Interview with a Microsoft Partner, SharePoint expert, and Wiki Ninja – Jesper Arnecke!

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Jesper Arnecke

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A Microsoft Partner, Jasper has 13 articles and won a SharePoint Guru medal in December!

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It's our pleasure to finally interview Jesper, so let's get to it!


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

My name is Jesper Arnecke and I currently reside in Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark. Being 32 years old and with a vast interest of systems, not only IT.

I currently work at ProActive A/S, the first company to be awarded the Microsoft country partner of the year award two times in a row, three times in total in Denmark. My role, in Microsoft lingo “IT-Pro”, as I try to bridge the gap between developers, customers and laws of nature.

I’ve been working with the Microsoft portfolio for more than ten years now, getting me quite around the different products. With a strong focus on installation, configuration, administration and governance. My current focus area is SharePoint and all the connected components around, such as ADFS, AD, SQL, HyperV, IIS, Powershell.

Besides working with IT, I operate an eco-sustainable cocoa/vanilla plantation in Mexico, as well as brew and sell mead (Honey wine) in my home country. My passion lies in the concept of systems and their interactions. I love natural systems and the way they interact, supplement and create a balanced system, hence the plantation.

What are your big projects right now?

Everything is relative. I am currently focusing on launching my mead project as well as keeping my blog active as well as contributing to the community. The Mexican jungle doesn’t stop growing, so that is also priority. My biggest project however is seeing my family grow.


What is TechNet Wiki for and how does it fit into your job?

To me the Technet Wiki started out as being thought of as a repository of my own documentation. It was a way for me to always have updated documentation on how to do what in terms of installation or configuration of the IT systems I work with. I soon realized that it was not just to copy and paste, that contributing to the Technet Wiki came with a responsibility of removing my own handwriting and making it more widely understandable. To me the Technet Wiki could be the source repository for everyone working with Microsoft systems. As a contributor, a reviewer, editor or just user. The Technet Wiki is for everyone. Every little comment improves it; every big article builds it stronger.


What is it about TechNet Wiki that interests you?

Basically the concept of helping myself and also helping others in the process, or it might be the other way around though. The recognition system that builds something that is bound to me and not the company that I work for. Basically I feel that the Technet community as a hole gives me more independence.


What are your favorite articles you’ve contributed?

I prefer the articles based on either hard technical challenges or simply hard to understand and explain topics.

Technet Wiki:

SharePoint 2010: Scripting the User Interface

SharePoint 2013 - Workflow Manager – Scripted Installation

Personal Blog:

SharePoint Infrastructure Design Specification


What is your advice to the community?

Perspective! – For me the single most important thing in life is perspective. In any situation you are in, you can always use perspective to leverage even higher. And Technet Wiki will offer tons of that! 🙂

Don’t be a stranger and connect on LinkedIn – Always more perspective to be found.

Thanks to all of those around me that grant me perspective.



Wow! Wow. So you divide your time between Denmark and Mexico? I love it when I see technology professionals who have passions like this, where they aren't afraid to get their hands dirty!

It's a pleasure getting to know you!


Everyone, please join me in thanking Jesper for his contributions in giving back to the community!


Remember to Wiki While You Work!

   - Ninja Ed


Comments (6)

  1. pituach says:

    Great interview!
    Nice to meet you Jesper 🙂

    * Here is a nice idea (not mine) for all these who make homemade Honey / wine / beer… Usually in events like "User Groups", we give away t-shirts, books, licenses, etc’ as a prize, to people that answers successfully a tech riddle. Several month ago the lecturer
    in the Israeli sql server user group brought homemade beer. As the person who won the beer, I can say that this was great idea 🙂

  2. Nice to meet you Jesper Arnecke.I liked your passion on Nature loving.

  3. Awesome! Its a great interview. Nice to meet you Jesper. I would be glad to meet you in-person.

  4. Yeah, be sure to click that Mexico image above to see it bigger!

  5. Pituach, I like that beer idea. =^)

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