Award Categories
Microsoft Azure
First year awarded:
Number of MVP Awards:
A +, Linux +, MCTS, MCSA, MCITP: Server Administrator, MCSE: Private Cloud, ITIL v3, MPP: DevOps

Steve Buchanan

( Steve Buchanan )

United States
Cloud & Datacenter MVP, Author, and Group Manager (Cloud/DevOps)


Steve Buchanan is a Group Manager – Cloud Transformation/DevOps with Avanade, a 8-time Microsoft MVP, and author of several technical books focused on cloud and data center management. In his 18+ years as an IT professional, Steve has held positions ranging from infrastructure architect to IT manager.

Steve was featured on the “25 ITSM Experts to Watch in 2017” list and as an “IT Unity Community Champ” in 2017. He has presented at several technical conferences including MMS, Microsoft Ignite, and OSCON.

Steve is currently focused on transforming the position of IT into a strategic partner of the business and driver of digital transformation through ITSM, DevOps, and CloudOps. He stays active in the technical community and enjoys blogging about his adventures in the world of IT at

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