficient application inventory and application rationalization processes, license compliancy, application compatibility, packaging (MSI), and virtualization (App-V and ThinApp).

BRAIN FORCE supplies its customers with extra IT capacity for dealing with peak loads through its secondment service BRAIN MATCH. The unique aspect is that a complete support center is ready and waiting behind each and every IT professional you hire in.

System Engineer

Inter Access
(6 months)

Sequencing about 140 applications with App-V for 4 months at a customer's site for a project.
For a second customer I was part of the team which handled to operational issues, like server deployment/configuration, solving incidents and general infrastructure problems. I had a personal project to solve issues on about 15 database clusters, based on the Windows Server 2003 (R2) platform with SQL Server and Oracle on it. The issues included unexplainable failovers, resources that could not come online on specific nodes, time skew errors, kerberos errors, etc.

System Engineer

McGregor Fashion Group
(6 months)

Managing a Terminal Server environment with 500+ workstations worldwide and 100+ servers.
Products used: Microsoft Windows XP and 7, Microsoft Office 2003 and 2007, Microsoft Windows 2003 and 2008 Server, Microsoft ISA Server 2006, Citrix XenApp, Citrix XenDesktop, Citrix BranchRepeaters, VMware vSphere, Kofax and Ocra.

Support Engineer

RES Software BV
(1 year)

Supporting customers, resellers, consultants and system integrators worldwide through remote support.
Troubleshooting with every technology; Citrix, Microsoft, VMWare, VDI, SBC, virtualized applications.
All of these in combination with RES PowerFuse, RES Wisdom, RES Subscriber or RES Workspace Extender.
Customers with small, medium, large and enterprise environments.

Local Support Engineer

Grontmij
(6 months)

Installing W2K3 FTP servers.
Configuring firewalls.
Implementing images on workstations.
Troubleshooting ICT related problems.
Installing VMWare Infrastructure.
Configuring VMWare Infrastructure.

Microsoft Technology Specialist

NIG ICT Professionals
(2 years 4 months)

Migration Support

ROC ASA
(2 months)

Imaging 200+ workstations.
Because of a bad image there were additional actions required.
High workload, but the client was very pleased about the progress. In 2 days we've done more then they hoped for.

Junior System Administrator

NIG ICT Services
(4 months)

Assisting the Senior System Administrator because of the high workload.
The System Administrator preferred me over my colleagues since we've worked together on a small internal project before.
W2K3 SBS, Exchange2003 SBS, WinXP, Office 2003, Office 2007.
Re-structured the Active Directory so it became roll-based and easier to manager for the System Administrator.
When the workload was not so high anymore, it was time for me to go to the next project.

System Administrator

Teijin Twaron
(3 months)

Desktop support;
Migration from Office 2003 to Office 2007;
Adjusting the image for new desktop PC's;
Roll out of 170 new desktop PC's + TFT screens;
Manage 3 temporary workers;
Install and Configure a new W2K3 and SQL2005 Server;

Support Engineer

icare
(5 months)

Remote supporting users;
Basic tasks in Active Directory;
Solving problems on-site;
Logistics for roll out mobile phones and PDA's;
Communicate with Back-Office in order to solve problems;

Werkplekbeheerder

ROC Midden Nederland
(less than a year)

Student

Deltion College
(4 years)

Student

Deltion College
(4 years)

Honors & Awards

MVP - Windows PowerShell 2013

Microsoft

<QUOTE>
The Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award is our way of saying thank you to exceptional, independent community leaders who share their passion, technical expertise, and real-world knowledge of Microsoft products with others. It is part of Microsoft’s commitment to supporting and enriching technical communities. Even before the rises of the Internet and social media, people have come together to willingly offer their ideas and best practices in technical communities.

At Microsoft, we recognize the vital role these individuals play in the adoption and advancement of technology—and in helping our customers do great things with our products. This was the inspiration for the Microsoft MVP Award. Nearly two decades ago, we awarded 37 technical community leaders as MVPs.

Today, there are more than 4,000 MVPs worldwide. They represent more than 90 countries, speak over 40 languages, answer more than 10 million questions a year, and are awarded in almost 90 Microsoft technologies—reflecting the breadth of our products and our global communities.
<ENDQUOTE>

Nidan (2nd degree black belt)

Judo

Shodan (1st degree black belt)

Karate

Shodan (1st degree back belt)

Jiu-Jitsu

MVP - Windows PowerShell 2014

Microsoft

<QUOTE>
The Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award is our way of saying thank you to exceptional, independent community leaders who share their passion, technical expertise, and real-world knowledge of Microsoft products with others. It is part of Microsoft’s commitment to supporting and enriching technical communities. Even before the rises of the Internet and social media, people have come together to willingly offer their ideas and best practices in technical communities.

At Microsoft, we recognize the vital role these individuals play in the adoption and advancement of technology—and in helping our customers do great things with our products. This was the inspiration for the Microsoft MVP Award. Nearly two decades ago, we awarded 37 technical community leaders as MVPs.

Today, there are more than 4,000 MVPs worldwide. They represent more than 90 countries, speak over 40 languages, answer more than 10 million questions a year, and are awarded in almost 90 Microsoft technologies—reflecting the breadth of our products and our global communities.
<ENDQUOTE>

Publications

PowerShell Deep Dives(Link)

Manning
2013

Editors Jeffrey Hicks, Richard Siddaway, Oisin Grehan, and Aleksandar Nikolic are joined by PowerShell experts Don Jones, Arnaud Petitjean, Boe Prox, Bartek Bielawski, Mike Robbins, Vadims Podans, Ashley McGlone, James O'Neill, Jeff Wouters, Will Steele, Jonathan Medd, Adam Driscoll, Trevor Sullivan, Josh Gavant, Karl Prosser, Jim Christopher, Ben Miller, Donabel Santos, Robert C. Cain, Jen Stirrup, Jason Helmick, and Chris Bellée.

Authors:

Languages

  1. English

    Full professional proficiency
  2. Dutch

    Native or bilingual proficiency
  3. German

    Limited working proficiency
  4. Eastern Frisian

    Elementary proficiency

Volunteer Experience & Causes

Teamleader

Speelland Noordwolde
(7 years 1 month)Children

Leader for a group of 8-14 children between the age of 7 and 12 years old.

Opportunities Jeff is looking for:

Causes Jeff cares about:

Organizations Jeff supports:

Skills

  • Virtualization
  • Server Virtualisation
  • VDI
  • Terminal Server
  • Hyper-V
  • Windows Server
  • Windows
  • Deployment
  • Windows 7
  • Group Policy
  • Scripting
  • Clustering
  • Consultancy
  • Powershell
  • System Center
  • Presenter
  • Cluster
  • Active Directory
  • Microsoft Exchange
  • SCOM
  • Citrix
  • SCCM
  • System Administration
  • Technical Support
  • System Deployment
  • Microsoft Technologies
  • Troubleshooting
  • ITIL
  • Training Delivery
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Windows XP
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Certifications

MCDST

Microsoft

MCSA +Security

Microsoft

MCSE +Security

Microsoft

MCTS (various products)

Microsoft

Education

Hogeschool van Utrecht

Master's Degree, Technical Business Management

Becoming the bridge between engineers/technicians and management/business.
Understanding what motivates people, turn a group of colleagues into a team, helping people to reach their goals, translating IT to business requirements and vice versa.
These were the foundation of what this education has thought me.

Hogeschool van Utrecht

Bachelor's Degree, Information Technology

This was an evening education next to my full-time job. It allowed me much flexibility but also a lot of responsibility, planning, collaboration and discipline in order to get a lot of tasks completed in short amounts of time. I had the pleasure to be placed in a class with 7 other people that were just like me, having a full-time job, the drive to learn and a passion for technology.

ITIL Foundation

MCDST

Deltion College

MBO3, Medewerker Beheer ICT

deltion

Linde College

MAVO, Dutch, English, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Economics

MCITP

Activities and Societies: Server Administrator Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Support Technician Enterprise Support Technician Consumer Support Technician

MCSA 2003 +Security

MCSE 2003 +Security

MCTS

Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure, Configuration
Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuration
Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, Configuration
Windows Small Business Server 2008, Configuration
Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack, Configuring
Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2006, Configuration

RES Software

RES PowerFuse 2008
RES PowerFuse 2010
RES Wisdom 2009

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