Bob Hunt currently is an IT Pro Evangelist on Microsoft's East Region Developer and Platform Evangelism (DPE) team. Bob's passion for technology is often shared at when he presents at industry or regional TechNet events, online at all the usual social networking sites, his blog, or in supporting communities at various user groups in the NY Metro area. With over 20 years of IT experience, Bob has been on all three sides of the industry being in consulting and on IT staff prior to his 7+ years at Microsoft. Before joining the DPE team in 2010, Bob was a Unified Communications Technology Specialist in Microsoft's NY Metro EPG district where in addition to working with some of the world's largest email environments, he hosted the NY Exchange User's Group for over 5 years.
Before joining Microsoft, Bob spent several years at a number of regional and national Microsoft Gold Certified partners in various roles including Practice Principal, Practice Director, Managing Consultant, Sr. Systems Consultant and others. Bob had a successful track record of building and running both profitable and award-winning Microsoft consulting practices, focusing on Exchange, Active Directory and other Microsoft technologies. Prior to his roles in Microsoft consulting, Bob worked in IT where he filled various roles of Network Engineer, SQL DBA, UNIX admin and IT support.