Networking MVP Highlights
Windows Server – Networking
Home: Hong Kong SAR
MVP Award: since October 2005
Blog: Richard Wu
Hobbies/interests: I can tell you that I have lot of hobbies and interests, playing with computer should be the first one. (I start to play computer when I was 10, like many guys in HK, I started with computer games :-p)
I always read computer magazine in order to learn new technology. Tom's Hardware website is my favorite site for learning new hardware.
Comic, Animation from Japan, robot model are my other interests. I have lot of them in my home, my favorites including: Dragon Ball, Saint Seiya, PATLABOR, Nero Genesis Evangelion, etc (Yes, all of them are Japan Animation).
I also like to watch movies and TV programs, X-File, 24, Lost, Prison Break, and Nip Tuck are all my favorites.
By the way, I like doggy! I like Huskey, Golden Retriever and Pomeranian. Although I do not have any one of them in my home, I always visit my friends if they feed dogs. And, I am the member of SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) in HKSAR.
Other technologies of interest/skill: Cisco Router and Switch are my other interests! Remember! I am a networking guy!
Besides teaching Microsoft MOC course in CTEC/MCLS, I teach CCNA course, too!
I find that teaching others to connect the network and computer is fun! That's why I choose trainer as one of my careers.
I am now seeking for more knowledge on Cisco networking and hope I can get CCIE in some day later.
What does it mean to be an MVP? Becoming a Microsoft MVP, I feel my technology knowledge on Microsoft products can be authenticated and proofed.
I feel I have entered another level of knowledge on using MS products. I also feel great as I find Microsoft appreciates my contribution to the communities.
Besides these, I feel I am now getting closer with Microsoft! Before being a MVP, I always think Microsoft is just a business company and doesn't care much about the IT Professional. I feel Microsoft is far from me. But! After becoming a MVP, I have more chances to meet MS guys. All of them make me feel warm and passion!
Now, I feel Microsoft is very close to me and I know Microsoft cares very much about the IT Pro communities!
What would be the one thing you would really want the Networking Product team to know? I appreciate what they are doing! They keep on improving our networking experiences!
I find that configuring network has become much easier than before! At the moment, the only one thing I want them to know is "multicast file transfer". I wish windows will have a feature which allow me to simplify right click files/folders and then let me choose to multicast those files/folder to which group of computers.
(Sure I will need permission to do so). With this feature, I can copy files/folder to my colleagues' computer much easier and decrease the bandwidth usage.
If there was change you could make in the area of networking what would that be? Make the network configuration job much easier! Many of my non-IT friends still always phone me for the steps to setup wire/wireless network at their homes or SOHO. If there is a unified interface which allows the users in windows to configure wire/wireless router connection setting (even difference brand), it would be great!
Why do you find networking so interesting? It makes our life much easier! Remember the old days, when networking is not so common, all colleagues need to stay at office in order to do their work! But now, we can do our work at home, collaborate with colleague with Live Messenger/Live Communicator, networking makes our life easier! By the way, networking shortens the distance between each others. We can get touch with our friends even they are staying at different corner of the world!
You friends look like just living next to you! I love networking!
If there was one problem to highlight around networking what would that be? Integrating different systems! I have a dream, which is installing a little application to Linux/Unix and then I can use Windows to control all of them! It should also include a simple interface to manage and migrate their resources. In this case, linux/unix guys will know Microsoft can make anything possible! We don't need linux/unix guys any more since Windows administrator can now control and manage their system now! haha!
As an MVP what type of engagements would you like to have with the Networking Product team? I would like to visit the office of Microsoft (even local one) in order to meet with the Networking Product team!
I want to learn from them and know the latest networking technology in Microsoft! Besides, more online chat or live meeting from the Networking Product team would be great for us!