John Savill has been using Windows NT for eleven years since initially stumbling on it by accident while working as a VMS Systems Administrator; the hung system would not reboot when he pressed Ctrl+Alt+Del, instead it just displayed a weird dialog box, his first encounter with an NT server. After learning about NT from numerous sources including the newsgroups he started http://www.ntfaq.com where he placed answers to questions he saw again and again. From there he started writing articles and books on Windows NT such as the Windows NT and 2000 Answer Book which gained John the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional status. He became part of the Windows NT 5 beta team; which saw the introduction of the Active Directory. This product initially terrified him since everything he knew about domains was now redundant, and he had to start from scratch again. Once he started to investigate this new technology he came to appreciate that the effort was well worth it, there was more power available, and he looked forward to wowing customers with the new features he could implement! John has had the honor to consult as a technical architect at many of the largest institutions in the world, such as Deutsche Bank, Bank of England, Citibank, and Bank of Ireland to name but a few.
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