Pat Richard

Pat Richard

Company: VOSS Solutions

Job Title: Principal Microsoft UC Architect

Pat Richard is well known as a thought leader in the Unified Communications space. With more than two decades of experience with Microsoft technology, Pat is a leading authority in Skype for Business, PowerShell, and Microsoft Exchange related projects including migration, upgrades, design, and automation. Pat was awarded Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) status in 2006 and has received 11 MVP awards to date. He brings to the role a deep understanding of Microsoft UC, and a wealth of field experience. Prior to VOSS, Pat spent eight years as a Principal Professional Services Consultant at Innervation, carrying out migration projects and implementing complex messaging infrastructures. Pat is also an accomplished author, having most recently written "Skype for Business Unleashed", as well as contributing to "Mastering Microsoft Exchange Server 2010" and "Microsoft Exchange Server 2007: The Complete Reference".

Pat Richard Seminars

  • The Impact and Evolution of Microsoft Teams Wed 16th May 12:20 - 13:10

    The Impact and Evolution of Microsoft Teams

    In this interactive panel session, Pat Richard, Microsoft MVP, Principal Microsoft UC Architect at VOSS, and author of Skype for Business Unleashed, will be joined by some of the world’s leading Microsoft MVPs to discuss Microsoft’s UC strategy in FY18. This includes the increasingly important role of Teams, and the impact that this will have on existing and future enterprise deployments. The panel will share experiences of Microsoft UC deployments, both with and without Teams, and discuss the impact that a transition from Skype for Business to Teams will have on an organisation. You never know what inside news and tips you might hear while getting your questions answered! Follow Pat Richard’s podcast, UC Inside Track, to stay on top of the latest Microsoft UC news.


    Tom Arbuthnot, MVP, MCSM, Principal Solutions Architect, Modality Systems

    Steve Goodman, MVP, Principal Technology Strategist, Content and Code

    Jeff Schertz, MVP, Microsoft UC Architect, Polycom

    Kerri Hollis, Senior Product Manager - Intelligent Communications, Microsoft


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    Wed 16th May 12:20 to 13:10