Monday Interview: Serhad Makbuloğlu

Hello and happy Monday to everyone! New week – new interview!

Today I would like to present Serhad Makbuloglu:


Who are you, where are you, and what do you do? What are your specialty technologies?

My name is Serhad Makbuloglu. I live in Istanbul, I’m a technical specialist for Microsoft Enterprise Platform. I have been working for the IT industry in the area of designs, migrate, implement and support solutions based on Microsoft technologies such as Directory Services, Exchange Server, etc. for relatively large organizations. I have been in the IT industry for more than 10 years. I’m currently working in one of Turkey’s largest banks. I love working with Microsoft Technologies 🙂

What are your big projects right now?

Exchange Server 2003 and Exchange Server 2007 products are one of my great projects, migrating to Exchange Server 2010. This project, with 22,000 users in Exchange Server 2003 and Exchange Server 2007 to Exchange Server 2010 product.

Since 2006, I am an active follow-up of Microsoft certifications. I have these certificates: MCT, MCITP, MCTS, MCSE, MCSA, MCDST and MCP. These days, I’m getting ready to the MCSA certification – Windows Server 2012 and MCSE – Server / Desktop Infrastructure and Private Cloud.

I want to be an MVP in the field of Directory Services as a result of all my work done on a voluntary basis.


Besides your work on TechNet Wiki, where do you contribute?

Personal blog – publishing articles, videos, slides, and technical information.

At the same time, I get to the Microsoft TechNet Forums and I’m active in the Microsoft Answers forums. I want to be a Microsoft Community Contributor for this forum contribution.


What is TechNet Wiki for? Who is it for?

Voluntarily I’m interested in what I know about products and I follow about the technologies to for which the right person or people reach a lot more. At the same time, I find myself more development opportunity. IT professionals are able to follow technical shares in other countries.


What do you do with TechNet Wiki, and how does that fit into the rest of your job?

TechNet Wiki’s like to be the contributor. I will continue to contribute as a volunteer.

The rest of the time my job, article, video, slides and webcast evaluating making.


What is it about TechNet Wiki that interests you?

I’m interested in the products to be written in all languages, I’m having about new products and product groups.


On what articles have you collaborated with other community members on #TNWiki? What was that experience like?

I’ve had them featured in a WikiNinjas blog post by Luciano Lima MVP – Brazil. You can see the details from the following link:


On what Wiki articles do you spend most of your time?

I spend at least half a day each week to articles.


What are your favorite Wiki articles you’ve contributed?

Windows Server 2012 Virtual Domain Controller Series:


What are your top 5 favorite Wiki articles?

Popular articles are the following:


What are the top 5 Wiki articles or areas that need more attention and development?

Wiki articles, applications should be described in the simplest form.


Who has impressed you in the Wiki community, and why?

Sure Ed Price (MSFT) 🙂 He contributes incredibly.


What does success look like for TechNet Wiki?

Writing more articles will lead to success in TechNet Wiki.


Do you have any comments for product groups about TechNet Wiki?

We look forward to sharing more of the product groups of Exchange Server or Directory Services.



Thanks for the interview, Serhad! And thanks for all of your contributions to TechNet Wiki!

Good luck on your path to be an MVP or MCC!


Comments (15)

  1. Thank you, Serhard! Your contributions have been greatly appreciated!

    You have a lot of certifications!

    And thanks to Zoli for this interview!

  2. Pete Laker says:

    Great work Serhad!

    Nice to meet you 🙂

    Glad to see you in the charts every week.

    Best regards,


  3. Great Work! Just continu so Serhad and all your wishes will be true !


  4. dmboatis says:

    Tebrikler hocam 🙂

  5. Ufuk Görgülü says:

    Thank you for the information you provide trainings.

  6. Gökhan says:

    Güzel bir röportaj olmuş…prestijli bir gelişme…

  7. says:

    Gratzz teacher.. We will wait your new share and we follow your line 🙂 see you soon …

  8. Ahmet Ali Arslan says:

    Serhad Makbuloğlu is aslo a great teacher in Microsoft. He has much knowledge about Microsoft products. Also he uses them effectively in the IT. I want to thank him for all lessons 🙂  

  9. says:

    Good to see Serhad's popularity 🙂

    Serhad: did you really rate 5899 blog posts?? It would deserve a new achievement 🙂

  10. Anonymous says:

    Welcome back for another analysis of contributions to TechNet Wiki over the last week.

    First up, the