MCTS, MCITP, MCT, CTT+, A+, PMP, CDP/CCP, MBA, ITIL“To provide students value by enhancing their ability to apply technology knowledge to business solutions.”


30+  years architecture and development experience in the supercomputer, financial, security, telecommunications and Internet industries with Honeywell Large Computer Products, NEC Supercomputers, First Interstate Bank, Wells Fargo Bank, AG Communication Systems, and Lucent Technologies.

BA degrees in Chemistry and Biology from Willamette University, studied graduate level Neurochemistry at Arizona State University, MBA in Management and Services Marketing at Arizona State University in 1993 graduating first in his class.

Internationally published author including, InformIT, Dr. Dobbs Journal, One Planet Magazine.  Five years as primary analyst for Evans Data Corporation North American, APAC, EMEA and Wireless developer surveys.

Certified Project Management Professional, active leader for Phoenix Project Management Institute; State of Arizona PM certified.  Co-authored Risk Management and edited Project Management courseware. Steve enjoys converting projects based upon technical analysis into practical application. President of Blue Sphere Solutions, providing outsourced CTO services to emergent and growth oriented businesses.

Community involvement: 39+ years Boy Scouts of America leadership, past Heard Museum Council President, former federally licensed wildlife rehabilitator department lead with Liberty Wildlife Rehabilitation Foundation.


Correcting Direct Access Configuration Errors

Posted August 11, 2014

One of the labs within the Configuring Windows 8/8.1 course (20687D) enables students to experience Microsoft Direct Access. Admittedly the virtual environment is pre-staged and the experience is more truly designed to help participants understand the steps required to use … Continue Reading

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Good to Great and Project Management Parallels

Posted August 6, 2014

Good to Great by Jim Collins (Harper Business, 2001) provides a statistical analysis of the characteristics that enable a good company to shift or change toward sustained greatness.  Several of the characteristics might be directly correlated to some of the … Continue Reading

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SkyDrive to OneDrive. What’s new in OneDrive for Windows 7 and 8.1

Posted July 25, 2014

Upgrading courseware from 20687C: Configuring Windows 8(.1) to the 20687D version. Acquire the new Skillpipe courseware and start updating instructor comments – check. Download the instructor content and updated virtual drives from the MCT Download site – check. Compare each … Continue Reading