Chris Johnson is the General Manager of Provoke Solutions Inc. a Microsoft Gold Partner in Seattle that specializes in software development for SharePoint and the Microsoft technology stack. In Nov 2011 Chris left Microsoft Corporation after 9 years where he most recently held the position of Senior Technical Product Manager for the SharePoint product group in Redmond Washington. There he managed SharePoint’s professional developer audience technical marketing programs. Chris moved to Redmond in 2007 to work in the software engineering team on the SharePoint 2010 release after working for Microsoft New Zealand. In New Zealand he consulted to customers across the Asia Pacific region on designing and implementing Content Management Server and SharePoint deployments. Chris’ background is in Microsoft software development and enjoys all things technical. He is an avid speaker at numerous conferences around the world such as TechEd, SharePoint Best Practices, SharePoint Connections and the SharePoint Conference. Chris holds a Bachelor of Computer Science degree and enjoys throwing himself out of perfectly good airplanes.