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Bud Ratliff, PMP, is the President of The Solarity Group (www.solarity.com), a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner that provides technology consulting, training, and project management services. Bud develops and delivers Project Management courses, co-authored the Microsoft ISA Server 2000 and 2004 Administrator's Pocket Consultant guides, and contributed to the Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Resource Kit for Microsoft Press. He is passionate about making a difference in his community, and is the Immediate Past President of the Bluegrass Chapter of the Project Management Institute, co-founder and chair of the Lexington Microsoft Users Group (www.lexmug.com), served as a Steering Committee member for the Kentucky IAMCP chapter, and speaks in the community about project management, technology and business often. He was nominated as a Distinguished Leader in the Leadership Lexington class of 2004. He has particularly become interested in Project Server and Sharepoint Technologies, and enjoys helping to make people aware of the processes and support required in addition to the technology to make these products most successful. When he's not working or volunteering, Bud enjoys spending time with his wife and son, running, biking, hiking, and fencing.