Steve Schwartz

Steve Schwartz

Chinook Communications

Steve has 24 years of experience in successfully delivering high-quality results, and in his early career, he gained expertise supporting OS/2 for IBM. Steve founded implement.com Corporation in 1997 to provide consulting for Microsoft and commercial service providers that utilize the Microsoft platform for cloud services. Steve is something of a pioneer in the Hosted Exchange business, having worked with Microsoft in 1999 on the very first project to document how to deliver Hosted Exchange 2000. Steve and implement.com have been working with Microsoft ever since then on how to deliver their products in the cloud as a service and then helping Microsoft customers deploy the services.

In 2006, Steve started Chinook Communications to provide hosted Messaging, Collaboration, and Communications services utilizing the Microsoft cloud services platform. In January 2012, Chinook was the first service provider to deploy into production Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Multitenant Pack for Partner Hosted, a testament to the vision and capability of Steve and the team at implement.com and Chinook Communications.
Steve specialties include Systems Integration Consulting, Cloud Services, Hosted Exchange, Hosted Unified Communications, Hosted Lync Server 2010, Hosted SharePoint 2010, Hosted Dynamics CRM 2011, Automation and Provisioning Cloud Services Consulting, Systems Engineering and Architecture, and Courseware Development and Training.