An independent IT planning information service based on analysis
of Microsoft technologies, roadmaps
and licensing policies.
Expertise: The Windows client, server, and embedded operating systems; the Windows Mobile and Phone 7 platforms; virtualization technologies; software development practices; and scheduling.
Before joining Directions on Microsoft in 2000, Michael Cherry worked at Microsoft for more than 10 years where he held a variety of technical and marketing positions, including program manager for Windows Embedded and Windows 2000 IntelliMirror. Michael also worked as a technical evangelist for Microsoft’s Developer Relations Group, advising independent software vendors with enterprise resource planning and accounting products on how to exploit Microsoft’s platforms for their products. He was also a senior architectural engineer for Microsoft, assisting Microsoft’s large corporate customers in understanding Microsoft’s strategy and product directions. With a desire to understand how Microsoft’s products work in the real world, Michael spent time with Microsoft Consulting Services, deploying Windows NT and Exchange and designing domain and deployment strategies for Microsoft’s customers. Michael started at Microsoft as a systems engineer for Microsoft LAN Manager.
Prior to joining Microsoft, Michael supported local area networking at a variety of companies, including a large consulting engineering company.
Michael received his B.Sc. in biology from Pace University, an M.B.A. from Regis University, and a J.D. from the Seattle University School of Law.