Rui Silva specializes in Unified Communications and Enterprise Cloud solutions, using Microsoft technologies, with a proven track record of 15+ years experience working with some of the biggest companies in Portugal and Western Europe. Rui can often be found in the cloud or on-premises contributing to the Technical Community through blogging, writing articles or with a presence in the social networks.
Rui is MCITP/MCDBA/MCSA/MCSE:Messaging+Security certified and has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for Exchange Server from 2005 to 2008, due to his contribution to several technical forums. Rui spends some of his (little) free time updating the UC dedicated blogs http://msmvps.com/blogs/ehlo/, http://ehlo.blogspot.com/ (in Portuguese), http://blogs.msexchange.org/silva/ and http://blogs.technet.com/ucspotting. But because he has a passion for writing, he authors some technical articles, published mainly at the MSExchange.org site.
Rui has 15+ years experience working in IT, with technical, sales and manager positions, across a range of markets and segments. Although his technical expertise spans several Microsoft technologies, he has a particular passion for Microsoft Exchange, Lync and Windows Azure.