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Christa Anderson is an internationally-known authority on server-based computing. A senior contributing editor for Windows & .NET Magazine and author of the magazine's Scripting Solutions column, she is also a speaker and independent consultant. Her several books include Mastering Automated Deployment and Remote Management, co-authorship of Mastering Windows 2000 Server, and the forthcoming Mastering Windows Terminal Services (all from Sybex).
Gary Audin has more than 40 years of computer, communications, and security experience. He has planned, designed, specified, implemented and operated data, LAN, and telephone networks, including local area, national and international networks as well as VoIP and IP convergent networks in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, and Asia. During his career, he has designed a national bank ATM network; specified the functional requirements for a wide area and local area network for the data transmission of the City of New York, designed a statewide multi-agency frame relay network for Louisiana; and analyzed the US Navy's future for IP transmission via satellite. Mr. Audin has been published extensively in the ACUTA Journal, Data Communications Magazine, Business Communications Review, Infosystems, Computerworld, Computer Business News, Auerbach Publications and other magazines. He has made more than 200 presentations at trade shows including VoiceCon, COMNET, INFO, PC Expo, Interface and MultimediaCom. He has been Keynote speaker at several user conferences (ACUTA, JUST-US, SBC FOCUS, Mitel, Nortel, TCIF) and delivered many webcasts on VoIP and communications technologies. He is a founder of the ANSI X.9 committee, a senior member of the IEEE, and is on the steering committee for the VoiceCon conferences. He holds a BSEE from New Jersey Institute of Technology, with graduate work in Computer Science at Syracuse University. He has been an Adjunct Professor at Pace University and an instructor at Boston University. Before becoming an independent consultant, Gary worked with Timeplex, Informatics, Logica, Inc, PRC, Western Union and the USAF.
Ron Barrett is the founder of RARE-TECH, an IT training and consulting company. He has been a technology professional for more than a decade, working for several major financial firms and dotcoms. Ron is a specialist in network infrastructure, security, and IT management. He is co-author of The Administrator’s Guide to Microsoft Office 2007 Servers, How to Cheat at Administering Office Communications Server 2007, and has been a contributor for several other books on Windows administration. Along with book writing, Ron has contributed to several industry magazines such as Redmond and Windows IT Pro and was featured in the book Tricks of the Windows Vista Masters. He has worked for Microsoft writing research and analysis papers for Windows Server 2008, Windows HPC, and PerformancePoint Server 2007. Beyond writing, Ron has spoken at several technology conferences for CPAmerica and the AICPA as well as TECHMENTOR NYC.
Be sure to catch Ron’s daily blog on Network World’s Microsoft subnet at http://www.networkworld.com/community/barrett.
Kevin Beaver, is an independent information security consultant, author, keynote speaker, and expert witness with Atlanta-based Principle Logic, LLC. He has two decades of experience in IT -- the last 14 years of which have been dedicated to information security. Before starting his own consulting practice in 2001, Kevin served in various information technology and security roles for several healthcare, e-commerce, financial firms, educational institutions, and consulting organizations.
Kevin is author/co-author of seven books on information security including the highly-successful ethical hacking book Hacking For Dummies, Hacking Wireless Networks For Dummies, Securing the Mobile Enterprise For Dummies, and Laptop Encryption For Dummies (all by Wiley) as well as The Definitive Guide to Email Management and Security (Realtime Publishers) and The Practical Guide to HIPAA Privacy and Security Compliance (Auerbach). In addition, he is a contributing author and editor of the book Healthcare Information Systems, 2nd edition by Auerbach Publications, technical editor of the book Network Security For Dummies by Wiley Publishing, and technical editor for over a dozen books and whitepapers for Realtimepublishers.com.
In addition to his books, Kevin is the creator and producer of the Security On Wheels audio programs and blog providing security learning for IT professionals on the go. He is also a regular contributor of information security content for SearchWindowsSecurity.com, SearchSoftwareQuality.com, SearchDataBackup.com, SearchSQLServer.com, SecurityInfoWatch.com and Security Technology and Design (ST&D) magazine.
Eric Beehler has been working in the IT industry since the mid-90’s and has been playing with computer technology well before that. From Help desk technician to solutions provider, he has been involved at many layers of enterprise solutions from the desktop to the network to the server and the SAN. He currently has certifications from CompTIA (A+, N+, Server+), and Microsoft (MCITP: Enterprise Support Technician and Consumer Support Technician, MCTS: Windows Vista Configuration, MCDBA SQL Server 2000, MCSE+I Windows NT 4.0, MCSE Windows 2000, and MCSE Windows 2003). He also holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. His experience includes more than nine years with Hewlett-Packard’s Managed Services division, working with Fortune 500 companies to deliver network and server solutions and, most recently, IT experience in the insurance industry working on highly available solutions and disaster recovery. He has co-authored books, including MCITP: Microsoft Windows Vista Desktop Support Enterprise Study Guide (Sybex/Wiley Publishing), authored several white papers, and co-hosts the "CS Techcast" podcast aimed at IT professionals. He provides consulting and training through Consortio Services, LLC.
Kevin Behr is the President and Founder of the Information Technology Process Institute as well as the CTO of IP Services. Kevin's 15 years of IT Operations, Security and Field Engineering experience in environments ranging from Financial Services, Manufacturing to the Technology Sector has allowed him to identify common problem domains and develop powerful solutions for IT Operations that span industry and scale. Kevin is working on development of IT operations management curriculum and research grants in conjunction with researchers from the Decision Sciences and MBA Programs at the University Of Oregon Lundquist College Of Business. He is co-authoring a new book with Ron Neumann focused on development of corporate governance models to address the rapid transition of US corporations into a knowledge capital based economy. Kevin's recent article writing on operational integrity and IT process improvement in both whitepaper and article forms have been published by the IT Authority at BetterManagement.com, AFCOM and by the SANS Institute. Kevin is currently working on prescriptive adoption methods that integrate best practices in IT operations, security, and audit. Kevin holds the Certified Information Systems Auditor designation and is also ITIL certified.
Roberta Bragg, MCSE, CISSP is a survivor of 25 years in the business. She specializes in security evangelism and spreads the word through her MCP Magazine Security Advisor column, 101 Communications' Security Watch newsletter, and multiple books, customized training sessions and consulting engagements. Roberta runs her own company, Have Computer Will Travel Inc., out of a notebook carrying case. She's a frequent speaker and trainer for MCP Magazine's TechMentor conference and seminar series. She's an independent consultant specializing in security, operating systems and databases. Her newest book is the CISSP Training Guide (Que Publishing).
Sheryl Breuker has more than 15 years of experience working with communications and information technologies. As an independent consultant and analyst, Sheryl is an experienced thought leader who studies emerging communications technologies and how they integrate with existing operations in both enterprise business and society at large. Sheryl has crafted strategies globally for both public and private sector organizations, providing written analysis of complex technology and business integration strategies. Sheryl consults with a number of vertical market segments ranging from high-tech innovators to winemakers and restaurateurs. She has successfully guided a number of these organizations in integration of new technologies into their legacy voice and data networking environment in support of an emergent competitive corporate culture. Sheryl's series of Incidental Interviews have been widely acclaimed as she probes how technology leaders see their vision of the future. Sheryl consults, writes and speaks about the rapid evolution of unified communications in areas of mobility, video collaboration, and convergence with existing business applications. Sheryl is deeply entrenched in the evolution of social media and how evolving conversational tools reshape business operations and work flows. She lives in Olympia, WA. Sheryl is a principal with Stardust Global Ventures (http://www.stardustglobalventures.com) working on technology, social media, and the impact on business and society. Her Gabby Geek Weblog, home of Incidental Interviews, is online at http://www.thegabbygeek.com.
Peter Bromberg began his technology career at Merrill Lynch, where he developed real-time computerized trading programs by using advanced technical analysis indicators and neural networks, and later went on to complete a postgraduate degree in economics based on his analytical work. He moved on to become a development manager and senior developer for medical and financial services firms, where he architected or served as lead developer on a number of innovative Web-based and middleware solutions for the healthcare and financial services industry. In 2001, Peter was lead developer on a project jointly funded with Microsoft to convert COM-based financial services middleware to the .NET platform. This technology proved to be 10 times faster than any previous implementation (tested at the Microsoft Testing Lab in Charlotte, NC). Peter has since architected and produced numerous enterprise-level solutions with the .NET platform, and is the co-founder and developer of the popular eggheadcafe.com developer resource Web site. He recently was awarded MVP status by Microsoft for his remarkable contributions and help to the developer community.
J. Peter Bruzzese, co-Founder of ClipTraining, has worked with Goldman Sachs, CommVault Systems, and Microsoft, to name a few. He holds the following certifications: from Microsoft, MCSA 2000/2003, MCSE NT/2000/2003, and MCT with MODL. Additional certs include: CNA, CCNA, A+, Network+, and iNET+, CIW Master and CIW Certified Instructor. Most recently, Peter has become a Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Enterprise Messaging Administrator (MCITP). He writes feature articles for Redmond Magazine and WindowsITPro Exchange and Outlook VIP. Peter is also the Series Instructor for the CBT Nuggets Exchange 2007 Certification Series and he is a speaker for the IT360 Expo in Canada, as well as the TechMentor Conferences held bi-annually. His latest books include Tricks of the Vista Masters published by Que, and Administrator's Guide to Microsoft Office 2007 Servers published by Sams.
Ken Camp, has more than 25 years of experience in information technology. Ken is a highly experienced leader who has successfully coordinated a wide variety of major telecommunications and IT initiatives. Ken has worked with private companies and public sector organizations of all sizes to solve complex business issues using innovative IT solutions. His proven track record of success has helped move these networks from the drawing board to reality. Ken spent 17 years with AT&T and Lucent Technologies designing and implementing voice and data networks. He later worked in the security marketplace and played a key role in early IPSec VPN deployments. As an independent consultant, Ken's primary focal areas include network performance improvement, security practices and the design and deployment of integrated voice and data solutions. Ken is the author of IP Telephony Demystified - (McGraw-Hill Professional ISBN: 0071406700), and many industry white papers and articles.
Jim Cavanagh has spent more than a quarter of a century working, predominantly, in the lower four layers of the OSI Model-Physical, Data Link, Network, and Transport-and with the entire range of technologies and services found there, including optical, DSL, ATM, Frame Relay, IP, and network and physical security. Jim works at The Consultant Registry, a global telecom, networking, and security consultancy he founded in 1994. Jim's long and varied career has included network design, operations, implementation, training, planning, sales and marketing support, consulting, and writing. Career highlights include the design and deployment of the first public, private, and hybrid Frame Relay networks, design of national and global ATM networks, and work in traditional telephony and IP networks, including extensive work in all areas of voice communications: TDM, Voice over ATM, Voice over Frame Relay, Voice over IP, and signaling. Jim is the recipient of the International Communications Association's 1995 Citation of Merit Award for his "outstanding contribution to global telecommunications" and was recognized by the San Jose Chamber of Commerce for his post 9/11 security white paper series of which more than 10,000 copies were distributed to managers globally. Jim has hosted or participated in almost 50 industry panels and was featured in the TELUS Expert Series on the topic of network and infrastructure security. His most recent areas of focus are implementation of voice, data, and video triple play multimedia networks, with an emphasis on rural telcos and the use of IP technologies in public safety and law enforcement.
David Chernicoff is an internationally known expert on the Windows operating system, specializing in server and networking issues. David is currently a Senior Contributing Editor with Windows & .NET Magazine, author of the magazine's weekly Windows Client Update newsletter, and formerly the director of the magazine's lab testing facility. David has more than 4000 magazine articles in print after more than 20 years as an IT professional and technical maven for organizations such as PC Week, PC Magazine, and many other publications. His most recent book is the Windows XP Power Toolkit (Microsoft Press, August 2002). When he can find the time, he speaks and consults for a select list of international clients, focusing on Windows Server issues.
Paul Cooke is an Information Security professional with more than 10 years experience architecting, developing and deploying security solutions for multiple Fortune 500 companies. Currently employed as a Security Architect for a Fortune 500 company headquartered in the San Francisco Bay area, he is responsible for ensuring the security of an infrastructure composed of mainframe, Unix, and Windows systems, including Windows 2000. He earned his degree in Computer Systems Engineering from Arizona State University. He is the author of The Definitive Guide to Windows 2000 Security (Realtime Publishers).
Sean Daily is a world-renowned expert on Windows NT/2000/XP and a Senior Contributing Editor at Windows & .NET Magazine. In addition to being the author of numerous books (including Optimizing Windows NT from IDG and Migrating to Windows NT 4.0 from 29th Street Press), he speaks and consults internationally on Windows NT/2000 and related technologies.
Mike Danseglio is a Senior Program Manager at Microsoft Corporation. He has worked in the areas of security and technology for the past 15 years. He holds several technical certifications including MCSE and CISSP. His work includes developing and teaching extensive security training on topics including cryptography, security technology, and attacks and countermeasures. In addition to security, Mike has decades of system deployment and management experience including hands-on and automated maintenance and repair projects. His recent projects include writing security, architecture, and operations documentation for Windows Vista and the Windows Server 2008 family as well as working on a host of white papers and articles. He also works on feature design, development, and implementation for Microsoft Windows. Mike has published two print books to date, both with O'Reilly, as well as numerous eBooks and white papers through Realtime Publishers.
Anil Desai, MCSE, MCSA, MCSD, and MCDBA, is an independent consultant in Austin, Texas. He specializes in evaluating, developing, and managing solutions based on Microsoft technologies. He is also a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for Windows Server. Anil is the author of many technical books, including Managing a Windows Server 2003 Environment Exam Guide (Osborne/McGraw-Hill), Windows 2000 Directory Services Administration Exam Guide (Sybex), Windows NT Network Management: Reducing Total Cost of Ownership (New Riders Press), and SQL Server 2000 Backup and Recovery (Osborne/McGraw-Hill). He has made dozens of conference presentations at national events and is also a contributor to national magazines.
Olivier D'hose is a Senior Program Manager for Microsoft's Operations and Technology Group. After having spent more than 7 years architecting and deploying solutions based on Microsoft technologies for major corporations around the world, Olivier has taken on the challenge of helping Microsoft deploy pre-released technologies internally. He focuses mainly on the architectural impact of .NET development on line-of-business and mobile applications.
Lesile Easter is an internationally recognized leader in software deployment, has provided consulting and training expertise to many Fortune 500 companies. His talent and enthusiasm for this field has led to numerous articles and books. After graduating with a Bachelor 's degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Washington in Seattle, WA he spent several years at Intel's System group before moving up to Redmond and joining Microsoft's Windows NT 3.1 team. While still performing limited consulting and training, he now enjoys his current position as an install developer at Funk Software in Cambridge, MA.
Cade Fassett currently works in the IT department at Google. In his occasional moments of spare time, he is the president and founder of Everest Digital, LLC (www.everestdigital.com), an IT consulting and training firm servicing clients worldwide. He has several years of experience in the IT industry, as well as a degree in Economics, both of which he employs to help his clients use technology to solve real business issues. He specializes in overcoming challenges such as improving the effectiveness of corporate IT departments, reducing training time and cost for new employees, and improving collaboration across the enterprise.
John Featherly is a consultant with HP Services Consulting and Integration group. Recently a member of the joint HP/Microsoft .NET Results evangelism program, John has been helping customers with and promoting all aspects of .NET since the July 2000 prerelease. A 12 year veteran of enterprise application of Microsoft Technology and a 20 year veteran in the IT industry he has worked with it all, from Multics to Rotor. John has two BA degrees from MIT, one in EECS and one in Physics.
Wendy Henry, is an accomplished technical consultant, presenter, author, and educator with more than 19 years of experience in the IT industry. Wendy is an experienced systems administrator, systems engineer, enterprise application engineer, enterprise architect, and trainer. A specialist on the Microsoft platform, Wendy has been an MCT since 1998 and has acquired technical certifications across many manufacturers including MCP, MCDST, MCSA, MCSE, MCDBA, MCTS, MCITP, CNE, CNI, CUSE, CCNA, and many others. As a technical editor for McGraw-Hill and Microsoft Official Learning Product as well as an author for Wiley Publishing and courseware author for The Training Camp, New Horizons, and other national IT training facilities, Wendy has developed the rare ability to deliver complex technical concepts in understandable narrative that can be applied immediately to real-world challenges. Wendy routinely consults with Fortune 500 companies from various industries including manufacturing, hospitality, medical, and telecommunications. Most recently she has kept busy as a contributing partner on sharepoint-elearning.com and co-authoring the next Mastering Windows Server 2008 series from Wiley Publishing.
Rebecca Herold, CISSP, CIPP, CISM, CISA, FLMI, has been providing information security, privacy and regulatory assistance and services to organizations from a wide range of industries for the past two decades. Rebecca was instrumental in building the information security and privacy program while at Principal Financial Group, which was awarded the CSI Information Security Program of the Year Award in 1998. IT Security ranked Rebecca as one of the top 59 IT security influencers, and Computerworld put Rebecca their list of the world's best privacy experts and on their list of the best privacy consulting firms in both 2007 and 2008. Rebecca has been CPO for two consulting organizations, and has had her own information privacy, security and compliance business since 2004. Rebecca has written chapters for several books, dozens of articles, and has been writing a monthly privacy column for the CSI Alert newsletter since the beginning of 2001, and is working on her 13th book. Some of her other books include The Privacy Papers, Managing an Information Security and Privacy Awareness and Training Program, The Definitive Guide to Security Inside the Perimeter (Realtime Publishers), The Shortcut Guide to Improving IT Service Support through ITIL (Realtime Publishers), and The Practical Guide to HIPAA Privacy and Security Compliance. In addition, Rebecca is the leader of The Realtime IT Compliance Community where she posts to her IT Compliance weblog.
Larry Hettick is the Vice President for Wireline Solutions at Current Analysis. His group consults with service providers, their customers, and their suppliers on current and emerging technology and opportunities. One of the industry's leading experts on convergence, Larry speaks frequently about convergence and writes for Network World, Business Communications Review, and other industry publications.
Laura E. Hunter(CISSP, MCSE: Security, MCDBA, Microsoft MVP) is an Active Directory architect for a major engineering and staffing firm where she provides Active Directory planning, implementation, and troubleshooting services for business units and schools across an enterprise network. Laura is a four-time recipient of the prestigious Microsoft "Most Valuable Professional" award in the area of Windows Server-Networking. She is the author of the Active Directory Field Guide (APress Publishing) as well as co-author of the Active Directory Cookbook, Second Edition (O'Reilly).
Don Jones has more than a decade of professional experience in the IT industry. He’s the author of more than 30 IT books, including Windows PowerShell: TFM; VBScript, WMI, and ADSI Unleashed; Managing Windows with VBScript and WMI; and many more. He’s a top-rated and in-demand speaker at conferences such as Microsoft TechEd and TechMentor, and writes the monthly Windows PowerShell column for Microsoft TechNet Magazine. Don is a multiple-year recipient of Microsoft’s “Most Valuable Professional” (MVP) Award with a specialization in Windows PowerShell. Don’s broad IT experience includes work in the financial, telecommunications, software, manufacturing, consulting, training, and retail industries and he’s one of the rare IT professionals who can not only “cross the line” between administration and software development, but also between IT workers and IT management.
David Kearns spent 10 years as a network manager, ending up as Information Services Manager for the former Thomas-Conrad Corporation (now part of Compaq). In 1987, he was a founding SysOp of Novell's Novell Support Connection service on Compuserve and served as the first president of the Association of NetWire SysOps. He's a past recipient of NetWare Users International's Nuggie award for "outstanding contributions." Dave was formerly Technical Editor of Networking Solutions magazine. His "Wired Windows" column appears in Network World magazine. He also writes frequently for PC World, The Novell Companion, World Wide Windows and NC World. He's written, edited and contributed to a number of books on networking and is a frequent speaker before both trade and business groups.
Bob Kelly is the founder of AppDeploy.com, a resource focused on desktop management products and practices. He is author of The Start to Finish Guide to Scripting with KiXtart and The Definitive Guide to Windows Desktop Administration. Bob is co-founder and president of iTripoli, Inc., a software company focused on producing helpful tools for administrators, including Admin Script Editor, a scripting editor for Windows administrators, and PackageCleaner, a tool that identifies MSI package contents that may pose problems if included in Windows Installer packages. Bob currently develops training videos and provides limited-engagement consulting services via AppDeploy.com.
Chris Long is a senior systems administrator specializing in the design and engineering of Windows systems with a large financial services firm. His 18 years of experience in the IT field range from mainframe operations and management to PC operating system support, design, and deployment. For the past 5 years, he has been a technical lead for the company's Windows software-deployment systems, working on the Windows 2000 design and migration, and was one of three corporate-wide NT troubleshooter support staff.
Darren Mar-Elia has more than 14 years of experience in systems and network administration and design. He works as director of Windows NT architecture and planning for a large financial services firm. In that capacity he was also technical lead for the company's Windows 2000 design and migration effort. Darren has been a Contributing Editor with Windows & .NET Magazine since 1997. He has written and contributed to several books on Windows NT and 2000 including The Definitive Guide to Windows 2000 Administration and The Definitive Guide to Windows 2000 Group Policy (Realtime Publishers), Key to the Windows 2000 Registry (WindowsIT Library), and Mastering Win2K Server (Sybex). Darren received his BA from the University of California at Berkeley with a degree in Organizational Behavior.
Chad Marshall, CISSP, MCSE 2003, MCSA 2003, MCSE 2000: Security, MCSA 2000: Security, Security+ is Vice President for Bank of America Global Corporate and Investment Banking Infrastructure Services responsible for Strategy & Architecture. Chad has spent the past 6 years defining and driving strategic IT solutions with great emphasis and focus on creating scalable, maintainable and highly available solutions. During his tenure with Bank of America, Chad has pioneered new approaches to Microsoft Windows and Linux OS hardening, service pack/hotfix management, and production support through innovative uses of Windows scripting and automation in high-cost/high-value production environments. Chad has authored and co-authored several technical articles for Microsoft Learning, participated in the facilitation of several Microsoft TechNet Web casts, and most recently has been called to speak at TechMentor 2005 on behalf of Redmond Magazine.
Jim McBeeis an MCSE, MCT, and an Exchange MVP based in Honolulu, Hawaii. He works as a senior systems engineer for the Department of Defense where his responsibilities include Active Directory, Exchange Server, and archive systems. Travel, teaching, and speaking engagements take him around the United States as well as Europe and Asia. He is the author of many titles, including the Exchange Server 2003 24seven (Sybex, 2003), Exchange Server 2003 Advanced Administration (Sybex, 2006), The Tips and Tricks Guide to Secure Messaging (Realtime Publishers, 2005), The Shortcut Guide to Exchange Server 2007 Storage Systems (Realtime Publishers, 2007), and Mastering Exchange Server 2007 (Sybex, 2007). In addition, he is a frequent contributor to USENET newsgroups and Exchange Web forums, and provider of occasional ramblings on his blog (http://mostlyexchange.blogspot.com).
Derek Melber runs and operates www.auditingwindows.com, the first dedicated Web site for Windows Auditing and Security. There you will find the only books on Auditing Windows. Derek is a contributing editor for Redmond Magazine, as well as providing columns for some of the most distributed Internal Auditor newsletters and journals on the market. If Group Policy is your quest, be sure to get a copy of Derek's eBook series, from www.certcities.com.
Greyson Mitchem is a Systems Engineer with over 10 years of experience in designing end-user focused systems. He has designed user interfaces for distributed database applications for Arts Management, as well as done Systems Integration for a Fortune 500 company. For the last 5 years, he has focused on Mobile and Nomadic Computing models for a large financial services company. He is a Citrix Certified Administrator, and has been working with Terminal Services for over 5 years. Greyson received his BA in Communication and Theatre Arts from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA.
Evan Morris is an MCSE and MasterASE, and a messaging consultant in Hewlett-Packard's Exchange Solutions Engineering division, where he writes whitepapers and helps to develop their sizer tools. In addition to presenting at conferences, he writes for Windows & .NET Magazine's Exchange Administrator publication.
Jeremy Moskowitz, MVP, MCSE, and founder of Moskowitz, Inc. (www.Moskowitz-inc.com), is an independent consultant and trainer for Windows technologies. He runs www.GPanswers.com and www.WinLinAnswers.com community forums to answer tough Group Policy and Windows/Linux integration questions. His popular book on Group Policy is entitled Group Policy, Profiles and IntelliMirror (SYBEX). His latest book is Practical Windows & Linux Integration: Hands-on Solutions for a Mixed Environment (SYBEX). Jeremy frequently contributes to Redmond magazine, Windows IT Pro Magazine, and Microsoft Technet Magazine, and is the Windows/Linux integration track manager at TechMentor. You can contact Jeremy at www.GPanswers.com or www.WinLinAnswers.com.
David Pultorak is founder of Pultorak & Associates and is a leading expert on IT service management. David spent ten years at Johnson & Johnson in a variety of IT management roles and has spent the last eight years consulting to many Fortune 1000 companies. David regularly delivers keynote addresses and conference speeches on IT-related topics around the US. In addition, David often presents to private corporate audiences on IT service management. David is also a long-time adjunct faculty member of several Philadelphia area colleges and universities. He holds a masters degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
Archie Reed has worked in the technology industry for over 14 years. Currently the Senior Director as part of the Office of the CTO, his focus is on identifying, predicting and understanding the future direction and impact of technologies in the messaging, wireless and identity markets. Mr. Reed participates in standards committees including OASIS, and is an active speaker at technical & analyst conferences. In addition to writing articles for various publications, his most recent books are Implementing Directory Services (McGraw-Hill) and The Definitive Guide to Windows 2000 and Exchange 2000 Migration (Realtime Publishers). He holds a MS in Enterprise Network Management from Sheffield Hallam University in the UK.
Paul Robichaux is an experienced software developer, author, and principal engineer for 3sharp. His background includes writing and teaching about Exchange; helping validate enterprise deployments for security, storage management, and scalability; and developing Exchange-related products for several major software vendors. He's worked on UNIX, Macintosh, and Win32 development projects over the past 6 years and is an MCSE and Exchange MVP. He is the author of several books, most recently the Exchange Server Cookbook (O'Reilly Media, 2005). Paul is also the author of The Administrator Shortcut Guide to Email Protection and The Definitive Guide to Exchange Disaster Recovery and High Availability. He maintains an Exchange-themed blog at http://www.e2ksecurity.com.
Danielle Ruest and Nelson Ruest, MCSE, MCT, Microsoft MVP, are IT professionals specializing in systems administration, migration planning, software management and architecture design. They are authors of multiple books, including Windows Server 2003: Best Practices for Enterprise Deployments and Windows Server 2003 Pocket Administrator (McGraw-Hill Osborne) as well as Preparing for .NET Enterprise Technologies (Addison Wesley). They have extensive experience in Windows migrations and have been masters of migrations since Windows 3.x. Both work for Resolutions Enterprises Ltd., a company located in Victoria BC Canada. Currently, more than 500,000 users are profiting from solutions designed by Resolutions Enterprises. Danielle and Nelson are also working on a new book: The Complete Reference for Windows Longhorn Server, with McGraw-Hill Osborne which is due out with Windows Longhorn Server's release in 2007.
Darwin Sanoy is a Principal Consultant and the instructor for DesktopEngineer.com's Windows Installer for Administrators training course. He has over 10 years of experience in managing technology and six years working with Windows management technologies. Darwin has played key roles in enterprise-wide deployments of managed desktops and management systems, including IT process development, project management, application migration management and technical architecture. Darwin has also led initiatives to develop service products and career tracks for Windows management technologies. Additionally, Darwin is available to discuss Windows Installer Training and Certification for Administrators.
Mark Scott is a senior consultant for Microsoft Consulting Services. He develops multi-tier, data-centric web applications. He implements a wide variety of Microsoft-based technologies, with special emphasis on SQL Server and Analysis Services. He is a Microsoft Certified System Engineer + Internet, Solution Developer, Database Administrator and Trainer. He holds A+, Network + and CTT+ certifications from COMPTIA. Mark has also written a number of books and articles. He has co-authored the MSDE Bible, eCommerce for Dummies, Professional Data Warehousing Using Microsoft SQL Server 2000 and Analysis Services, Special Edition Using Commerce Server 2002 and other books. He regularly writes articles for technical publications and speaks at national conferences. He has also written courses and conducted national tours for Microsoft and a variety of other organizations.
Beth Sheresh is a seasoned technical writer with more than 15 years of computer industry experience including writing and editing technical books, network administration and consulting, and technical training design, development, and delivery. Her writing projects have covered directory services and other networking technologies including IT provisioning, security, and Windows. Beth's books include Understanding Directory Services (two editions) and the Microsoft Windows NT Server Administrators Bible -- Option Pack Edition as well as chapters of Windows Server 2003 Inside Out. She recently directed the design and development of operations manuals and administrative training materials for the initial Active Directory implementation of a Fortune 500 company.
Doug Sheresh is an IT professional with two decades of experience that encompasses network administration, consulting, technical support training, management and delivery, and managing technical writing projects. Recent technical writing includes materials on IT regulatory compliance, automated IT provisioning, directory service technologies, and Windows Server 2003. His expertise includes all aspects of technical training course development, from design and content creation to training delivery. Recent training projects include the design and development of the MOF Operations Assessment training developed for Microsoft Consulting Services, as well as Active Directory and SMS training for a large international corporation. He was also the project manager and coauthor of Understanding Directory Services, 2nd Edition and Microsoft Windows NT Server Administrators Bible2-Option Pack Edition. Earlier, while at Microsoft, he was instrumental in design and development of Microsoft's technical training for Windows 95, Windows 3.1,and MS-DOS, and was the lead technical writer of the Microsoft Windows 95 Resource Kit.
Greg Shields, is an independent author, instructor, and IT consultant based in Denver, Colorado, and a co-founder of Concentrated Technology. With nearly 15 years of experience in information technology, Greg has developed extensive experience in systems administration, engineering, and architecture specializing in Microsoft systems management, remote application, and virtualization technologies. Greg is a Contributing Editor and Columnist for TechNet Magazine, and is the author of five books, including Windows Server 2008: What’s New / What’s Changed. Greg is also a highly sought-after instructor and speaker, speaking regularly at conferences like TechMentor Events, and producing computer-based training curriculum for CBT Nuggets. Greg is a recipient of Microsoft "Most Valuable Professional" award with a specialization in Windows Terminal Services.
Richard Siddaway is Microsoft Practice Leader for Centiq Ltd, a Microsoft partner specializing in optimization, measurement, management, and migration involving Microsoft technologies. With more than 20 years experience in various aspects of IT, Richard is currently concentrating on the Microsoft environment at an architectural level -- especially around Active Directory (AD), Exchange, SQL Server, and Infrastructure Optimization. Much of his recent experience has involved migrating enterprises from Windows NT\Exchange 5.5 to Windows 2003\Exchange 2003. Richard has administration experience with several database systems, especially SQL Server. His initial programming background is still useful, as Richard is a very experienced scripter always looking for the opportunity to automate a process. Having discovered PowerShell 18 months ago, he has enthusiastically adopted it in preference to VBScript. Richard founded and currently leads the UK PowerShell User Group. Richard has presented to the Directory Experts Conference 2007, at various events at Microsoft UK, including the last Community Day, and for other UK User Groups.
M. David Stone is a computer industry consultant and award-winning freelance writer with 25 years of experience writing about science and technology-including a 20-year concentration on testing, analyzing, and writing about computer software and hardware. David has been a frequent contributor to PC Magazine since 1983 and a contributing editor since 1987. His work for both the print and online versions of the magazine includes feature articles, special projects, reviews, and both hardware and software solutions for PC Magazine's Solutions columns. His areas of computer-related expertise include imaging technologies (printers, scanners, digital cameras, monitors), magnetic and optical storage, and word processing, and spreadsheets, as well as critiquing and helping develop user interfaces and documentation. David is a contributing editor to ExtremeTech, Computer Shopper, Windows Sources, and PC Sources. David has also written more than a dozen books including Faster Smarter Digital Photography (Microsoft Press 2002), Troubleshooting Your PC, (Microsoft Press 2001; 2nd edition 2002), and Word for the Macintosh Companion (Microsoft Press 1994).
Alan Sugano is President of ADS Consulting Group, Inc. Alan attended California State University, Northridge (CSUN) and graduated with a double major in Management Information Systems (MIS) and Management Systems Analysis (MSA). After graduation, he worked at Coopers & Lybrand (now Price Waterhouse Coopers) for several years in their Microcomputer Advisory Services Group (MAS) as a consultant. Alan is now the President of ADS Consulting Group, Inc. (ADS). ADS specializes in Networking, Custom Programming, Web Development, SQL Server Development and ACCPAC Plus Accounting implementations. Alan has given talks on Network Audits, Server Selection, Network Documentation, Network Management, Network Design and Topologies, SQL Databases, and Disaster Recovery. Alan writes a bi-monthly email column for Windows & .Net Magazine, recently published a Network Troubleshooting Article for Windows & .Net Magazine, and wrote the Disaster Recovery Chapter for the upcoming Windows Server 2003 Exam Cram book.
Dan Sullivan is a Senior Principal Consultant with Computer Resource Team, Inc. Dan has 20 years of IT experience that include s engagements in enterprise security, application design, and systems architecture. His experience includes a broad range of industries, including financial services, manufacturing, government, retail, gas and oil production, power generation , and education. Dan has written about information security and other enterprise information management topics for Business Security Advisor, DM Review, Intelligent Enterprise, and E-Business Advisor. Dan is the author of Proven Portals (Addison Wesley, 2003) and Document Warehousing and Text Mining (Wiley, 2001); a columnist with DM Review, Dan has published more than 25 articles in leading industry publications such as Intelligent Enterprise and e-Business Advisor.
Steven Taylor, consultant and broadband packet evangelist, is President of Distributed Networking Associates and Publisher of Webtorials.com. An independent consultant, planner, author and teacher since 1984, Mr. Taylor is frequently quoted in the trade press and is one of the industry's most published authors and lecturers on high bandwidth networking techniques. He has served as Contributing Editor for Data Communications magazine, publishes articles in both Business Communications Review and Network World, and co-authors two newsletters - Convergence and Wide Area Networking - distributed by Network World Fusion. Augmenting his skill as a teacher and consultant, Mr. Taylor's background in actually planning, implementing, and running an extensive network for the University of North Carolina brings a unique, real-world perspective to his work.
Ed Tittel is a 24-year computing industry veteran who has worked as a software developer, systems engineer, trainer, and manager. He has also contributed to more than 100 computer trade books, including several college textbooks, and writes regularly for TechTarget, Tom's Hardware, and TechBuilder.org. Perhaps best known for creating the Exam Cram series of IT certification prep books in 1997, Ed also received the Best Networking Professional Career Achievement Award from the NPA in 2004, and has been a finalist in the "Favorite Study Guide Author" category in the CertCities.com Annual Reader's Choice Awards every year since those awards were launched in 2002.
Rod Trent, managing editor of myITforum.com and Communities Editor for TechTarget, is the leading industry expert on Microsoft Systems Management Server. He is a Microsoft MVP for Windows Management and author and co-author of many books and thousands of technical articles. A couple of his more memorable published works include Admin911:SMS and Microsoft SMS Installer. You can always find his latest work at www.myITforum.com, or reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chris Wolf is a Microsoft MVP for Windows Server - File System and is a MCSE, MCT, and CCNA. He's an instructor with ECPI Technical College and an independent consultant who specializes in the areas of enterprise storage, virtualization solutions, and network infrastructure management. Chris is the author of Virtualization: From the Desktop to the Enterprise (Apress), Troubleshooting Microsoft Technologies (Addison Wesley), and a contributor to the Windows Server 2003 Deployment Kit (Microsoft Press).