I’m one of the few locals from the state of Washington at Microsoft, having grown up in southwest Washington, and getting my B.S. in Physics and Computer Science at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington. I have been with Exchange for the last four years, prior to that I worked in Microsoft Mobile Information Server (MIS). I’ve been in the Test organization since I joined Microsoft, first as a Software Design Engineer in Test on MIS, and eventually as a Test Lead for Exchange Mobile Browse, then Outlook Web Access, a role that I’ve had for the last several years.
Over the last two and a half years I’ve been working on my Master’s degree from the University of Washington branch campus in Tacoma where I just finished my thesis on testing complex web applications. Finishing up the program was a great experience, and I do recommend going through a graduate program to anyone wanting a true experience in research and who desires contributing new ideas to a discipline.
As far as OWA goes, I firmly believe that OWA 2003 was the most advanced DHTML web e-mail client ever built, and I think the version we are building now will leave it in the dust. I’m thrilled to work on a team that is pushing the boundaries of what is expected in a web application, and continually wow’s its users with Outlook-like functionality and richness. My team and I are dedicated to making the Exchange 12 OWA experience a high quality and enjoyable experience for our customers. I look forward to discussing OWA with you, so if you can’t find an answer from searching on the Internet, or the Microsoft Knowledge base feel free to send me your OWA questions; I’ll do the best I can to get an answer for questions not covered in one of those two places. Since I do have a time consuming day job I can’t promise to get an answer to everyone, or an immediate response, but as time and the questions allow I will help out in any way I can.