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Michael Washam

Michael Washam is a Microsoft MVP specializing in Microsoft Azure and is the founder and CEO of Opsgility (www.opsgility.com), a leader in instructor-led and on-demand training for Microsoft Azure and enterprise computing. Prior to starting Opsgility, Michael was a fifteen year Microsoft veteran, and while at Microsoft, Michael's roles included being a Senior Program Manager on the Microsoft Azure Runtime team and a Senior Technical Evangelist for Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Services. Michael was the original developer of the Microsoft Azure PowerShell cmdlets and is a globally recognized speaker for conferences such as TechEd and BUILD. When not focused on cloud computing Michael spends time with his wife and kids in the north Texas area.

Rick Rainey is a Microsoft Azure Insider and Advisor, Certified Trainer (MCT), blogger (http://rickrainey.com) and an Azure community enthusiast. At Microsoft, he worked closely with Microsoft Premier Enterprise customers, Independent Software Vendors, and Microsoft Engineering to design and develop applications for the Microsoft Azure platform. Today, he is the owner and CEO of CloudAlloc (http://www.cloudalloc.com), a provider of services and tools designed to achieve maximum business value from applications and infrastructure workloads running in the cloud.