Gene Chellis is Principal Group Program Manager for the Hybrid Storage Services team in Windows Server, after directing program management for the Windows File Server team for the Windows Server 2008R2 and 2012 releases (including development of SMB 3.0). His team is also responsible for Work Folders file synchronization, Windows Server deduplication, Cluster-in-a-Box (CiB) and the Windows Storage Server business. Since joining Microsoft in 1997, he’s held a range of roles, including program management, business development and regulatory affairs. With education in business, computer science, history and law, Gene's prior pursuits have included a software startup, technology consulting, law practice, and world music production.