Tarek Radi is a Senior Program Manager at the Lync Partner Engineering Group. Tarek is a PMI certified Project Management Professional and has a Master's degree in Computer Science. From an academic front, Tarek has published several papers in parallel and distributing computing. From a professional front, Tarek has managed and delivered many projects at Microsoft over the past 6 years, making an impact throughout a gamut of well-known Microsoft products such as Windows (Vista SP1 and Win 7), Bing (specifically the paid search and contextual Ad Deliver Engine), and Lync. As part of Lync, Tarek is engaged with many Microsoft partners with the primary goal of advancing Lync in the ecosystem. Together with its Partners, Microsoft aims to continuously create magical breakthroughs in human interactivity that touch, move, and inspire. Contributing to this vision, Tarek is particularly involved in teleprescense and telecommunication infrastructures. He has worked extensively on expanding Lync’s deployment possibilities in VDI configurations with different partners, focusing not only on Lync 2010 in VDI, but also on future versions of Lync.