Blain Barton

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Niner since 2012

Raised in Spokane Washington, Blain Barton has been with Microsoft for 23 years and has held many diverse positions. His career started in 1988 as Team Leader in Manufacturing and Distribution, progressed to PSS Team Manager for Visual Basic Product Support, Product Consultant for Microsoft Word Division, OEM Systems Engineer and currently serves as a Senior IT Pro Evangelist.  Blain has organized and delivered a wide array of technical events and has presented over 2000 live events and has received over six "top-presenter" speaking awards. He has traveled around the world 3 times delivering OEM training sessions on pre-installing Microsoft Windows on new PC's. Blain just published his first book called "Microsoft Public Cloud Services - Setting up your business in the cloud" and you can get more information at 

He attended Washington State University graduating with a Bachelor's Degree in English/Business and Minor in Computer Science. After college, Blain taught snow skiing on a professional level in the Cascade Mountains before starting his career with Microsoft. Blain has a palm tree silviculture operation that he nurtures and currently resides outside Tampa Florida. He can be reached at: