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Rob Hawthorne is a senior consultant for Microsoft Consulting Services (MSFT), based in Wellington, New Zealand.
Rob works extensively with Microsoft's tools and technologies, and has implemented a wide and varying range of solutions for his customers using MS's tools. His current passions include automated server deployment, enterprise management, and security.
His work in the IT industry has been of a wide and varied nature, and for the last several years he has worked in development, infrastructure, and deployment solutions. Thus he has skills in application architecture, enterprise deployment and management, as well as enterprise architecture.
Rob holds a Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) from the University of Otago (also in New Zealand), where he double majored in information science and operations management. His book, Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Database Development from Scratch (Que, 2001, ISBN 0-7897-2447-2), is his first endeavor as an IT author.