Michael Otey

Michael Otey is senior technical director for Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Pro and author of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 High Availability with Clustering & Database Mirroring (McGraw-Hill).motey@sqlmag.com

Paul Robichaux

Paul Robichaux is a senior contributing editor for Windows IT Pro and a Microsoft Exchange MVP and MCSE who specializes in helping people understand how to get the most from Exchange. Paul's most recent book is the Exchange Server Cookbook (O'Reilly and Associates) and he blogs at http://paulrobichaux.wordpress.com.

Mel Beckman

Mel Beckman, Senior Technical Editor
 Mel Beckman is a Senior Technical Director for Penton Media, publishers of Windows IT Pro and Power IT Pro  magazines, and president of Beckman Software Engineering, a technical consultancy specializing in large-scale, high-bandwidth application hosting networks. He has written extensively about information technology, and has presented seminars on software and network engineering throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. Mel has received numerous writing awards, including the Excellence and Distinguished Technical Communication awards from the Society for Technical Communication. His past clients include Apple Computer, DuPont Displays, IBM, Loral Federal Systems, United Airlines, the U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Defense, and Energy.

John Savill

John Savill is a Windows technical specialist, an 11-time MVP, an MCSE Private Cloud, MCITP Virtualization Administrator for Windows Server 2008 R2, a VMware Certified Professional 5 and is CISSP and ITIL certified. He is the author of the popular FAQ for Windowsand a senior contributing editor to Windows IT Pro. John’s most recent book is, Microsoft Virtualization Secrets (Wiley).

Greg Shields

Greg Shields is an independent author, speaker, and IT consultant, as well as a Partner and Principal Technologist with Concentrated Technology. With 15 years in information technology, Greg has developed extensive experience in systems administration, engineering, and architecture specializing in Microsoft OS, remote application, systems management, and virtualization technologies. He is a Contributing Editor and columnist for TechNet Magazine and Redmond Magazine, and serves as the Series Editor for Realtime Publishers, the world’s leading provider of high-quality content for the IT market. Greg is a highly sought-after and top-ranked speaker for both live and recorded events, and is seen regularly at conferences like TechMentor Events, Microsoft Tech Ed, VMworld, and more. He is a multiple recipient of Microsoft “Most Valuable Professional” award with as well as VMware’s vExpert award.

Michael K. Campbell

Michael K Campbell is a contributing editor for SQL Server Magazine and a consultant with years of SQL Server DBA and developer experience. He enjoys consulting, development, and creating free videos for www.sqlservervideos.com.

Rob Doucette

Rob Doucette heads research and development for Savision. Rob has more than 10 years of technology experience with a focus on systems management and monitoring solutions for enterprise applications. He has held key roles in development performing research, design and core development. Prior to joining Savision, Rob was responsible for building industry leading products such as the BridgeWays Management Pack Suite, Quest Spotlight on Active Directory, and Quest Spotlight on Exchange.

Joseph Hand

Joseph Hand has been working in the storage hardware and software arena for the last 16 years at companies like VERITAS, Symantec, 3Par, Permabit, and ZL Technologies. His primary focus has been in support of the Windows platform and Windows based applications like SQL, SharePoint, and Exchange in the backup, archiving, and storage world, how they work together, and how best to leverage technology to solve today’s problems facing the modern day enterprise.

At AppAssure, Joseph is the Senior Director of Product Strategy. He works directly with the Marketing, Sales, and Development teams to architect solutions to meet customer needs with the fastest growing, most exciting storage software company in the industry today.

Steven Toole

A 20 year veteran in technology marketing, Steven is passionate about delivering compelling, high value technology messages to markets that are underserved through the status quo. His background in software technologies spanning storage, security, ERP and web-based content has helped fuel triple digit annual growth rates for several VC-backed emerging technology companies including WQuinn, AXENT, iCode and Jobfox.

Steven holds a BS in Communications from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School as well as an MBA and a Master of International Management from University of Maryland University College.

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