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SharePoint Server, PowerShell, Windows Azure
Michael Washam (Michael Washam)
Michael Washam is the CEO and Co-Founder of Opsgility. We provide immersive instructor-led training for Windows Azure and PowerShell focusing on Technology Leaders, IT Professionals and Developers.
Michael has 15 years of experience at Microsoft. As a Senior Program Manager on the Windows Azure Runtime Team, Michael led the development and release of the Windows Azure PowerShell Cmdlets and the Windows Azure SDK (runtime components). His vision for a fluid DevOps experience for IT Professionals and an agile developer experience for Developers is paramount in both of these products. As a Senior Technical Evangelist leading up to the initial Windows Azure Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) launch, Michael engaged key customers to participate in software design reviews and strategic discussions that significantly shaped the IaaS features present in the Windows Azure platform today. During this time, Michael also shipped the IaaS Windows Azure training kit, and most importantly, designed and developed the initial release of the Windows Azure PowerShell Cmdlets for IaaS and Cloud Services, paving the way for a DevOps culture in Windows Azure. Michael’s work is not only evident in the products he helped ship. He is a globally recognized speaker at events such as TechEd and BUILD. At these events, he presented deep technical content to the IT and Developer community and was also backstage supporting keynote presentations for Windows Azure Executives. He was often the primary designer and co-implementer of keynote presentations and demos at these events.