Gerald Parish, Azure Infrastructure Consultant

Gerald Parish

Gerald Parish is a Microsoft Azure Architect, SharePoint Enterprise Architect and Certified Trainer. He is passionate about helping organizations get more out of Microsoft’s Azure Cloud Platform and drive operational efficiencies.

Since 1990, Gerald has served to protect, unlock and optimize data’s value within such diverse environments as universities, healthcare providers, financial institutions, and Microsoft. Gerald has the unique ability to analyze an organization’s technical need and then design, install and maintain a solution.

Gerald worked as a Premier Field Engineer at Microsoft for nearly five years. He supported and trained enterprise customers in both Azure and SharePoint. Gerald’s accomplishments included; the development of the original Azure FastStart delivery material (Dev/Test/IaaS), development of Azure training material for new employees, leadership of Microsoft’s Azure FastStart development team, and delivery of Azure training/implementation to Microsoft’s largest enterprise customers.

In his free time, Gerald supports local SharePoint, PowerShell, and Azure user groups, flies drones, develops home automation solutions, and continues to work with new and emerging technologies.

Education & Certifications

  • Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT)
  • Implementing MS Azure Infrastructure Solutions
  • Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Configuring (MCTS)
  • SharePoint Administrator 2010 (MCITP)
  • Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA)
  • Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE)
  • Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA)

Microsoft Information Technology Skills

  • Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions
  • Microsoft Azure IaaS Deployments
  • Microsoft Hybrid Integrations
  • Microsoft Azure Active Directory
  • Microsoft Azure Identity Management / Integration
  • Lift and Shift Migrations