Blog: 2016 Review

2016 was the second full year for TechSupportPro | UK, and a very productive one it was. With a trip to Leeds, UK, I attended a Microsoft tech day, and got my first look at Windows Server 2016. I tested my first wearable device, a Microsoft Band 2 and I also got a first look at Windows 10 Mobile. 2016 was one to remember.

January – January was a steady month with three posts published. The first, a review of 2015, looking back at some of the highlights and revisiting some of my favourite posts of the year. If you wish to take a look back at 2015 and what I got up to, the report can be found here.

In the other posts two posts this month,  I took a look at my first ever wearable device, the Microsoft Band 2. I also set out my goals for 2016, personal and targets for the site. This post can be found here.

Page views = 308 and twitter followers = 15

February – Two posts published this month, the first, a Tech Note detailing an issue I came up against on a production HP file server. When launching the HP Management tools, the application reported “No Items.” Obviously not a great place to be!

Next was another of my 70-412 study notes, this time looking at storage. Page views were down this month, as were followers.

Page views = 124, twitter followers = 14

March –Three posts in March, the first, a routine maintenance procedure on a Dell R710 server, and the next two taking a look at Windows 10 Mobile via the Microsoft Lumia 650 and 930. Page views were up from February, and I gained 4 new twitter followers, nice.

Page views = 265, twitter followers = 18

April – PowerShell, PowerShell, PowerShell, Windows Admins need to learn PowerShell! Well it’s true we do, so, I published my first post about it. Just an introduction, with a couple of example uses. I plan to expand on this subject going into 2017.

Also this month I previewed my visit to Leeds in early May, where I attended a Microsoft event. Page views are up very slightly, and I gained 3 new twitter followers.

Page Views = 284, twitter followers = 21

May – Two blog posts this time, both for the “Building a Test Lab” series. This is something I am planning on returning to later in the year. However early May was dominated by my trip to Leeds for the Microsoft event, “What’s new in Hybrid IT Infrastructure.” This was a superb day of free training from two of Microsoft’s technical experts. To read about my day click here.

Page views were the highest so far in 2016, and I gained 6 new twitter followers.

Page views = 537, Twitter followers = 27

June – Quiet month, focused on my 70-411 & 70-412 study notes. The first looks at Windows Deployment Service, from the 411 track. The second takes a look at backups, from 412.

Page views and twitter followers down from last month.

Page Views = 302, twitter followers = 24

July – Holidays, I love them. Two posts this month from the Tech on Holiday series which I have been running since the start of TechSupportPro.

Page views slightly down, twitter followers up from last month.

Page views = 255, twitter followers = 26

August – Back in full work mode this month, hence the single post reporting on a site visit to a data centre in London. The task was to replace a failed HDD in an old server which unfortunately did not support hot swap drives. To read about my adventures on the road, click here.

Page views and followers down on last month.

Page views = 239, Twitter followers = 22

September – September marked the start of a new series of tech notes detailing useful command line tools.

Page views down, but twitter followers up to a high of 34.

Page views = 164, twitter followers = 34

October – More study notes from the 70-412 track, this time looking at recovering servers when disaster strikes. This was the only post in October due to illness and personal commitments.

Page views up, the highest level since May, added four new twitter followers.

Page views = 364, twitter followers = 38

November – No posts this month, my main focus was studying for the CompTIA Network+ exam, scheduled for the 27th. This month recorded the highest number of page views for the year, partly due to some retweets from @TechTrainerTim & @Bagurdes ref their Network+ course on Pluralsight.

Page views = 706, twitter followers = 40

December – No posts in December, marked a quiet end to the year. Good number of page views, and twitter followers reached a new high.

Page views = 500, twitter followers = 44

So there is my take on 2016, quite busy and definitely some real high. I would say passing the CompTIA Network+ certification was a personal high and one of my goals for the year, which along with the free day of Microsoft training in Leeds during May was fantastic.

As always, thanks for reading

TSP Admin