Introduction to InfraTalks

The Who:

Voila! In view humble vaudevillian veteran, cast vicariously as both victim and villain by the vicissitudes of fate. This visage, no mere veneer of vanity, is a vestige of the “vox populi” now vacant, vanished. However, this valorous visitation of a bygone vexation stands vivified, and has vowed to vanquish these venal and virulent vermin, van guarding vice and vouchsafing the violently vicious and voracious violation of volition. The only verdict is vengeance; a vendetta, held as a votive not in vain, for the value and veracity of such shall one day vindicate the vigilant and the virtuous. Verily this vichyssoise of verbiage veers most verbose, so let us simply add that it’s our very good honor to meet you and you may call us InfraTalks .

Do not worry, our future posts are not going to be this complicated.

The What:

An initiative to enrich, enlarge and reach out to the Microsoft community, presenting you the InfraTalks. A team blog conceptualized by lucky number 13 members; we cover more than 20 Microsoft Core Infrastructure technologies amongst us ranging from System Center to Active Directory, from Security to Virtualization. The team collectively has more than 30 years of experience in Microsoft technologies for Server/Client deployment and management; and more than 50 years of experience in the IT industry.

This Space:

With such an envying group of people come together for a blog, the results can be awesome. These grand results will be achieved by posts about:

  1. Newest announcement in Microsoft technologies.
  2. Step-By-Step posts of installation of Microsoft Core Infrastructure products.
  3. Events and workshops conducted.
  4. Features and gotchas.

If you still don’t believe us, meet the authors themselves.

The A-Team:

Sreekanth K. K. has overall 13 years of experience in IT. He has been part of Microsoft for the past 6.5 years handling different roles and currently working as a Lead – Partner consultant for the Core IO team. He specializes in System Center suite of technologies and also works on Virtualization as well.

Bonoshri Sarkar works with Microsoft Global Partner Services she specializes in Windows Server and Active Directory and for the past two years she is providing end to end consulting to enable partners to design, position, sell and deploy Microsoft Platforms for their customers. In her earlier role, she worked for more than 4 years on the Microsoft Support team focusing on Microsoft Directory Services.

Yashkumar Tolia has been a part of Global Partner Services for two years now as a Partner Consultant working on various Microsoft Virtualization and Core infrastructure Technologies. He specializes in RDS, App-V and VDI solutions of Microsoft; and is well- versed with ADDS, ADCS and Windows Server flavors as well. He helps partners with Windows client OS and licensing too, and is building his skill set with Windows 8 as well. He is involved in community projects as well and is an avid reader.

Anurag Gupta is a Partner Technical Consultant on the Partner Services team. In this role, Anurag works with partners helping them in pre-sales and deployment scenarios, and assisting them in the design of solutions to handle everyday business challenges. In his 10+ years of IT experience, he’s developed a range of specialties with his particular areas of focus on Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager and Microsoft Virtualization. He’s also worked on the Microsoft Storage Incubation team as a Virtual  Technology Solutions Professional.

Nikunj Kansara is a Partner Technical Consultant on the Partner Services team. He provides pre-sales consulting and advisory services to Microsoft partners. Nikunj works on targeted technical engagements to identify opportunities to help partners provide services proactively for solution design, and deployment of Microsoft technologies. His specialties include Microsoft System Center Operations Manager and Microsoft System Center Service Manager.

Sarish George is a Partner Technical Consultant on the Partner Services team. He assists partners by providing design and implementation guidance to partners for Microsoft System Center family of products, and SQL Server solutions. Over the past 10+ years, Sarish has managed and delivered services including domain migration, desktop deployment, patch management, application releases, SQL clusters, IMAIL emailing solutions, Office communication solutions.

Anil Malekani is a Partner Technical Consultant on the Partner Services team. Anil’s specialties include the Microsoft System Center suite and Active Directory Rights Management. In his 6+ years in IT, Anil has worked on operating system deployments, patch and application deployments using System Center Configuration Manager and its earlier versions, Microsoft Deployment Toolkit, Windows Embedded Device Manager, and Mobile Device Manager.

Anup Singh Ahuja has overall 12 years of experience in IT. He has been part of Microsoft for the past 4.5 years handling different roles and currently working as a Lead – Partner Consultant for the Core IO team. He specializes in Active Directory, Windows Server, Small Business Server and also works on Exchange, Office 365, Virtualization as well.

clip_image001Aman Singh Sahota is a partner consultant in Microsoft GPS Org. He primarily looks into the platform solutions with Microsoft operating systems. He consults partners with planning designing and deploying windows platform solutions also advices on product sales. Previously Aman was engaged with Microsoft SBS technical support group over 3 years and is quite keen in exploring all the latest technologies with MS. Personally he loves travelling , exploring new places and is a huge soccer fan. His favorite team is Chelseafc in English Premier League, favorite player is Fernando Torres and D Drogba.

Ahmed Moseb Ahmed Moseb Partner technical consultant @ Microsoft, His area of expertise are (Hyper-V, Clustering, System Center Virtual Machine Manager, Remote Desktop Services, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure), Before Microsoft he worked on VMware administration and a VMware Certified Professional on Version 3, 5. His is currently working on a writing a book. In his free time Ahmed love’s to spend time with his children’s.

clip_image002I, Manjunath, am a partner consultant in Microsoft. Having worked on ConfigMgr for few years, I continue to work on the System Center Configuration Manager 2012 and also other client solutions like Windows Intune, MDT, WDS, etc... My job profile includes helping out partners with pre-sales technical assistance and also provide advisory services on planning, designing and deployment of the client solutions. I have more than 6 years of total IT experience with Accenture and HP as my previous employers. I am very keen in exploring all the latest technologies with MS and dedicated to provide the best services. Personally I love riding my Bull(et) and exploring new places. My latest addiction is swimming and music has always been my best bud ever.

I am the Manager of the Core IO Team who work with North America Partners.  My team consists of consultants who work on System Center, Virtualization, Security and Platforms solutions. On a professional front, I enjoy taking the responsibility to manage and lead a team of highly skilled individuals and create an environment where everyone enjoys working. I am also very interested in operations and I like to work on ways to improve the process for betterment of the overall business.  I have completed various courses and trainings namely PMP, ITIL and 6-Sigma and have worked on various projects and Service Delivery roles in the past. In my free time, I enjoy travelling; playing various sports and I have a passion for cooking.

What’s Next:

We believe in two things: Technology and technology. Here you'll receive both. Welcome to InfraTalks.