David Sengupta

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Dell Software Group -


David Sengupta is a well-known industry expert, author and analyst focused on messaging solutions. David has been an annual recipient of Microsoft's Exchange Server MVP award since 1998. He has worked with Microsoft Exchange since its inception more than a decade ago. His expertise is in enterprise systems management, archiving, monitoring, diagnostics, hosting, reporting, analysis, recovery, regulatory compliance, legal discovery, enterprise information management, and enterprise content management from an electronic messaging perspective.

David has contributed to numerous books on enterprise messaging systems and directories, and has written for most print and online magazines that cover Exchange. (There is even a Mandarin-language version of his SearchExchange.com posts.) David enjoys many valued friendships with members of Microsoft's Unified Communications Group, and speaks regularly at major global industry events, including Microsoft Tech-Ed and Microsoft IT Forum.

In addition to his role as columnist for SearchExchange.com, David is the global director of product management for messaging and migration products at Quest Software. He is responsible for all aspects of product strategy for email, instant messaging, unified messaging and related solutions. David also works as an analyst for Ferris Research, is an active member of the PR committee of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model Project, is a member of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association, and is a member of the Institute of Computer Forensic Professionals.

David has an M.T.S. from Tyndale Seminary, Canada, and a B.Sc. from University of Ottawa, Canada, along with MCSE (Messaging) and CCA certifications. He and his wife have four young children, and they all live very busy and somewhat out-of-the-box lives. David's other interests include aquatics and lifeguard training, teaching swimming, starting things up, and doing a variety of things all at once. Check out David's blog on Microsoft Exchange compliance and storage topics.