Nick Brown (nb dev)

I’m Nick Brown (nb), a .net web developer based in South Wales, UK.

I’ve been actively developing since 2002 in some form or another. Even winning a Microsoft MVP award.

I’m also in the process of becoming a pilot (PPL)

Current Occupation

Cloud Services Engineer at Cardiff University

In my Current job I’m developing Microsoft Sharepoint, Teams and PowerAutomate Addins specifically for Cardiff University

Previous Occupations

I developed Home Access Plus+ amongst other things whilst at CHS

Additional Experience

  • Expanded the computer network from 100 pcs to over 500 devices.  Implemented an Office 365 infrastructure. 
  • Migrated from on premises Exchange installation to Office 365.
  • Migration from an RM Network to a Vanilla Windows Network.
  • Installation and management of System Centre Configuration Manager (SCCM). 
  • Installation of Azure Backup Servers and Symantec Backup Exec
  • Active Directory Federated Services installation including Azure Multifactor Authentication configuration.
  • Migration from on premises ISDN telephony system to Office 365 Skype for Business system.
  • Sharepoint and Onedrive Implementation and Migration
  • Implementation of Microsoft Teams (utilizing School Data Sync)
  • Installation and Management of a SQL Server infrastructure.
  • Installation and Management of a Windows Active Directory Network including Group Policy, DHCP, DNS and File Servers.
  • Configuration and Management of a Smoothwall Firewall including Link Aggregation
  • Installation and Configuration of a Brocade, Cisco and HP switches
  • Commissioning of new network switches and cabling runs.
  • Commissioning and installation of new server hardware.
  • Installation of 60 Analog and IP based CCTV cameras and DVRs. 
  • Project Management of IT and infrastructure projects
  • Data Protection Officer duties including GDPR compliance
  • Management of the school budget in collaboration with the Headteacher and Senior Staff.
  • Managing Finance and Procurement processes
  • Conducting Tendering Processes in both equipment and contracts. 
  • Management of Caretakers, Technicians and other officers who I line manage. 
  • Writing school timetables.
  • Managing Health and Safety in a delegated capacity. 
  • Ensuring implantation of H&S and compliance recommendations.
  • Conduct recruitments and ensuring compliance with organisational policies.
  • Developed Home Access Plus+ during early career.