Florian Klaffenbach started his IT carrier in 2004 as the first and second level IT support technician and IT salesman trainee for a B2B online shop. After this, he moved to a small company, working as IT project manager, involved in planning, implementing, and integrating industrial plants and laundries into enterprise IT. After spending some years there, he joined Dell Germany. Here, he started from scratch as an Enterprise technical support analyst and later worked on a project to start Dell Technical Communities and support over social media in Europe and outside the U.S. Currently, he works as a solutions architect and consultant for Microsoft Infrastructure and Cloud specialized on Microsoft Hyper-V, fileservices, System Center Virtual Machine Manager, and Microsoft Azure IaaS.
Additionally to his job engagement, he is active as a Microsoft blogger and lecturer. He blogs at his own page, Datacenter-Flo.de, or Azure Germany Community. Together with a very good friend, he founded the Windows Server User Group Berlin to create a network of Microsoft ITPros in Berlin. Florian maintains a very tight network for many vendors such as Cisco, Dell, Microsoft, and communities. This helps him increase his experience and get the best solution for his customers. Since 2016, he is also co-chairman of the Azure Community Germany. In April 2016, Microsoft awarded Florian as Microsoft's Most Valuable Professional for Cloud and Datacenter Management.
Florian worked for several companies, such as Dell Germany, CGI Germany, and his first employer TACK GmbH. Currently, he works at msg service ag as Senior Consultant Microsoft Cloud Infrastructure.
He has worked on the books Taking Control with System Center App Controller, Microsoft Azure Storage Essentials, Mastering Microsoft Azure Development, and Mastering Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2013 for Packt Publishing before working on this book.