Darren Mar-Elia is the CTO and Founder of SDM Software, a Microsoft systems management solutions company. Darren has 30 years of IT and Software experience in the Microsoft technology area, including serving as a Director of Infrastructure at Charles Schwab, IT Architect at Autodesk, CTO of Windows Management Solutions at Quest Software, and Senior Director of Product Engineering at DesktopStandard. He has provided architecture and engineering for solutions ranging from private cloud to virtual desktop to network engineering. He has been a Microsoft MVP in Group Policy technology for the last 11 years, and has written and spoken on Windows Server, Active Directory, Group Policy and PowerShell topics around the world. He has been a Contributing Editor for Windows IT Pro Magazine since 1997. He has written or contributed to 13 books on Windows and enterprise networking topics. Darren also speaks frequently at industry conferences on Windows infrastructure topics.