Steve Buchanan

Information & Communications Technology

Azure Azure Stack Operations Management Suite System Center DevOps ITSM

Steve Buchanan

Microsoft MVP, Author, Thought Leader, Group Manager - Cloud Transformation/DevOps

Steve Buchanan is a Group Manager – Cloud Transformation/DevOps with Avanade, a 7-time Microsoft MVP, and author of several technical books focused on cloud and data center management. In his 17+ years as an IT professional, Steve has held positions ranging from infrastructure architect to IT manager.

Steve was featured on the “25 ITSM Experts to Watch in 2017” list and as an “IT Unity Community Champ” in 2017. He has presented at several technical conferences including MMS, Microsoft Ignite, and OSCON.

Steve is currently focused on transforming the position of IT into a strategic partner of the business and driver of digital transformation through ITSM, DevOps, and CloudOps. He stays active in the technical community being on the board of the MN System Center user group and leading the MN Azure user group. Steve enjoys blogging about his adventures in the world of IT at

Current sessions

Soup to Nuts of Azure Site Recovery

Gone are the days of very expensive multi-million dollar disaster recovery solutions. Here are the days of the disaster recovery as a service in Azure known as Azure Site Recovery. Come hang out with Microsoft MVPs and backup/DR gurus Robert Hedblom and Steve Buchanan bring you through the soup to nuts of Azure Site Recovery.

What you will learn:
* How to architect the failover of a multi-tier application
* How recovery plans work
* What it takes to get going with ASR
* Best practices of a DRaaS solution

Azure Stack Unleashed in 45 minutes

In the fast-moving world of cloud Microsoft has released a game-changing technology called Azure Stack. Azure Stack is the one true Hybrid cloud. With this new technology comes new roles and responsibilities along with a shift to CloudOps. Between Azure and Azure Stack there is so much to learn. Come to this session as two Microsoft MVP's unleash Microsoft's hybrid cloud story bringing you up to speed on Azure Stack in 45 minutes. Areas that will be covered in this session include:

- Azure and Azure Stack Service Differences
- How Azure Stack fits into DevOps
- Azure Stack's architecture, features/services, and data center integration points
- Use cases and benefits of using Azure Stack
- Plus demos!

ITSM tools and OMS: The perfect integration

With the last OMS solution, you can now integrate your ITSM solution (On-Prem or in the Cloud) with OMS, to generate alert, directly in your ITSM tool. During this session, we will present the ITSM supported tools and do some cool demo.