I’m, more than 10 years, active in the SMB business. During all this period I was always present in the community, solving problems related to the implementation of Microsoft products in this sector. Customers an IT companies ask me many times for help and collaboration, as they know me through my work and presence in the community. In my work, I constantly try to help my partners, end users and other administrators, who search solutions in this sector. To show you my commitment, I can tell you that I’m active also on different forums like www.smallbizserver.com, www.mstech.si,Microsoft partner user group,Slovenian SBSC community site, … and of course I have my own blog.
Microsoft Slovenia trust me, so they appointed me to be the Slovenian SBS community leader and also PAL for the CEE region (since 2009). In the community are included among 60 to 70 companies (this number seems small, but you have to know that in Slovenia we have only 112 companies with the SBS specialist competition and only 2 millions of inhabitants). Microsoft, HP, LARs (DISS and Asbis) and other companies ask me many times to be their lecturer, to improve their partners knowledge. Microsoft engaged me also to speak on conferences like NTK (the biggest Microsoft conference in central Europe, with among 2500 attendees, where I usually have two sessions). The attendees gave me always excellent votes.
From the cooperation with Microsoft, grew also one of the most successful products, the adjustment of Core IO wizard for small and medium businesses.
To keep this levels, I have to keep me informed, learning and understanding the latest currents. I’ve made almost 30 MCP exams, every year I follow conferences like WPC, Tech-Ed and others, HP invited me in their main office in Geneve to the presentation of their strategy for the SMB segment. Microsoft did many times Case Studies based on my solutions; you can find them on internet on Microsoft Slovenia page.
PUBLICATIONS AND PAPERS
“5 Commandments of IT in small businesses” – Sistem, information technology for business 2010
“Rent or buy software” – Sistem, information technology for business 2010
“Social media in small companies” – Sistem, information technology for business 2010
“Microsoft Cloud services for small and agile companies” – Monitor Pro 2011
“Small Business After SBS” – Monitor Pro 2012
“Security things to use with notebooks” – Corporate Security 2012
Slovene – native language
Italian – speak fluently and write/read with high proficiency
English – speak, read and write with basic competence
USER GROUP MEMBERSHIPS
Slovenian Microsoft Small Business Specialist Community (leader)
Slovenian Windows User Group (member and speaker)
Slovenian SharePoint User Group (member)
CERTIFICATIONS AND QUALIFICATIONS
Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (2006)
Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator: Security (2007)
Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (2007)
Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer; Security (2007)
Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP): Enterprise Administrator on Windows Server 2008 (2008)
Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP): Server Administrator on Windows Server® 2008 (2009)
Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP): Enterprise Desktop Support Technician on Windows 7 (2011)
Microsoft Small to Midmarket Business Partner Area Lead Slovenia / CEE (2009 – still active)
SMB Nation winner – Worldwide Top 150 SMB Influencer (2012)
Microsoft Certified Trainer (2012)
Microsoft MVP Small Business Server (2012).