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MCSE Private Cloud & Server Infrastructure | MCTS Windows Server Virtualization Charter Member


( Jeff )

Infrastructure Architect - Microsoft Community Head | IT and Cloud Architect at SPIE ICS


Jean-Francois (Jeff) Aprea is Senior Consultant and Architect on Microsoft Cloud Solutions. He works at SPIE ICS, a certified Microsoft Gold Datacenter & HPE Gold Partner. He is focused on Azure, System Center, and lasted Microsoft technologies including hyper-converged solutions based on Hyper-V, Storage Spaces Direct, Networking and System Center.  

At the very beginning, he has been involved with NT, Microsoft Infrastructures with MS LAN Manager and had contributed to train many customers and Microsoft France engineers. He drives projects and consulting on Windows Server OS, Hyper-V Virtualization, System Center VMM, Active Directory, strong authentication, SCCM and SCOM. Microsoft awarded him as "MCSE Charter Member", "Early Achiever MCSE on Microsoft Windows 2000" and 12 times MVP (at the begining on MVP Directory Services and from the beginning on Microsoft Hyper-V virtualization stack (MVP CDM - Cloud and Datacenter Management). 

He had participated in Windows Server Rapid Deployment Program with Microsoft in Redmond and the ETSI - European Telecommunications Standards Institute, based in Sophia Antipolis. 

Since 1992, Jeff was one of the very first certified MCT and work very closely with Microsoft France in the Marketing Group and Training Center located in France. 

Certified on Azure “Architecting & Implementing Azure Solution”, MCSE Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, MCSA Cloud Platform and as a MVP 2016 Cloud and Datacenter Management, MCSE Private Cloud & Server Infrastructure and Windows Server Virtualization "Charter Member", Jeff is an author for many books on Hyper-V, System Center Virtual Machine Manager, Active Directory Domain Services and DNS. 

You can read it “in French” at Editions ENI – and on Windows IT Pro - with articles on Virtualization, Containers and Active Directory. 

Today, Jeff lives in Nice on the French Riviera and work closely with Microsoft (as Microsoft P-Seller Cloud Solutions) and 5nine Software (as 5nine “Technical Evangelist”) and many companies in the PACA region since more than 25 years!

You can get more information about Jeff on his Cloud and Datacenter blog: and on Twitter:

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