About Me

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

My blog Andy Heywood Online is my contribution to the wider IT Pro community and with it I will share with you news, quick tips, & in-depth tutorials for IT Pro's working Microsoft technologies

I have been working in the IT industry since the year 2001 when I graduated the University of Salford 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 Virtualization (Hyper-V & VMware) and Microsoft Exchange Server.

I currently hold several certifications including:

  • 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
  • Cisco Certified Network Administrator (CCNA)
  • 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.