I have worked in IT since graduating from the Royal College of Music (RCM) in 2003 where I studied the clarinet! My first job was at the RCM, migrating from Exchange 5.5 and Windows NT4 to Exchange and Windows Server 2003. Since then I have worked in a variety of roles for Microsoft partners including consultancy and practice management. In 2010 I joined Microsoft UK as an UC Technical Specialist and am now an Exchange Technical Specialist.
Before joining Microsoft, I did a lot of work in the UK technical community, in particular running the Exchange user group (MMMUG) and leading several pan user group events. Alongside the user group work I have been writing and speaking about Exchange and Lync for several years. My articles have been published in locations such as Windows IT Pro magazine and on then MSExchange.org website amongst others. Since early 2011 I have been writing Mastering Lync 2010 for Sybex which is due for publication in early 2012.
As recognition of my community work I was awarded as a Microsoft MVP between 2006 and 2011.
On the rare occasions when I’m not working, I enjoy wildlife photography and badminton.
- Exchange and Lync presentations, training, and technical sales.
- Exchange Design and Implementation
- Lync Design and implementation
- Business Consulting – User Adoption, and Benefit Analysis
- Exchange Migration
- Exchange Unified Messaging
- Lync Voice integration