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Tim Warner is a Microsoft Certified Azure Solutions Architect with more than 20 years of experience working with the Microsoft technology stack. Tim teaches Microsoft Azure courses for Pluralsight and O’Reilly Live Online Training, and he’s based in Nashville, Tennessee. Contact Tim via Twitter (@TechTrainerTim) or his website, TechTrainerTim.com.


Derek Schauland is an IT professional with 20 years’ experience. He currently specializes in cloud technologies. He spent 10 years of his career as a Microsoft MVP, first in file system storage and then in cloud and datacenter management. In addition to writing about cloud technologies, he has co-authored two other books and countless articles and blogs. Outside of the technology space, he enjoys barbecuing with family and friends.


Mike Pfeiffer is a 20-year tech industry veteran who’s worked for some of the largest technology companies in the world, including Microsoft and Amazon Web Services (AWS). He’s the founder and chief technologist at CloudSkills.io, a cloud consulting and training firm. Mike is an author for Pluralsight, international conference speaker, Microsoft Azure MVP, and host of the CloudSkills.fm podcast.


Nicole Stevens is technical director of an independent software venture (ISV) in the United Kingdom, which provides on-premises and hosted solutions across a variety of technologies and sectors. She has spent more than 20 years working within software development, starting out as an Oracle DBA to troubleshoot performance, design, and integration issues for large enterprises across EMEA. Switching to an ISV start-up brought fresh challenges, with a role spanning IT professional, technical consultancy, technical pre-sales, and software development. Nicole is currently driving adoption of Microsoft cloud services across the business, and her primary focus is the re-architecture of legacy software solutions for customers in the cloud.

Gurvinder Singh is a Microsoft Certified Azure Solutions Architect with 12+ years of diversified software development experience. He has a strong programming background and hands-on experience on .NET and C#. Since the past few years, Gurvinder has been guiding large enterprises in the transformation of legacy applications into cloud-native architecture with a focus on migration to Microsoft Azure. He is extremely passionate about technology, especially with the Microsoft Azure platform (PaaS, IaaS, and Serverless). On a personal note, he loves spending leisure time in singing.