For those who really need to know, Orin Thomas was born in 1973 and is still not dead.

He lives with his wife Oksana and son Rooslan (Photos) in Melbourne, Australia. 

Orin works as an author and has written more than a thirty IT textbooks. He is the convener of the Melbourne System Center, Security, and Infrastructure Group and a Microsoft Security MVP. He also works as an author for PluralSight.

He is currently working on updating several Windows Server 2012 books to Windows Server 2012 R2

He writes a blog for Windows IT Pro magazine called Hyperbole, Embellishment, and Systems Administration.

Follow him on twitter @orinthomas

An incomplete list of Orin's books