Mike van de Merwe, a Program Manager for the Windows Customer Engineering Team at Microsoft. Mike is responsible for ensuring disaster recovery readiness and external testing of the Windows Server 2012 release. Mike has expertise in Hyper-V Replica and Online Backup technologies and works directly with customers, partners and Microsoft engineering teams to conduct proof of concepts and deployment scenarios. In his 12 years at Microsoft, Mike has worked in a variety of capacities including Software Testing and brings a wealth of experience from working on releases of Windows Server since Windows Server 2000 through the present.