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|Steve Buchanan is a regional solutions director with Concurrency, a six-time Microsoft MVP, and author of several technical books focused on cloud and data center management. In his 17+ years as an IT professional, Steve has held positions ranging from infrastructure architect to IT manager. Steve was recently featured on the “25 ITSM Experts to Watch in 2017” list and as an “IT Unity Community Champ” in 2017, and he has presented at several technical conferences. Steve is currently focused on transforming the position of IT into a strategic partner of the business and driver of digital transformation through ITSM, DevOps, and CloudOps. He stays active in the technical community and enjoys blogging about his adventures in the world of IT at www.buchatech.com. Follow him on Twitter @buchatech.|
Michael Blumenthal is a Microsoft Office 365 MVP and a Principal Office 365 Engineer at a leading broadcast media company, where he is responsible for service management of Office 365 and driving adoption. He co-leads the Office 365 Adoption User Group – Chicagoland chapter. As a public speaker, he can be found speaking on business technology topics including business productivity, collaboration, knowledge and expertise management, communication and content management, cloud adoption, Office 365, SharePoint, and PowerShell. Follow him on Twitter @michaelbl.
|Todd Baginski is a Partner and the CTO at Canviz, where he leads technical teams on projects that use SharePoint, Office 365, Azure, iOS, Android, and numerous other technologies to create cutting edge applications and line of business systems. He is a husband, dad, and foster parent and gives back to his community by coaching and growing youth sports teams. Follow him on Twitter @toddbaginski.|
Rion Williams is a Full Stack Software Engineer at Structure X. He lives in Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA and is passionate about making the developer community a better place. He's frequently found answering questions on the ASP.NET Forums and Stack Overflow, writing blog posts, or contributing to a wide range of projects on GitHub. When he's offline, he loves spending time with his family, traveling, eating, watching sports, cooking, and reading. Follow him on Twitter @rionmonster.
|Paul S. Randal is the CEO of SQLskills.com and a long-time SQL Server MVP. Paul is based in Redmond, WA, USA and is hugely active in the SQL Server community, from user groups to his waits library, to helping out on Twitter. He worked on the SQL Server team for 9 years before leaving in 2007 to pursue his passion for teaching, writing, and presenting, with his wife and fellow-MVP Kimberly. L. Tripp. Follow him on Twitter @PaulRandal.|