Refaat is a Senior Program Manager on the Nano Server team. He holds a Master’s degree in Computer Engineering and has been working in software development and IT for a total of 25 years, across companies such as IBM, Nortel and Microsoft. During his 12+ Microsoft years, Refaat has been a contributor to the success of PowerShell and Server Manageability, and more recently, has been one of the driving forces behind Nano Server. Refaat has spoken frequently at Microsoft conferences, such as TechEd and Build, and in venues across the globe. Most recently, Refaat has been involved in helping IT Professionals embrace Nano Server, through a top-rated Microsoft Virtual Academy course.