Blain Barton
Microsoft, Senior IT Pro Evangelist

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Raised in Spokane Washington, Blain Barton has been with Microsoft for over 22 years and has held many diverse positions and is the author of "Microsoft Public Cloud Services - Setting Up Your Business in the Cloud"​ located at His career started in 1988 as a Team Leader in Manufacturing and Distribution, progressed to PSS Team Manager for Visual Basic within Microsoft Product Support, Product Consultant for Microsoft Word Division, OEM Systems Engineer and currently serves as a Senior Technical Evangelist working with IT Professionals. Blain has organized and delivered a wide array of technical events and has presented over 1200 live events and has received over six “top-presenter” speaking awards. He has traveled around the world 3 times delivering OEM training sessions on pre-installing Microsoft Windows on new PC’s. In 2010, Blain co-founded IT Pro Camp, Inc., a 501C3 charity, raising sponsorship support for delivering IT Pro events within his local Florida Communities. He attended Washington State University graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in English/Business with a Minor in Computer Science. After college, Blain instructed snow skiing on a professional level in the Cascade Mountains before starting his career with Microsoft. When Blain is not working in the IT field, he enjoys boating, fishing, drumming and runs a 10-acre palm tree silviculture operation in Homosassa FL and currently resides outside Tampa Florida. For more information on what Blain does for Microsoft check out Windows Azure at and for Microsoft Product evaluations go to:

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