Derek Schauland
Cloud Architect
  • United States of America
Member Since: 2003/01/14
Industry: Computer & IT
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I am a Cloud Architect, technical writer, and documentation aficionado with a strong focus in Microsoft Azure.

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Professional Background
Cloud Architect
ZyWave
October 2021 – Present
Assist the devops team in desgning, architecting, and building Kubernetes clusters and other paltform based applications on Azure.
System Administrator
Innova Technologies, Inc
January 2017 – Present
Systems administration and infrastructure consultant working with Microsoft Technologies
Sr Cloud Engineer
Coterie Insurance
August 2020 – August 2021
Build and Architect serverless solutions to assist developers in launching highly available and scalable APIs to improve the insurance buying process for everyone.
Cloud Engineer
December 2017 – July 2020
Neenah WI
Co-Founder
Tech On Tap Training Series
February 2010 – May 2018
At Tech On Tap we want to bring deep IT discussion to local brewpubs in Northeast Wisconsin.  Since there arent any user groups in the area, this seemed like the perfect thing to start up.
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Education
Central Missouri State Univ
Bachelor
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Full Biography

Derek is a multi-year Microsoft MVP, blogger, author, and technologist with a focus in Microsoft Infrastructure technologies, including Windows Server, Windows client, and PowerShell.

Derek has been a co-founder in the technology space, creating technology presentations and educational lessons at local brewpubs.  He has also written two books and countless blogs/articles for websites like www.techrepublic.com, Redmond Magazine, Petri.com and TechNet.com

He currently focuses on Small and Medium Businesses and helping them better their technology environments and employee usage of existing and new technologies.

Specialties:  Office 365, Microsoft Azure, PowerShell, Windows Server, Windows Client, Microsoft Storage tools

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Level Progress

Current: Level 9
Derek needs 668 points to level up.
LVL 10
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  • Windows OS
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  • Software
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