16
Sep
2009

KnowledgeLake Employees Receive Top Honors From Microsoft SharePoint Team

KnowledgeLake continues to achieve recognition in the SharePoint Community

KnowledgeLake, Inc., a leading provider of document imaging and capture technologies for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions, announces that two of its team members received top awards and certifications from Microsoft. Steve Curran, a Senior Software Engineer, was awarded the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) status for SharePoint, and Russ Houberg, a Senior Technical Architect, earned the Microsoft Certified Master (MCM) certification for SharePoint 2007.

"We congratulate these individuals for their very admirable achievements," said Chris Caplinger, Chief Technology Officer, KnowledgeLake, Inc."Both of these gentlemen are integral parts of KnowledgeLake and they have impacted every department of our company. Their cumulative knowledge is beneficial to the KnowledgeLake team and our clients. These accomplishments demonstrate the high value that we place on the continual development of the skills of our own personnel."

Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVP) are a highly select group of experts that represent the technical community's best and brightest, and they share a deep commitment to community and willingness to help others. Steve Curran, KnowledgeLake's newest MVP, has been with KnowledgeLake for five years and is a Senior Engineer on the KnowledgeLake Imaging team in the Software Development department. He is a Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer and has been a software engineer for eighteen years, with five of those years focused on SharePoint. Steve is also the creator of ClassMaster, a Microsoft .NET Developer Tool.

The SharePoint Microsoft Certified Master (MCM) recognizes and validates individuals with the deepest technology skills on the SharePoint platform. When Russ Houberg earned this certification only thirty people in the world had earned the status of SharePoint MCM. Of those thirty, Russ is among just eight individuals that are non-Microsoft employees. To obtain the certification, Russ was required to participate in several weeks of advanced training at the Microsoft campus in Redmond, Washington, which prepared him to pass a set of supervised labs and written tests. Russ has been with KnowledgeLake for five years and is a Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer and a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist. He has been a developer for fourteen years, with six years focused on SharePoint. Russ is responsible for designing the taxonomy and topology architecture for KnowledgeLake's document imaging customers who require enterprise scalability. Russ is the author of the "SharePoint Storage Architecture White Paper" and the co-author of the "Using Microsoft Office SharePoint Server to Implement a Large-scale Content Storage Scenario With Rapid Search Availability" white paper.

About KnowledgeLake

KnowledgeLake, Inc., develops document imaging related products and solutions for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. KnowledgeLake extends the ECM capabilities of Office SharePoint Server 2007, enabling businesses to reduce shipping costs, streamline operations, and achieve regulatory compliance using familiar Microsoft products that most businesses already own and use. KnowledgeLake products and solutions are deployed globally in thousands of organizations in many different horizontal and vertical industry sectors including public sector, healthcare, financial services, transportation and more. For more information, visit www.knowledgelake.com.