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Hello all, this is my first post to the blog here and an opportunity to introduce myself and some of the topics I’ll be covering in my blog. Many of you might know me as the Office Communications Server expert from [url=http://www.networkworld.com/community/morimoto]Rand Morimoto’s blog[/url]. I’ve worked on several books as either an author or a contributing author. The big difference between a co-author and a contributing author is the percentage of the book written. For a 1500 page book, a 200 page contribution would be a contributing author while for a 600 page title that might be the lead author. Topics for the books I’ve worked on include: Exchange 2003, Windows 2003 R2 & Exchange 2007. I’m currently co-authoring a book focused on advance messaging solutions with Exchange 2007. It covers more than the usual install and maintenance guides and dives into more exotic topics like unified messaging, secure messaging and enterprise application integration. A good portion of my time is spent participating in early adopter programs. This is a great opportunity to play with new technology 2-3 years before it hits the market. Some programs I’ve worked on recently or are currently working on: * Windows Server 2008 (aka “Longhorn”) * Windows Vista * Microsoft Forefront Client Security (aka Microsoft Client Protection) * Microsoft Exchange 2007 * Sharepoint 2007 * Office Communications Server 2007 * Office 2007 * A few others under NDA right now If there’s anything else you’re interested in, post a comment and I’ll be sure to cover it! Onto the fun stuff… Living in the silicon valley gives me unlimited access to almost anyone in the technology field. From Facebook to Google and various social opportunities I’m in the middle of it all. From time to time I’ll chime in with a bit of social commentary giving you insight to life in the silicon valley. Cheers! Alex

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