Christopher Webb
Solutions Architect - Microsof Certified Master - Speaker - Teacher - Nerd

About Me


Chris Webb, MCM: SharePoint 2010, MCSM SharePoint, & MCT, is a Solutions Architect currently working in the DFW area. Originally from the small town of Syracuse, Indiana, he started his career as a consultant primarily working with Exchange. He then went on to do VMware, Active Directory, and SharePoint administration for Lockheed Martin. In 2011, he moved to Texas and took a position as a Tier III SharePoint Escalation Engineer with the SharePoint Online Dedicated Escalation team at Microsoft.

He now works on Exchange and SharePoint projects for Planet Technologies, with a heavy focus on Office 365. Projects include Office 365 migrations, SharePoint migrations & upgrades (2003 > 2010, 2007 > 2013, 2010 > 2013, etc), custom app development, Windows 8 app development, branding, & more.

Credentials


Microsoft Certified Master: SharePoint 2010

Microsoft Certified Solutions Master SharePoint - Charter

Microsoft Certified Trainer

Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert: SharePoint

Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer: SharePoint Applications

Microsoft Certified IT Professional: SharePoint 2010 Administrator

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate: Windows Server 2012

Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Server 2008, Enterprise Administrator

Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Database Administrator 2008

Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Office 365

Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator 2003: Messaging

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Exchange Server 2010, Configuring

Microsoft Certified Professional Developer: SharePoint 2010

CIW Certified Internet Webmaster Associate

Comptia A+ Certified IT Technician

Comptia Project+ Certified Project Manager

Watchguard Certified Professional: Firewall Basics

Watchguard Certified Systems Professional: XTM Series

Skills


  • SharePoint Architecture: 9.5
  • Enterprise Search: 9
  • SharePoint Branding: 6.5
  • Azure: 8
  • Office 365: 9
  • IIS: 9
  • Business Intelligence: 7.5
  • SQL Server: 8
  • High Availability & DR: 9
  • Web Services: 6
  • Systems Center: 8
  • Active Directory: 8
  • DNS & DHCP: 9.5
  • App Development: 7.5
  • Hyper-V: 8
  • Exchange: 6
  • Remote Desktop Services: 8

Work Experience


Microsoft Senior Engineer

  • Designing and implementing SharePoint solutions for midsize - enterprise companies and state & local governments.
  • Planned and executed Office 365 migrations, SharePoint 2003/2007/2010>2010/2013 upgrades, new farm builds, and custom solutions.
  • Also performed Exchange 2010/2013 org moves, in order to provide complete O365 migration experience.
  • System assessments, advice and custom training tailored to the needs of the organization.
  • Worked with Visio product group to promote and train on Vizio BI and dashboarding capabilities.

TEALSK12

2014-Present

Volunteer Teacher

  • As a TEALS (http://www.tealsk12.org/) volunteer, I teach Computer Science courses to high school students.

InnovatioNow

2005-2014

Owner/Webmaster

  • 2013-2014
    • SharePoint 2010/2013 deployments & upgrades.
    • SSRS, PowerBI, and Visio dashboard reporting.
    • SharePoint 2010/2013 custom branding.
    • PHP & C# development (WordPress plugins & SharePoint solutions).
  • 2005-2011
    • Web design(HTML, XHTML, JavaScript.
    • basic tech. support.
    • Linux web hosting(debian/apache LAMP).

Microsoft

2011-2013

Tier III SharePoint Escalation Engineer

  • Working as a Tier 3 Escalation Engineer for SharePoint Online Dedicated Escalations (SPODESC) - Supporting the worlds largest SharePoint installations. This post covers dealing with all types of third line escalations and product bugs for Microsoft’s hosted SharePoint Solutions (BPOS, BPOS-D and Office 365).
  • Some responsibilities include remediating service outages in a timely manner. Incident responses for SharePoint farms include network, hardware, OS, IIS, SQL, and all SharePoint components. Participated in escalations supporting BPOS dedicated customers 2007/2010/2013 SharePoint Farms and 2007/2010/2013 multi-tenant SharePoint environments.

Systems Administrator

  • VMware administration. Windows Server support(2003-2008).
  • Heavy AD and Group Policy work.
  • Security Clearances with USCIS, TSA(HRAccess & TWIC), Homeland Security, FTC, and FHA HUD.
  • Supporting a high security large-scale environment with users in multiple locations.

Systems Administrator

  • Supporting approx. 50 clients with Windows environments.
  • Server 2000/2003/2008 support & implementation.
  • Working with Branch office & mobile user VPNs.
  • Exchange 2003/2007 support & implementation.
  • Experience with Watchguard security products.

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