Brown 🚀

I’m a Microsoft Engineer / Consultant from Nottingham in the UK.

Current Experience

  • Transport for Greater Manchester

    Working as the lead Microsoft Cloud SME, consultant and architect, I lead many different projects including;
    - Creating an Azure Stack HCI Cluster and undertaking a data centre migration / transformation
    - Azure Devops landing zone (hub/spoke) platform creation in terraform
    - Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Intune) design & configuration
    - Designing & implementing Nagios on Azure
    - ZScaler implementation and configuration
    - Microsoft TMG & Exchange hybrid decommission

  • Cloudworks

    Working as the lead consultant and architect, I was primarily involved with migrating all source platforms with over 100 clients to the relevant Microsoft Cloud technologies. Work undertaken ranged from designing and delivering board level workshops to completing the end to end project as a consultant.
    Highlights include;
    - University of Bristol Google to Office 365 Migration
    - Matthew Clark Windows 10 & Intune rollout
    - Department for Transport Google GCP deployment
    - SIG PLC Exchange 2010 migration
    - Cumbria Police Exchange 2010 Hybrid configuration
    - DCM Azure Migration
    - Pro:Direct Sports Azure Migration.


  • Current Qualifications

    Most recent 2020

  • Historic Qualifications

    Oldest - 1999

    MCSE NT4
    MCSE 2000
    MCSE 2003 +Messaging +Security
    MCTS Exchange 2007
    MCITP Exchange 2007
    Windows Server 2008 R2, Virtualization Administrator
    Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Virtualization
    Windows Server 2008 R2, Desktop Virtualization
    Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012

Historic Experience

  • CloudMigrator 365

    2014 – 2015

    Working as an Office 365 / Exchange SME, I was primarily involved with the technical pre-sales and product development teams – helping with the technical development of the migration tool which migrated e-mail and file data from multiple source platforms to OneDrive & Exchange Online. I was also involved in the architecture and rollouts of many large scale.
  • Content and Code

    2013 - 2014

    Working as an Office Consultant, I am involved with the creation of migration platforms and pilot rollouts of Office 365 for their customers. I’ve recently worked as a project lead with River Island, Bonhams, Mothercare, Engine Group, Newsquest and was involved with pre-sales & technical workshops, documentation, source environment remediation, creation of migration platforms / pilots and performing technical training to helpdesk / migration rollouts.
  • Arcadia Group


    I joined Arcadia to help them design and implement a migration platform from Notes to Office 365. This involved working closely with their 3rd line team to create a stable migration platform and required significant work with Dirsync, Dirprep, ADFS, PowerShell and Binary Tree CMTe and CMT for co-existence.
  • Bite Communications


    Bite had an Office 365 / Exchange 2003 Hybrid deployment that they needed to be de-commissioned. I migrated ADFS from a single server to an ADFS farm, changed the federated domains, and de-commissioned on premise Exchange whilst retaining user management requirements.
  • Ginsters Foods


    Ginsters needed to connect their existing Exchange 2003 environment to Office 365. I was the project lead an systems engineer for this contract which involved Federating domains with Office 365, setting up Dirsync, Installing Exchange 2010 as a transport server, configuring certificates &smp; firewall rules, configuring the backup, documentation and training.
  • Courtaulds Textiles


    Courtaulds had the requirement to migrate from a 12 year old Lotus Domino to Exchange 2010. Using Quest based software, I was involved from the outset as the project manager and lead engineer. This involved board level meetings, infrastructure design, implementation and testing, training and documentation.

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