Michael Ward is a Systems Architect for Microsoft, where he works on creating and shaping the next generation of secure network access.
He has been at Microsoft since 1995, and was hired as an employee in 1996. During that time, he has worked a variety of jobs in the Windows networking space. He worked as the ISA firewall engineer for the Microsoft corporate network for over 5 years, where he focused his career on network and computer security.
When not neck-deep in work, Mike enjoys fighting (both training and watching MMA: Mixed Martial Arts), cycling, and playing lots of video games.