Microsoft Learning, Developer & Platform Evangelism (DPE) team will be on hand to lead a discussion targeted at experienced IT Pros who wish to ask technical questions regarding Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8. This exclusive session will feature two of Microsoft’s most popular personalities—Senior Technical Evangelists, Joey Snow and Rick Claus—engaging in dialog, debate and demos shaped by a global audience of esteemed IT Pros.
We see key technologies that are underrated, confusing, or poorly understood and recognize how beneficial audience-led discussion can be to the larger group. During this interactive session, we’ll focus exclusively on helping you better understand how valuable features inter-relate to save you time and money.
Joey Snow | Senior Technical Evangelist | @joeysnow Joey focuses on the IT Professional audience for Windows, Windows Server, and Windows Azure. Based in Redmond, WA, Joey works closely with relevant Microsoft Product Teams to evangelize new technology and products to the IT Pro community at large. He shares his knowledge and expertise online – via Channel 9 and is a frequent speaker at various Microsoft and industry-sponsored events. Joey has been with Microsoft for over 4 years having previously served over 12 years at a Fortune 500 company where he held a variety of IT roles ranging from IT architecture and management to helpdesk. Outside of work you can find Joey spending time with his wife and two children and actively feeding his sports and music addictions.
Rick Claus | Senior Technical Evangelist, Microsoft | @RicksterCDN Rick engages the worldwide Technical Community on behalf of Microsoft. Rick's role is to support platform awareness and skills development through special events targeting the broad community. Technical areas of expertise from his 20+ years of experience in the IT Industry include: core infrastructure services, virtualization technologies of all kinds, and systems management. Unofficially, Rick is focused on spreading his enthusiasm, passion and excitement on all things technical to anyone who has the time for a coffee (or pint) and a chat (in English or français – naturellement).