About Me

My name is Andy Heywood, I’m an IT professional from the United KingdomMe

My blog UC Technologist is my contribution to the Microsoft Exchange and Lync/Skype for Business IT  community and with it I will share with you news, quick tips, & in-depth tutorials relating to Exchange/Lync/SFB and other related technologies.

I have been working in the IT industry since the year 2001 when I graduated university with a BSc in Computer Science and Information Systems.

I am the owner and principal consultant at A J Heywood Limited providing clients with expert help and advice to ensure their IT projects succeed. I work with many technologies but I specialise in Microsoft Exchange Server and more recently Lync/Skype for Business.

I currently hold several certifications including:

  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert: Messaging (Exchange 2013)
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA)
    • Windows Server® 2012
    • Windows Server® 2008
  • Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP)
    • Enterprise Messaging Administrator on Exchange 2010
    • Enterprise Messaging Administrator on Exchange 2007
    • Server Administrator on Windows Server® 2008
    • Lync Server Administrator 2010
  • Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) Windows 2003
  • Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) Messaging
  • Citrix Certified Associate (CCA) on XenApp 6.5

Outside of work I enjoy sports, in particular football and support Manchester United, I also enjoy cooking food from various countries like Spanish, Italian, Indian, Thai & Chinese. When I am not working I spend my free time with my family.

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