Marin Frankovic slika 3 malaMy name is Marin Frankovic. I was born in Makarska in 1976., where I completed elementary and finished first three years of high school. In 1993. I graduated from high school in the USA as an exchange student. In 2003. I graduated from Faculty of Economics in Zagreb, majoring in business computing. While I was a student, I worked as desktop support technician at Faculty of Economics computer center. After graduating from university, I started working in Algebra, Microsoft gold CPLS. In Algebra, I work as Microsoft cloud, virtualization and infrastructure consultant and trainer for Microsoft Official Courses and IBM ACE. Later on I also became Head of department of operating systems and lecturer for several courses at University College for applied computing. In June 2008., my colleague and I became User Group leaders for MS Community IT Pro user group in Zagreb, iT Pro. Currently I hold numerous Microsoft certifications, including MSS, MCDST, MCSA + S, MCSE + S, MCTS, MCITP and  MCT. Fifth year in a row, Microsoft awarded me MVP for Management Infrastructure status. I participated as speaker in Windays conferences (2004 – 2014), both pre-conference and regular conference days, Security Days (2006, 2007, 2008), regional Microsoft Community conference, KulenDayz (2009 – 2013), NT  Konference (2012) and Microsoft TechEd (2010). In 2011., I received Microsoft ISV award for community contribution. I also write articles for special and regular edition of Mreza magazine. Several years in a row I was elected one of Top 10 speakers at Windays conference. My main interests now are cloud computing, virtualization and consolidation based on Microsoft operating systems, Systems Center applications and corresponding cloud services.