J. Peter Bruzzese is an independent consultant and trainer for a variety of clients, including CBT Nuggets (the Exchange 2007 Video Series) and New Horizons. Over the past decade, Peter has worked with Goldman Sachs, CommVault Systems, and Microsoft, to name a few. His focus has been, and continues to be, corporate support and training. For the past 10 years he has specialized in Active Directory and Exchange support and education, as well as certification training, and he holds the following certifications: MCSA 2000/2003, MCSE NT/2000/2003, MCITP: Messaging with Exchange 2007, and MCT from Microsoft; can from Novell; CCNA from Cisco; CIW Master and CIW Certified Instructor from CIW; and A+, Network+, and iNET+ from CompTIA.
Peter enjoys taking complex technical topics, like Server 2008, and breaking them down so they’re easy to understand and enjoyable to learn. This has led to the formation of his company ClipTraining; at the company website, www.cliptraining.com, you can watch a variety of mini-training clips designed to assist others in learning. Peter believes that short training sessions in a familiar environment yield great results.
Peter is also a contributor to Redmond magazine, Windows IT Pro magazine, and several tech sites. He is a speaker for the TechMentor conferences, Microsoft TechEd conferences, the IT360 tech conferences in Canada, and the TEC conference, offering sessions that revolve mostly around Exchange. Last but certainly not least, he writes the Enterprise Windows blog for InfoWorld.
Ron Barrett is the founder of RARE-TECH, an IT training and consulting company. He has been a technology professional for more than a decade, working for several major financial firms and dot-coms. Ron is a specialist in network infrastructure, security, and IT management. He is coauthor of The Administrator’s Guide to Microsoft Office 2007 Servers and How to Cheat at Administering Office Communications Server 2007, and he has contributed to several other books on Windows administration. Along with book writing, Ron has contributed to several industry magazines, such as Redmond and Windows IT Pro, and he was featured in the book Tricks of the Windows Vista Masters. He has worked for Microsoft, writing research and analysis papers on Windows Server 2008, Windows HPC, and PerformancePoint Server 2007. In addition to writing, Ron has spoken at several technology conferences for CPAmerica and the AICPA, as well as TechMentor.
Be sure to catch Ron’s daily blog on Network World’s Microsoft subnet, at www.networkworld.com/community/barrett.
Wayne Dipchan has been working with IT for the past 12 years and holds MCSE, MCDBA, and MCT certifications. His experience has allowed him to work in diverse business sectors. Starting out his career as an IT trainer, Wayne has had opportunity to work with New Horizons and Alpha Technologies, as well as coauthor an exam prep book on directory service design. He has also had opportunity to engineer, deploy, and support IT infrastructures for multiple small to medium-size businesses, ranging from construction to catering to manufacturing. In addition, Wayne has worked with health care systems such as Staten Island University Hospital and with financial companies such as Barclays Capital. He is the owner of AriLex Technologies LLC, a company focused on IT support and training. Wayne is currently employed with St. Peters University Hospital and involved with the design and deployment of multiple health information solutions.