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A Few Words About Me

Welcome to my blog site! The main reason for this blog site is to keep my documentation someplace and maybe help others on the way.

 

This is my blog, and it is not sponsored by my current employer or the solutions or providers that you will read about in this blog.

I hope you enjoy reading my blog and find it useful.

Haflidi Fridthjofsson is an Icelandic Technical fellow, Microsoft Security MVP and a Microsoft Cloud Evangelist currently working for Sopra Steria in Norway. He has over a decade of experience in IT, has a wonderful fiancé, and is a father of two. Computers and IT have been his hobby since he was just a little boy, with his first contact with computers at the age of 4.

His first job experience with computers was in a computer repair workshop where he mostly troubleshot and repaired consumer and business Dell Computers and on occasion Dell Business Servers among other related work.

Haflidi Fridthjofsson worked for almost 3 years in hardware repairs before being promoted to Field Service Technician. While working as a field service technician Haflidi worked as an on-site System Administrator for the customer by going between companies with different server environments, setups, and problems. His main focus was delivering customer satisfaction by fixing problems, helping end-users with their daily computer usage, installing office equipment, improving computer systems by implementing new solutions, and overall support of multiple workloads in multiple environments. At the beginning of his field service work, he also got to know Office 365. After countless environments were delivered and migrated to Office 365 he was promoted to Team Leader while also working on the architecture, design, and implementation of Office 365 environments. Later he was transferred to the Microsoft Hosted Services department and was promoted to Team Leader and System Administrator Hosted Services after working for three years in Field Service. He then decided to step down as a Team leader to focus more on his development in managing hosted server environments both in on-premise Data centers and on Azure Platforms.

 

In 2018, Haflidi moved with his family to Norway and landed a job as Senior Consultant in Infrastructure Talent Community at Avanade Norway. He focused primarily on Azure Infrastructure, Security, and Modern Workplace. Later he got promoted to Manager and Technical Architect within Cloud and Infrastructure in the Security Talent Community at Avanade where he focused more and more on Security Solutions and securing Azure Infrastructure.

 

In early 2023, almost five years later after moving to Norway, Haflidi decided that it was time for a change. He was offered an exciting opportunity to join Sopra Steria Norway’s largest consultancy within digitalization, innovation, and sustainability. There he will be using his prior knowledge to find the best solution for his customers. In the middle of the resignation period, Haflidi was awarded a Microsoft MVP within Security for his outstanding contributions to the community. This motivates Haflidi, even more, to continue to contribute and make more quality content for the community.

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