(Translated article from Computer Sweden)
Travis Wright has been at the heart of Microsoft for eleven years, where he worked with the core components of System Center. Now he is working with a business that makes additions to Microsoft’s administration tools.
For nine years , starting in 2002, Travis Wright drove the evolution of Microsoft’s various administrative tools , acting as a Product Manager for Operations Manager and Service Manager in System Center family.
His way into the IT industry was not fully anticipated . After graduating in business administration in 2000, he started working as an economist at a smaller company . He managed to write Excel Macros simplified information management deal . That led to a job in the IT department of the company, before joining Microsoft in 2002 .
“When I started at Microsoft , we worked to create an ambitious administration which had the working title smx . We thought we’d be done with it in two years. After a month the project was down and we focused on getting started with a lower level of administration , said Travis Wright.”
He tells us that there was no holistic approach to administration in the beginning, both for Microsoft and its customers .
“However, with time increasing scope . From being focused on administering Windows Server , we also created solutions such as Unix devices and network equipment.”
Regarding the administration’s ” big four ” a familiar concept . This refers to the senior administration tools from giants IBM, HP , CA and BMC . Microsoft competes with them?
“It’s more a competition between Microsoft System Center and specialized tools , like Servicenow to manage cloud environments.”
In a comparison with the four incumbent supplier’s products , he thinks that System Center is more modern and that the parts are better integrated.
“System Center has been developed as an integrated solution from the beginning. The others have been largely acquired different parts.”
“Today is a lot of work at Microsoft to harmonize the administration of traditional local environments and cloud environments. Features available in one environment is continuously moved over to the other and movers goes both ways . It is natural, partly because the project teams for the development of Windows Server and System Center are working a lot together .”
The last two years at Microsoft, Travis Wright worked and managed external contacts, for example with MVP’s, then outside individuals who received an award for his skills. Of the approximately 4,000 MVP’s will be available for Microsoft Technology has over 500 recognized for skills for Windows Server and System Center. Work with external contacts also meant to be involved in conferences and writing blog posts.
In the end , he lacked to be directly involved in creating software and sought out the smaller American company Cireson who develop add-on to System Center . He started as a product manager at Cireson two months ago .
“There are differences when compared to Microsoft. We have less developer resources, but it is also less bureaucracy.”
He does his job from his home in Park City , Utah, USA and on the move, something he also did in the last days a Microsoft. Why Park City?
“I love to go Snowboarding and three of the top ten spots in the U.S. are near my home.”
See the original article in Swedish here: http://computersweden.idg.se/2.2683/1.537309/mote-med-mr-system-center