Both authors of Inside Active Directory are Finnish.
Even though Finland is a small country, you may be familiar with
something that came from hereófor example, the Linux operating system,
Nokia cell phones, and the IRC protocol for Internet chatting.
Sakari Kouti, M.Sc. (Tech), is a senior trainer and consultant for
FC Sovelto, Finland. His
articles have appeared in Windows NT Magazine (now Windows & .NET
Magazine). Sakari was one of the first MCSEs in the world back in 1994.
Sakari has worked with microcomputers for 22 years and with PC
networks for 18 years. The last 15 years he has instructed courses on
network operating systems, such as LAN Manager, NetWare, Windows NT, Windows 2000,
and Windows Server 2003. Because he has always enjoyed learning new technologies
thoroughly and explaining and teaching them to others, it was quite
natural for Sakari to write first technical articles and later this
book. While still a student back in the 1980s, Sakari worked part-time
as a programmer, which helped him write the scripting chapters in this
Mika Seitsonen is also a senior trainer for
FC Sovelto. His network
experience spans over ten years and he was one of the first Windows 2000
MCSEs in the world. Mika has written articles for a Finnish computer
magazine and holds Master of Science degrees from University of
Nottingham, U.K., and Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland.
After spending 5 years in implementing networks, Mika became a
network trainer. Consequently, he shares Sakariís background in
continually learning new technologies and passing that information on to