Ben M. Schorr is a Senior Content Developer at Microsoft. He is frequently sought as a writer, teacher and speaker for groups as diverse as the Hawaii Visitor and Convention Bureau and the American Bar Association. Prior to joining Microsoft he co-founded Roland Schorr & Tower, an IT Consulting firm based in Hawaii with offices in Arizona and Oregon. Before that Schorr was the Director of Information Services for Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert, a large Honolulu law firm, for almost 8 years. Schorr has been a technical editor or contributor on a number of books on Microsoft Office over the years. In October of 2005 Schorr was named by the Pacific Technology Foundation as one of the Top 50 Technology Leaders in Hawaii. He's a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers' (IEEE) Computer Society, the American Bar Association and the United States Naval Institute. In his free time Schorr enjoys coaching football, running marathons, reading, playing softball, ocean kayaking and has completed the Ironman triathlon twice. He lives in Lynnwood, WA with his wife Carrie, their rescue dog Sampson and two unimpressed cats.