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Microsoft IT Architect

Expert on Microsoft Collaborative Technologies (Exchange, SharePoint, Microsoft Online Services [BPOS / Office 365])

MVP on Microsoft Office 365

​Professional Experiences

 

Cloud Solution Architect at Kloud Solution (Sydney - Australia)

June 2014 - current

Deliver advices to customer to implement collaborative solution based on Microsoft technologies, either on premises hosted, cloud hosted or in hybrid configuration.

  • Review existing ADFS 2.0 implentation, define new federation architecture based on ADFS 3.0 hosted on Microsoft Azure (virtual machine),  integrate with Office 365 and Yammer for a food franchise management hodling

Senior Solution Architect - Collaborative Solution at Capgemini Australia (Sydney - AUSTRALIA)

April 2013 - March 2014

Provide advices to customer for collaborative solution based on Microsoft technologies, covering Exchange, Lync, Office 365 or SharePoint as well as associated technologies such as ForeFront TMG/UAG, ForeFront Security solutions

  • Various presales participation
  • Define strategy for Active Directory consolidation and migration from multiple AD Forests, including advices for multiple Exchange organization consolidation and migration for an Australian based multinational ​property and infrastructure company
  • Define strategy for implementing and improving identity management solution for an Australian Energy provider

Senior Solution Architect - Collaborative Solution at Sogeti France - Capgemini Group (Paris - FRANCE)

December 2011 - April 2013 (1 year 5 months)

Provide advices to customer for collaborative soluton based on Microsoft technologies, covering Exchange, Lync, Office 365 or SharePoint as well as associated technologies such as ForeFront TMG/UAG, ForeFront Security solutions

  • Various collaborative solution architecture presales (SharePoint, Exchange, Lync, BPOS and Office 365, ForeFront UAG)
  • Deploy SharePoint 2013 PoC architecture for a French banking company
  • Define SharePoint 2013 architecture for a European aircraft manufacturer
  • Define and deploy SharePoint 2010 architecture for a French banking company, including knowledge transfert
  • Define full new IT infrastructure based on Microsoft products (Active Directory, Exchange 2010, SharePoint 2010, ForeFront TMG), including migration (AD and Exchange) from previous environment, for a European Financial Authority agency
  • Define intranet architecture based on SharePoint 2010 for a French health agency
    Define migration path and authentication/federation solution from BPOS to Office 365 for a French broadcasting agency
  • Assistance to a French car manufacturer to define best solution to migrate Lotus forms to SharePoint 2010

Senior Solution Architect (IT Consultant) at Capgemini France (Paris - FRANCE)

April 2010 - November 2011 (1 year 8 months)

Provide advices to customer for collaborative soluton based on Microsoft technologies, covering Exchange, Lync, Office 365 or SharePoint as well as associated technologies such as ForeFront TMG/UAG, ForeFront Security solutions

  • Various collaborative solution architecture presales (SharePoint, Exchange, Lync, BPOS and Office 365, ForeFront UAG)
  • Consultant team organization
    Internal SharePoint servers administration
  • Australia:
    • Support to Australian team
  • France:
    • Assist customer for a SharePoint hosting 'health data' contractualisation, SharePoint development platform installation and configuration, site template definition and knowledge transfert for SharePoint use and administration for a health group
    • Define messaging architecture based on Microsoft Exchane, Online (Office 365) and On Premise (Exchange 2010), with migration from Lotus Notes
    • Migration plan definition from Lotus Notes to SharePoint Online (BPOS-D) for a major industrial French group
    • SharePoint 2010 architecture definition for the internet site of a French major banking group
    • Implementing a SharePoint 2007 portal for reporting (repository and SQL Reporting Service integration) for a major French cosmestic company
    • SharePoint 2010 PoC for a major French insurance company
    • Migrating from Lotus Notes/Exchange 2007 to Microsoft Online (Exchange)

Senior Support Engineer on SharePoint technologies at Microsoft France (Paris - FRANCE)

March 2007 - April 2010 (3 years 2 months)

  • Technical support on Microsoft Office SharePoint technologies
  • Supportability and architecture review
  • France:
    • Troubleshooting interaction between Project Server 2003 and SharePoint 2003 for an car manufacturer
    • Workshop to manage SharePoint 2007 technologies
    • Troubleshooting performance issue when using 'Explorer view' mode with Windows SharePoint Services v3
    • Assistance to validate hotfixes deployment for MOSS
    • Diagnostic notification email sending on SPS 2003
    • Assistance to configure search services on MOSS
    • Assistance to escalation engineer to implement action plan on MOSS
  • Germany:
    • Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 implementation problems analysis
  • Isle of Man:
    • MOSS architecture review, working on various issue and provide day-to-day administration operations knowledge transfer
  • Scotland:
    • Diagnostic search services on MOSS
  • Switzerland:
    • Assistance to troubleshoot Office client integration and workflow issues
  • Tunisia:
    • Workshop introducing SharePoint 2007 technologies for an international monetary fund

Microsoft Infrastructure Consultant at Avanade France (Paris - FRANCE)

September 2004 - March 2007 (2 years 5 months)

  • Belgium:
    • SharePoint architect during intranet implementation using SharePoint 2003
  • France:
    • SharePoint (MOSS 2007) architect for a high school of management
      • Define the SharePoint architecture to implement an intranet/extranet for Alumni Portal
    • SharePoint architect for a French governmental organization
      • Validate the architecture and implementation of a virtualized development environment using SharePoint 2007, Visual Studio 2005 and Visual Source Safe
    • POC (Proof of Concept) using Live Communication Server 2005 for a French banking company
    • Project Server 2003 implementation for French major utilities company
    • Support engineer (Premier support) at Microsoft
    • Packaging technical lead and software distribution architect for a major French insurance company
      • Packaging architect for Wise Package Studio product
      • Technical lead of packaging team
      • Automated software distribution architect (System Management Server 2003)
    • Messaging system for a major French utilities company
      • Securing SMTP communication
      • Test environment architecture and implementation using Virtual Server
  • UK:
    • Exchange architect during a Windows NT4/Exchange 5.5 migration to AD/Exchange 2003 for the English subsidiary of a French civil engineering company
      • POC (Proof Of Concept) using Virtual Server 2005 to implement Exchange clustered environment
      • Problem Manager (level III) during Windows NT 4 / Exchange 5.5 migration to Windows Server2003 / Exchange 2003 for an English minister

Engineer - Trainer at Concept Réseau (Versailles - FRANCE)

September 2002 - September 2004 (included one year by alternation) (2 years 3 months)

  • Trainer for official Microsoft courses (Windows, development, SharePoint...)
  • Trainer on Windows installer technologies (MSI - Wise product)
  • Migration from Novell Netware to Windows 2000 AD
    • Automated migration procedures (workstation migration, automatic user account creation...)
    • Migration procedures from Windows NT to Windows 2003
    • Automating antivirus updates deployment using Trend Micro products

Computing assistant at Fédération Nationale des SA d'HLM (Paris - FRANCE)

September 2000 - September 2002 (2 years by alternation) (2 years)

  • Hotline / maintenance
  • Network administration
  • Automating antivirus updates deployment using Norton products
  • VBA macro development for Excel to request SQL Server
  • Training for computer and messaging usage

Host for IBM at Roland Garros (Paris - FRANCE)

June 2002 (1 month)

  • Players technical support

Host for IBM at Roland Garros (Paris - FRANCE)

June 2001 (1 month)

  • Players technical support
  • Internet chat with player implementation assistant

Trainee

Summer 2000 (2 months)

  • Virtualized model coloring application for EDF CNET (Paris - FRANCE)
  • Website implementation for Concept Réseau (Versailles - FRANCE)

Host for IBM at Roland Garros (Paris - FRANCE)

June 2000 (1 month)

  • Public and players assistance

Trainee at Chambre de commerce et d'industrie de Châlons en Champagne (FRANCE)

Summer 1999 (3 months)

  • Current architecture analysis and solution proposal
  • Drafting of the schedule of conditions for invitation to tender
  • Participation to the migration
  • Trainer for the new information system usage (know more...)
​Competencies

Competencies

  • Operating System: Microsoft Windows from NT to Windows Server 2012 R2– Linux
  • Office: Office (all version), InfoPath
  • Deployment: Windows Deployment Service and Microsoft Deployment Toolkit - Unattended Windows Server and Windows Client installation - System Center Configuration Manager 2007
  • Messaging / Groupware: Exchange - Lotus Notes client - Microsoft SharePoint - Microsoft Live Communication Server - Microsoft Lync Server - Microsoft Office Project Server - Microsoft Online Services (BPOS) - Microsoft Fast Search for SharePoint
  • Virtualization: Virtual PC 2004 - Virtual Server 2005 R2 - VMWare - Hyper V - System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008/2012
  • Security: GPO - ISA Server 2006 - Norton Antivirus Corporate - Trend Micro OfficeScan - Trend Micro ScanMail - Sybari Antigen - Microsoft ForeFront (Client, for Exchange, for SharePoint, Threat Management Gateway, Unified Access Gateway, Identity Management)
  • Migration Tools: Quest Notes Migrator for Exchange - Quest Coexistence Manager
  • Database: SQL language knowledge – Microsoft SQL Server
  • Monitoring: Microsoft Operation Management - Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI)
  • Network: TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP
  • Various: GFI FaxMaker - GFI MailEssentials - GFI MailSecurity - Wise Package Studio (MSI package)

Microsoft Certifications

MCP, MCSA (messaging specialist), MCSE Windows 2000 - Windows Server 2003, Technology Specialist (download my transcript in PDF format, in XPS format or read it here[TranscriptID : 663019 - Access code : mcptranscript])

  • 71-346: Managing Office 365 Identities and Requirements
  • 72-321: Office 365 Deployment
  • 72-323: Administering Office 365
  • 70-231: Configuring Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services v 3.0
  • 70-263: Microsoft Office Live Communications Server 2005, Implementing, Managing, and Troubleshooting
  • 70-284: Implementing and Managing Microsoft Exchange Server 2003
  • 70-296: Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment for an MCSE Certified on Windows 2000
  • 70-292: Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment for an MCSA Certified on Windows 2000
  • 70-221: Designing a Microsoft® Windows 2000 Network Infrastructure
  • 70-219: Designing a Microsoft® Windows 2000 Directory Services Infrastructure
  • 70-218: Managing a Windows 2000 Network Environment
  • 70-217: Implementing and Administering a Microsoft Windows 2000 Directory Services Infrastructure
  • 70-216: Implementing and Administering a Microsoft Windows 2000 Network Infrastructure
  • 70-215: Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • 70-210: ​Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional

Beta programs / awards

  • Microsoft Community Contributor on Office 365 Forums (Award) (May 2013 - February 2014 - July 2014) (know more)
  • Microsoft "Most Valuable Professional" program member on SharePoint (2011 - 2012), on Office 365 (2012 - 20xx)
  • Microsoft "Most Valuable Professional" program member on Windows Server (2002 - 2006) and Windows Client (2006 - 2007) - status lost when joining Microsoft
  • Beta tester Windows 2000, Windows Millenium, Windows XP, Office 11, Windows 2000 SP4 (certificate of participation), Windows Update v5, Virtual Server, Microsoft BaseLine Security Analyser 1.2, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2003 SP1, MSN Messenger 7, Windows Server 2003 R2, Microsoft Update, Microsoft BaseLine Security Analyser 2.0, Virtual Server SP1, Microsoft Data Protection Manager 2006, Microsoft Maestro (Microsoft Business ScoreBoard Manager), Microsoft Office Add-In, Windows Installer, Windows Vista (Longhorn client et serveur), Microsoft Office 2007, Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server / Windows Server Services v3 (certificate of participation), Microsoft Live Communication Server 12, Trend Micro Mobile Security, Microsoft Terminology, Trend Micro PC Cillin 2007, Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager, Windows Vista Ultimate Extras, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 (best bug winner), Office and SharePoint 2010, Microsoft Office 365 (beta program and community animation [public and private] - The Grid Member of the week), Office/SharePoint 2013 and Office 365 Wave 15 (2nd bug contributor)
  • August 2011: Technical Adoption Program participant for Microsoft Exchange 2013
  • Since June 2006: Trend Micro Power User Group member allowing privileged access to beta products
  • January 2006: Technical Adoption Program participant for Microsoft Live Communication Server 12
  • November 2005: Technical Adoption Program participant for Windows Vista
  • "Windows XPert" program member. Program created during Windows XP beta program (know more)

Writing

Conferences and User Groups

  • June 2013: Speaker at the Microsoft MVP Meeting in Sydney (Australia) - Use ADRMS with Office 365
  • December 2012: Speaker at the Microsoft Office 365 Ignite at Algier (Algeriea)
  • February 2012: Speaker at the Microsoft TechDays 2012 "L'entreprise numérique: l'environnement se transforme" (webcast- presentation)
  • February 2011: Founding member, TCO and Executive committee member of UGSF (User Group SharePoint France)
  • February 2011: Speaker at the Microsoft TechDays 2011 - "Prepare the migration from Lotus Notes to SharePoint - experience feedbacks" (presentation) and "Publish SharePoint 2010 to Internet in a secure manner" (presentation)
  • June 2010: Speaker for the French SharePoint User Group meeting "What's new in SharePoint 2010 Administration" (presentation)
  • June 2010: Speaker for Quest during the 'Journée de la performance IT 2010': SharePoint governance
  • March 2010: Speaker for the French SharePoint User Group meeting - "Publishing SharePoint with ForeFront Unified Access Gateway"
  • February 2010: Speaker at the Microsoft TechDays 2010 - "ForeFront to protect enterprise portal" (webcast - presentation) and "What's new in the SharePoint 2010 administration?" (webcast - presentation - PowerShell commands list - scenario)
  • November 2009: Speaker for the French SharePoint User Group meeting - "Preparing SharePoint 2010 Migration"
  • February 2009: Speaker at the Microsoft TechDays 2009 - "Introducing MOSS diagnostic" (webcast - presentation) and "Publishing and securing access to Microsoft Office SharePoint 2007 enterprise environment" (webcast - presentation)
  • February 2007: Exposing at the Microsoft TechDays for the GUWIV
  • December 2006: Participant to Microsoft WebTV for the Windows Vista launch (video)
  • November 2006: "Ask the Expert" at TechEd IT Forum 2006 (Barcelona - SPAIN)
  • October 2006: Speaker during the GUWiV "Kick Off"
  • September 2006: Co organizer and organization management for the GUWiV "Kick Off" (Paris - FRANCE)
  • May 2006: Founding member and secretary of the French Windows Vista User Group (GUWIV)
  • March 2006: Speaker during the "Microsoft Community Open Days" - showing Windows Vista (Paris - FRANCE)
  • July 2005: "Ask The Expert" at Microsoft TechEd (Amsterdam - NEETHERLANDS)
  • First quarter of 2005: Speaker for Technet seminars (Paris - France) - "Why and how deploying Windows XP SP2 and Office 2003"
  • November 2004: "IT Pro Speaker" and "Ask The Expert" during IT Forum 2004 (Copenhagen - DENMARK)
  • June 2004: Speaker during "Rencontres Communautés" (Microsoft Community Days) (What's new about security in Windows XP SP2 (Paris - FRANCE))
  • May 2004: Speaker for Microsoft during the "Journées Microsoft de la Sécurité" (Microsoft Security Days) (Paris - FRANCE) - "Securing your web servers" and "Implementing your perimeter and network security"

​Education

  • 2002 – 2003: Third year specialization (Network and database administrator) with the congratulation of a professional jury (certificate of formation) - professional diploma of level License (Level II)
  • 2002: Professional technical qualification by alternation
  • 1998: French Baccalaureate Scientist option

​Various

  • Driving license: French cat A and B
  • 1996: Baywatch license and holiday camps organizer license
  • 1994 – 1995: First aid (individual and team)

Trips

  • December 2012: 3 days at Algier (ALGERIA) as speaker for Office 365 Ignite training
  • November 2012: 1 week at Las Vegas (NV - USA) for the Microsoft SharePoint Conference 2012
  • Septemeber 2012: 10 days at New-York (NY - USA) for vacation
  • February 2012: 1 week at Seattle (WA - USA) for the Microsoft MVP Summit
  • August 2011: 2 week at Sydney (NSW - AUSTRALIA) for Capgemini Australia
  • June 2011: 3 weeks at Sydney (NSW - AUSTRALIA) for Capgemini Australia
  • March 2008: 2 days of internal conference for the Microsoft SharePoint support team at Madrid (SPAIN)
  • February 2008: one week of Microsoft internal technical conference at Seattle (WA - USA)
  • January 2008: one week training on Performance Point Server 2007 at Munich (GERMANY)
  • September 2007: one week training on Content Management with MOSS 2007 at Munich (GERMANY)
  • September 2007: one week training on ASP.Net 2.0 at Bucharest (ROMANIA)
  • November 2006: one week during technical conference TechEd (Barcelona - SPAIN) as "Ask the Expert"
  • May 2006: one week vacation at Houston (TX - USA)
  • September 2005: one week during technical conference MVP Summit at Microsoft Campus (Redmond - WA - USA)
  • July 2005: one week during technical conference TechEd (Amsterdam - NEETHERLANDS) as "IT Pro Speaker" and "Ask the Expert"
  • November 2004: one week during technical conference IT Forum (Copenhagen - DENMARK) as "IT Pro Speaker" and "Ask the Expert"
  • April 2004: one week during technical conference MVP Summit at Microsoft Campus (Redmond - WA - USA)
  • February 2003: one week during technical conference MVP Summit at Microsoft Campus (Redmond - WA - USA)
  • November 2002: one week during technical conference IT Forum (Copenhagen - DENMARK)
  • July 2002: one week during technical conference TechEd (Barcelona - SPAIN)
  • February 1998: one week at TAMPA (FL - USA) during school travel

Languages

Fluent and technical English - French mother tongue

Hobbys

Cinema; Swimming; Basket-ball; Volley-ball; Roller; Making models; Musics (playing the synthesizer); Economy; Oenology

 

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Awards​

Certifications

Books I published

Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 et WSS au quotidienLe portail Microsoft SharePoint
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) et Office 2007 Microsoft Sharepoint 2010