As a Lead Datacenter Strategist for Microsoft Northern California, Manjnath Ajjampur has over 28 years’ experience in the IT industry. He has been with Microsoft since 1997. He started in Microsoft Consulting Services (MCS) supporting the State & Local Government customers in California, doing Exchange and Windows Server projects. He also spent several years in MCS supporting Intel as a Technical Architect. Manjnath now supports enterprise customers based in the US Northwest with a focus on Systems Management Tools, Virtualization and Server Infrastructure. Manjnath holds a Master’s degree in Petroleum Engineering. Prior to joining Microsoft, Manjnath spent several years in the oil industry helping internal IT customers understand this thing called the Internet - yes that was the late 80s and early 90's!! Manjnath is also the Technical Editor of Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V: An Insider’s Guide to Microsoft’s Hypervisor.