July's Featured Instructor
Bob has been a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer and Microsoft Certified Trainer since 1995. He began his study of computers in 1977 and started working full-time in the IT field in 1987. He has taught for and held certifications for HP/Compaq and IBM, as well as CompTIA and others. He has been a technical editor on 22 books, as well as a presenter and Technical Learning Guide at Microsoft's TechEd Conference and COMDEX. He also specializes in Messaging and Security, smoked meats and amplified stringed instruments.
Q:What mobile app can you not live without?
A: SiriusXM Buddy
Q: What upcoming technology or upgrade are you most looking forward to?
A: Windows 8. I currently use an Android Tablet, but I’m looking forward to have a full-blown PC operating system on a tablet, not a glorified phone OS.
Q: Do you have a favorite industry blog that you follow or forum you participate on? If so, what do you like about it?
A:Favorite blog today would have to be the MS Exchange Team Blog “You Had Me At EHLO”. For Lync, I primarily get my most valuable information through Twitter #Lync.
Q:Fun facts about you—what interests do you have, hobbies, etc. These can be technology related or otherwise.
A: I enjoy coaching my kids and their sports teams. I’m an avid guitar player and modest woodworker/guitar builder. When time permits, I love to play golf. When I’m driving, I prefer to listen to audio books. It allows me to meander through a fiction title from time to time.
Q:What can someone expect when they come to take one of your classes?
A: An educational narrative about where we’ve been and where we are going. I’ve worked with computers since the mid-1970’s, so I’ve been witness to the evolution/reinvention of the industry for 35 years. I’m still fascinated with systems and their capabilities. One thing I won’t do is give my students a bad answer. I’d much rather take the time and look up the right information than mislead someone. It’s a matter of personal integrity.