Rob Howard is the Director of Product Marketing for Office Extensibility at Microsoft. Rob joined Microsoft in August of 2005, and moved to his current role after leading teams designing and delivering Office Extensibility where he worked on the app models for Office clients, servers, and services. His goal is to enable developers to build collaborative productivity applications more efficiently and effectively by leveraging the capabilities of Office, SharePoint, Exchange, and a variety of other Office applications and services. In previous roles Rob worked on areas like the SharePoint app model, csom, sandboxed solutions, SharePoint solution deployment, the fab 40, and SharePoint Designer. Rob has a passion for collaborative applications because they can enhance individual and organizational productivity by ensuring that the people and information vital to completing a task are connected and readily available in the appropriate contexts.