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Eric Woodruff

United States
Schenectady, NY
Azure AD Nerd / Identity Architect


With over 22 years in the field, Eric has worked on multiple “sides of the fence”. He spent 15 years at the NYS Unified Court System, with the majority as a technical manager overseeing the Windows Server Infrastructure Group. Along with Active Directory and the server infrastructure, he was key in cloud adoption of Office 365 and Azure there. After the courts, Eric spent roughly 2 ½ years as a blue-badge at Microsoft as a Sr. Customer Engineer/Premier Field Engineer, working some of the most complex Azure AD customer projects. Post Microsoft, he spent time in the Microsoft partner ecosystem as an Identity and Security Architect. Currently, Eric works at Semperis as a Product Technical Specialist, where he helps lend his knowledge and expertise to protect hybrid and cloud identities.

Along with blogging and community activities, Eric is a member of IDPro and sits on the Body of Knowledge Committee there. He also has interest in mentoring in the security field, in particular for those with a non-traditional educational background.

For downtime Eric enjoys hiking and kayaking as well as spending time with his family. He loves tattoos and the Adirondack mountains.

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