Ståle Hansen is a blogger, speaker and Microsoft Lync MVP and has more than 10 years of experience working with Microsoft Unified Communications. He works as Chief Technical Architect at Knowledge Factory, blogs at msunified.net, contributes to the official Lync blog NextHop, is a regular contributor to the UC Architects Podcast, co-founded the Norwegian UC User Group and co-authors and delivers an advanced class for Lync administrators. As a high rated speaker and trainer he delivers both engaging keynotes and highly technical sessions (level 400) on all subjects in the Unified Communications space. His job as an architect is to engage people and companies in evaluating and adopting new technologies as well as running key projects as a consultant and is an escalation engineer for customers and colleagues. Ståle has worked Enterprise Voice deployments since Office Communications Server 2007.