Hi, my name is Peter De Tender.
I am an Azure Technical Trainer (ATT) at Microsoft. Out of this role, I provide Azure readiness workshops to larger Microsoft customers and partners in EMEA, skilling up their Azure knowledge, and preparing them for Azure certification.
Before taking on this position, I was already an Azure trainer and Azure Solution Architect out of my own business, with a background in Microsoft datacenter consulting (Exchange, Forefront, System Center and Active Directory security as prime technologies, besides HP Servers and NetApp Storage :). Although I switched to the blue badge life, I will continue providing Azure readiness content here, as well as continue participating in user group events and presenting at different global conferences, in person or virtual.
I am a Microsoft Certified Trainer since 2010 (officially, but trained already before).
I was recognized as a Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) since 2013, initially in Windows IT Pro, but switched to Azure from 2015-2019.
Since 2011, I am the chairman for EMEA of the IAMCT (International Association of Microsoft Certified Trainers), a global community of MCT’s, outside of Microsoft Learning.
I’m married for +22 years with my loving wife Els, and am the proud father of 2 wonderful girls, Kaylee, 20y, studying Law in the USA, and Kitana, 15y, hoping to go study in South Korea soon. Our family recently expanded, since we adopted a 5 month old kitten, named Spot.