This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with leading professionals. In this series of blogs, I have an exclusive interview with Barb Bowman. Barb is an internationally acknowledged home networking and device authority; Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) - Windows Networking and Windows XP Media Center.
Stephen Ibaraki, FCIPS, I.S.P., MVP
Stephen: Describe your role as an MVP and your areas of expertise.
Barb: I consider myself a "Connected Home" MVP. My award is for Windows Networking and my area is wireless and devices. I'm also a "secondary" in Media Center, MS Hardware, and at one point was asked to be a Smart Display (RDP technology over wireless) MVP. The Smart Display technology actually morphed into Media Center Extender technology and I'm active in the Media Center networking area as well as CableCARD/Digital Cable Tuner setup. I've been writing columns on various technologies under these umbrellas for Microsoft's Expert Zone and Vista Community as well as presenting webcasts for Microsoft covering these residential technologies.
Stephen: What top five, highly desired tips can you share from your areas of MVP specialty?