Meet the Editors

SearchWindowsServer has a team of dedicated editors who bring you the best Windows Server information from around the web. Our staff searches the web daily for the latest news and technology updates. We also keep in constant contact with users and top technical experts to bring you a constant stream of fresh, original content. Here's a look at who's behind the site.

Tomas Walat

Tomas Walat Site Editor

Tom Walat is the site editor for SearchWindowsServer and SearchExchange. He edits tips and other content and writes articles. Before joining TechTarget in January 2012, Tom worked for many years as a reporter, columnist, news editor, online editor and editorial systems manager at a Boston-area newspaper. Tom has won several awards for his work on print and online publications, including first place from the New England Press Association for a website he designed and produced to highlight the impact of OxyContin and heroin use on the South Shore. Tom holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Northeastern University.

Dan Cagen

Dan Cagen Associate Site Editor

Dan Cagen is the associate site editor for SearchWindowsServer and SearchExchange, and an associate features editor for the Data Center and Virtualization media group. He edits tips, features and other content for the sites, writes news stories and creates editorial guides. Dan joined TechTarget in 2016 from the MetroWest Daily News, where he worked as a reporter and editor in the sports department and covered the Boston Bruins. He holds a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in communications from Boston College.

James Montgomery

James Montgomery News Director

James Montgomery is the news director for the Data Center and Virtualization sites at TechTarget. He has 20 years' experience with editorial roles covering B2B/B2C technologies and end markets ranging from semiconductors to renewable energy to industrial lasers. Before joining TechTarget he was senior market research and content editor at n-tech Research, writing and editing reports on a variety of hardware technologies and materials.

Margie Semilof

Margie Semilof Editorial Director

As editorial director, Margie plans and oversees strategy and operations for TechTarget's Data Center and Virtualization media group. She works closely with the editorial team to keep the many sites focused on the information needs of IT professionals. She has spent many years as a reporter, editor and columnist at various technology media companies. She holds B.S. and M.A. degrees from Boston University.

Stephen J. Bigelow

Stephen J. Bigelow Senior Technology Editor

Stephen J. Bigelow is the senior technology editor in the Data Center and Virtualization media group at TechTarget. He has more than 20 years of technical writing experience in the PC/technology industry. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering, along with CompTIA A+, Network+, Security+ and Server+ certifications and has written hundreds of articles and more than 15 feature books on computer troubleshooting, including Bigelow’s PC Hardware Desk Reference and Bigelow’s PC Hardware Annoyances. Follow Steve on Twitter (@Stephen_Bigelow) and LinkedIn.

Ed Scannell

Ed Scannell Senior Executive Editor

As Senior Executive Editor, Ed Scannell is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operation of several TechTarget sites in the Data Center and Virtualization media group, as well as editing and writing news, features and other technical stories. He has also worked for 25 years at Computerworld and Infoworld as editor at large, mainly covering enterprise class products and technologies from IBM and Microsoft.

Michelle Boisvert

Michelle Boisvert Executive Editor

Michelle Boisvert is the executive editor for the Data Center and Virtualization media group, overseeing SearchAWS, SearchCloudComputing, SearchDataCenter, SearchITOperations and SearchWindowsServer. Prior to this position, she has held various editorial positions within TechTarget, including senior site editor of SearchCloudComputing and senior managing editor of e-publications. Before joining TechTarget in 2007, Michelle was managing editor for SMT magazine, a business-to-business publication serving the electronics assembly industry. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in journalism from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1998.

Phil Sweeney

Phil Sweeney Senior Managing Editor

Phil Sweeney is a senior managing editor in TechTarget's Data Center and Virtualization media group. He oversees e-publications on topics ranging from cloud computing to server virtualization to IT operations. He also serves as co-editor of Modern Infrastructure, the group's monthly e-zine. A graduate of St. Bonaventure University, he previously worked as a reporter and editor at several New England newspapers.