Rick Claus

Writer, Father, and Public Speaker in Redmond, Washington

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Rick Claus engages in person and online with the worldwide IT Pro / Ops community on behalf of Microsoft. He leads multiple Cloud Advocate teams in Azure engineering: Hybrid Infrastructure, Cloud Native, Linux and Security. In case you were wondering, a Cloud Advocate's role is to connect with technical communities in order capture customer feedback on how to make things better and to share thier knowledge about the ecosystem.

Technical areas of expertise from his 25+ years of experience in the IT Industry include: Core Azure infrastructure services, Windows Server, systems management and all things "cloud" ;-)

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).

  • Work
    • Microsoft
  • Education
    • School of Hard Knocks