For the first time Excel will be able to take advantage of multi-CPU and multi-core hardware natively which will dramatically enhance the core spreadsheet capabilities. Michael Murphy interviews Anthony Morgante, a Technical Solutions Professional specializing in Directories and Identities technologies, about these advancements. Anthony discusses how spreadsheet improvements on the desktop and new server technologies in Excel Services for secure and controlled sharing of distributed spreadsheets, will allow server side calculations and browser based viewing and interactivity. He also speaks about what Compute Cluster Server adds by being a part of the network and resource to these types of applications.
Aurora Queen – Your Show Host and TechNet Radio Producer
Michael Murphy – IT Pro Evangelist
Anthony Morgante – A recent addition to the Microsoft team, Anthony Morgante is a Technical Solutions Professional specializing in Directories and Identities technologies. Prior to Microsoft he worked for Ernst & Young as a lead architect for its Active Directory Infrastructure, and most recently the firm’s MIIS/ADAM global implementation. Anthony was the technical lead and project manager in deploying a global, centralized identity management solution in order to provide Single Sign capabilities as well as establish a true central meta directory for the firm. Prior to Ernst & Young, Anthony was the technology Site manager at one of Citibank’s largest check processing centers in the nation located in Englewood Cliffs NJ. Prior to Citibank Anthony supervised the Fedwire Network Services helpdesk for the Federal Reserve Bank of NY. His team supported all the primary broker dealers during US treasury auctions and over 800 bank branches nationally.