Welcome to my technology blog. My name is Steve Buchanan I’m from the Twin Cities and I’ve been in Information Technology for 20 + years. My journey in tech started in my senior year of high school when I landed a position building computers/servers and working on networking for a small computer company. My interest in tech grew from there leading to me holding various roles throughout my career from internal IT to consulting (Avanade / Accenture). Today I am a ‘Principal Program Manager’ with Microsoft focused on improving the cloud, a book author x8, a Pluralsight Author x16, a speaker, and a former 10-time Microsoft MVP.

I consider myself a technology generalist who enjoys architecting solutions that solve business problems. I have an Associate in Applied Science degree as a Network Support Specialist and a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology. I am a former 10-year Microsoft MVP in Azure and hold the following certifications: A +, Linux +, MCP, MCSA, MCITP: Server Administrator, MCSE: Private Cloud, MCTS: (Hyper-V, SharePoint, Exchange), ITIL Foundation, MPP: DevOps, 70-535 Architecting Azure Solutions, AZ-400 DevOps Expert, AWS Cloud Practitioner, Docker Certified Associate, and GitOps Fundamentals. I have been featured in several publications including the Star Tribune (the 5th largest newspaper in the US) & Dice.com Insights. I also have presented at technical conferences including Microsoft Ignite, O’Reilly Open Source Convention (OSCON), DevOps Days, BITCon, Experts Live Europe, Open Source North, Inside Azure management, and Midwest Management Summit (MMS).

On this blog site, you will find my thoughts, ideas, and tip’s about technology. In my current role, I work mainly with Microsoft products. The Microsoft technologies I work with the most are Azure/Azure Stack, AKS, GitHub, Log Analytics, Bicep, PowerShell, ARM, Azure Automation, DSC, Azure DevOps, the entire System Center Stack (Service Manager, Data Protection Manager,  Configuration Manager, Operations Manager, Orchestrator, Virtual Machine Manager), IIS, Hyper-V, and SharePoint. I also work with many Open-Source technologies such as Linux, Containers, Kubernetes, Apache, Drupal, WordPress, MySQL, Terraform, JavaScript, PHP, and Python. On my blog, you will find a mix of posts around Open-Source and Microsoft technologies.

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 NOTE: The views and opinions on this blog site are my own and are not that of my employer.

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