Summary

Hi all,

My name is Alexander Meijers and I’m a lead consultant and SharePoint architect. With more than 16 years of experience in the ICT and working with SharePoint since the first release of SharePoint 2003 and WSS 2.0. Today I’m working on different implementations based on SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint Foundation (WSS 4.0).

I’m widely experienced in Microsoft Technology and have knowlegde and experience in hard-core development, liason between business and IT, business advise at large projects, setting up architecture and IT Pro related tasks.

The last few years I have been working on SharePoint solutions at customers like SVn, TenneT, Rabo Vastgoed, Inter-IKEA, Lost Boys International, Sanoma Uitgevers, BAM, TNT, Facilicom, NS and Logica internal. These environments differ from very small solutions till large scale solutions with more than 100k users.

My previous jobs have been SharePoint Architect at Sparked, senior consultant at Tam Tam and Microsoft Product Expert For SharePoint and Solution Architect at Logica. I have been part of a theme group called “New world of work” in which customers were guided to optimalise and improve their processes and work environment. I have been doing a lot of coaching of colleagues to develop them into medior and senior developers for SharePoint.

I’m deeply involved in the SharePoint community and find it important to share and collaborate with people about SharePoint and Information Worker. Being part of the SharePoint Blackbelts group helps me and others to extend our knowlegde beyond. I have been speaker in the Netherlands and Egypt, blog about SharePoint and writing articles for different online and offline magazines. Since September 2010 I became Track Lead for Information Worker at SDN, one of the largest communities in the Netherlands.

Work History

Work History

Senior Consultant

Sanoma Uitgevers

In corporation with Microsoft and Sanoma Uitgevers, Logica started a Rapid Deployment Program where a  Proof of Concept with MOSS 2007 was started for one of the online magazines “Zo zit dat!”.  This organization has a wide range of custom components developed in MCMS 2002 and made them as a toolkit available to all online magazines. The Proof of Concept must proof that MOSS 2007 is the future tool to provide the same toolkit. Some of the “old” MCMS 2002 components needed to be reconstructed in MOSS 2007.

2008 - Present

Solution Architect

Facilicom

A standard around development architecture is defined for a company called Facilicom. This company uses a MOSS 2007 platform with its own OTAP model. The document describes rules and processes around IT performance, development standards and roles including their rights inside the OTAP model. The document also describes code rules and configuration concerning development of Web Parts, Features, Code deployments and content deployments

2008 - Present

Solution Architect

Facilicom

Facilicom, is an organization which consist of, among others, Gom, Trigion, Axxicom, Prorest, Tapwacht and Breijer, and operates currently in 4 countries namely United Kingdom, Netherlands, Belgium and France. The vision of Facilicom is to implement a transparent Portal which is going to be used for the internal knowledge worker, external customers, external employees and the public. It acts as a single entrance for all these groups of users. I was involved as an architect and lead consultant. Together with the customer and business consultants we decided how this portal contributes  to the improvement  of the process within the organization. This Portal will improve the performances of employees and adds value to the organization concerning knowledge sharing, collaboration internally, collaboration with the customer and synergy between the different business. It concerns  configurations, built of their own components,  including Web Parts, Code deployment, Content deployment. We also set up a laboratory testing OTAP (development, Test, Acceptance and Production). The project is very broad, from infrastructure till depth component development.

2006 - Present

Senior Consultant

TNT

TNT Post has a number of WSS 2.0 environments like Network VSP with 1000+ sites for their internal employees and external parties. It has been decided to migrate the environment to WSS 3.0. In addition there is custom-written (Web Parts) made suitable for WSS 3.0. The environment consists of two major SharePoint Farms (5-server model) for testing purposes and production. My  responsibility was to rebuild and design a model for migration and guidance. I was also used as a reference board for knowledge, ideas and solutions around SharePoint.

2007 - Present

Sanoma Uitgevers

Sanoma Uitgevers is a publisher of more than 80 magazines like “Margriet”, “Yes”, “Flair,” “Spam”, “Autoweek”, “Playboy” and others. A large number of these brands have their own website which is managed in a Content Management System (CMS) platform build on MCMS 2002. This CMS toolkit is developed and maintained at Sanoma Uitgevers. It makes it possible to build quickly (box of bricks) CMS websites. The toolkit contains components like Poll, Forum, Ads and others.My work consists of CMS and SharePoint consulting at the department Architecture Infrastructure Centre.

  • For the Streep-je-Slank program of Margriet a code review took place and advice is given for optimization and improvements.
  • For the entire CMS platform we have been working intensively with Microsoft  to solve performance problems.
  • Development of new functionalities and/or expanding of consisting functionality for the CMS Toolkit
  •  Integration of Community Server in the CMS platform for different sites. By doing so, it is possible  to link articles to CMS forums
  • Adjustments and custom Web Parts are developed for the intranet of Sanoma Uitgevers. This intranet is built in Windows SharePoint Portal Server 2003
  • Rapid Deployment Program (RDP) route in which we are collectively develop one of the website with the help of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 beta
2006 - Present

Senior Consultant

BAM Civiel

The construction of a Company Management System intranet environment  with SharePoint Portal Server 2003. All process documents, support documents and forms are saved in PDF and Visio and are stored in this system. The document s can interoperate by linking to each other. The project contains a large number  of customized Web Parts for showing documents based on their connection to different subjects. These subjects are divided in a hierarchical structure, which can be easily adapted and maintained by the customer.

2005 - Jun 2008

Subject Matter Expert SharePoint

Logica CMG
2006 - 2008

• Special Interest Group “The new world of work”

Logica

I have been involved as a solution Architect in the Special Interest Group  “The new world of work”. From this role I am closely involved  by processes and implementations,  where “The new world of work” plays a major role. Besides the involvement of vision and strategy at organizations, it also concerns support to projects  with the help of scans like Factor 4 and BPIO (Business Process Infrastructure Optimalization), workshops, implementation of portal technology and change management. Organizations are supervised to a situation where processes within those organizations are improved/automated for the improvement /optimization of the working environment. My workload was divided into 50% for customer project (especially initial design of architecture and project setups) and 50% for opportunities, workshops en offer requests. This involves with customers such as TNT, TMG (Telegraaf Media Groep), Vedior, Facilicom, NS (Nederlandse Spoorwegen), SABIC and others.

2007 - 2008

Senior Consultant

Logica

The Lime (Logica Intranet Moss Environment) project involves the development of two services for the aggregation of the Logica intranet and WM data intranet. We work closely with the ICE project to design a whole new, in MOSS 2007, intranet environment. The first service concerns the news service providing a centralized news center which is able to publish news in any Portal inside Logica. The second  service concerns the Yellow Pages which is a merge of different repositories like workspaces and other information sources within the Logica intranet.  Meta data and tagging is very important at both services.

Education

Education

Master

HEO

Skills

Skills

SharePoint 2010

Scrum

UML

Object Oriented Programming

Microsoft Office

Microsoft SQL Server

Microsoft SharePoint 2010

C#,ASP.NET, T-SQL, Silverlight, XML

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007

Certifications

Certifications
2009 - Present

FAST Search: Fundamentals of Developing Search Applications

Enterprise Search from Microsoft
2008 - Present

RUP Essentials

RUP
2008 - Present

Presentation Course

Logica
2008 - Present

Function Point Analysis and WBS

Logica
2008 - Present

Lead Enterprise Architect Program

Microsoft
2008 - Present

MCAD

Microsoft
2008 - Present

MCTS Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0: Configuring

Microsoft
2008 - Present

MCTS Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0: Development

Microsoft
2006 - 2010

Speaker

Microsoft SharePoint