Introducing Kyle Rosenthal - Microsoft Ignite Community Reporter

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  1. Please introduce yourself!

My name is Kyle Rosenthal, an IT Pro hailing from Brisbane, Australia. I have been in the industry for about 25 years now – working in roles ranging from support, helpdesk, Trainer and Consultant. I have been a Microsoft Certified Trainer for the past 20 years and an MVP for 13 years. I love technology and talking to people about technology (which given that I am a trainer is kind of handy!).

 

  1. Where can we find you on social?  I am on twitter at @windowspcguy

 

  1. If you could give one piece of advice to someone just starting their career in tech, what would you tell them? Don’t be afraid to say “I don’t know” – I learnt the most when I said those magic words – when you are starting out, by saying that, you open yourself up to discover new information and then of course, listen to the information that is then given!

 

  1. How do you stay up to date with changing technologies and updates? The pace of change is phenomenally rapid now – so I read blogs, docs.microsoft.com, watch videos from Product Groups and from MVPs. Most important though – I get in and try it – hands on is the best way to see what an update can do!

 

  1. How has technology changed since you first started your career? Everything has become more accessible; information is available anywhere and workplaces are more transportable. With technology such as Microsoft Azure and Microsoft 365 – workforces no longer have to be tied to a location, which also then gives challenges for management of the IT Infrastructure.

 

  1. What advice would you give to a first-time Microsoft Ignite attendee? Talk to people, make sure you find meetups and network. Plan your Ignite journey – before you go, make a plan of the sessions you want to see and have backups for if the session is full.

 

  1. What are you packing for Microsoft Ignite? Good walking shoes and a sense of adventure and humour!

 

  1. Why should people follow you for Microsoft Ignite coverage? I will be bringing with me a complete IT Pro approach to Ignite, old school to the most up to date– all the way from the desktop to the cloud! Let’s meet some new people, chat with some old hands and have some fun along the way.