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I've been in corporate computing for about 16 years.  In 2001, I emigrated from England to Vancouver, Canada and spent 8 years as an IT Manager for a heavy-duty truck dealership as part of the Daimler Chrysler group.


During this time I gained a good understanding of the IT needs of a dealership and developed a patented piece of software which then went on to be used in Daimler Chrysler dealerships all over the US & Canada.


In the past few years, I become interested in VoIP, which eventually led to a full PBX replacement using Office Communications Server 2007 R2 with Asterisk 1.6. Someone liked what I was doing, as I was one of five finalists for the 2008 Microsoft Canadian Technet Innovation Award (Individual Category).

At the beginning of 2010, I made the move to being self-employed. I currently enjoy a continuing focus in the heavy-duty truck industry with a healthy interest in anything related to VoIP and Microsoft Communications Server.


I've been lucky enough to write a few articles for the Microsoft NextHop website.  They all deal with adding new features to OCS by using Asterisk.  You can find them here, here & here...


Recently, together with Geoff Clark from Microsoft, I've been working on a chapter of the upcoming Microsoft OC/Lync Server 2010 Resource Book.  It's a different (& sometimes challenging!) experience to try to forge what you understand into words in a book.


Update - Microsoft released the chapter online to download - http://blogs.technet.com/b/drrez/archive/2011/06/07/microsoft-lync-server-2010-resource-kit-interoperability-with-third-party-systems.aspx#comments



I get excited by technology and I'm always looking forward to the next interesting project.  If you think I could be of use in your next project, I would love to hear from you to discuss the details.


If you wish to contact me - feel free to send e-mail to
paul [at] pauladamsit [dot] com

  
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