Mike Laurencelle

I'm a SharePoint & Server Systems Administrator for Sears Home Improvement Products, headquartered in sunny Longwood, Florida. My primary functions revolve around SharePoint and Virtualization technologies.

I've been in the IT industry now for about 18 years. For me, IT is more than a job to make a living, more than a career to call my own. It's my passion. I am a self proclaimed geek and have interest in all things technology. I can't imagine being in any other field - I absolutely love what I do.

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Posted on : 11:25 PM | By : Mike Laurencelle | In : ,

This past weekend, I went to SQL Saturday #8 and one of the sessions involved the development and presentation of your "virtual self". In this session, Steve Jones made clear the advantages, both personally & professionally, of having an online presence. Part of Steve's presentation was a great deal about blogs. His speech won my vote and I decided I just had to have one.

So, as my first post, I'd like to introduce myself. My name is Mike Laurencelle and I'm a SharePoint & Server Systems Administrator for Sears Home Improvement Products, headquartered in sunny Longwood, Florida. I've been working for Sears for the last two and a half years. Before Sears, I spent eight years working for Thomas Computer, a nationwide catalog based computer sales & services VAR in Orlando, Florida.

I've been in the IT industry now for 15 years. Most people I tell that to are shocked but I practically grew up in a family of IT pros. For me, IT is more than a job to make a living, more than a career to call my own. It's my passion. I am a self proclaimed geek in all things technology. I can't imagine being in any other field. I love what I do.

For Sears I am a member of the Server Administrators team and my primary functions revolve around SharePoint and Virtualization technologies. Those probably comprise 60-80% of my time, with the rest spread among many other projects that help provide variety. I am part of a phenomenal team with a great bunch of people, working for a company I believe in, doing what I love...how lucky am I? :)

Until next time!