Richard Siddaway is Microsoft Practice Leader for Centiq Ltd, a Microsoft partner specialising in optimisation, measurement, management and migration involving Microsoft technologies. With over 20 years experience in various aspects of IT Richard is currently concentrating on the Microsoft environment at an architectural level especially around Active Directory, Exchange, SQL Server and Infrastructure Optimisation. Much of his recent experience has involved migrating enterprises from Windows NT\Exchange 5.5 to Windows 2003\Exchange 2003. Richard has administration experience with several database systems especially SQL Server. His initial programming background is still useful as Richard is a very experienced scripter always looking for the opportunity to automate a process. Having discovered PowerShell 18 months ago he has enthusiastically adopted it in preference to VBScript. Richard is a PowerShell MVP who founded and currently leads the UK PowerShell User Group. Richard has presented to the Directory Experts Conference 2007, at various events at Microsoft UK, including the last Community Day, and for other UK User Groups.
Richard can be contacted through email at RSiddaway@centiq.co.uk or via his blog at http://richardsiddaway.spaces.live.com/