Nick Brown (nb dev)

I’m Nick Brown (nb), a .net web developer based in South Wales, UK specialising in the Microsoft 365 platform.

I hold an Expert qualification from Microsoft for 365 Enterprise Administration, you can see my Microsoft credentials at credly

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

I’m also a licensed private pilot (PPL)

Current Occupation

Senior Microsoft 365 Developer & Architect at Jisc Cloud Services Engineer at Cardiff University

In my Current job I’m developing Microsoft Sharepoint, Teams and PowerAutomate Addins specifically for Jisc and it’s member institutions.

Previous Occupations

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

Additional Experience

  • Expanded
    the computer network from 100 pcs to over 500 devices.  Implemented an Office 365
  • 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.