Hi - I’m Sonu Aggarwal; welcome to my site!   

A quick summary of my professional background:  I currently work at Microsoft, as the Director of Technical Strategy and Partnerships for Unified Communications.    Previously, I was the Director/Group Program Manager for the Office Communications Server group, where I was responsible for coordinating the roadmap, feature set, and execution for all aspects of Office Communications Server 2007.   I co-invented the first-ever enterprise IM technology in 1997 at my first startup Flash Communications, which was acquired by Microsoft  to seed its efforts in Real-Time Collaboration; I have been involved with the Real-Time Communications/Collaboration space almost continuously since.    I have  a B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.    (My detailed resume is here.)

On the personal front – I currently live in Bellevue, a suburb of Seattle.   I’m originally from India, where I was born (Bombay) and attended high school (Delhi) before coming to the U.S. for College (Dartmouth and MIT).   I am married to Tanvi, who hails from Shahabad in Northern India; we have a 5 year old daughter Sonal.   We love the outdoors – traveling (some of the more interesting trips we’ve done have been to Ecuador, Peru, Egypt, Kenya, and Scotland), hiking & backpacking, bicycling, and skiing.  I also like western classical & New Age music,  Tanvi likes Indian classical dance, and we are both learning to play the piano.   I love reading – esp. interesting business & economics nonfiction, including the daily Wall Street Journal.