About the author



Mike Stephens has been with Microsoft for over 15 and currently is a Senior Program Manager in the Operating System Security team where his area of focus is Windows Hello for Business and developer and user experiences for Cryptography and Certificates. Additional security related areas in where he collaborates include Modern Authentication, TLS, and FIPS validation.

Prior to joining security, Mike was a Technical Writer for Group Policy and a Technical Lead within Microsoft Directory Services escalation support where he assisted Microsoft Premier customers with authentication, authorization, PKI, Group Policy and User Profile design and troubleshooting. He is a Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP-EA) and a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) Alumni.

Mike has authored several TechNet articles and the Understand and Troubleshoot Dynamic Access Control in Windows Server 2012 whitepaper; is a contributing author to Introducing Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Resource Kit, Windows 7 Resource Kit, Windows IT Pro Magazine, Ask Directory Services TechNet Blog, and the Group Policy TechNet Blog; and a Technical reviewer to Microsoft Windows™ Group Policy Guide and Group Policy, Profiles, and IntelliMirror for Windows 2003, Windows XP, and Windows 2000. Mike graduated Suma Cum Laude with a degree in information systems from Strayer University and proud owner of four Siberian Huskies.

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