April 18, 2012 08:00 ET

SharePoint Expert Sean McDonough Appointed as Idera's Chief SharePoint Evangelist

SharePoint Performance and Disaster Recovery Expert to Expand SharePoint Community Involvement, Guide Product Strategy

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - Apr 18, 2012) - Idera, a leading provider of solutions for Microsoft SharePoint administration, today announced that Sean McDonough (@spmcdonough) has been appointed as Idera's Chief SharePoint Evangelist. A noted expert and author on SharePoint disaster recovery and SharePoint performance tuning, McDonough previously served as product manager for Idera's SharePoint backup™ product guiding it to become the fastest backup and recovery solution available on the market today. As Chief SharePoint Evangelist, he will continue to write and present at industry conferences and consult with customers, partners and industry analysts to drive product strategy and ensure Idera's SharePoint products meet and exceed market needs.

"SharePoint is a revolutionary solution that is helping thousands of companies improve collaboration and expedite business processes," said McDonough. "My passion is showing SharePoint practitioners how they can use SharePoint to its fullest potential. In my expanded role as evangelist, I will be able to educate more SharePoint administrators and communicate their needs back to the Idera product team."

"Sean brings his vast expertise in hot SharePoint administration topics such as disaster recovery and performance tuning to this new role," said Wayne Washburn, Director of SharePoint Products at Idera. "We are incredibly excited to provide a larger platform for him to carry out his thought leadership and SharePoint advocacy."

Prior to joining Idera, McDonough spent a number of years as a Managing Consultant and SharePoint Team Lead for Cardinal Solutions Group in Cincinnati, Ohio. He also co-authored both the "SharePoint 2007 Disaster Recovery Guide" ( and the "SharePoint 2010 Disaster Recovery Guide" ( He can be reached through his blog ( or Twitter (@spmcdonough).

About Idera
Idera provides systems and application management software for Windows and Linux Servers, including solutions for SQL Server and SharePoint administration. Our award-winning products address real-world challenges including performance monitoring, backup and recovery, security, compliance, and administration. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Idera is a Microsoft Managed Partner and has over 10,000 customers worldwide. To learn more, please contact Idera at +1-713.523.4433 or visit

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