Meet the Office 365 for IT Pros Writing Team

Tony Redmond

Tony Redmond
Tony Redmond

Tony Redmond is the lead author for Office 365 for IT Pros. Based in Dublin, Ireland, Tony had a long corporate career as an executive and now runs his own consulting company.

Over thirty years ago, Tony began his writing career by creating the “ALL-IN-1 Handbook” about Digital Equipment Corporation’s popular Office Automation product (including email and calendar). Fourteen published books later, ten of which cover the evolution of Exchange Server from V4.0 (1996) to Exchange 2013 (2012), allowed Tony to experience the transition of the creation of technical books from a manual process involving correcting paper galley drafts to the point we are at now with monthly updates for Office 365 for IT Pros. An MVP since 2004, Tony is a frequent speaker at conferences and communicates with the world through Twitter, his Thoughts of an Idle Mind blog, the Office 365 for IT blog, and his regular column on Practical365.com.


Paul Robichaux

Paul Robichaux
Paul Robichaux

Paul Robichaux, an Office Servers and Services MVP since 2002, is currently the senior director of product management for Quest Software’s Microsoft Platform Management business unit, where he leads the product development team for Quest’s family of Windows Server and Office 365 migration, automation, management, auditing, reporting, and security products. Paul’s unique background includes stints writing Space Shuttle payload software in FORTRAN, developing cryptographic software for the US National Security Agency, helping giant companies deploy Office 365 to their worldwide users, and writing about and presenting on Microsoft’s software and server products. Paul’s an avid (but slow) triathlete, an instrument-rated private pilot, and an occasional blogger (at http://www.paulrobichaux.com) and Tweeter (@paulrobichaux)

Paul looks after the chapters covering cloud adoption, managing tenants, managing clients, and managing tasks.


Ståle Hansen

Ståle Hansen

Ståle Hansen is the Founder and Principal Cloud Architect at CloudWay. He is a Microsoft Regional Director and Office Apps and Services MVP with over a decade of experience with Skype for Business, now focused on hybrid Microsoft 365 and Teams. In 2018 he received an honorary award from Microsoft Norway for his long-time commitment to knowledge-sharing. As a popular public speaker, he regularly shares his experience at international conferences such as Lync Conference, TechEd, Microsoft Ignite, Experts Live, Commsverse and Techmentor. Contact Ståle on Twitter, LinkedIn, his Blog, or YouTube Channel.

Stål’s chapter goes into great depth about managing Teams Calling and Voice..


Brian Desmond

Brian Desmond
Brian Desmond

Brian is a Principal at Ravenswood Technology Group. At Ravenswood, Brian helps commercial enterprise and higher education customers solve problems surrounding Identity and Access Management, Security, and Critical Infrastructure such as Active Directory and PKI. With a track record of successfully executing complex consulting engagements in these areas, Brian has delivered hundreds of enterprise scale deployments around the world at Fortune 100 and larger scale organizations as well as dozens of K-12 and Higher Education institutions and public sector customers.

Brian was recognized annually as a Microsoft MVP for Identity and Access Management for his contributions to the Microsoft technical communities at large from 2003-2019. Brian is the author of Active Directory, 5th Edition published by O’Reilly as well as a frequent contributor to leading industry publications. You can often find Brian speaking at conferences and events worldwide as well as on LinkedIn.

Brian takes care of the chapters covering identity and authentication and managing devices.


Juan Carlos González

Juan Carlos González
Juan Carlos González

Juan Carlos is a Telecommunications Engineer with more than 17 years of experience in diverse Microsoft products and technologies and a strong background in the SharePoint platform. He currently works as a Microsoft 365 SME & Delivery Manager focusing on the Microsoft 365, Microsoft Teams and SharePoint platforms. Juan Carlos is an Office Apps & Services MVP and first received the MVP award in 2008. He is also co-founder and coordinator of the following user groups: the SharePoint Users Group of Spain (SUGES), the Cloud Computing Users Group (CLOUDES) and the Comunidad de Office 365. He is also co-editor and co-director of the free Spanish digital magazine about Microsoft Products and Technologies: CompartiMOSS (www.compartimoss.com). To date, Juan Carlos has co-authored 16 books and several articles about SharePoint & Office 365 platforms in Spanish and English..

Juan is in charge of the chapter covering SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business.


Christina Wheeler

Christina Wheeler
Christina Wheeler

Christina Wheeler is a technical trainer and a Principal Solution Architect for Canviz Consulting. She is an Office Apps & Services MVP with over 20 years of experience in the industry. She has experience in graphic design, web development, software development, business intelligence, and has built various Microsoft 365 solutions for organizations around the world. Christina is an expert in SharePoint, Microsoft Teams, and the Power Platform. She loves helping customers streamline business process through building automated solutions with the Power Platform to empower their business. As a trainer, Christina brings her real-world experience to the classroom. She is a regular speaker at technical conferences and loves to share her knowledge with others. Her publications include contributions as the technical editor of “SharePoint 2007 Developer’s Guide to Business Data Catalog,” co-author of the “SharePoint 2010 Field Guide,” and co-author of “SharePoint 2013 Inside Out.” You can catch Christina on Twitter or LinkedIn.

Christina covers the chapter about Power Automate and Power Apps.


Gareth Gudger

Gareth Gudger
Gareth Gudger

Gareth Gudger is a Senior Solution Architect for Core BTS where he focuses on designing and delivering Office 365 solutions to enterprise clients. He draws from 22 years with a strong background in Exchange Server and Exchange Online. He holds the Microsoft MVP award in Office Apps and Services and moderates the largest Exchange group on LinkedIn with more than 32,000 members. You can reach Gareth on his technical blog, Twitter, or, LinkedIn.

Gareth applies his real-world experience to the chapter covering mail flow.


Vasil Michev

Vasil Michev
Vasil Michev

Vasil Michev is an Office Servers and Services MVP, specializing in Office 365. He has closely followed the evolution of Microsoft’s Productivity Cloud offerings since the very beginnings with BPOS. With a career that has spanned the industry, from Frontline Engineer to Consultant, Vasil has a unique, and wide-reaching experience, encompassing all stages of the Office 365 adoption lifecycle. In his spare time, he enjoys getting involved in various Office 365 communities, helping like-minded people, and updating his blog at michev.info.