Orin Thomas is an MVP, a Microsoft Regional Director, an MCT, and has a string of Microsoft MCSE and MCITP certifications. He has written more than 3 dozen books for Microsoft Press on topics including Windows Server, Windows Client, Azure, System Center, Exchange Server, Security, and SQL Server. In addition to authoring for Pluralsight, he is a contributing editor at Windows IT Pro. He has been working in IT since the early 1990's and regularly speaks at conferences in Australia and around the... more world. Orin founded and runs the Melbourne System Center, Security, and Infrastructure Group and is a candidate in the Doctor of Information Technology program at Charles Sturt University.
Michael is a six-time Microsoft Most Valuable Professional, content developer, technical trainer, and community leader. Having been in the IT industry since the '90s, his experiences cover the gamut of Microsoft technologies, with his main focus being Windows Server, PowerShell and cloud technologies like AWS and Azure.
Glenn E. Weadock (MDAA, MCAAA, MCT, MCSE, MCSA, MCITP, A+, Security+) is the president of Independent Software Inc., which he founded in 1982 after graduating from Stanford University's engineering school. ISI provides expert witness, consulting, and training services in the IT field with a focus on operating systems and networking technologies. Glenn is the author of 18 commercial books on topics such as Windows clients and servers, Microsoft certification, website design, troubleshooting, and ... moreclient/server networking, for publishers including McGraw-Hill, Wiley, Sybex, and the famous Dummies series. Glenn has developed seminars and video courses for Data-Tech Institute, Global Knowledge, and O’Reilly Media; co-authored two Microsoft Official Curriculum (MOC) courses on Windows Server 2008; and has taught PC and network troubleshooting, design, and support to tens of thousands of students in the US, UK, Canada, and Southeast Asia. Glenn advised the U.S. Justice Department in the Microsoft antitrust case, and has been an expert witness in patent cases involving companies such as IBM, Amazon, Facebook, Instagram, Disney, and LendingTree. He has a Bachelor of Science in Engineering With Distinction, from Stanford University, where he was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa and Tau Beta Pi honor societies. In his spare time, Glenn enjoys hiking, reading, and music.
Richard Hicks is the founder and principal consultant at Richard M. Hicks Consulting, Inc. With more than 25 years of experience implementing secure remote access and public key infrastructure (PKI) solutions, he is a widely recognized enterprise mobility and security infrastructure expert sought after by organizations worldwide. His mission is to help companies provide visibility, control, and assurance for their field-based devices, ensuring the highest level of security and productivity for t... moreoday’s highly mobile workforce. Richard is the author of Implementing Always On VPN (Apress Media, ISBN 978-1484277409). Learn more by visiting his website at https://www.richardhicks.com/.
Ben Piper is the author of the "CCNP Enterprise Certification Study Guide: Implementing and Operating Cisco Enterprise Network Core Technologies" and the "AWS Certified Solutions Architect Study Guide". You can contact Ben by visiting his website, benpiper.com.
Peter is a technology enthusiast and has been immersed in IT ever since his days of programming 'Basic' on the Commodore 64. He has 20 years of professional experience supporting or architecting large and complex infrastructure environments for companies including Microsoft and various investment banks. Peter has a pragmatic view of IT and has spoken at Cloud conferences and written articles on IT strategy. Peter prides himself on being technical and hands-on whilst still being able to communica... morete complicated solutions to a non-technical audience.
John Savill is an 11-time MVP, and he holds many Microsoft certifications including Azure Infrastructure and Azure Architecture specialist. John is the author of the popular original FAQ for Windows and posts numerous blogs to his https://savilltech.com site. John has written eight books on Microsoft technologies including Mastering Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Services and Mastering Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V.