Rand H. Morimoto, MCSE Rand Morimoto has been in the computer industry for over 25 years and has authored, co-authored, or been a contributing writer for over a dozen books on Windows 2003, Security, Exchange 2000, BizTalk Server, and Remote and Mobile Computing. Rand is the president of Convergent Computing, an IT-consulting firm in the San Francisco Bay area that has been one of the key early adopter program partners with Microsoft, implementing beta versions of Microsoft Exchange Server 2003, SharePoint 2003, and Windows Server 2003 in production environments over 2 years before the product releases. Besides speaking at over 50 conferences and conventions around the world in the past year on tips, tricks, and best practices on planning, migrating, and implementing Exchange 2003, Rand is also a special advisor to the White House on cyber-security and cyber-terrorism.
Kenton Gardinier, MCSE, CISSP, MCSA Kenton Gardinier is a senior consultant with Convergent Computing. He has designed and implemented technical and business-driven solutions for organizations of all sizes around the world for over 10 years. He has also led early adopter engagements, implementing products such as Windows Server 2003, Exchange Server 2003, and SharePoint Portal Server 2003 prior to the products' release for numerous organizations. Kenton is an internationally recognized author and public speaker. His speaking engagements include various industry-renowned conferences and Web casts. He has authored, co-authored, and contributed to several books on Windows, Exchange, security, performance tuning, administration, and systems management. Kenton has also written several magazine columns specializing in various technologies. He holds many certifications, including MCSE, CISSP, and MCSA.
Michael Noel, MCSE+I, MCSA Michael Noel has been in the computer industry for over 10 years and has been working with the latest in Windows and Exchange technologies since the early versions of the software. Michael is the co-author of Windows Server 2003 Unleashed by Sams Publishing and has also been a contributing writer of books on Windows 2000, Exchange 2000, and Microsoft Operations Manager. Currently a senior consultant at Convergent Computing in the San Francisco Bay area, Michael has designed and implemented numerous large-scale technical projects with worldwide Active Directory and Exchange migrations, SharePoint Document Management and Portal Solutions, and high-availability solutions. Michael's experience in the area of real-world design and deployment and his level of involvement in Windows and Exchange server technologies from the beta stages supports his credentials in the field.
Joe R. Coca Jr., MCSE Joe Coca has been in the computer industry for over eight years and has been a contributing writer of several books, such as Windows Server 2003 Unleashed and Windows 2000 Design and Migration. In addition to writing, Joe has also been a guest speaker with the Enterprise Networking Association Conference and the president of a large user group in Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay area. As a consultant with Convergent Computing, Joe has designed and implemented various large Windows Server 2003 Active Directory and Exchange 2000 and 2003 environments, including several worldwide migrations from previous platforms to Microsoft Windows and Exchange Server.