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Michael Jenkin, Aka the Hammer (Long story), Aka mickyj

Michael was born in
Papua New Guinea. He has traveled a lot of Australia and has lived in Darwin, Wallaroo, Kadina, Gawler, Salisbury, Glandore and Valley View.


He as worked in almost all states of Australia and has been to Redmond, WA with Microsoft.

He is constantly assisting members of the community with computer projects and always involved with a not for profit organization somewhere.


Michael sparked his interest with computers with a retail shop called Mr. Computer in Salisbury. He moved through to Sherry Computers, IT Wholesale, Cherry Computers, AMS integrated Solutions, Complete Strategic Business Technology, Millennium Systems, Millennium Business Solutions, Copyworld and finally his own business, Business Technology Partners.


He started his most recent employment with Copyworld in late 2004, as the Senior Engineer and I.T. Manager.

Michael's experience with Microsoft began in 1992 during the early partner programs. He has built on this and gained experience with Microsoft server and workstation products since 1996. He participated in the Beta test programs for Small Business Server 2003 and has been an OEM partner and Preinstallation Specialist. During his nearly 10 years of Small Business Server experience, Michael has architected, developed and installed numerous networks and servers across Australia. Michael has been awarded the Microsoft MVP award 5 times.

He is a Systems Engineer.

Michael's experience is in the designing, installing and repairing/supporting networks and network attached items (computers, phones etc). He has programming skills and designs websites in his spare time
. His smallest jobs are for one computer and his biggest, many hundreds of computers. The average is about 30 workstations and servers. The largest network he has ever worked on had 65 km's of cabling, 600 computers, 13,000 users and crossed 52 hectares.

In his time he was also an Access 97 and VBA programmer for a product called GymFit2000. Programming has remained an interest (Outlook VBA/OFT forms, web forms and vbs wscript files) but the engineering side of IT has captured his focus.

Michael is very active in the I.T community. Here are some of the groups he is member of or associated with (And some of the courses he has completed).


IT Related 

"Optus total technical picture" attendance certificate (Satellite and Frame relay information)

Microsoft OEM Partner - Previously a Microsoft Sales Partner

Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Sales Certificate

Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Sales course certificate

Microsoft Windows XP professional Sales Certificate

Microsoft Windows Me Sales Certificate

Microsoft Windows Me Sales course Certificate

Attendee Microsoft SharePoint portal Course

Microsoft Preinstallation Specialist Microsoft Windows 98

Microsoft Preinstallation Specialist Microsoft Windows NT4.0  workstation

Microsoft Preinstallation Specialist Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional

Microsoft Preinstallation Specialist Microsoft Windows XP Professional

Microsoft Preinstallation Specialist Microsoft Windows Vista

Microsoft Preinstallation Specialist Microsoft Windows Server 2003

Microsoft Preinstallation Specialist Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003

Microsoft Preinstallation Specialist Microsoft Windows Me

Microsoft Preinstallation Specialist Microsoft Office 2003

Microsoft Preinstallation Specialist Microsoft Office 2007

Microsoft Office Ready Specialist

Microsoft Sales Specialist

Microsoft Certified Professional - Windows 2000 Professional

Microsoft Certified Professional - Microsoft Small Business Specialist

(Designing, deploying, and managing a network solution for the Small and Medium - Sized Business)

Microsoft Most Valued Professional, Microsoft's Windows Server Systems - Small Business Server (2004 - 2008)

Small Business Sales and Marketing Skills Assessment certificate

Cisco Boot camp participant

AMD Gold Reseller Certified

Trend Level 1 technical and sales engineer (2005)

Alcatel PABX installation training and networking (2007)

Symantec SSE in Backup Exec 2.5, Ghost Solutions, Endpoint Protection, Mail security and System Recovery (2009)

Various Canon EOS camera courses (2006)



Workright Australia - Statement of Attainment in Time Management

Two years at Regency Tafe Radio servicing Degree (Not completed)

Two years at the UniSA Bachelor Electrical Engineering (Not completed)

Previously a Student member of the Australian Institute of Engineers

Maura Fay Workshop = Confident Communication and Influencing Skills.


Non IT Certificates and licenses

Amateur radio license (VK5FQDN)

Retail shoplifting security course (Required to work in a retail computer store)

Construction industry Green card holder

Senior First Aid Certificate

Member Metropolitan Executive and Professional registry

Honorary Scout member certificate -1999

Premiers certificate of appreciation - 2004

Certificate of merit  - Scouts Australia 2004


Previous and current roles

Previous Manager Cherry Computers (Previous)

Previous Manager Mr. Computer (Previous)

Manager IT AJ2004 Jamboree (Previous)

Manager IT NCYC 05 (Previous)

Senior systems engineer - CSBT/Worldlink Internet (Previous)

Engineer - AMS integrated Solutions (Ztek) (Previous)

Engineer - Walker Stores IT Department (Central Furnishers/Radio Rentals) (Previous)

Senior systems engineer - Millennium Systems (Previous)

Senior systems engineer - Millennium Business Solutions (Previous)

Senior systems engineer - Copyworld (Previous)

Technician - IT wholesale/Sherry SA (Previous)

Executive Producer Dryzone (Previous)

IT Manager Jota in the north Scout team (Previous)


Director - Business Technology Partners Pty Ltd

Engineer Digital Intermediary

Vice Chairman Culminis APAC


Columnist MacWorld Australia

Contributer - ARN Magazine


Group membership

Adelaide User Group - Adelaide Dot Net User Group

Adelaide User Group - Adelaide SBS user group

MSDN foundation member

Inform IT Focus Group

Atomic computer Magazine Focus Group Member

Member of the Australian computer Reseller Panel

Culminis MVP board (2005 - 2007)



Tech Support Guy member

Experts Exchange member

Atomic Magazine Forum

Pc Authority Magazine Forum

Mac World Australia Forum

Win4Mobile Forum

Australian Media Center community Forum

DVB Owners Forum

DVT Forum

epgstream Forum

HP Forum

Imate Forum

Majorgeeks Forum

PPCgeeks Forum

SA MCE Forum

TechSpot Forum

XBMC Forum

Xda-Developers Forum


Microsoft NewsGroups



www.mickyj.com - webmaster

www.mickyj.com/jota - Jota in the North Website - webmaster


Previously webmaster for Hot Cross Culture clothing and Michaelsworld


Media Releases


Radio ABC net (PDF transcript) 2004

Media PR release for AJ2004 (PDF)

The Jam media release

Michael Jenkin MVP (AKA Mickyj)

Media IT AJ2004 release

Media PR release MVP (DOC) 2004

Scout Award release 2004

Older Media related items

Various more recent events on TV and in Newspapers can be found at the News Page

1997 Scout Joti in Salisbury filmed for Channel 9 "Kids program Squawk. The reporter was Warwick Moss

Michael in the South Australian Advertiser in 1995 and 1996

Michael Jenkin MVP (AKA Mickyj) Michael Jenkin MVP (AKA Mickyj)

Michael Jenkin MVP (AKA Mickyj)







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