Mauro is a co-author of "Essential SharePoint 2007—Delivering High-Impact Collaboration." His deep knowledge of the Microsoft platform and recognized expertise in the areas of knowledge management and business intelligence make him a popular technology expert with experience. He has been published in various industry journals and is a featured speaker at many industry conferences. Mauro is Managing Partner and founder of Jornata, a Boston-based Microsoft SharePoint technology solutions provider. Read his blog at blogs.officezealot.com/mauro.
Chakkaradeep "Chaks" Chandran
“Chaks” is a senior SharePoint developer employed by Intergen, where most of his time is spent working with SharePoint and related technologies. Chaks has spoken on SharePoint development and WCM at various events, such as New Zealand SharePoint Conference and OfficeDevCon. He is a regular contributor and visitor to the local .NET and SharePoint user groups. Chaks blogs at http://www.chakkaradeep.com.
Andrew is an author, instructor and cofounder of Critical Path Training, a SharePoint education-focused company. Andrew is a five-time Microsoft MVP, and he has contributed to numerous books over the years. In June 2008, he published the only book on the subject of developing Publishing/Web Content Management sites using SharePoint 2007: “Professional SharePoint 2007 Web Content Management Development,” by Wrox Press. Andrew has spoken on the subject of SharePoint development and WCM at various events and national conferences, such as TechEd North America & EMEA, SharePoint Connections, VSLive, and Microsoft’s SharePoint Conference. Andrew blogs at www.andrewconnell.com/blog.
MVP (MOSS 2007)
Ben is a respected enterprise architect specializing in knowledge management and collaboration technologies. As a senior architect for Mindsharp, Ben shares his knowledge in training courses that cover the next generation of Microsoft products. Ben is the author or co-author of three books for SharePoint products and technologies, including Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Best Practices by Microsoft Press. Ben has more than 15 years of experience designing, managing, implementing and securing data center IT solutions.
Jason is director of SharePoint Services for Azaleos Corp. and a certified SharePoint specialist. He has architected, designed and managed national and international enterprise SharePoint deployments for customers, including Expedia.com, Lexis Nexis, Applied Discovery, Logicalis and Capital Stream. Jason also hired, managed, trained and certified regional managers and technicians for a more than 5,700-store nationwide technical system migration project for 7-Eleven.
Randy has more than 10 years experience developing, designing and implementing Internet-based software for clients ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies. Randy co-wrote “Professional SharePoint 2007 Design” for Wrox Press and has worked on several SharePoint articles and white papers. . Randy blogs at blog.drisgill.com.
As cofounder/organizer of the Baltimore SharePoint User Group, Shadeed is focused on strengthening SharePoint resources and training, and on hosting SharePoint community events in the mid-Atlantic region. His SharePoint specialties include enterprise backup and recovery, design and implementation, SharePoint integration, migration, and end-user training.
Bill English, MCSE, MCT, CTT+, GSEC, is a Microsoft MVP for SharePoint. He is a founder of English, Bleeker and Associates Inc., a training and consulting company for SharePoint products and technologies, and the author of several books on SharePoint Portal Server.
Mark is a senior information architect and developer specializing in information management, collaboration tools and knowledge management systems for medium and large enterprises. He has more than 10 years of experience designing, managing and implementing complex technology projects involving application implementation, supporting infrastructure, custom development and integration. Most recently, Mark has been working with the team at Chevron as the technical development lead for one of the largest SharePoint deployments to date. He is the president of SolutionsMark, a consulting company based in Houston.
Steven is an author, speaker and consultant possessing a mix of advanced technology and strategic business acumen derived from 14 years of progressive project management, architecture and engineering experience. Steven is a founder and principal at SharePointPS.com, where he focuses in delivering SharePoint design, development and support services.
Mike is the Vice President of Product Technology for Nintex, a global company committed to delivering out-of-box productivity solutions built for and with SharePoint Technology, and is responsible for product direction, evangelism, technical marketing, and technical business strategy. Until May 2008, he had spent more than 10 years at Microsoft, the majority of that time working on Windows SharePoint Services and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server in roles including developer evangelism, competitive strategy, enterprise consulting, user education, product marketing, and technical event planning. Before joining Microsoft, Fitzmaurice served as Director of Research and Development at Advanced Paradigms Inc., a Washington, D.C.-based Microsoft Solution Provider Partner, as well as a five-year tenure as IT Director of the National Association of Broadcasters.
Mike is a consultant with Cogent in Dallas, Texas. He has more than 10 years of experience in software development, design, deployment, and system optimization and has been focused on modeling, simulation and analysis (MS&A) and geographic information systems for the last five years. With this strong analysis and software background, he has his sights set on two objectives: 1) expand “BI” from its underwhelming typical implementation and 2) simplifying Business/Location Intelligence to useful and regular part of business.
Karuana is a technologist with 18 years of experience in the enterprise content management and business process space. She is the lead SharePoint Architect for Skechers USA Inc., a global footwear manufacturer. As Vice Chair of SPUGS.org, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting SharePoint User Groups across the country, she collaborates with others in architecting solutions that meet business needs, using SharePoint and other enterprise-level applications. She is an AIIM certified Enterprise Content Management Practitioner, a contributing Guru at SharePointGovernance.org and a great cook in her spare time. Read her blog at SharePointStrategist.com.
Joshua is a Microsoft Certified SharePoint specialist based in Australia with more than 11 years’ experience in the IT industry. He has delivered or been involved in more than 100 SharePoint implementations using different components of the platform and across a range of different businesses and business functions. Joshua is passionate about SharePoint and is an active advocate for the platform, presenting at a number of conferences around the world.
Eric has been heavily involved with SharePoint for six years. Starting from a developer role, he has moved on to a more architectural role with a focus on configuration and server implementation. Never forgetting his developer roots, he still jumps in when needed to pick up the slack on custom development needs. As principal architect for Sogeti Baltimore, Eric is the first on the ground to plan and initiate SharePoint engagements and guide them to fruition.
Microsoft Certified Master
Scott Jamison is a managing partner at Jornata, a premier Microsoft-focused consulting and training firm based in Boston, MA. Scott has extensive experience implementing business solutions using SharePoint technologies, and is one of only a handful of Microsoft Certified Masters for SharePoint in the world. He is a recognized thought leader, teacher, and published author with several books, including Essential SharePoint 2007 and the forthcoming Essential SharePoint 2010. You can find his blog at www.scottjamison.com.
Todd is a popular speaker and consultant specializing in SharePoint technologies for IT administrators. He contributed to the book “Real World SharePoint 2007: Indispensable Experiences from 16 MOSS and WSS MVPs.” Read his blog at toddklindt.com/blog.
Dan is a Senior SharePoint Consultant & Speaker at ettain group, where he is the lead for the SharePoint Practice within the Professional Services Organization. Dan is a frequent speaker on SharePoint topics at conferences, SharePoint Saturdays, Code Camps, User Groups, Business Seminars, and more. Dan is from Charlotte, NC, where he is active in the SharePoint community and on the committee for the Charlotte SharePoint User Group. Dan’s popular SharePoint Comic series and posts on SharePoint can be found on his blog, at www.sharepointcomic.com.
Brett is a specialist in the Business Data Catalog for SharePoint 2007 and Business Connectivity Services in SharePoint 2010. Brett authored the �Developers Guide to SharePoint 2007 Business Data Catalog� and is also the co-owner of Lightning Tools. Brett spends most of his time product managing the products that Lightning Tools produce with his business partner Nick Swan whilst also providing technical BDC & BCS support to Lightning Tools customers. Brett is also the co-host for The SharePoint Pod Show
. You can find Brett at his blog http://www.brettlonsdale.com on
or by following him on twitter @brettlonsdale
Jennifer has spent the past several years providing consulting services around SharePoint technologies and is currently working with the team at SharePoint911. Her focus has been on strategy, planning, governance and best practices for implementing business solutions using SharePoint technologies. Jennifer is also a founding member of the Columbus, Ohio, SharePoint Users Group.
Mark is founder and editor of EndUserSharePoint.com, one of the world’s most popular sites for SharePoint end users. He coordinates a group of a dozen contributing authors, managing the day-to-day aspects of editing and publishing content for the site. He also publishes a weekly newsletter, and handles hundreds of questions weekly through the Stump the Panel: SharePoint Q&A Forum.
Bob Mixon, principal of Mixon Consulting Inc., has been involved in the software technology industry for more than 25 years, and has expertise in business process automation, knowledge management, enterprise information architecture and development. Bob has considerable experience in the planning, design, and implementation of intranets and extranets using SharePoint products and technologies. Read his blog at bobmixon.com.
Michael is an internationally recognized technology expert, best-selling author and well known public speaker on a broad range of IT topics. He has written several major bestselling industry books that have been translated into more than a dozen languages. Significant titles include “Microsoft SharePoint 2007 Unleashed” and “Sams Teach Yourself SharePoint 2007 in 10 Minutes.” Michael is a consultant with Convergent Consulting, located in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Errin is the founder and CEO of EPC Group, and the author of “Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Inside Out,” published by Microsoft Press. He has completed more than 93 individual SharePoint implementations and has worked with some of the largest organizations in the United States.
Joel is a senior product manager and SharePoint evangelist at Quest, where he is responsible for product direction and strategy. He is well known in the SharePoint community as an enthusiastic trainer, evangelist and architect. Joel is a frequent speaker at popular technical conferences, such as Microsoft TechEd, and often presents to local SharePoint user groups. Prior to Quest, Joel worked at Microsoft and was a part of the first Microsoft global deployment of SharePoint. During his Microsoft tenure, Joel helped various customers achieve the critical governance they needed to upgrade and achieve scale with SharePoint 2007. He would later design the extranet and hosted SharePoint deployments. Before Joel joined Microsoft, he worked for a large telecom organization, where he architected multi-tiered Web applications and multi-staged extranet deployments. He also managed the internal Web development and test environments for Slate.com, a political webzine. Joel maintains a popular blog at www.sharepointjoel.com.
Matt is the director of implementation services for the consultant group SharePoint Experts, as well as being the author and senior trainer for SharePoint Experts’ Planning and Administration Bootcamp, and the President of the Rocky Mountain SharePoint User Group in Denver, Colo.
Mark has been developing software applications for more than 15 years, filling the roles of Project Manager, Business Analyst, Lead Developer and Software Architect. He has been involved in projects for such companies as Dell, Motorola, Intel and Agilent Technologies. He has worked in large corporate environments, small software startups and as a consultant. Mark currently works for UNFI, where he has taken on a lead SharePoint architect role, making key development, administration and architecture decisions. Mark’s goal is to help every new architect and developer avoid the frustrations and brick walls he ran into while learning SharePoint.
Laura Rogers is a Senior SharePoint Consultant working with SharePoint911. She has more than five years’ experience in architecting SharePoint solutions, with a focus on maximizing SharePoint’s out-of-the-box capabilities. She enjoys these features so much, you can often find her as a featured presenter on EnduserSharePoint.com screencasts and online workshops. In her free time, she enjoys tweeting and blogging about SharePoint, and long walks on the beach.
John has more than eight years of experience implementing solutions for clients, ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies, as well as government organizations. He has worked with all project phases from analysis to implementation, and has been involved with a wide range of SharePoint solutions that include public-facing Internet sites, corporate intranets, and extranets. He is coauthor of the book, “MOSS Explained: An Information Worker’s Deep Dive into Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007,” and was a contributing author to “Professional SharePoint 2007 Design.” You can visit John's blog at www.sharepoint911.com/blogs/john.
MCSD .NET, MCP, MCTS
Peter is a published author, a founder of the SouthEastern SharePoint group and a speaker at conferences, and he works for Trillium Teamologies as a SharePoint Architect. Peter has been in the IT industry for 20 years. He has extensive experience with SharePoint, implementing solutions for several enterprise organizations over the past six years. Using a varied background, including a degree in English, Peter brings a fresh perspective to each engagement and the clients he represents. Each session he presents is told in story mode in order to engage and educate. This type of communication presents SharePoint technology in an understandable format, including best practices that are immediately accessible. You can follow Peter on Twitter (pserzo) or on his website at www.sharepointusermagic.com.
Heather is a Web designer with more than 10 years of experience designing and deploying online applications and sites. Specializing in SharePoint branding, layout and usability, she has extensive experience with SharePoint technologies and Web content management. Heather is the director of Creative Services and senior trainer at SharePoint Experts Inc., and delivers training, branding and consulting services to help corporations maximize SharePoint’s potential. She authored and teaches the SharePoint Branding Bootcamp (www.sharepointbootcamp.com/sharepoint_branding_bootcamp.htm.) Considered by many to be THE industry expert in SharePoint branding, Heather shares her knowledge in a laid-back way and knows how to make SharePoint look like anything but SharePoint!
Paul J. Swider
Paul is an Enterprise SharePoint Architect for OnClick Solutions. He is grateful that he is able escape the winter weather in Vermont, and he consults with some of the most successful companies in the country. With over 15 years of software consulting experience, Paul has trained thousands of students, developers and architects. His specialties include enterprise SharePoint deployment and development, .NET development, SQL Server, Business Intelligence, BizTalk Server 2006, and Windows Workflow Foundation.
Dux Raymond Sy
Dux Raymond Sy is a managing partner and the chief evangelist of Innovative-e, a Microsoft-certified business technology consulting and services company. He is the author of “SharePoint for Project Management,” published by O’Reilly Media. A sought-after trainer, he has developed and facilitated management and technology training to government organizations, Fortune 500 companies, and nonprofit institutions around the world. He regularly writes about project management, SharePoint and globalization at meetdux.com.
Dan is an associate at Booz Allen Hamilton, where he is a lead SharePoint Solutions Manager and Architect. He has extensive experience with the Windows networking infrastructure and has been implementing, customizing, architecting and deploying enterprise collaboration solutions using SharePoint products and technologies for the past four years.
Phil has years of experience architecting and administering corporate SharePoint environments. He taught Mindsharp’s 2003 and 2007 SharePoint developer course from 2004 to 2007. Today, as a SharePoint consultant at RBA Consulting, Phil shares real-world insights and in-depth best practices with clients of all varieties. Prior to joining Mindsharp, he was the SharePoint Architect and Technical Lead at RSM McGladrey, a Fortune 500 accounting and business consulting firm. Phil was also a key player in introducing SharePoint into the firm. He maintains an active SharePoint Blog at philwicklund.com.
Fabian is a Technical Lead and SharePoint Architect for CDW Advanced Technology Services SharePoint Practice. Mr. Williams has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems from Strayer University, Washington, D.C. and is working toward his master’s in CIS at Johns Hopkins University in Columbia, Md. Prior to CDW, Fabian was the Chief Technology Officer for WING, Inc. Recently, he was the Chief Internet Developer for the Department of Defense’s Global Emerging Infections System and a Sales Engineer at Citrix Incorporated. Read his blog at http://fabiangwilliams.wordpress.com.
Nicola is a SharePoint trainer and consultant specializing in information organization and usability for the SharePoint911 consultancy, with a primary focus on the business applications of SharePoint. She has authored several courses.
Shane is president and principal consultant at SharePoint911, with more than 13 years of experience architecting and administering large-scale server farms using Microsoft enterprise technologies. He has been recognized by Microsoft as an authority on SharePoint and is among an elite group of SharePoint MVPs. Shane has written three SharePoint 2007 books and maintains the popular SharePoint Farmer’s Almanac at msmvps.com/blogs/shane.