Community Champion - November 2020

Shabaz Darr Shabaz Darr - @ShabazDarr


Born in the Bradford in the North of the UK and been there ever since! I have recently joined Netcompany as a Senior Infrastructure Consultant based in there Leeds Office. I have two children, Zoya (10) and Mikaeel (6) and a better half in my wife, Reema (she will kill me if I tell you her age ha ha ha).

I have done a number of different roles in IT since starting 15 years ago, including 1st, 2nd and 3rd Line support. I have been doing Consultancy for the last 6 years and focusing on Azure & Microsoft 365 for the last 4 years. My main areas of focus are Windows Virtual desktop, Identity Management and Endpoint Manager


My main activity within the community has historically been on twitter ( and my Technical Blob (

Shabaz Darr Richard, Gregor and Shabaz @ Ignite

I have taken part in recent community evens including Azure Advent Calendar, Azure Spring Clean and the Azure Back to School initiative. Within the last 6 months I have started presenting at virtual events including the Leeds Azure User Group, the UK Windows Virtual Desktop User Group and the North East Azure User Group.

I will shortly be launching my own YouTube Channel - “I am IT Geek” where I will publishing a series of videos which will be “how to” based technical videos based on topics such as Multi-Factor Authentication and Identity Management to name a few.

Finally I am in the process of co-launching a new Cloud user group local to Bradford. More information to follow!

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