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Microsoft Certified Master (MCM) , Microsoft Certified Solutions Master (MCSM), & MVP.
I work for Dell as a Strategist/Technologist in the Support & Deployment Services organization; helping drive offer and product readiness within the commercial portfolio. In my previous role as a Sr Principal Engineer, I served as a senior point of escalation for Microsoft technologies to Dell's ProSupport & Consulting Services customers. I also worked extensively with our Sales organization, helping customers solve business challenges through Microsoft Unified Communications and cloud technologies. My specialties in that role were Exchange, Office 365, & Directory Services; while also being responsible for internal training development/delivery & managing various projects. I'm a Microsoft Certified Master in Exchange 2010 & a Microsoft Certified Solutions Master in Exchange 2013. I enjoy getting to work with a wide variety of customers, as it allows me to assist in resolving the various complexities & challenges they encounter. I try to use that experience to help others by blogging at Exchangemaster.wordpress.com with a few of my fellow MCM's at Dell. I also co-founded an Exchange Server community on Reddit (Reddit.com/r/ExchangeServer) where I answer questions on the product & help lead discussion around Exchange/Office 365. You'll also find me blogging about various other topics at ashdrewness.wordpress.com. I'm also the co-author of the Exchange Server Troubleshooting Companion (https://practical365.com/ebooks/exchange-server-troubleshooting-companion/) Below are the sessions I've presented or been a panelist on at Microsoft Ignite: Dive deep into Microsoft Exchange Server High Availability https://youtu.be/ww1wZBj1FFo Troubleshooting complex Exchange operational issues https://youtu.be/X90HcZvnrw0 Microsoft Exchange: Through the eyes of MVPs (Panel discussion) https://youtu.be/U4-dUDiZtgI Secure Exchange on-premises as well as Microsoft secures Exchange Online https://youtu.be/uJqxxecxq40 I enjoy spending time with my lovely wife Lindsay, am a Texas Longhorns/Houston Texans fan, & try to sneak out onto a golf course every chance I get.