David Tesar

David Tesar started out his tenure at Microsoft in July 2002 as Support Escalation Engineer for networking and directory services in Texas, moved to a role as a Premier Field Engineer in WA, and since 2007 works as a Technical Evangelist for the worldwide Developer Platform Evangelism (DPE) team based in Redmond, WA. David works closely with MS product teams to "share the good news" of IT Pro relevant software through creation of technical content, speaking at various Microsoft and industry-sponsored events, shooting hundreds of video interviews, leading the weekly Edge Show with monthly episodes on DevOps, and working on projects directly with customers. Areas of focus as an evangelist have included various Forefront security products, Internet Explorer, Windows Azure, Office 365, Windows Intune, Windows Server, and System Center *. DevOps is currently David's focus, working with customers and internal development teams who create various applications primarily built on Windows Azure.

Outside of work you can find David spending time with his family, running a non-profit eXtreme Sport Christians (XSC), and enjoying extreme sports like snowboarding, wakeboarding, mountain biking, and rock climbing.