For those who really need to know, Orin Thomas was born in 1973 and is still not dead.
Orin works as an author and has written more than three dozen IT textbooks. He is the convener of the Melbourne Microsoft Cloud and Datacenter Group, a Microsoft MVP, and a Microsoft Regional Director. He also works as an author for PluralSight, for EdX and is a contributing editor for Windows IT Pro (now ITPro Today). He is a Gooroo.io ambassador and is completing a Doctor of Information Technology in cloud security and compliance at Charles Sturt University