Stephen Boots

United States

MVP Categories

2004 - 2005 MSN MVP2006 - 2012 Windows Live MVP2013 - 2015 Consumer Security MVP2016 - present Windows Insider MVP


Consumer Security, Bing




I've been passionate about computers and technology since my Introduction to Computers course in college back in 1975 or so. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Technology and worked in the steel fabrication industry for a few years before being able to put my passion to work full time. My first computer was an IBM PC with dual floppy drives, 256 Kb of RAM, and a CGA adapter for display (16 colors). I bought it with a copy of Microsoft Word 1.0 and the original Microsoft Mouse. We've certainly come a long way since those early days and I've enjoyed the ride. I am a Manager in IT at UPS. You'll find me serving as a volunteer moderator, author, and answerer at the Microsoft Virus and Malware forums and the forums at Computer Haven. I moderated the Windows Live One Care forums and the Live Mesh Forums for Microsoft before they were closed in 2011.