Michael Noel is an MVP for SharePoint Server and an MCSE+I. He has been involved in the computer industry for nearly two decades, and has significant real-world experience helping organizations realize business value from Information Technology. Michael has authored several major best-selling industry books that have been translated into seven languages with a total worldwide circulation of over 150,000 copies. Significant titles include SharePoint 2007 Unleashed, Exchange Server 2007 Unleashed, Windows Server 2008 Unleashed, ISA Server 2006 Unleashed, SharePoint 2003 Unleashed, and many more. Currently a partner at Convergent Computing in the San Francisco Bay Area, Michael's writings and worldwide public speaking experience leverage his real-world expertise designing, deploying, and administering IT infrastructure for his clients.
Vice President of Product Management, Community and Evangelism at Infragistics
Jason Beres spearheads customer-driven, innovative features and functionality throughout all of Infragistics' products. Jason is a Microsoft .NET MVP, INETA Speakers Bureau member, and chairman of INETA’s Academic Committee. Prior to joining Infragistics, Jason served as a .NET Architect and .NET Evangelist for Computer Ways, Inc., a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. Jason also founded the Non-Profit Ways Community which enables developers to write .NET applications for non-profit charities. Jason has also written numerous books and magazine articles on .NET development.
Ron Charity, a SharePoint product manager with a major consulting firm, has more than 20 years of experience in infrastructure and application consulting for Fortune 500 firms. He has experience working in the US, Canada, Australia, and Europe. Currently Ron is responsible for a large global SharePoint environment consisting of several farms that service 140 countries. Additionally, he is responsible for guiding and directing many aspects of the service, providing product and service guidance, architecture, quality assurance, service management, and product direction.
Andrew Connell is an author, instructor and co-founder of Critical Path Training (www.CriticalPathTraining.com), a SharePoint education focused company. Andrew is a five-time recipient of Microsoft’s Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award for Microsoft Content Management Server (MCMS) & Microsoft Office SharePoint Server. He has contributed to numerous MCMS and SharePoint books over the years. In June 2008 he published the only book on the subject of developing Publishing / Web Content Management (WCM) sites using Office SharePoint Server 2007: Professional SharePoint 2007 Web Content Management Development by WROX. Andrew has spoken on the subject of SharePoint development and WCM at various events and national conferences such as TechEd North America & EMEA, SharePoint Connections, VSLive, Office Developer Conference and Microsoft SharePoint Conference in Sydney, Australia & Seattle, Washington. You can always find Andrew at his SharePoint development and WCM focused blog at http://www.andrewconnell.com/blog.