MVP Profile – Misha Hanin

I met Misha a few years ago while I was an MVP still living in Winnipeg and Misha was visiting Winnipeg as planned his move to Canada.  We’d share postings between and his site and I was glad to hear he got his MVP award!


MishaHanin Misha Hanin has served as an IT Infrastructure Consultant and IT Systems Administrator for over 15 years. He has a number of certifications including MCITP EA, MCP+I, MCSE, CNE & CCA. Additionally, Misha can offer a strong multifaceted background in Network Administrating with management experience in Design, Installation, Implementation and Support of LANs and WANs, including the Installation and Maintenance of VPNs, Backup Systems, Virtualization and Security systems (Firewalls, Antivirus, Anti-Spam).

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Michael publishes Network Administrating articles at his website –

What does being an MVP mean to you?
It’s very nice and a great honour to be recognized, especially by a company like Microsoft, but it hasn’t made a lot of difference in the real world. I started posting IT Tips and Tricks, answer questions that I get from other IT experts (believe me, I spend a lot of time on answering email J), run blogs ...Years ago and at that time I didn’t know about MVP program. But, as I said, it’s a great honour to be recognized.

If you could ask Steve Ballmer one question about Microsoft, what would it be?
Why Microsoft waited so much time before it jumped into Virtualization?

What do you think the best software ever written was?
WINDOWS!!! I’ve been working with Windows since version 1.x J and believe I’ll continue to work with it. I really love Exchange Server. Lately I’ve been dealing a lot with Virtualization infrastructure (Hyper-V, App-V,…), but I think Windows is the best J.

If you were the manager of Admin Frameworks, what would you change?
It’s a really interesting question. Today Admin Framework totally became a ‘PowerShell” group. Looking back, the first time I heard about PowerShell, I remember a reaction of many IT Pros, It was a real WOW : ), but….Today, when I’m talking with my colleges and other IT Systems Administrators, I hear that Microsoft just developed an additional programming language. Looking like PowerShell managers forget, that Network Administrators are NOT programmers. If I have been the manager of Admin Frameworks, I would have discussed more with people who should work with this product. PowerShell is an amazing product and pity that a lot of IT professionals still keep away from using it.

What are the best features/improvements of Admin Frameworks?
Be more in touch with people who should use PowerShell and not just with developers.

What was the last book you read?
I read a lot, but mostly all what I read is technical books. I really need to find time to read more, non technical books :).

What music CD do you recommend?
mmm, I don’t do this J. My wife takes care of “music” that I listen to. Sometimes I even do not know the name of group / a song, I just enjoy listening.

What makes you a great MVP?
Really, I’m a great MVP? 🙂 I just can think about one thing, I am always ready to share my knowledge, and I am ready to help.

What is in your computer bag?
IBM Laptop, 2 USB Cables, Console cable, Headphones, 2 DiskOnKey, USB Floppy drive, screwdriver, last 2 editions of TechNet magazine, a ton of business cards, Network cable, X-cross cable, GPS, few CDs, external Wireless Card, MS Optical mouse , mobile phone and a ton of other things.

What is the best thing that has happened since you have become an MVP?
Be a part of “Heroes Happen {here}”. Going to the MVP summits and meeting people. It’s great to see a lot of so famous geniuses face to face.

What is your motto?
You live as You think, think positively!

Who is your hero?
I have a lot of heroes. I think if I can learn anything from a person, why not to call him a HERO?

What does success mean to you?
Enjoy what I love to do. Be on top of the latest technologies and work with them. And of course, seeing my wife and son live a happy life.

Comments (2)

  1. Flüge says:

    Nice interview. Misha is so determined. I wish I were more like him.

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