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Robert L Bogue

President
Thor Projects

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Robert L. Bogue, MS MVP, MCSE, MSCA: Security, etc.

Robert is a remarkable leader with passion for creating the right solutions through both teaching and learning. His drive for resolving problems is fueled by his creativity and innovation - by his ability to find solutions that others cannot find. His technical depth and expertise allows him to evaluate problems with the implementation of potential solutions well before the implementation phase.

Robert started out as a developer writing C on a Digital Equipment Corporation VAX in 1991 for a telecommunications company and from there became the LAN administrator for a manufacturing company. Robert then worked for a rapid prototyping company which then led him to become a consultant. Robert has been a consultant for the last 15 years, mostly as an independent consultant, but also with a large consulting organization.

Today, as owner of Thor Projects, LLC, a premier consulting firm, Robert supports organizations that are installing or have installed Microsoft SharePoint. From development to infrastructure to improving adoption, Thor Projects helps its clients succeed with SharePoint. Robert's clients include: Microsoft, Eli Lilly and Company, Roche, Thomson Multimedia, State of Indiana Office of the Attorney General, State of Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles, the City of Indianapolis, Sallie Mae, ITT Educational Services, Pearson Education, the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation, the Indiana Compensation Rating Bureau, Xerox, and many others.

Robert has been recognized with several industry awards. Microsoft awards professionals for their contributions to the community each year with a Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award. Robert has received this award eighteen times for his work with Windows Server Networking, Commerce Server, and most recently Microsoft SharePoint. Robert has also been recognized as a Microsoft patterns & practices Champion for his work in helping Microsoft's patterns & practices group to create the SharePoint Guidance - to help developers build the right solutions on SharePoint.

Robert is an engaging presenter who speaks at national and international events in addition to local and regional events. Robert has spoken to tens of thousands of professionals at Advisor Live!, Dev Connections, the Office Developers Conference, the SharePoint Conference, and Microsoft TechEd both in North America, Europe, Middle East, and Africa.

Since 1991, Robert has been editing and writing books. As an editor on over 100 titles, Robert fine-tuned his ability to focus others into effective communicating. In his own writing, now totaling 28 books, he's covered the gamut of information technology. Robert has written on database topics like Paradox and Access, infrastructure topics like Windows networking as well as PC and server hardware, and on the topics of Internet and mobility technology.

Robert has also been a prolific article and whitepaper author, having written on technology and methodology such as effective IT management, small business IT needs, software development, SharePoint, and dozens of other IT topics. Robert has contributed to Tech Republic, Developer.com, CodeGuru.com , Pocket PC Magazine, Advisor Guide to SharePoint, Microsoft Certified Professional Magazine, Intranet Journal, The Indianapolis Business Journal, Executive Excellence Magazine, ECM Connection, DevX.com, Certification Magazine, Cert Cities, and for MSDN Magazine. Robert's had a weekly column at Tech Republic focused on the issues of managing IT in a small business called Strategies That Scale. He's written several whitepapers for Microsoft which have appeared on both Microsoft MSDN and Microsoft TechNet.

Robert holds several certifications from CompTIA including: A+, Network+, Server+, CDIA+, IT Project+, Security+, eBiz+, and iNet+. In addition to MSCE certifications, Robert has also earned his Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator: Security, and Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist for Microsoft SharePoint. Robert has helped to develop certification exams for both CompTIA and Microsoft.

Robert can be reached via email at Rob.Bogue@ThorProjects.com and via telephone at (317) 844-5310.

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