About Show #45
Richard and Greg talk to Adam Cogan about extracting and reporting data from Exchange Server. Adam's consulting business, SSW, uses Exchange as the primary communication method to their customers - even phone calls are logged as emails. This has led Adam to discover some great KPIs from his Exchange data. You can learn more about ExchangeReporter at www.ssw.com.au.
Adam Cogan is the Chief Architect at SSW, a Microsoft Certified Partner specializing in Office and .NET Solutions. At SSW, Adam has been developing custom solutions for businesses across a range of industries such as Government, banking, insurance and manufacturing since 1990 for clients such as Microsoft, Quicken, and the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation.
Adam was one of the lead developers behind Australia's first live .NET site - using a version that was pre Beta 1! One of his latest projects was the Smart Tag implementation for Quicken Australia. Adam was also responsible for developing Reporting Services and Exchange Server samples for Microsoft that turned into a hugely popular Exchange Reporting Tool. Adam develops in Microsoft technologies; his favorites being SQL Server 2005, Reporting Services, OLAP, Winforms and Webforms (using Visual Studio .NET 2005 with both VB.NET and C#), Access 2007, Outlook 2007/Exchange Server 2007.
Adam is one of only three Microsoft Regional Directors in Australia. In this role, he regularly presents in conferences such as TechEd (USA, Australia, New Zealand and Malaysia). A couple of times a year, he visits Microsoft headquarters in Seattle to learn the latest on Microsoft strategic directions and to undertake training in development technologies.