Matt Mcspirit is a Senior Technical Product Marketing Manager in the Cloud + Enterprise business group, with a focus on Virtualization and Business Continuity. A Microsoft employee since January 2006, Matt’s also an MCSE, MCITP: Virtualization Administrator, and a VMware VCP5-DCV with extensive experience across a broad portfolio of both Microsoft and non-Microsoft technologies. Matt has presented at a number of high-profile events, including TechEd, MMS, the launches of Windows Server 2008 through to Windows Server 2012 R2, Private Cloud Roadshows, and many more.
Jim Kelley has been a systems engineer for 20 years, specializing in enterprise platforms, application services, cloud infrastructures, System Center, SQL Server, and DW/BI. Over the years, Jim has maintained several certifications including MSCE, MCITP, MSDBA, MCT, and CCNA. He has been a Microsoft contractor for 15 years, working with several groups including Premiere Support, Windows Server Clustering, Global Technical Readiness, Active Directory, Platforms, SMB partner readiness, and SQL Server teams. His specialties include Windows Server architecture and deployment, management, high availability, networking, security governance, and various application platforms like SharePoint, IIS, and SQL Server. Jim also works with veterans groups to help retrain returning veterans to prepare them to re-enter the workforce.
Mitch Tulloch is a well-known expert on Windows Server administration and cloud computing technologies. He has published hundreds of articles on a wide variety of technology sites and has written, contributed to or been series editor for over 50 books. Mitch is one of the most popular authors at Microsoft Press--the almost two dozen ebooks on Windows Server and System Center he either wrote or was Series Editor on have been downloaded more than 2.5 million times! For a complete list of free ebooks from Microsoft Press, visit the Microsoft Virtual Academy at http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/ebooks.
Mitch has repeatedly received Microsoft's Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award for his outstanding contributions to supporting the global IT community. He is a ten-time MVP in the technology area of Windows Server Software Packaging, Deployment & Servicing. You can find his MVP Profile page at http://mvp.microsoft.com/en-us/mvp/Mitch%20Tulloch-21182.
Mitch is also Senior Editor of WServerNews, a weekly newsletter focused on system admin and security issues for the Windows Server platform. With almost 100,000 IT pro subscribers worldwide, WServerNews is the most popular Windows Server--focused newsletter in the world. Visit http://www.wservernews.com and subscribe to WServerNews today!
Mitch also runs an IT content development business based in Winnipeg, Canada, that produces white papers and other collateral for the business decision maker (BDM) and technical decision maker (TDM) audiences. His published content ranges from white papers about Microsoft cloud technologies to reviews of third-party products designed for the Windows Server platform. Before starting his own business in 1998, Mitch worked as a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) for Productivity Point.
For more information about Mitch, visit his website at http://www.mtit.com. You can also follow Mitch on Twitter @mitchtulloch.