Rick Taylor is a SharePoint Architect and has assisted numerous, large companies in their implementations in high profile industries such as Defense, Financial, Manufacturing, and Health Care. He is a published author, co-author, and contributing author ( Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Administrator’s Companion by MS Press and SharePoint Server 2010 Administrator’s Companion) by MSPress. Rick worked for Microsoft in the Business Productivity Online Services division as a member of the SharePoint Platform Architecture Team , and was a Senior Consultant on the OpsCon Team. He is a Strategic Consultant with AvePoint's Client Services Division where he specializes in Migration, Compliance, and Governance Enforcement. Rick is an avid Triathlete (Clydesdale class), enjoys playing chess and is active in the Boy Scouts of America.