Today, March 21, 2017, May Jo Foley listed me as Today’s Community Champ over on Petri.com. It’s neat to get recognized for all the work that I put into writing the best content I can for BuildAzure.com! Thanks Mary Jo!

As far as tech journalists go, I respect Mary Jo Foley, and Paul Thurrott as well. They are both very influential tech journalists within our industry. I do work hard at making my own writing be more journalistic, rather than being just some tech blog. This recognition by Petri and Mary Jo Foley as a “Community Champ” is another step in validating my progress in being a good writer in the tech space.

Thank you very much!

For future reference (and because the page no longer exists) here’s the contents of the post that Mary Jo Foley wrote about me recognizing me as Today’s Community Champ!

Today’s Community Champ: Chris Pietschmann

Pietschmann is truly a jack of all Azure trades. (And he’s building up a wealth of information on HoloLens and IoT Core, too.) Based near Milwaukee, WI, he’s not only an Azure Infrastructure as a Service, Platform as a Service and Functions as a Service expert, but also a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for Azure. He also is the founder of the Milwaukee Azure user group.

His Build Azure site is a self-described “showcase of unique and aggregated content that focuses on EVERYTHING Microsoft Azure; from Developer to IT Pro. The site contains videos, tutorials, open source showcases, and much more!”

Pietschmann is good with up-to-date analysis, as well. Check out his recent post on the news that Microsoft is bringing Windows Server to ARM:

Windows Server running on ARM CPUs, Azure is Next!

So far the servers within Microsoft Azure data centers have been running Intel processors (CPUs). For a long time I’ve wondered if the power efficiency of ARM CPUs could make them more cost effective than Intel x64 CPUs that are more powerful. It’s possible through the use of parallel computing that distributing load across many more ARM CPU cores that consumer lower power could be more cost effective than distributing the same load across fewer more powerful Intel CPUs. Since I first came up with the idea, I’ve assumed that ARM would be more cost effective, however, I haven’t seen anything to back it up. With recent news about Microsoft exploring Windows Server running on ARM, and ARM based cloud server, it looks like they’re dedicating some serious money to this very research effort.

Read the rest of his post here.

The post Today’s Community Champ: Chris Pietschmann appeared first on Petri on March 21, 2017, and was written by Mary Jo Foley.

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Chris Pietschmann is a Microsoft MVP, HashiCorp Ambassador, and Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) with 20+ years of experience designing and building Cloud & Enterprise systems. He has worked with companies of all sizes from startups to large enterprises. He has a passion for technology and sharing what he learns with others to help enable them to learn faster and be more productive.
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