Rand H. Morimoto, MCSE Rand Morimoto has been in the computer industry for more than 25 years and has authored, co-authored, or been a contributing writer for more than 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 more than two years before the product releases. Besides speaking at more than 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.
Andrew Abbate, MCSE Andrew Abbate has been in the computer industry for more than 10 years and is a specialist in AD and Exchange migration planning and implementations, firewall and security planning and implementation, Layer 2 and 3 switching, and wide area connectivity. Andrew possesses an MCSE/MCSA as well as holding certifications from numerous firewall, hardware, and software vendors. Andrew's experiences with companies ranging from 20 to 20,000 employees have afforded him a unique perspective on IT best practices.
Eric Kovach, MCSE Eric Kovach has been in the IT services industry for nine years and is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) for both Windows NT 4.0 and Windows 2000. Eric received his bachelor of arts degree in philosophy from San Jose State University. Eric is a contributing writer for the Sams Publishing book Windows Server 2003 Unleashed along with a co-author of the Microsoft published 64-bit Windows Evaluation Guide. Eric has helped many medium and large corporations with the design, migration, and maintenance of their networks.
Ed Roberts, Microsoft MVP (Windows Server) Ed Roberts has been involved in the computer industry for more than 19 years. Ed is the president of Roberts Technologies, an IT consulting firm based in central California. Mr. Roberts is also the president and founder of the Orange County NT User Group, which is a nonprofit corporation for community benefit based in Orange County, California. Having been involved with Windows NT since its 3.1 beta program, Ed has worked with Fortune 1000 corporations as a regional systems manager, senior systems engineer, and as a Microsoft consulting practice manager. Ed has been a presenter and advisory board member for several conferences including SoftBank Expo's "Windows Solutions" and "Windows NT Intranet Solutions" and the IDG World Expo's "Windows 2000 Conference and Expo," which coincided with the Windows 2000 Server launch. He has also been designated as a Microsoft "Most Valuable Professional" on the Windows Server platform.