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Local author's new book clears up Cloud

Matt Katzer offers latest developments for Office 365

SUBMITTED PHOTO: BRIAN GERATHS - Matt Katzer is smiling because his new book on Cloud computing technology has just come out.

Matt Katzer has the answers people are looking for when it comes to Cloud computing technology.

The Lake Oswego author’s first book on Cloud, “Office 365: Managing Your Business, the Cloud,” was such a success that he recently published another, called “Moving to Office 365: Planning and Mitigation Guide.” Katzer is expecting his second book to have similar success.

“It was written in everyday English, not techno-speak,” said Katzer in explaining why his first book was a bestseller. “The book was very timely and filled a real need. It came out soon after Office 365 was released as a product. It gave step-by-step instructions on how to successfully implement Office 365.”

In his new book, Katzer keeps his readers up to date by explaining the latest Cloud innovations. “Moving to Office 365” takes a concentrated look at the very latest in Office 365 migration best practices with a focus on the needs of senior managers, IT managers and others involved in key decisions when moving their business to the Cloud. Special attention is paid to security issues.

“I wanted to share what we’ve learned over the last five years so that others can benefit from our experience,” Katzer said. “This book expands on the material in my first book to bring the very latest guidance on planning methods, management best practices, personnel decisions, and migration and maintenance costs.”

Katzer’s credentials as an expert on Cloud are well established. He is the president of KAMIND IT, a Lake Oswego-based company. He is also the president of the local chapter of IAMCP (International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners) and is active in local business communities. He founded the company in 1998 because he really likes helping smaller companies deal with technology challenges.

“We have migrated thousands of users to Office 365,” Katzer said.

The new book is getting a big push from its publisher. A networking event for Jan. 5, 2016, will be held with the Lake Oswego Chamber of Commerce. On Jan. 16, KAMIND IT will host customers and friends for a book-signing party at the Microsoft store in downtown Portland from 6-8 p.m. The store is located at 330 S.W. Yamhill St. The event is open to the public, but RSVPs are required. To make one, call Barbara Dawson at 503 726-5933 or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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