William R. Stanek (www.williamrstanek.com) was Microsoft Press's top technical author for nearly 20 years, and is widely recognized as one of the world's leading authorities in Microsoft technologies. His 50 Microsoft-published books include Windows Server 2012 Inside Out, Windows Server 2012 Pocket Consultant, Exchange Server 2012 Pocket Consultant, and SQL Server 2012 Pocket Consultant. You'll also find William's contributions on Microsoft websites and in many other Microsoft-published works, including Windows Scripting Guide and Windows Group Policy Guide.
As an expert in Windows Server, Windows client, SQL Server, Exchange Server and related technologies, including Microsoft Azure, SQL Azure, Exchange Online, IIS, Active Directory, Group Policy and Windows PowerShell, not only has William Stanek performed consulting, training and other advisory work for Microsoft, he also has authored numerous Microsoft whitepapers, technical documents and training courses used by Microsoft operations worldwide, with particular emphasis on server operations, cloud computing, data centers, big data analytics and data warehouses.
William Stanek has worked in support of many beta products, including those for Windows, Windows Server, Exchange Server, SQL Server, Office and Microsoft Azure. His contributions to these products is expressed in the more than ten thousand manuscript pages he wrote and which were published by Microsoft Press, Microsoft Learning, and other divisions of Microsoft to support customers worldwide.