Hi, I’m Peter Egerton. I put this blog together as a central place to accumulate my posts from the various places that I write tech blogs and a collection of the tips, errors and general IT ramblings I come across in my daily work life. Some of these blog posts are from my posts on WMUG, some from the Microsoft TechNet UK blog, employer blogs and other community contributions. All of the content is original so if you see it not on one of these sites then it’s copied, please let me know via twitter or blog comment.
More than patches??
Yes, that’s right it’s about more than just patches. I’ve worked in IT since 2000 and nowadays I specialise in Microsoft end user computing/enterprise mobility/client side stuff. It’s a running joke now from those not in my field that suggest we spend our time just patching stuff. Whilst some days this may feel like the truth in reality it’s about more than patches.
As I said, I’ve been working in IT since 2000 and it’s all I’ve ever known. I’ve worked around 12 years in internal IT followed by 8 years in professional services. Most recently, I joined Microsoft in their Fast Track team to assist customers on-boarding into Microsoft Endpoint Manager and Azure Active Directory.
Outside of the day job I was also a Windows Management User Group (WMUG) Community Leader for around 8 years and regularly involved in organising events, writing blogs and speaking at WMUG get-togethers.
Along with years worth of tech certifications I’m a CompTIA certfied Technical Trainer (CTT+) and ex-Microsoft Certified Trainer and I enjoy speaking and teaching anyone who has an interest in learning and listening to what I have to say. In 2018, 2019 and 2020 I received a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award in recognition of my contributions to IT community in the category of Enterprise Mobility, before relinquishing that to join Microsoft.
Also related to my work I wrote a book for Troubleshooting System Center Configuration Manager alongside my co-author Gerry Hampson and published by Packt Publishing.
Due to personal circumstances during the writing of this book, I pledged to donate all my share of income from the publication to charity. I’m happy to say I have kept that promise and if you would like to review or donate then visit the justgiving page here.
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