I am Kahren Allakhverdyan and I am in charge of Software Testing on Todd Wanke’s team. I joined Microsoft eight years ago and have been with the Exchange team since. During this time I have been working on almost all messaging migration/coexistence products/technologies, shipped with versions of Exchange Server from 5.5 to Exchange 2003. I remember back during the development of Exchange 5.5 when I worked on the migration from cc:Mail GroupWise, Notes 3.3 and, my favorite, LDAP/IMAP-the first product in which I was the lead tester. Later I worked on the applications for cross-forest migration and coexistence between Exchange 5.5, Exchange 2000 and Exchange 2003. My last assignment before joining Todd’s team was a cross-forest and intra-forest accounts/mailbox transition to the new Exchange Server, currently scheduled for release at the end of 2006. Within nine tedious months, our test team grew from one person to a total of four. During this short time we released a set of Directory/Messaging migration tools (at the end of 2005) along with the recent launch of the Application Analyzer for Lotus Domino 2006. Currently, most of our team is working on the Microsoft Data Migrator for Lotus Domino 2006. This tool will be able to migrate data from the Notes Applications on the Domino server to Microsoft WSS technology.
Being last to handle and complete the product, prior to releasing to the customer, our test team’s mission is to assure that the applications and messaging products are bug free, reliable, scalable, secure and truly world class products.