An IT Christmas with Rick Claus and Joey Snow

About Show #452

With last names like Claus and Snow, what else could we talk about but Christmas gifts? Richard chats with Patch and Switch, aka Joey Snow and Rick Claus, about all the gifts you wish you'd thought of for your IT loved ones. Oh wait, that's the listeners, isn't it? Right, offer this show up to your loved ones and let them know this is the kind of stuff you want - geeky and cool! Whatever you celebrate this time of year, all the best to you and yours!

Joey Snow is a Technical Evangelist for the worldwide Developer Experience team at Microsoft focusing on technical planning for Windows Azure and Windows Server technology evangelism. Based in Redmond, WA, Joey works closely with relevant Microsoft Engineering and Marketing teams to evangelize new technology and products to the IT Pro community at large. He shares his knowledge and expertise online – via Channel 9 ( and is a frequent speaker at various Microsoft and industry-sponsored events. He has been with Microsoft for over 7 years. Prior to joining Microsoft, Joey worked for more than 12 years as an IT Professional at a Fortune 500 company, serving in various IT roles ranging from the helpdesk to IT architecture and management. Outside of work you can find Joey spending time with his wife and two children and actively feeding his sports and music addictions.

Rick Claus engages with the worldwide Technical Community on behalf of Microsoft. As a Sr. Technical Evangelist, Rick's role is to support platform awareness for Windows Server and Windows Azure through special events targeting the broad community. Technical areas of expertise from his 20+ years of experience in the IT Industry include: Windows Server, core infrastructure services, Virtualization technologies of all kinds, systems management and "cloud" ;-) Unofficially, Rick is focused on spreading his enthusiasm, passion and excitement on all things technical to anyone who has the time for a coffee (or pint) and a chat (in English or français - naturellement).

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