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 Petri.com column.


Paul Robichaux

Paul Robichaux
Paul Robichaux

Paul Robichaux, an Office Servers and Services MVP since 2002, is currently the chief technology officer at Quadrotech Solutions, where he leads the product development team for Quadrotech’s family of Office 365 migration, automation, 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 Chapter 4 “Managing Office 365”, 10 (“Clients”), 15 (“Planner”), and 18 (“Mobile Devices, EMS, and InTune”).

Ståle Hansen

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 and is now focused on hybrid Office 365. His core competence is to explain complex scenarios and make them understandable by combining technical insight and business value. Ståle loves to share his knowledge in blogs and training classes, such as the custom-made Microsoft 365 MasterClass. You can follow his YouTube channel on OneNote LifeHacks. Ståle regularly speaks at international conferences such as Microsoft Ignite, ExpertsLive and Techmentor. Contact Ståle on Twitter, LinkedIn, his Blog, or YouTube Channel.

Ståle writes about Teams Video and Audio Communications in Chapter 16.

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 Enterprise Mobility, Active Directory, Identity Management, and Office 365. With a track record of successfully executing complex consulting engagements in these areas, Brian has delivered numerous 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 been 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.

Brian Reid

Brian Reid
Brian Reid

Brian Reid is a consultant, instructor, and author specializing in Office 365, Azure, EM+S and Microsoft Exchange Server and the UK director of Microsoft Gold Partner, NB Consult. With over 25 years of experience in Microsoft and related technologies, Brian has helped many customers to design and integrate Microsoft Exchange Server, Active Directory and Office 365. Brian specializes in helping his clients migrate to, and get the best from, Office 365, Azure and the Enterprise Mobility + Security suite. Brian also has a number of on-premises clients, and he designs and builds reliable on-premises solutions for Exchange Server, including the migration from earlier versions of Exchange (and other email system) to the latest version of Exchange or to Office 365. He is a Microsoft Certified Master and Microsoft Certified Solutions Master (MCM) in Exchange Server, one of a handful people worldwide who are both MCM certified and an MVP. Brian served as an instructor for the MCM program, specializing in email transport. He lives in the UK and is married with three children.

Brian writes about Exchange message flow and online protection in Chapter 17.

Juan Carlos González

Juan Carlos González
Juan Carlos González

Juan Carlos is a Telecommunications Engineer with more than 14 years of experience in diverse Microsoft products and technologies such as SQL Server, Visual Studio, and the .NET Framework. He currently works as a Modern Workplace Team Leader focused on the SharePoint and Office 365 platforms. Juan Carlos is an Office Servers & Services MVP and co-founder and coordinator of 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 SharePoint: CompartiMOSS. To date, Juan Carlos has co-authored 11 books and several articles about SharePoint and Office 365 platforms in Spanish and English.

Juan writes about SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business with his fellow MVP, Gustavo Valez, in Chapter 7 and Flow and PowerApps in Chapter 23.

Gustavo Velez

Gustavo Velez

Gustavo Velez is a senior solutions architect specialized in the integration of Microsoft software. Over many years of experience developing and working with Windows and Office applications, Gustavo has given seminars/training in SharePoint as well as private consultancy work. His articles can be found in many of the leading trade magazines in English, Dutch, German and Spanish. He is webmaster of the principal Spanish-language site dedicated to SharePoint. Gustavo is author of eight books about SharePoint and founder and editor of CompartiMOSS, the magazine about Microsoft technologies for the Spanish-speaking community.

Read what Gustavo writes about SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business in Chapter 7 and Flow and PowerApps in Chapter 23.

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.

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