About

Neil Sabol

This is a blog about Information Technology (IT), longboarding, weird bikes, and other random topics. I try my best to cover things that are not covered elsewhere (but I deviate on occasion).

I consider myself a customer-oriented jack of all (IT) trades. I enjoy architecting, deploying, and supporting solutions to facilitate research, administrative processes, and other business operations. My IT experience spans various industries (government, healthcare, higher education, military/aerospace, Fortune 500) and disciplines. I prefer to focus on solutions and outcomes instead of specific technologies.

I love to explore and learn new things inside and outside the realm of Information Technology. My favorite technologies (and interests) include automation (Azure Automation, Power Automate), cloud computing (especially serverless), content management, device management, load balancing, multifactor authentication, operating system config/tuning, scripting (Bash, JavaScript, PHP, PowerShell), and web hosting. I also enjoy business writing, technical writing, and data analysis of all types (Excel, Splunk, Cherwell Searches/Widgets/Dashboards, etc.).

In my free time, I enjoy exercising on weird bikes, electric longboarding (esk8ing my Meepo Board), blogging, volunteering with Junior Achievement, and hammering out samba grooves on acoustic/hand percussion instruments.

Expertise

  • AWS (Amazon Web Services)
  • Apache / IIS
  • Authentication (AD DS, AD FS, Azure AD, CAS, LDAP, OIDC, SAML)
  • Cherwell Service Management
  • cPanel / WHM
  • Customer service and relationship management
  • F5 (LTM/APM)
  • ITIL
  • Jamf Pro (iOS/OSX management)
  • Linux (AMI, CentOS 6+, RHEL 6+)
  • Log Analysis
  • macOS (10.13+)
  • Microsoft 365 (Exchange Online, Power Automate, Teams, OneDrive, Stream, etc.)
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Microsoft Endpoint Manager (System Center Configuration Manager and Intune)
  • Multi-factor authentication (Duo Security, Azure MFA, OATH-TOTP)
  • Web hosting
  • Windows Server (2012+) and Desktop (8.1+)

Favorite Technologies (free/open-source)