Alan is currently a Solutions Architect in the Office 365 Center of Excellence. As an 18 year IT professional with 11 years in Consulting he has represented Microsoft, Dell, HP, VMware, EMC and Fujitsu. He joined Microsoft in November 2010 specializing in Unified Communications. Alan has written numerous articles for publications such as Microsoft Architecture Journal, TechNet Magazine, Redmond Magazine, and VirtualizationReview.com. In addition Alan has presented at Microsoft conferences around the world. He is also a Lync 2010/2013 Microsoft Certified Master.