Penelope Coventry is a multiyear recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award (in Microsoft SharePoint Server), and has obtained the following certifications: Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) in SharePoint 2013, Microsoft Certified IIT Professional (MCITP) in SharePoint Administration 2010, and Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD) in SharePoint Developer 2010. Based in the United Kingdom, she is an author, an independent consultant, and a trainer with more than 30 years of industry experience. Penny has authored and coauthored more than 10 SharePoint-related books, including Exploring Microsoft SharePoint 2013: New Features and Functions (Microsoft Press, 2013), Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Inside Out (Microsoft Press, 2013), Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2010 Step by Step (Microsoft Press, 2010), and Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administrator’s Companion (Microsoft Press, 2010). Penny has spoken at a number of conferences, including TechEd North America; SharePoint conferences in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, and the United Kingdom; and SharePoint Saturdays. She is a keen supporter of the UK SharePoint user group community. Penny has worked with SharePoint since 2001, and when she’s not writing, she works on large SharePoint deployments.
Olga Londer is an Architect for Microsoft, travelling across the world to work on global projects that implement Microsoft technologies and business solutions for large enterprise customers. Her particular focus is on implementing Microsoft Dynamics and Microsoft SharePoint products and solutions. She is the author of several books on SharePoint and Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS), a winner of the British Computer Society IT Trainer award, and a frequent speaker at numerous conferences. For a number of years, Olga was a content lead for pan–European Microsoft technical conferences, such as TechEd Europe. Before joining Microsoft in 2004, Olga was a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) in SharePoint and IIS, and she worked for QA Ltd., UK, a leading IT training and consulting company, where she led many SharePoint projects for blue-chip clients. Olga is based in London, United Kingdom.