Rick is known as a Server Hugger. He’s always been grounded in on-prem infrastructure whenever designing new solutions for customers back in his consulting days. When joining Microsoft HQ two years ago as a Technical Evangelist for the Windows Server and System Center platform – he stumbled into the storage realm when searching for cool new technologies that can make a significant impact on businesses of all sizes.
Rick Claus engages with the worldwide Technical Community on behalf of Microsoft (HQ). As a Sr. Technical Evangelist with a global scope – Rick’s role is to support platform awareness for Windows Server and skills development through special events targeting the broad community. Technical areas of expertise from his 20+ years of experience in the IT Industry include: Windows Server, core infrastructure services, Virtualization technologies of all kinds, and systems management. Rick is a CH9 personality, goes by the twitter handle of@ricksterCDN and blogs at http://RegularITguy.com
Unofficially, Rick is focused on spreading his enthusiasm, passion and excitement on all things technical to anyone who has the time for a coffee (or pint) and a chat (in English or français – naturellement).