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A Skype for Business (Office Servers & Services) MVP with 30+ years in telephony
At age 18 I went straight from high school to the workforce, joining what was then Telecom Australia as an "Apprentice Technician, Telecommunications" [the position having been renamed from "Technician In Training" as the acronym had become no longer "PC"]. Wind forward 30-odd years and I'm a UC Architect, working for a leading Microsoft Practise in Sydney, Australia, with telephony remaining a core component of what I do each day. I've learnt (and forgotten) more technology acronyms than you can poke a stick at! What initially drew me to Office Communication Server (OCS) and then to Lync was the excitement of being able to offer Computer Telephony Integration (CTI) out of the box - where previously PABX vendors would charge many thousands of dollars for custom development. Today I'm still passionate about telephony and Unified Communications. I've always enjoyed programming, and this drives me to write PowerShell scripts to automate processes, and also my freeware utilities: bounSky, Profiles for Lync, Elyza & HIDnLync.