Rob Brown

United States

MVP Categories

2010 - present Microsoft DX MVP2010 - present Windows and Devices for IT MVP2016 - presentWindows Insider MVP


Microsoft Azure, IoT, Windows Server versions




Starting with analog computers (think of electronic slide-rules with sound), then into mainframes & programming, and then into PC's & networking, my experience has been broad & varied. In the 80's & early 90's, I ran a multi-node Bulletin Board System (BBS) out of my home which was technically oriented & carried over 300 echo mail groups (think of them as a predecessor to email, newsgroups, & forums). Presently my main interest is in small & medium size networks, both design & implementation, as well as troubleshooting. Building, maintaining, & troubleshooting individual PC's & laptops are also a specialty. A dedicated bicyclist I particularly enjoy fully loaded touring & camping. Bridge is another hobby & I have had the pleasure to commentate on BBO for many major tournaments including the World Championship Bermuda Bowl, the USA National Championships, & other tournaments across the world. Music is another pleasure & I enjoy Swing, Jazz, Classical, and love Rock n' Roll.