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Microsoft IT Architect


Expert on Microsoft Collaborative Technologies (Exchange, SharePoint, Microsoft Online Services [Office 365 / Microsoft Azure / Intune-Endpoint Configuration Manager / Power Platform]) – MVP on Microsoft Office 365


Professional ExperiencesCompetenciesEducationVarious


Professional Experiences

February 2022 – current / Solution Architect at AC3 (Sydney – Australia)

Key Technologies – Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Office 365

As Cloud Consultant I assist our customer on their journey to the cloud.

November 2011 – February 2022 / Cloud Consultant at Crayon (Sydney – Australia)

Key Technologies – Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Office 365

As Cloud Consultant I assist our customer on their journey to the cloud.

Mainly involved in presales activities.

April 2019 – November 2011 / Senior Cloud Consultant at Cubesys (Sydney – Australia)

Key Technologies – Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Intune/Endpoint Configuration Manager, System Center Configuration Manager, Power Automate

As Senior Cloud Consultant I assist our customers on their journey to the cloud – either Office 365 services or Azure.

I have to design, implement and migrate workloads to Microsoft services, including governance policies.

As part of my job I also animate our internal team of consultants by providing news, updates and facilitating training session through the Microsoft Cloud Session Partner program and publish regular blog posts about Microsoft products and technologies.

I have successfully delivered:

  • Escalation point for our manager services consumers
  • Full Azure infrastructures for ISV, health or financial consumer; including virtual networks and virtual machines, Azure Batch, Azure Recovery Services, Azure Application Services or Azure Firewall
  • Migrates on-premises mailboxes to Exchange Online and file shares or Google Drive to SharePoint Online and Teams
  • Design and implemented Azure Governance policies
  • Assess complex on-premises Windows 2008/SQL 2008 infrastructure to determine the best migration steps for each workloads using Microsoft Forms for gathering applications profile, SQL Data Migration Assistant to analyze SQL databases, Movere and Cloud Recon to refine analysis
  • Design and implement a fresh System Center Configuration Manager Current Branch with co-management capabilities and Cloud Management Gateway
  • Assist customers to improve their Azure Cost by optimizing their Azure resources
  • Design, implement and support hybrid environment for devices management with SCCM and Intune
  • Automate onboarding and offboarding of users
  • Implement and document technical side of the ISO 27001 certificate for cubesys

April 2015 – April 2019 / Technical Consultant at Dimension Data (Sydney – Australia)

Key Technologies – Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Exchange, Quest Lotus Notes Migrator

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

  • Messaging systems migration from Lotus Notes and Exchange 2010 to Exchange 2013 and Office 365 design and migration strategy using Quest toolset (Coexistence Manager (CMN) and Migration Manager for Notes (MNE)) and PowerShell scripting
  • Multiple Exchange organizations consolidation to Exchange 2013 hosted platform using Quest toolset (Migration Manager for Exchange) and PowerShell scripting
  • Lotus Notes migration to Office 365 using Quest toolset (Coexistence Manager (CMN) and Migration Manager for Notes (MNE)) and PowerShell scripting
  • Azure implementation reviews (covering SCOM/OMS integration, ExpressRoute…)
  • Design and implementation of Azure ExpressRoute
  • Azure Site Recovery troubleshooting and reconfiguration
  • Active Directory Certificate Services and Windows Update Services greenfield design

June 2014 – December 2014 (6 months) / Cloud Solution Architect at Kloud Solution (Sydney – Australia)

Key Technologies – Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Skype for Business, Active Directory Federation Services, ForeFront Identity Manager

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 implementation, 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 holding
  • Define federation architecture solution involving multiple Active Directory Forests and cloud applications based on ADFS 3.0, and interaction with Gravity SSO for telecom company
  • Define a identity synchronization solution based on ForeFront Identity Manager 2010 R@ (FIM 2010 R2) involving interaction between multiple Active Directory Forests and databases for a multi-platform media group

April 2013 – March 2014 (1 year) / Senior Solution Architect – Collaborative Solution at Capgemini Australia (Sydney – Australia)

Key Technologies – Microsoft Office 365, Active Directory

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

December 2011 – April 2013 (1 year 5 months) / Senior Solution Architect – Collaborative Solution at Sogeti France – Capgemini Group (Paris – France)

Key Technologies – Microsoft SharePoint, Office 365, ForeFront Threat Management Gateway

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 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 transfer
  • 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

April 2010 – November 2011 (1 year 8 months) / Senior Solution Architect (IT Consultant) at Capgemini France (Paris – France)

Key Technologies – Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Intune/Endpoint Configuration Manager, System Center Configuration Manager, Power Automate, Flow

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 collaborative solution architecture presales (SharePoint, Exchange, Lync, BPOS and Office 365, ForeFront UAG)
  • Consultants team organization
  • Internal SharePoint servers administration
  • Australia:
    • Support to Australian team
  • France:
    • Assist customer for a SharePoint hosting ‘health data’ contractualization, SharePoint development platform installation and configuration, site template definition and knowledge transfer for SharePoint use and administration for a health group
    • Define messaging architecture based on Microsoft Exchange, 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 cosmetic company
    • SharePoint 2010 PoC for a major French insurance company
    • Migrating from Lotus Notes/Exchange 2007 to Microsoft Online (Exchange)

March 2007 – April 2010 (3 years 2 months) / Senior Support Engineer on SharePoint technologies at Microsoft France (Paris – France)

Key Technologies – Microsoft SharePoint

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

September 2004 – March 2007 (2 years 5 months) / Microsoft Infrastructure Consultant at Avanade France (Paris – France)

Key Technologies – Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Live Communication Server, Microsoft System Management Server

Provide advices to customer for collaborative solution based on Microsoft technologies, covering Exchange, Lync, SharePoint

  • 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

September 2002 – September 2004 (2 years 3 months) / Engineer – Trainer at Concept Réseau (Versailles – France)

Key Technologies – Windows  Server, Active Directory

  • 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

September 2000 – September 2002 (by alternation) (2 years) / Computing assistant at Fédération Nationale des SA d’HLM (Paris – France)

  • 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

June 2002 (1 month) / Host for IBM at Roland Garros (Paris – FRANCE)

  • Players technical support

June 2001 (1 month) / Host for IBM at Roland Garros (Paris – FRANCE)

  • Players technical support
  • Internet chat with player implementation assistant

June 2000 (1 month) / Host for IBM at Roland Garros (Paris – FRANCE)

  • Public and players assistance

Summer 1999 (3 months) / Trainee at Chambre de commerce et d’industrie de Châlons en Champagne (Châlons en Champagne – France)

  • 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…)

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Competencies

  • Cloud Services: Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Intune/Endpoint Configuration Manager, Power Platform
  • Automation: Azure Automation, Power Automate
  • Operating System: Microsoft Windows (all version –  client and server) – 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 2007/2016/Current Branch
  • Messaging / Groupware: Exchange (all version) – Lotus Notes client – Microsoft SharePoint (all version) – Microsoft Live Communication Server – Microsoft Lync Server – Microsoft Skype for Business – Microsoft Office Project Server – Microsoft Online Services (Office 365) – Microsoft Fast Search for SharePoint
  • Virtualization: Virtual PC 2004 – Virtual Server 2005 R2 – VMWare – Hyper V – System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008/2012/2016
  • 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) – PFSense
  • Migration Tools: Quest/Dell Notes Migrator for Exchange (MNE / MFNE) – Quest/Dell Coexistence Manager (CMN) – Quest/Dell Migration Manager for Exchange (MME)
  • Database: SQL language knowledge – Microsoft SQL Server
  • Monitoring: Microsoft Operation Management – Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) – Microsoft Operation Management Suite
  • 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, Azure Security Engineer Associate (download my transcript in PDF format or read it here [TranscriptID : 663019 – Access code : mcptranscript]) – AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner

  • AZ-400: DevOps Engineer Expert
  • SC-400: Microsoft Information Protection Administrator
  • SC-900: Microsoft Security, Compliance, and Identity Fundamentals
  • SC-300: Identity and Access Administrator Associate
  • MS-500: Microsoft 365 Certified: Security Administrator Associate
  • Microsoft 365 Certified: Enterprise Administrator Expert
  • MS-101: Microsoft 365 Mobility and Security
  • MS-100: Microsoft 365 Identity and Services
  • MS-700: Microsoft 365 Certified: Teams Administrator Associate
  • CLF-C01: AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
  • AZ-900: Microsoft Azure Fundamentals
  • AZ-500: Microsoft Azure Security Technologies
  • AZ-103: Microsoft Azure Administrator
  • 70-533: Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions
  • 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)
  • Microsoft “Most Valuable Professional” program member on Office Servers and Services / Office 365 (2012 – 20xx) (know more…)
  • Microsoft “Most Valuable Professional” program member on SharePoint (2011 – 2012) (know more…)
  • Microsoft “Most Valuable Professional” program member on Windows Server (2002 – 2006) and Windows Client (2006 – 2007) (know more…) – 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), Office 365 Compliance Center, Office 365 Mobile Device Management, Exchange 2016, Office client 2016 (both Click to Run and MSI), SharePoint 2016, Microsoft Cloud services (Azure and Office features previews), Exchange 2016 Cumulative Updates preview, Exchange 2019,Azure Migrate, Azure Monitor, Azure Blueprint
  • Technical Adoption Program participant for Microsoft Exchange 2013
  • Trend Micro Power User Group member allowing privileged access to beta products
  • Technical Adoption Program participant for Microsoft Live Communication Server 12
  • Technical Adoption Programparticipant for Windows Vista
  • Windows XPert” program member; program created during Windows XP beta program to create content for Windows XP (know more…)

Writing

Conferences and User Groups

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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

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Various

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

Languages

Fluent and technical English – French mother tongue

Hobby

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

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