Bytes by MSDN: Richard Campbell and Tim Huckaby discuss Hybrid Cloud environments

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Join Tim Huckaby and Richard Campbell, Host at .NET Rocks! as they discuss new opportunities with the Cloud. Richard talks about his latest customer that has 90 offices in 75 different countries with the goal of connecting all those offices in the most efficient way. There are 1,700 apps within the ecosystem, so a large part of the project requires looking at what makes sense to move to the cloud and what doesn't. Richard hits on the importance of utilizing Office 365, especially with mail servers and dealing with government mailbox compliance in different countries. This project truly speaks to the power of the hybrid cloud world – an interview not to miss!

About Richard

Richard Campbell is one of the co-founders of Strangeloop Networks and today serves as product evangelist, introducing the company's unique story to advisors, investors, patent attorneys, beta-customer candidates, potential employees, etc. Richard has more than 30 years of high-tech experience and is both a Microsoft Regional Director and Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP). He has been involved in startup companies in a huge range of roles, including technical, management and financing. During the halcyon days of the DotComBoom he was a consultant to venture capital firms providing technical due diligence and architectural direction.

Richard is also a partner in PWOP Productions, creating a variety of multimedia programs including ".NET Rocks!, the Internet Audio Talk Show for .NET Developers," ( a podcast produced twice a week for more than 150,000 listeners in 120 countries. He's also the host of RunAs Radio (, a podcast for the IT Professional using Microsoft technologies.

Richard's ongoing fascination with using technology to promote growth in developing countries has led him to travel around the world, helping to put together communities of developers and creating businesses around those communities.


About Tim

Tim Huckaby is focused on the Natural User Interface (NUI)- Touch, Gesture, and Neural, in Rich Client Technologies on a broad spectrum of devices

Tim has been called a "Pioneer of the Smart Client Revolution" by the press. Tim has been awarded many times for the highest rated technical presentations and keynotes for Microsoft and many other technology conferences around the world. Tim has been on stage with, and done numerous keynote demos for many Microsoft executives including Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer.

Tim founded InterKnowlogy, a custom application development company, in 1999 and Actus Interactive Software in 2011 and has over 30 years of experience including serving on a Microsoft product team as a development lead on an architecture team on a Server Product. Tim is a Microsoft Regional Director, a Microsoft MVP and serves on many Microsoft councils and boards like the Microsoft .NET Partner Advisory Council.


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