Jeff Stokes is a deployment and performance specialist for Windows operating systems. Jeff has a passion for the user experience in enterprise environment. As an avid public speaker, podcaster, blogger, and mentor, Jeff started his IT career at Digital in the 90s, and has been hard at work ever since. Currently, employed at Microsoft, he is expanding his horizons with projects in big data and data analytics.
When not working, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends. His hobbies are gaming, music, and writing.
I'd like to thank my wife, Ana, for her continued support. I couldn't have done this without you! I would also like to give a nod to Carl Luberti, Michael Niehaus, Aaron Margosis, Bill Curtis, and all the other deployment folks I've learned so much about deployment from over the years.
Manuel Singer works as a Premier Field Engineer for Windows Client at Microsoft and is based in Germany. He has more than 10 years of experience in system management and deployment using Microsoft technologies. He specializes in client enterprise design, deployment, performance, reliability, and Microsoft devices. Manuel works with local and international top customers from the private and public sectors, providing professional, technical, and technological support.
Additionally, he is an experienced Microsoft Certified Trainer and holds public and private Microsoft workshops across Europe. He is also a speaker and ask the expert at various Microsoft premier events.
First and foremost, my thanks goes out to my wife, Renate, who allowed me to follow my dreams and make every day worth living, and my two wonderful children, Cornelius and Theresa, who constantly remind me of what's important in my life. Furthermore, I would like to thank all the people who have supported me throughout the writing of this book. Last but not least, I would like to thank the team at Packt Publishing for their support throughout the process of writing this book.