My Person:

My name is André Gibel and I live in a small village in the canton of Zürich in Switzerland.

In 1992 I made the C-type Matura in Zug and then started my 5 semester studies in Computer Sience at the ETH Zürich. Since 1995 I'm working as a System Engineer in the "Swiss IT - field". I started at Wickart Kleeb und Partner AG (now redIT AG) moved on to PwC (PriceWaterhouseCoopers) , OIZ (Organisation and IT Technology of the City of Zürich) and ....  At my current position as a Senior System Engineer in the Server team, I'm in touch with products like MS Server OS's - SCCM - SCVMM - SCOM - Hyper-V - Exchange  - SharePoint - PKI - Forefront TMG/UAG - Sophos UTM - Office 365 / Azure .... and PowerShell of course !!!


My Hobbies:

  • Listen to music. Depeche Mode is my favorite band. When I was about 13 years old I heard them for the first time and till now I'm a great fan of them. See the extra MUSIC page for more info.

  • Sport (at the moment running and biking in summer and cross-country skiing in the winter; from 25 to about 31 I spent a lot of my spare time with inline skating and during one season I took part at all SIC races)

  • Dine and wine (so you know why you make sport! )
  • going to the cinema
  • enjoying the garden of our house in the summertime
  • all around IT - trying out new SW releases (mostly from MS) - improving my Scripting skills (VBS / WSH I know for years but this spring I invested a lot of time into PowerShell and finished the Windows Scripting Games as 3rd) - next I will improve my C# programming and SharePoint knowledge

My IT Knowledge:

  • Microsoft Active Directory (Design and Operation)
  • All about Group Policies (GPO's) (incl. creating own adm-admx - files / tattooing policies ...)
  • Microsoft System Center Products (SCCM - SCVMM - SCOM)
  • Forefront TMG / UAG
  • Exchange 2003 - Exchange 2013
  • MS Enterprise PKI
  • Software Delivery (CA Unicenter ShipIT - SDO / Brainware - Columbus / SMS 2003 / SCCM 2007 (R2) / SCCM 2012 (R2))
  • MSI - packaging
  • Scripting (KIXTART / VBS-WSH)
  • Windows PowerShell
  • Sophos UTM
  • Office 365 (Azure AD Connect / ADFS / Hybrid Solutions) / Azure
  • ITIL v2
  • ...

My Certifications:

  • HP ASE (expired)
  • CA eTrust Specialist (not up to date any more)
  • ITIL v2
  • a lot of Microsoft Certifications -> Here you can see my latest MS-transcript (pdf-file) MS_Learning_Transcript


I'm  the owner of GIBEL .NET. I have this company to be a Microsoft member (lowest Partner level) and so have the possibility to buy the Action Pack. With the included software I can test these new products in a legal way!