Mike Preston is an IT professional and an overall tech enthusiast living in Ontario, Canada. He has held all sorts of IT titles over the last 15 years including Network Technician, Systems Administrator, Programmer Analyst, Web Developer, and Systems Engineer in all sorts of different verticals, from sales to consulting. Currently, he is working as a Systems Analyst supporting the education market near his home in Belleville, Ontario.
Mike has always had an intense passion for sharing his skills, solutions, and work with various online communities, most recently focusing on the virtualization communities. He is an avid blogger at blog.mwpreston.net and participates in many discussions on Twitter (@mwpreston). It's his passion for sharing within the virtualization community which has led to Mike receiving the vExpert award for 2012 and 2013.
Mike has presented at VMworld, VMUGs, and various virtualization conferences on numerous times both as a customer and an overall evangelist and has published different whitepapers and articles for various tech websites. His commitment to giving back to the community has resulted in his most recent venture of becoming a Toronto VMUG co-leader. He is a VMware Certified Professional in Datacenter Virtualization on both Version 4 and 5 of vSphere and is currently pursuing his VCAP5-DCA, which he hopes to accomplish by 2014.