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Profiling the best Exchange Server professionals (December 2012) – Anderson Patricio

Two months, ago we kicked off our “Profiling the best Exchange Server professionals” program. To close out 2012, I’m extremely pleased to announce our winner for December 2012 – Anderson Patricio!

Anderson is a Microsoft MVP and came very highly recommended. As the individual who nominated him said, “I don’t know where he gets all the time.” And I couldn’t agree more. It’s terrific to see someone who not only accomplishes so much, but also adds so much to his professional community.

Below you’ll find just a small sample of his contributions:

  • Anderson tweets numerous times daily, with lots of helpful links and information about Exchange, OCS, System Center and other Microsoft technologies (follow him @apatricio).
  • He is a tip writer and blogger for, contributing two technical tips per month as well as numerous blog posts.
  • Anderson also has two personal websites: First, there is his site for English speakers. It includes news and tips on Exchange and other Microsoft technologies. There’s also his Exchange resource site for Portuguese speakers. This site includes over 1,000 articles covering Exchange and other Microsoft technologies, as well as videos and tutorials.
  • He contributes to the Microsoft Exchange BR discussion group, which covers Exchange issues and solutions for the Brazil, Portugal and Angola communities, and helped create two Microsoft Virtual Academies. The first academy helped new admins understand the basic concepts of Exchange, while the other prepared them for Exchange certifications.

Anderson was also kind enough to share what he how he came to work with Exchange Server, what he enjoys most about it and what he’s looking forward to working on in 2013.

Can you give a brief description of how you began working with Exchange Server and related technologies?

I started my career with Microsoft. My first infrastructure was managing accounts in a Windows NT Server 3.51 and Exchange 5.0 environment. From that point on, I started studying and testing the product.

I also had the opportunity to be part of several transitions from Windows NT4/Exchange 5.5 to Active Directory and Exchange Server 2003. That was a great experience. It was a great opportunity to learn the architecture of those new products from the beginning.

What’s your favorite part of working with Exchange Server and technologies?

Email is one of the key products for any company, and everyone expects it to be up 24/7. In order to do so, we need to put a lot of effort into design and planning; that is one my favorite areas of building a new mail solution. After the deployment process, I really enjoy working with high-availability and disaster recovery scenarios.

What are you excited to work on in 2013 and why?

The Exchange team has been improving the product with each version. This release includes several improvements. My top three areas I’m most excited to work with are the Exchange architecture, high availability and better integration with Lync and SharePoint.

Please join me in congratulating Anderson Patricio by tweeting this post.

Happy holidays to all,


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