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Troy Lanphier, MCTS, MCITP, MCP, MCSE, and Managing Consultant for Catapult Systems, is a senior-level IT professional with extensive infrastructure, architecture, and design experience. As a long-standing member of the computer geek community, he has been hooked on computers since 1980, when his father brought home a brand new TRS-80 microcomputer (and the all-important TRS-80 computer cassette recorder for storing bits of BASIC language code).
Troy has been involved in enterprise server infrastructure design since the mid-1990s, when Banyan VINES, DEC Alpha, Novell Netware, SGI Indy, and Windows NT 3.1 servers roamed the IT world. Since the early 2000s, he has been training, working on, or writing about Windows server technologies, including the Microsoft SharePoint family of technologies (since the 2003 beta).
When he’s not working on (or writing about) SharePoint, Troy enjoys spending time restoring vintage cars and motorcycles, playing video games with his daughters Samantha and Katherine, browsing antiques with his wife Marlene, and collecting Hot Wheels and Star Wars memorabilia.