Russ is the Director of Engineering for SharePoint Experiences Team, which works on a broad range of SharePoint features including Lists, Team Sites and Document libraries, Portals and Publishing, the SharePoint Framework and App Platform as well as Mobile applications for OneDrive and SharePoint. Russ joined Microsoft in 1995 and has worked on a broad range of technologies including replication, search, storage, document management, portals and much of the SharePoint stack. He was one of a small group of developers who joined Jeff Teper to found Tahoe which eventually became SharePoint Portal Server 2001 and has managed development teams on every version of SharePoint since. Before Microsoft he worked at a small software startup in Houston involved in storage management technology. He lives in Bellevue, WA.