My name is Richard Burrs and I am a Senior Messaging Engineer in the Atlanta, GA area. I have a beautiful wife and have four kids. My current job involves configuring and maintaining an Exchange 2010 organization along with Active Directory and other messaging technologies.
My path to Exchange was not a conventional route. I graduated with a degree in Psychology in 1996 and for several years worked as a Behavioral counselor for families with troubled youth. Somewhere along the way, around 2000, I got the crazy idea to work in the IT field. I began learning about computer hardware and software through vigorous self-study and was able to pass the A+ exam. In 2002, I took a one year technical course learning Windows 2000 server, Active Directory, Novell Netware and some RedHat Linux. After completing that program, I got my first job in IT working in a call center for a company that sold extended warranties on computer hardware.
Moving along through the years working as a Helpdesk and Desktop support technician, I first met Exchange Server in 2009 and cut my teeth with Exchange 2007. It wasn’t love at first sight, I must admit, and I never saw myself becoming an “Exchange guy”. I worked with other technologies such as NetApp storage and VMware and found them to be a little more enjoyable. However, Exchange just wouldn’t go away and I began working with Exchange 2010. Over time, I slowly developed a passion for Exchange server. After years of study and experience, I have also become an MCDST and Exchange 2007 certified. So here I am now, writing this blog and sharing the little knowledge and experience I’ve gained about this highly complex and robust product called Microsoft Exchange Server. Hope you enjoy.
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