Ian Waters is technical director for Southern IT Networks Ltd, a managed service provider in the UK. He has built up over 15 years of training and experience using Microsoft products and provides expert technical advice to businesses across the UK. Ian is Microsoft certified in Windows Server, Exchange, SQL Server, and Active Directory but over the last few years he has focused his efforts on working with Office 365 and Azure.
The majority of Ian's work now involves designing, managing, and implementing Office 365 with his team at Southern IT Networks Ltd. and empowering their clients by utilizing the latest cloud technology.
Ian also offers help, advice, and training to his fellow administrators via the website www.slashadmin.co.uk. There you will find how-to guides and walk-throughs on implementing the latest tools used by IT consultants.
His recent work includes publishing the book entitled The Office 365 PowerShell Reference Manual for IT Super Heros, which helps Office 365 administrators manage their environments using PowerShell.
I would like to thank my wife Rebecca and my baby boy Archer for putting up with me working most evenings and weekends during the development of this book. Their support and encouragement has made the experience an amazing one, thank you both!
I also want to thank my development coach Richard Tubb at www.tubblog.co.uk for encouraging me to start writing and sharing my experience and knowledge.
Also thanks goes to Southern IT Networks for their years of support and providing me with some amazing training and development opportunities.
I hope this book encourages IT administrators everywhere to keep on training and learning new skills.
David Greve is a two-year Microsoft MVP in Office 365 and a published author of the first version of this Office 365 Exchange Online migration book. He has over 20 years of consulting experience in the IT industry, solving business problems and designing cloud solutions ranging from mid-size to enterprise environments.
David has expertise designing, developing, and marketing cloud computing solutions with a focus on Microsoft Azure and Office 365. He commonly works in the most complex business environments, both with C-level and technical business leaders, to provide thought leadership for strategic business mapping, integration, and migration planning to cloud solutions.
David works for SoftwareONE, as a Global Cloud Innovation and Strategy Leader, with a focus on enabling a full cloud Software Portfolio Management (SPM) platform and services. SoftwareONE is redefining the technology solutions landscape as the thought leaders in SPM services. By combining commercial, technology, compliance and governance expertise into a balanced SPM service offering, SoftwareONE supports customers by ensuring their IT investments are cost-effectively road-mapped towards their unique business needs. Prior to SoftwareONE, David managed a Microsoft Cloud professional services business, as a National Director, at Perficient.
I would like to thank my family, especially my wife Danielle, for their support as I pursue ways to expand my passion for technology and contributions to the community.
Loryan Strant has been a Microsoft MVP for Office 365 since 2011 and a published author of the first version of this Office 365 Exchange migration book. He has worked in various senior roles in the IT industry over the past 20 years across a number of technologies and sectors.
Loryan is passionate about enabling people and organisations using technology the right way, empowering them to become more productive.
He blogs about the cloud at www.thecloudmouth.com as well as writes articles for a variety of vendors and publications. Loryan has also spoken at many Microsoft conferences and events about Office 365.
Loryan founded Paradyne in 2010 to focus on Microsoft cloud solutions and was acquired by Generation-e in late 2015, where he is now the Cloud CTO of the expanded business and able to provide organisations with a greater range of solutions across cloud and unified communications.
I would like to thank my wife and two beautiful daughters for encouraging me to keep focusing on what I love and for supporting me in my passion to grow and share my knowledge with the community, as well as the fantastic team at Paradyne & Generation-e who help deliver my vision.