About CloudCrusader

CloudCrusader is the alter ego of Christophe Lams, full time Azure Cloud Solution Architect @ Synergics in collaboration with Microsoft Belgium providing Technical Presales and training for ISV's. Occasionally, he also travels the world as Azure trainer for the American learning partner Opsgility.

 

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Certifications

Christophe has following Microsoft certifications:

Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE)

  • Azure Solutions Architect Expert [01/2019]
  • Cloud Platform and Infrastructure [09/2018]
  • Cloud Platform and Infrastructure [05/2017]
  • Cloud Platform and Infrastructure (Charter) [09/2016]
  • Microsoft Private Cloud [05/2014]

Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT)

  • [08/2016]
  • [08/2017} 
  • [08/2018} 

Microsoft Specialist

  • Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions [05/2017]
  • Implementing Microsoft Azure Solutions [01/2015]

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA)

  • Azure Administrator Associate [11/2018]
  • Cloud Platform [05/2017]
  • Windows Server 2012 [04/2013]
  • Windows Server 2008 [04/2012]

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist

  • Windows Server 2008R2, Server virtualization [07/2012]
  • Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, configuration [03/2011]
  • Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, configuration [11/2010]

Microsoft Certified IT Professional

  • Server Administrator on Windows Server 2008 [03/2011]

Microsoft Certified Professional for

  • Archticting Azure Solutions
  • Implementing Azure Solutions
  • Configuring and deploying a private cloud with System Center 2012 Monitoring and operating a private cloud with System Center 2012
  • Upgrading your skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012
  • TS: Windows Server 2008 R2, Server virtualization
  • Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, configuring
  • Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, cofniguring
  • Pro: Windows Server 2008, Server Administrator

Microsoft P-CSA

1 of 4 in Belgium and 55 world wide [12/1017]

Wiki Contributions

Blogs

Personal Blog

www.cloudcrusader.com

  • Azure ASM to ARM with ASR - 8 blog posts [02/2017]
  • Azure Tips 'n Tricks - Azure VM Monitoring [03/2017]
  • OMS Monitoring Nutanix "Cloud in a Box" [03/2017]
  • Azure Tips 'n Tricks - Subscription types [01/2017]
  • Azure Fault & Update domains [04/2017] 
  • Selecting the correct subscription type [08/2018]
  • public preview: Azure billing alerts [08/2018]
  • Azure Spending limits [08/2018]
  • Apply logic in your deployments [08/2018]

Professional blogs

Blog on www.synergics.be

  • stay in control over your device data (Dutch blog on Enterprise Mobility & Security)

Community

Online profiles & Social Media:

Forums

User Groups:

Azure Advisors (on Yammer)

  • Boost.microsoft.be

User Group Owner

  • 2017 - 2018: APEs - Azure Platform Experts (co founders: Peter De Tender - Adnan Hendricks) 
  • Facebook group oner:  Azure - Ask The Experts!

Event Organizer

  • #ITPROUD [03/2018]

Books

Christophe has been reviewing the following books and videos:

  • Azure Security Infrastructure [review notes to Dr Tom Shinder ]
  • Christophe is currently co-author on the upcoming apress book Exam Prep 70-535

Public Speaking

  • From the Trenches: Cloud World War I [ITPROCEED 06/2016]
  • From ASM to ARM with ASR [TECHORAMA 05/2017]
  • Up in ARM's [MCT SUMMIT 06/2017]
  • From the Trenches: Cloud World War I [Global Azure Bootcamp Portugal] 04/2018]
  • +40 ways to save money on Azure [Global Azure Bootcamp Portugal] 04/2018] 
  • Millionaires Guide: Economizing on Azure [Brighttalk 08/2018]

Mentorship

  • 5 day workshop - Architecting Azure Solutions @ HPE GERMANY [11/2016]
  • 5 day workshop - Architecting Azure Solutions @ HPE UK [12/2016]
  • 3 day workshop - Implementing Azure Solutions @ PCL Canada [01/2017]
  • 5 day workshop - Implementing Azure Solutions @ Molina Healthcare US [05/2017]
  • 3 day workshop - Virtual Training: Azure for AWS Experts [12/2017]
  • 3 day workshop - IaaS and Data + Analytics @ Symantec US [02/218]
  • 3 day workshop - ISV Acceleration Lab @ Microsoft Belgium [01/2017]
  • 3 day workshop - ISV Acceleration Lab @ Microsoft Belgium [04/2017]
  • 3 day workshop - ISV Acceleration Lab @ Microsoft Belgium [10/2017]
  • 3 day workshop - ISV Acceleration Lab @ Microsoft Belgium [11/2017]
  • 3 day workshop - ISV Acceleration Lab @ Microsoft Belgium [03/2018]
  • 3 day workshop - ISV Acceleration Lab @ Microsoft Belgium [05/2018] 
  • 3 day workshop - ISV Acceleration Lab @ Microsoft Belgium [06/2018] 
  • 3 day workshop - ISV Acceleration Lab @ Microsoft Belgium [09/2018]
  • 5 day webinar (3h each day) - Azure Administrator AZ100 for [09/2018]
  • 3 day workshop - ISV Cloud Lab @ Microsoft Belgium [10/2018]
  • Co hosting the biweekly Microsoft's ISV Inspirational Intro - Tech Taster for ISV's (boost.microsoft.com)