Brad Bird is a lead technical consultant and MCT certified trainer based in Ottawa, ON. He works with Cistel, a Microsoft GOLD partner based in Ottawa as a System Center and Virtualization architect. Brad is a five-time recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award for 2010 and 2011 in Private Cloud and Datacenter Management, Virtual Machine, Management Infrastructure. He is also formerly 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, Fredericton and Moncton NB, Halfax NS, and St-Johns, Newfoundland. Brad actively consults for mainly Enterprise and government customers in the System Center, Private Cloud and Virtualization spaces.