John Morello graduated Summa Cum Laude from LSU and joined Microsoft as a new college hire in 2000. He started out in Premier Support and then spent 5 years in Microsoft Consulting Services where he designed solutions for Fortune 500 corporations and governments around the world. From 2006-2009, he was a Lead Program Manager in the Windows Server group where he helped ship Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 and managed a team focused on virtualization and security scenarios. From 2009-2011, he was a Principal PM in the Azure group, working on Certificate Services and Rights Management Services for private clouds, Office 365, and Windows Azure. In 2011, he returned to Services as the Lead Architect of the hybrid cloud consulting practice for the Americas. He leads a team of consultants that help customers use infrastructure-as-a-service to solve real world problems. John has written numerous articles for TechNet Magazine, contributed to several Microsoft Press books, and regularly speaks at TechEd and other conferences around the world. John lives in Louisiana with his wife Nicole and sons Bruce and Jake. They love to run, scuba dive, and fish, and John also serves on the Board of Directors of the Coalition to Restore Coalition Louisiana (crcl.org).