Brian Farnhill is a Premier Field Engineer with Microsoft and is based in Canberra, Australia. Brian has an extensive background in the development of custom solutions and UI customisations for SharePoint. His background of working in Canberra has meant that he has worked with a number of Federal Government-based clients and has been able to help them make better use of their investments in SharePoint by customising and extending the platform to suit the needs of the business, their staff and their clients. Brian is known throughout Australia for his work in the SharePoint community and is a regular speaker at these as well as other events across Australia and New Zealand. Brian is passionate about all aspects of technology and development, and also actively contributes towards open source software and apps for Windows Phone and Windows 8 on top of his SharePoint related work.