Friday, April 20, 2018

About Brett

I was an IIS MVP for three consecutive years starting 2002 and ran some websites that were pretty popular in the day related to IIS. During that time, I wrote a lot of articles for Windows IT Pro Magazine and the IIS Insider column for Technet.
Then I was hired by Microsoft as the IIS Technical Evangelist for a couple of years. That was a lot of fun. You can find some of my work on Channel 9 and Technet. I was project manager and a key contributor to the IIS 7 Resource Guide from Microsoft Press. I still love IIS and do write, speak and teach about it on request.
Next, I moved into a position on the Server Hosting team and wrote a bunch of labs and content that were produced worldwide as part of the Windows Server 2008 Hosting Roadshow. It was a huge hit (grin) and a ton of fun.
After that, my team was appended to the Online Services team. So I had a big decision to make. Find another position with Microsoft related to IIS? Stay with Online Services and work in Technical Readiness for Partners and get in the ground floor for the biggest thing to hit industry since the web? Strike out on my own and take up training again?  
I decided to stick with Online Services and developed most all of the technical content related to BPOS on and other technical content and programs for Partners. Since the content was targeted only for Partners, it is not generally available on Technet and so my visibility plummeted, but my expertise on the services skyrocketed. Since I was on the BPOS marketing team, I worked closely with engineering to develop expert training on administration and migration as well as introductory materials, administration training, and other papers. You can find a lot of it in the BPOS Quick Reference tab on this site including the online training and Migration Partner Toolkit.
During a reorganization, my position was transitioned to another team and took the opportunity to move on from Microsoft. One of my main motives was to re-enter the world of broad communications and establish a community for Microsoft Online customers and partners outside of Microsoft. The online world has changed a lot in the last 5 years and it's a great time to be cloud focused. 
Now I'm doing engagements with Microsoft, Advaiya and other organizations creating and delivering high quality technical content, training and advising people about Microsoft Online's BPOS and Office 365. Recent projects include working with the Office365 teams to produce the new service descriptions and the new BPOS Trial Guides.New in 2011, I was named Office365 MVP. Lots of other fun stuff is in the works which I'll link to here as soon as possible

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