Orin Thomas

Bestselling IT Professional textbook author. Pluralsight author. Microsoft MVP & Regional Director

Orin Thomas is an MVP, a Microsoft Regional Director, an MCT, and has a string of Microsoft MCSE and MCITP certifications. He has written more than 3 dozen books for Microsoft Press on topics including Windows Server, Windows Client, Azure, Office 365, System Center, Exchange Server, Security, and SQL Server. He is an author at PluralSight and is completing a Doctorate of Information Technology at Charles Sturt University. You can follow him on twitter at http://twitter.com/orinthomas

Session: Keynote: 30 terrible habits of Cloud Administrators

Admin accounts with shared passwords, over privileged accounts, personal Hotmail.com accounts used as the administrator account for the company’s Azure subscription, everything in the same resource group, the same service account credentials used for every service on every IaaS VM, disabled firewalls and forgotten software updates. The first step to solving a problem is admitting that you have one. In this session I will discuss 30 terrible, bad, and just plain lazy habits, the steps you can take to determine if they are present in your environment, and what you can do to get over them.