Time To Say Goodbye 2014! Welcome 2015… #NewYear #HyperV

2014 ends and I am ready for 2015 to start… Thank you for the support and comments through the year!

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My 2014 was a great year! I will try to summarize it in this blog post.

Kick-off the year by passing the Microsoft® Virtualization exam.

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The first conference kick-off meeting, I was speaking at the annual SABIS® IT conference for 2 consecutive days with my fellow MVP Romeo Mlinar. The topics covered: Hyper-V deep dive and Microsoft Cloud OS.

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In June, the Hyper-V Server User Group – UAE & Gulf was born, which provides a one-stop center for people to learn about Hyper-V, System Center, and Azure.

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In October, I was awarded with the Microsoft® Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for Hyper-V, which is a great honor. As a First time MVP, I am greatly humbled and gracious for all those in the community that have found my contributions meaningful.

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The fantastic Microsoft MVP Summit in Redmond (Seattle), where MVPs and members of product groups get together for several days. One of the great things is the networking.

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I was speaking at the Microsoft Dubai for the first Microsoft TechDays #1 in the Gulf. The topic covered Hyper-V best practices and top functionalities.

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In November, my first book is reviewed: Hyper-V Best Practices.

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Some of the work I really enjoyed in 2014, was the building a Microsoft private cloud using the Cloud OS stack on top of HP Blades, 24 Cores, 10Gb, 3PAR storage and 1TB RAM Smile

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Last but not least, ending the year by passing the Microsoft® cloud exams.

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As a blogger in the Microsoft virtualization space it was fun Smile. The traffic to my site growth significantly, unfortunately my blog went offline couple of times due to reaching my bandwidth limit, eventually I increased the bandwidth in order to sustain maximum availability as possible.

So let’s start wrapping up 2014.

Where did the readers come from?

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The top 10 countries:

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The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 59,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 22 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

The busiest day of the year was October 1st with 611 views, and the most popular post was Deploying HP StoreVirtual VSA On Hyper-V 2012 R2 Cluster.

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OK, now what people are reading or more interesting in 2014:

1: Performance Tuning for Virtual Machines
2: Step By Step: Create a Converged Network Fabric in VMM 2012 R2
3: How To Enable and Configure VMQ/dVMQ on Windows Server 2012 R2 with Below Ten Gig Network Adapters
4: Auto Update The Installation of Hyper-V Integration Services via PowerShell
5: Cannot copy files into VM with Allow Enhanced Session Mode in Hyper-V 2012 R2

Another great thing I could do in 2014 was working with my partners in several different projects. I really have to thank all my sponsors here Savision, Altaro, and StarWind Software.

So how do I summarize all of this? People interest in Hyper-V continues to rise more and more…

Thank you all for reading my blog and may you all have a wonderful, healthy and successful new year!

See you in 2015…

Cheers,
-Charbel

About Charbel Nemnom 270 Articles
Charbel Nemnom is a Microsoft Cloud Consultant and Technical Evangelist, totally fan of the latest's IT platform solutions, accomplished hands-on technical professional with over 15 years of broad IT Infrastructure experience serving on and guiding technical teams to optimize performance of mission-critical enterprise systems. Excellent communicator adept at identifying business needs and bridging the gap between functional groups and technology to foster targeted and innovative IT project development. Well respected by peers through demonstrating passion for technology and performance improvement. Extensive practical knowledge of complex systems builds, network design and virtualization.

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