Perry Clarke joined Microsoft in 1996 and currently runs the Exchange Development Team and is recognized as a Distinguished Engineer. The Distinguished Engineer title is a technical leadership designation at Microsoft and people who carry this title are recognized for their extraordinary contributions. These employees have a long-standing reputation of deep technical knowledge built on a sustained body of work and are “key people whose technical vision, expertise and world-class leadership have been instrumental in developing and driving products and standards for both the company and the industries. He has been a long term leader and contributor to Microsoft’s email and server businesses. During recent releases, the Exchange development team under Perry’s leadership has helped redefine email storage, enter the corporate email archiving and compliance business, and engineer Office 365 for increasing scale and lower costs.