Tulsa TechFest 2011
Tim Rayburn, Microsoft MVP - Connected Systems, Principal Consultant, Improving Enterprises
Tim Rayburn is a Principal Consultant with Improving Enterprises, and a Microsoft MVP for Connected Systems Development. He has worked with Microsoft technologies for over 15 years, and is the Founder of the
Dallas/Fort Worth Connected Systems User Group
, the organizer of the
, and blogger at
. When he's not pursuing the ever moving technology curve, he is an avid gamer, from consoles to table-top RPGs. He welcomes questions about any of the above to email@example.com.
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