Windows client OS, Office communication services, corporate governance.

Before joining Directions on Microsoft in 2000, Michael worked at Microsoft for more than 10 years where he held a variety of technical and marketing positions, including program manager for Windows Embedded and Windows 2000 IntelliMirror. Michael also worked as a technical evangelist for Microsoft’s Developer Relations Group, advising independent software vendors with enterprise resource planning and accounting products on how to exploit Microsoft’s platforms for their products. Before that, he was a senior architectural engineer for Microsoft, assisting Microsoft’s large corporate customers in understanding Microsoft’s strategy and product directions. Prior to joining Microsoft, Michael supported local area networking at a variety of companies, including a large consulting engineering company.

Michael received a B.Sc. from Pace University, an M.B.A. from Regis University, and a J.D. from the Seattle University School of Law.