Joel is a senior product manager and SharePoint evangelist at Quest, where he is responsible for product direction and strategy. He is well known in the SharePoint community as an enthusiastic trainer, evangelist and architect, and he maintains a popular blog. Joel is a frequent speaker at popular technical conferences, such as Microsoft TechEd, and often presents to local SharePoint user groups. Prior to Quest, Joel worked at Microsoft and was involved in the first Microsoft global deployment of SharePoint. During his Microsoft tenure, Joel helped various customers achieve the critical governance they needed to upgrade and achieve scale with SharePoint 2007. He later designed the extranet and hosted SharePoint deployments.
Before Joel joined Microsoft, he worked for a large telecom organization where he architected multi-tiered web applications and multi-staged extranet deployments. He also managed the internal web development and test environments for Slate.com, a political webzine.