Sean Deuby has been working with computers since nearly failing a FORTRAN class in college. He’s gotten over it, however, and is currently a senior systems engineer with Intel Corporation. A senior member of the core directory services team, he is one of the architects of Intel’s corporate Windows infrastructure. Before joining Intel, Deuby was a principal architect of the worldwide Windows network of Texas Instruments. He is the author of Windows 2000 Server: Planning and Migration and currently is working on a new book project. He is a contributing editor and technical editor for Windows IT Pro Magazine, and he speaks on Windows Server topics at technology conferences around the world. Microsoft has recognized Deuby as a Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for directory services in 2004 and 2005.
In an effort to keep some balance in his life, Deuby began practicing Okinawan karate in college and has kept at it ever since. He teaches at a school in Dallas he co-founded in 1984. He holds multiple black belts, including a fifth degree in Shorin ryu.
He also has a lifelong love of music, especially classical and jazz. Though he’s taken a temporary leave of absence (for 20 years) from playing French horn, Deuby married a professional clarinetist to ensure he’d always be near the sound of rabid practicing. He has been a member of The Dallas Opera as a supernumerary since 1984 and is proud of the fact that he is the only dragon they’ve had since he began.