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System Center Cloud and Datacenter Management, Microsoft Azure, Hyper-V
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MCSE Private Cloud & Server Infrastructure | MCTS Windows Server Virtualization Charter Member
Jean-Francois Jeff Aprea
Infrastructure Consultant - Microsoft Community Head at Groupe RDI
Jean-Francois Aprea is senior consultant, specialist on Microsoft infrastructures and based on south of France in Sophia-Antipolis. He had participated in Windows Server RDP program with Microsoft in Redmond and the European Telecommunications Standards Institute based in Sophia Antipolis. He has been involved with Windows NT and Microsoft Infrastructures since its very beginning with MS LAN Manager and had contributed to train many customers and Microsoft France engineers. Jean-Francois is specialist on Windows Server OS, Hyper-V Virtualization, System Center VMM, Active Directory, strong authentication, SCCM (aka SMS) and SCOM. Microsoft recognize him as "MCSE Charter Member" and "Early Achiever MCSE on Microsoft Windows 2000" special awards. 
Since 1992, Jean-Francois was MCT on Microsoft LAN Manager then on all major Microsoft platforms (Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2) and work very hard for Microsoft France on LAN Manager, Windows NT, Windows Server versions and SMS in the Microsoft Training Center based in Les Ulis - France. Today, I am MVP 2014 Hyper-V, MCSE Private Cloud & Server Infrastructure, MCSE - MCSA Windows Server 2012, MCTS Windows Server Virtualization "Charter Member", MCITP EA Windows Server 2008, MCSE Security, MCSE "Charter Member", MCSA Exchange and MCTS "Business Desktop Deployment with the BDD", MCP and MCT since 1992. 

I'm an author for many books on Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2 Hyper-V (v3) and System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 R2, Active Directory Domain Services and DNS. Right now, I'am working on vNext versions of Windows Server, Hyper-V and SC Virtual Machine Manager and writing a new book which will be available at summer 2015.

I'm a writer for Windows IT Pro with articles on Virtualization, Directory Services, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008 R2, ... 

Strong knowledge on Hyper-V, Active Directory, Certificates Services (PKI), Rights Management Services (RMS), and System Center 2012 R2 (SCCM, SCOM, SCVMM products)

I live in Nice on the French Riviera, I work closely with companies in the "Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur" region since more than 25 years!
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