Brad Bird is a lead technical consultant and MCT certified trainer based in Ottawa, ON. He is a two-time recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award, for 2010 in the Virtual Machine domain and Management Infrastructure in 2009. He is also a member of the Windows Springboard Technical Expert Panel (STEP) for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 having delivered STEP presentations as an evangelist in Quebec City, QC and St-Johns, Newfoundland. Brad is a writer for Tech Republic and contributes monthly to the Network Administration and IT Security weblogs. Brad has authored Microsoft partner training courses for System Center Configuration Manager 2007 which have been delivered around the world. Brad also authored some webcasts on Data Protection Manager 2007 including 300 level “Protecting Applications with DPM2007” and 400 level “Advanced Features and Capabilities of DPM2007” also used in Microsoft partner training. Brad is also a Microsoft Certified Trainer having delivered courses in Security+, AD, AD Security, SCOM, SCCM, DPM, VMM, and Microsoft Desktop Optimization Platform. Brad actively consults to large organizations helping them architect, implement, configure and customize System Center technologies integrating them into their business processes. He is also an active consultant, and contributor to the support community. Brad presented in both the Architecture and Virtualization Tracks for TechDays 2009 and 2008 in both Montreal and Ottawa as well as at the 2009 Microsoft Management Summit in Las Vegas. He was the Systems Management and Security track co-lead Microsoft Canada representative for TechDays 2009 in Canada. He was a representative for Canada at TechEd 2009 in Los Angeles, CA. Brad maintains a weblog “Rantings of an IT Pirate” at http://owsug.ca/blogs/brad/default.aspx where content is replicated to the popular MyITForum and “The Lazy Admin” websites. He has extensive experience with Active Directory Services, Anti-intrusion detection and prevention and Forensics, Computer Security, and Microsoft System Center and Virtualization technologies in the enterprise.