Jay Paul Gundotra, (MCP,MCT,MCSE, CompTIA)
Jay Paul Gundotra (MCP,MCT,MCSE, CompTIA) is the founder of ENow, Inc. He has over 15 years of experience in network computing. Jay has designed, deployed, administered, and consulted on Microsoft Exchange server since version 4.0 was released in 1996 for various organizations including Getronics, Small Business Administration, Storage USA, Westfield, J2 Global Communications, Visa, DS Waters, and Fox Television. He has designed networks for private companies with as many as 15,000 workstations nationwide. He has experienced the entire spectrum of IT services from development of software to managing a global IT team for an enterprise company. Jay is also an instructor and has delivered training to the government. He has also spoken at various Microsoft events including the Microsoft Exchange Conference.
Ismail Mohammed [MCP, MCSA, MCSE, MCTS & MCITP]
Ismail began his career in 2001 as an Administrator for a cyber café. In 2002, he was invited to join Infoton Solutions in Mumbai, India in the Systems Engineer capacity for end client support. From 2003-2006, he worked for Wipro as a Technical Support Engineer rendering vendor support to Microsoft PSS customers. During his PSS years he was promoted to Technical Lead for the Exchange Team. After leading a team and playing with Break Fix scenarios, he moved on to become a Technology Specialist with Microland in Bangalore, India, and then he joined Unisys-UGSI as a Senior Systems Administrator. He is currently a Consultant with Microsoft.
Aside from his work, Ismail takes an active role in the Microsoft Exchange Server community and was awarded the title of “Trusted Source” from MSExchange.org for all of his contributions. He has also written articles for www.exchangeserverinfo.com and www.exchangeserverinfo.net.
Krishna Kumar [MVP (PowerShell), MCITP - Messaging]
Krishna has over 10 years of IT experience and a Masters in Information Technology. He is based out of Bangalore - the Silicon city of India. Currently, Krishna is on the Messaging Engineering team for a global financial corporation. His areas of expertise include Microsoft Exchange, Windows PowerShell, and VB Scripting. Krishna keeps up to date with the latest technology by participating in Tech Talks, contributing to technical forums, and writing Exchange, Active Directory, and scripting related articles for his blog http://smtpport25.wordpress.com/.
Krishna is very athletic and enjoys playing cricket, hockey, football, badminton and table tennis in his spare time.
Mahmoud Magdy [ MVP (Exchange) ]
Mahmoud is an Infrastructure Technology Architect with more than 8 years of experience in the IT Field. He has solid skills in complex infrastructure architecture planning and strategic design with extensive experience in pre-sales, consulting, scoping, project management and technical documentation. Mahmound has managed complex projects including server consolidation, migration, disaster recovery and site resiliency in large enterprises. He has demonstrated leadership and team building skills within organizations, and presentation and communication skills as a public speaker, Microsoft MVP and community leader. Mahmoud authors his own blog, Be Busbared, and acts as a Technical Writer and contributing author for several blog sites including ENow, ITproafrica.com, and ZonePro at www.windowsitpro.com.
Storage: Netapp FAS,Flex technologies,SnapManager
Messaging &Collaboration Infrastructure (Exchange 2010/2007/2003/2000/5.5, OCS 2007 R2/2007, Lync 2010).
Virtualization Solutions (Hyper-v, XenServer, Xenapp, Xendesktp).
Identity and Access Management Solution (Active Directory, ILM 2007/FIM 2010).
Management Solutions (SCCM, SCOM, SCVMM, SCDPM,Symantec Backup exec)
Networking Infrastructure (Netscaler,Kemp HLBs,Cisco Switches and router,Juniper/Cisco Firewalls, Cisco ACE
Andy Grogan [ MVP (Exchange) ]Andy is an experienced senior IT professional who is comfortable managing both large, complex technical IT environments and operating at the strategic IT direction level.
He has a strong background in 3rd tier technical, data center operations management and solution design which has been built up over 16 years of experience within the IT industry in both private and public sectors - working with many frameworks and disciplines.
During his career, Andy has held roles ranging from 1st and 2nd line support, head of 3rd line operations, and head of technical services all the way through head of IT. Holding such a diverse array of positions has given him a deep understanding not only of how IT organizations work from the ground level up, but how they can and should operate delivering quality services to the businesses which they support.
Andy has a demonstrable track record in the design, sourcing, project management and implementation of large scale technical projects and a very eclectic technical experience base, founded predominately in Microsoft technologies (Exchange, AD, SQL, SCOM, Windows Server). He has also worked with or managed the delivery of IBM (storage, P-Series and TSM), HP (servers and storage), Cisco (routers, switches, firewalls, IPT), VMWare (ESX, ESXi,VSphere), Citrix(MetaFrame,XPe,PS4,XenApp) and Data Center / IT operations management.
Andy is a 4-time recipient of Microsoft’s Most Valued Professional award for Exchange Server (2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012), and a well-known author within the international Exchange community, writing content for sites such as TechTarget, MSExchange.org, ENow and his own personal site telnetport25.com.
Lasse Pettersson [ MCSE + M & MVP (Exchange) ]
Lasse works as a consultant performing almost anything related to Exchange server, Architect/Reviewer/Design/development and teaching, and sometimes MOC material but also client specific.
Lasse understands large enterprise environments as well as the small environment. His knowledge and understanding of customer needs makes him the perfect team member of migration/consolidation projects. Besides doing consulting he speaks at conferences and seminars and if time permits, he writes technical articles.
Lasse Pettersson has been awarded the title MVP (Most Valuable Professional) by Microsoft since 2005 for his work with Exchange server. Lasse focus on Exchange server but also work with other products and technologies such as Lync server, Active Directory, firewalls and network communications. You can read his blog "a new message has arrived".
Goran Husman [MVP (Exchange), (SharePoint), (Office 365)]
Goran started as a programmer in 1978, developing applications for statistical analysis and graphical presentations of medical research data.
Since 1989, he has run his own consulting business with one clear goal -"Focus on a specific application and make sure to be one of the absolute best!" Goran’s company name is Human Data, with more than 20 "smart nerds" that focus on MS SharePoint, MS Exchange or MS Lync, all included in Microsoft’s cloud solution "Office 365". The company also organizes the SharePoint and Exchange Forum in Stockholm.
Goran is an experienced trainer, and often speak at events and seminars about his expert subjects. He has written four books; the latest being: "Beginning SharePoint 2010 Administration" for the US publisher Wileys-Wrox.
He was awarded an Exchange MVP in 2004 and then in 2005; then SharePoint MVP between 2006-2010 and in 2011 he was awarded an Office 365 MVP status. His specialties include MS SharePoint and Office 365.
Michel de Rooij
Michel is an experienced professional focused on IT Infrastructure consulting. His experience is with enterprise projects using, but not limited to, Microsoft technology. Michel’s primary focus is on Exchange, related technologies like Active Directory or Server and messaging in general. He has a background in development, and has no aversion against scripting or documenting.
Besides taking part in various communities like the Exchange forums on TechNet, Michel also blogs professionally on his blog eightwone.com (821) and writes for various sites, like:
* Simple Talk, at http://www.simple-talk.com/
* NGN (Dutch), at http://www.ngn.nl/ngn/exchange
* ExchangeLabs.nl, at http://exchangelabs.nl/blogs
Michel received the Microsoft Community Contributor 2011 Award for his work in the community.
He is a BSc, MCITP, MCTS and MCSE-M; his complete list of professional certifications:
MCTS: Office Communications Server 2007, Configuration
MCTS: Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, Configuration
MCITP: Enterprise Messaging Administrator 2010
MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory: Configuration
MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure: Configuration
MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure: Configuration
MCITP: Designing/Deploying Messaging Solutions w/Microsoft Exchange 2010
MCTS: Microsoft Exchange Server 2007: Configuration
MCSE: Messaging 2000/2003
MCSE + Internet
Hans Willi Kremer
Hans is the current Managing Director and CIO of NETsec GmbH. Hans started his career in the IT industry as a network administrator and technical IT trainer specializing in Database Administration & database programming, development of database driven web applications, Active Directory & Exchange Design, concept, implementation and technical documentation.
Alex started his IT career in 1999 as a System Administrator. He has experience and exposure to various technologies and fields within the IT world, including software and web development, networking, Linux administration, and Microsoft infrastructure.
For the past 7 years, Alex has been working as a Consultant focusing on Microsoft Messaging and Directory services. He has significant experience deploying OCS/Lync, Exchange and Active Directory platforms for small to enterprise level organizations. Alex is currently working as a Senior Consultant based in Toronto, Canada. He received a BA in Computer Science, and is Certified as MCITP - Windows 2008/Exchange 2010/Lync Server, MCSE, etc.
Thomas Stensitzki (MCM: Exchange Server 2010)
Thomas has over 15 years of experience in the Microsoft server landscape and works with Exchange Server since the 5.5 days. He works as a Project Manager for iCOMcept GmbH in Germany and is experienced in managing IT infrastructure projects as well as software development projects. In addition to Exchange Server topics he actively digs into Active Directory, SharePoint and DotNetNuke topics as well.
Besides the certification as a Microsoft Certified Master for Exchange Server 2010, Thomas holds several certifications as MSITP, MSPD and MCTS.
His personal blog post can be found at http://www.sf-tools.net.
When not writing about IT stuff he writes about independent music from the Pacific Northwest at http://www.pacificnorthwestmusic.de.