Yigal Edery is a Principal Lead Program Manager in the Windows Server Organization, responsible for the area of deployment. In the past few years, he has been focused on private and public cloud scenarios using Windows Server. Yigal joined Microsoft in 2002 and has spent time working on security & networking (Forefront Threat Management Gateway). virtualization (Hyper-V, MED-V) and telecommunications (Windows Live SMS-Messenger, Windows Phone Mobile Commerce Platform). Yigal holds a B.A. in Computer Science, Economics, and Philosophy.