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Curtis Johnstone is the creator and chief contributor to InsideSkype. He is a Microsoft Office Servers and Services MVP and currently an architect and unified communications domain expert working at Quest Software. His background is rooted in large scale enterprise Microsoft Exchange application development, but his focus has been working extensively with Microsoft Office 365, Skype for Business and Lync for the last 8 years. He has lead several Skype for Business and Office 365 deployments with lots of hands-on experience with everything from architecture, deployment, management, developing custom solutions, and troubleshooting.

This blog is intended to share the experiences and knowledge of Skype, Lync and peripheral Microsoft technologies to help IT managers, Administrators, and End-Users get the most out of Microsoft’s UC offerings.

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Habib Mankal is a technology professional with over 12 years of experience in the Information Technology and Telecommunications sector. He has a proven track record of successful server deployments, contact center architecture, team management, project planning, budgeting IT infrastructures, and supporting users. Habib’s systems engineering expertise and his advanced team and project management skills generate positive, productive outcomes. He currently holds an MCITP in Microsoft Lync Server 2010, Microsoft OCS 2007 R2, Microsoft UC Voice Certification and is currently completing his MCSE in Communications.

Kirk Munro is a Technical Product Manager at Provance Technologies, where he is helping build the next generation of Provance’s flagship IT Asset Management product.  He is also a 7-time recipient of the Microsoft Most Valued Professional (MVP) award for his involvement in the PowerShell community.  For the past 8 years, Kirk has focused almost all of his time on PowerShell and PowerShell solutions, including managing popular products such as PowerGUI, PowerWF and PowerSE.  It is through this work he became known as the world’s first self-proclaimed Poshoholic.  Outside of work these days Kirk is returning to his software developer roots, learning mobile technologies like Xamarin and Ruby on Rails, and taking courses on Coursera or edX whenever he can make the time to do so.


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