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“Desktops in the Cloud is your new TechTalk with people from Microsoft engineering and the world-wide virtual desktop community!” If you are interested in participating in an episode, feel free to approach us via social media – or via our submissions form here.  


Christiaan Brinkhoff (left) works as a Principal Program Manager and Community Lead at Microsoft, bringing his expertise to help customers imagine new virtualization experiences. A former Global Black Belt and Senior Technical Specialist for Azure Virtual Desktop, Christiaan joined Microsoft in 2018 as a part of the FSLogix acquisition. He has been a Microsoft MVP for Azure before joining Microsoft and is active in several other communities such as Citrix CTP and VMware EUC vExpert. In his current at Microsoft role, he will drive community efforts around virtualization to empower Microsoft customers in leveraging new cloud virtualization scenarios. Follow Christiaan on Twitter @Brinkhoff_C or his blog on

Dean Cefola is a Certified Microsoft Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions Specialist performing the role of Sr. FastTrack Engineer and is FastTrack’s Global lead for Azure Virtual Desktop, helping customers to build, deploy, and manage their Azure solutions with a focus on Automation. Dean is also the founder and content creator of The Azure Academy YouTube channel where he puts out new videos every week to help customers and the community master Microsoft Azure. Follow Dean on Twitter @MSAzureAcademy or his own YouTube channel.