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Sep. 17, 2014 - ORANGE, Calif. – IT Unity, Inc., today announced that it has appointed Dan Holme as Chief Executive Officer. Dan is a co-founder and board member of IT Unity.

“Dan is one of the most respected and expert voices in the Microsoft technology community, a highly sought-after consultant, best-selling author, renowned speaker, and the one of the brains behind the creation of IT Unity. We are thrilled to have him as our CEO and visionary of how technology and technical content will be created and delivered around the world.” Jacquelyn Baillie, Co-Founder, IT Unity.

IT Unity’s vision is to inspire and serve the community with deep expertise that will be the center of the conversation for developers, administrators, business users, ISVs, and industry leaders as they share solutions to business problems. will be the trusted community and the go-to resource for guidance, news, information, insight, analysis, and answers.

As the CEO of IT Unity (, Dan leverages his 20 years of experience to help the global technical community solve business problems with technology.

A graduate of Yale University and a Presidential Scholar MBA at Thunderbird, Dan established trainAbility in 1998, which became the first company in the world to deliver independent Active Directory training.

In 2002, Dan founded Intelliem, a boutique consulting and training firm with a Fortune-caliber clientele and deep expertise and experience in Windows, Active Directory, and SharePoint. Through his career, Dan has reached hundreds of thousands of IT professionals, executives, and users at almost every Fortune 100 enterprise, and more than half of the Fortune 500 and Global 1000.

Among his favorite projects is his role as Microsoft Technologies Consultant for NBC Olympics. Dan has previously supported the broadcast of the 2014 Winter Olympics from Sochi, as well as London (2012), Vancouver (2010), Beijing (2008), and Torino (2006).

In recognition of his contribution to the community, Dan has earned the prestigious title of Microsoft MVP eight times over, in three technologies: Windows Server Directory Services, SharePoint Server, and Office 365. He has been recognized by Redmond Magazine as one of the top 10 partner MVPs in the world.

Dan has authored numerous best-selling books for Microsoft Learning and O’Reilly, including training kits for SharePoint and Active Directory. Dan was also the community lead of, for which Dan penned hundreds of articles.

When Dan is not in a distant corner of the globe working with customers, he can be found at his home base in Maui, Hawaii. invites the community to connect, share, and discover:

Connect with world-renowned subject matter experts and peers in community-driven forums. Take advantage of experts’ online office hours and ask your questions. Gain invaluable insight through lively discussion of issues that community members are facing.

Share how you’ve solved a problem, created a service or product, or developed expertise. IT Unity’s global audience and network of industry relationships will enhance your visibility and the impact you can make on the broader community.

Discover solutions and innovative ideas. Find quick answers, comprehensive training, and lessons learned from organizations that have tackled the challenges you face.

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IT Unity revolutionizes the way technical content is created, customized, and consumed. IT Unity empowers the community of trusted experts, users, business decision makers, IT professionals, developers, and industry solution providers to solve business problems with technology.
Come together to CONNECT with world-renowned subject matter experts and peers, to SHARE your experience-based knowledge, and to DISCOVER how SharePoint and Office 365 can address the business problems you face.

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