My name is Paul and I’m a Microsoft MVP, writer, speaker and trainer living in Brisbane, Australia. I’m an Office 365 and Exchange Server specialist who has been blogging and writing since about 2006.

I run Practical 365 (formerly Exchange Server Pro), a leading community site for Office 365 and Exchange Server technical content.

I’ve self-published many books over the years, and written for Microsoft Press. I’m also a Pluralsight author, creating video training content for IT pros.

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Writing Technical Books

Ever wanted to write your own book? These days we have the tools and the freedom to make self-publishing a reality for technical authors. Read more

Now Anyone (Even Scammers) Can Start a Skype Call Without an Account

Microsoft has added a new feature to the Skype consumer service allowing anyone to use Skype, even if they don’t have an account. Read more

Windows “Back Up Your File Encryption Certificate and Key” Prompt at Login

After logging in to Windows 10 I was presented with an Encrypting File System prompt recommending to back up your file encryption certificate and key. Read more

Using Invoke-Expression in PowerShell With Spaces in Paths

How to solve errors thrown when using PowerShell’s Invoke-Expression cmdlet for a path that contains spaces. Read more

Traveling with the Lenovo Yoga 900

After almost a year of using the Lenovo Yoga 900 to work away from home, on vacation, and on overseas trips, here’s how it has worked out for me. Read more

Two Months with the Lenovo ThinkPad P50 Mobile Workstation

My thoughts on the Lenovo ThinkPad P50 mobile workstation after two months of using it as my primary working computer. Read more