Rick Claus Cloud Advocate

Rick Claus

Azure / IaaS / Windows Server / On-Prem / IT Pro



Rick Claus engages in person and online with the worldwide IT Pro / Ops community on behalf of Microsoft. As a lead for one of the Cloud Advocate teams in Azure engineering, Rick's role is to connect with technical communities in order capture feedback on how to make things better and to share his knowledge about the ecosystem. Technical areas of expertise from his 20+ years of experience in the IT Industry include; Core Azure infrastructure services, Windows Server, systems management and all things "cloud" ;-)

Unofficially, Rick is focused on spreading his enthusiasm, passion and excitement on all things technical to anyone who has the time for a coffee (or pint) and a chat (in English or fran├žais - naturellement).


  • Microsoft Azure
  • IT Operations
  • Windows Server
  • Datacenter Migrations