First published on MSDN on Dec 03, 2018 Welcome to our first CATwalk Author Bio! We're the AzureCAT team. Since "CAT" stands for Customer Advisory Team, saying "AzureCAT team" is sort of like saying "We're the Azure Customer Advisory Team team." … which is weird.
Anyway, CATwalk is our new series of blogs where you get to meet the CATs who make our content possible! For our first CATwalk, we're going to get to know Marc van Eijk.
Marc is an AzureCAT Senior Program Manager from Netherlands. He has a range of expertise, including Hybrid Cloud Architecture (Hybrid Applications across Azure and Azure Stack), DevOps, and ARM (Azure Resource Manager).
Marc has been working in the IT industry since 2000. Eventually, he became a specialist in Windows Azure for Windows Server when it was just starting. He has grown to become a well-known expert in Azure and Azure Stack, eventually being awarded the MVP (Most Valuable Professional) title at Microsoft. As an MVP and a vTSP (Virtual Technical Sales Professional), he continued to help out countless customers get started with Azure, which led to him being hired by Microsoft in 2016 as part of AzureCAT, to help us lead key customer engagements.
In July 2018, Marc authored our Develop ARM templates for consistency article on Microsoft Docs. That article completes a tradition that AzureCAT has had where we've built out whitepapers that explain the best practices for ARM templates. This one brings the tradition home, into more permanent online content.