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Resume of Jason Sherry

  1. 1. Jason A. Sherry, Microsoft MVP, MCSE:M 709 Gay Street ● Longmont, CO 80501 ● (719)310-1561 ● SUMMARY Seasoned enterprise level infrastructure architect and product manager specializing in Active Directory, Exchange SharePoint, MIISILMFIM, and single sign-on solutions. Veteran project manager, presenter/public speaker, and writer; with sixteen years of in-depth hands on experience. WORK EXPERIENCE Google Me – “Jason Sherry” “Active Directory” or “Jason Sherry” Exchange Microsoft MVP Profile: LinkedIn Profile: Trace3 – Longmont, CO Infrastructure Architect March 2010 to Current Focus on helping organizations manage, expand, and optimize their Microsoft infrastructure. Industry recognized leader for the design and implementation of messaging, collaboration, and authentication solutions. Design and implement Active Directory, Exchange, SharePoint, MIISILMFIM, System Center, and other enterprise solutions. Manage all aspects of projects, including project plans, scheduling, and task management from the planning and design stages to the documentation, training, and transition stages. • Manage large scale Microsoft Active Directory and Exchange migration projects • Design, build, and integrate SharePoint Portal farms into organizations • Create detailed procedures and training documentation to enable organizations to manage their environment more affectively • Develop custom solutions and applications to increase automation and efficiency • Write technical articles and whitepapers on Exchange, Active Directory, SharePoint, and MIISILM • Actively participate in the Exchange 142010 and 2010 SP1 Technical Adoption Program (TAP) Key Accomplishments • Beta tester for Exchange 2010, Exchange 2010 SP1, SharePoint 2010, and Office 2010 • Participated on weekly Exchange 14/2010 calls with Microsoft and on-site sessions with the Microsoft Exchange product team on E14 and E15 planning Mimosa SystemsIron Mountain Digital – Longmont, CO Senior Professional Services Consultant May 2008 to March 2010 At Mimosa I design and architect implementations of Mimosa’s NearPoint archiving solution for e-mail, file system, and SharePoint data. I also act as a subject matter expert for AD, Exchange, SharePoint, and SQL for the entire organization. Worked with senior management to recruit and grow the professional services practice. Help sales to win deals, product management to make a better product, and professional servers to work more efficiently and scale out better. • Responsible for architecture and design work for all account with over 5,000 users • Managed storage and server sizing tools • Provide an expert level review and validation of server and storage requirements for large accounts and prospects • Coordinate with Development and Product Management on future product direction • Carry out testing of alpha and beta Mimosa software Key Accomplishments • Implemented NearPoint at multiple organizations with over 15,000 mailboxes and two with over 80,000 mailboxes • Designed and developed a collaboration and document management solution for the Professional Services team • Migrated Professional Services and sizing analysis team data to SharePoint • Implemented multiple best practices and processes to enable to Professional Services team to work more efficiently • Created an information portal and assisted in the development of implementation and best practices guide that is used by Mimosa and its partners Last Updated: 5/09/2010 For the most recent copy goto:
  2. 2. Jason A. Sherry, Microsoft MVP, MCSE:M 709 Gay Street ● Longmont, CO 80501 ● (719)310-1561 ● Pro ExchangeC2 Systems – Longmont, CO Infrastructure Architect & Product ManagerOctober 2007 to May 2008 Provided architecture and implementation services for Microsoft infrastructure technologies, with a primary focus on Exchange. Part time product manager for a Windows based single sign-on solution. • Managed numerous small to large scale Microsoft Active Directory and Exchange migration projects • Assisted in building a new identity management (IdM) practice focusing on MIISILM and SSO solutions • Shaping the future of C2 products by gathering input from customers, support, QA, and market factors Key Accomplishments • Carried out multiple deployments and migration to Exchange 2007 • Beta testing and active participate in the Exchange 142010 Technical Adoption Program (TAP) Dell – Austin, TX IT Strategist and Messaging Architect December 2006 to October 2007 Served as a technology expert for AD, Exchange, and scripting to both the engineering and operations teams. Was responsible for the testing, design, and implementation of Exchange 2007 worldwide, which included over 130,000 mailboxes and 300,000 public folders. Role included providing customer and prospect briefings on Dell’s Exchange environment and Exchange 2007 plans. Project manager duties preformed included team coordination, project plan management, scheduling, and task management. • Guided project teams from formation to project competition • Created business requirements, project plans, and other documents and deliverables • Designed lab infrastructure, and created testing plans and test cases • Managed project plans, schedule, deliverables, and SharePoint sites • Coordinated with team members spread across multiple locations around the world • Responsible for budget planning, system and software requisitions, and vendor relationships Key Accomplishments • Designed and implemented a global email encryption solution for all Dell users • Architected the Exchange 2007 lab to cover application testing, migration & design planning, performance testing, and team education • Managed all aspects of the Exchange 2007 implementation planning project • Collaborated on the DST 2007 planning and mitigation team to reduce the impact of the DST time change Configuresoft – Colorado Springs, CO Senior Product Manager May 2003 – July 2005 Responsible for the design and management of Configuresoft’s Active Directory and Exchange modules. Managed the project to revamp the user interface and reporting aspects of Configuresoft’s core product, Enterprise Configuration Manager (ECM). Ensured that the products I managed had the required features and functionality to make them viable to organizations based on my expertise in the areas of AD, Exchange, Windows, and systems management. Focused on market trends, feedback from customers and sales to continue the development of these products to provide additional solutions in future versions. • Worked with customers, prospects, and sales to determine the product requirements for AD, Exchange, and ECM • Interfaced with sales, marketing, QA, and development to facilitate the most efficient development, marketing, and sales strategies for the products I managed • Created product requirements, specification documents, and roadmaps • Managed the information portal and product management’s requirements tracking system Key Accomplishments • Migrated development, QA, sales, marketing, and product management from e-mail, file share, and public folder based methods of storing and sharing information to SharePoint • Recreated over 150 reports using SQL Reporting Services to replace reports previously based on Crystal Reports, which is being replaced with SRS Last Updated: 5/09/2010 For the most recent copy goto:
  3. 3. Jason A. Sherry, Microsoft MVP, MCSE:M 709 Gay Street ● Longmont, CO 80501 ● (719)310-1561 ● • Rolled out a software package (FeaturePlan) utilized by Product Management to manage software requirements for all Configuresoft products • Created training materials on SharePoint, FeaturePlan, and SRS to assist new and existing employees in becoming proficient users of these products • Product won TechEd Best of Show Award in 2005 and 2006, eWeek LABS Analyst Choice Award in 2006, and Best of MMS Award in 2006 Pro Exchange – Woodland Park, CO Infrastructure Architect July 2002 to May 2003, July 2005 - December 2006 Architected and designed implementations, consolidations, and migrations to the latest Microsoft infrastructure technologies. • Managed numerous small to large scale Microsoft Active Directory and Exchange migration projects • Create detailed procedures and training documentation to enable organizations to manage their environment more affectively • Developed custom solutions and applications to increase automation and efficiency • Written technical articles and whitepapers on Exchange, Active Directory, SharePoint, and MIIS o Essential Guide to Continuous Data Protection for Exchange, Windows IT Pro Magazine o Email Archiving for Compliance, Windows IT Pro Magazine o Deploying Exchange 2003 to branch offices, Microsoft Key Accomplishments • Migrated and thoroughly documented the procedures to migrate from various environments to Windows Server 2003 and Exchange Server 2003 • Created scripts to automate the process of executing an inter-organization Exchange 2003 migration • Designed and wrote a SPAM filtering product for Exchange 2000/2003, SPAM Smacker: NetIQ Corporation (Acquired by Attachmate in 2006) – Houston, TX Product Manager, Windows Administration & Migration Products July 2000 to July 2002 Primarily responsible for technical direction and management of Directory and Resource Administrator, directory management solution for Windows. In addition, I managed Exchange Administrator and File Security Administrator, two other products in the Administration Suite ( • Responsible for product requirement and specification documents of each major release that outlined all new features and changes in detail • Worked with the sales and consulting teams on design recommendations, implementation plans, and custom solutions • Reviewed and created scripts, white papers, and custom solutions for the “Knowledge Depot” Key Accomplishments • Assisted in the design and planning for multiple enterprise level rollouts of Active Directory and Exchange • Created the “Knowledge Depot”, which is a website where customers, employees, and partners can post or download scripts, custom solutions, and white papers • Managed the launch of seven product releases over a period of 24 months • Products won TechEd 2002 Best of Show Award, Windows IT Pro Reader’s Choice Award in 2002, W2Knews Target Award in 2001 and 2002 Last Updated: 5/09/2010 For the most recent copy goto:
  4. 4. Jason A. Sherry, Microsoft MVP, MCSE:M 709 Gay Street ● Longmont, CO 80501 ● (719)310-1561 ● Mission Critical Software (Acquired by NetIQ in 2000) – Atlanta, GA Senior System Engineer July 1997 to July 2000 As a system engineer I was responsible for demonstrations, setting up, deploying, and providing on-site support for Mission Critical products. • Provided high level recommendations and solutions to Windows management, automation, and security related issues in customers’ environments • Assisted several Fortune 500 companies in consolidating their Windows NT domains, migrating to Windows and Exchange 2000, and in the managing of their Microsoft infrastructure • Created best practices documents, whitepapers, and training materials on administration and migration BellSouth CellularCingular WirelessVanstar – Atlanta, GA Microsoft Enterprise Consultant June 1996 to July 1997 Provided consulting services to BellSouth Cellular, assisting in the re-design their entire Windows domain structure, roll- out of SMS, and the migrating from Microsoft Mail to Exchange. • Consolidated a very diverse Windows enterprise with over 300 NT domains to a single Windows NT domain containing 20,000 users • Designed and built the Exchange infrastructure to support over 20,000 users • Responsible for deploying SMS to over 5,000 seats Digital Equipment Corporation – Atlanta, GA Team Leader & Network Administrator February 1994 to June 1996 Team leader for the PC software support team which provide 24x7 support for Digital’s customers and internal users. Was also responsible for ensuring my team and others had access to the resources needed to provide the answers to customers in the most efficient way. As the team lead for the PC software support team, I was responsible for ensuring that there was proper phone coverage for the multiple Microsoft based products we supported. • Managed a team of over thirty PC software support technicians • Provided direct support to over 600 local users and resources used by over 60,000 other users • Rolled out the first production Windows NT domain, Exchange 4.0, and SMS 1.0 at Digital OTHER EXPERIENCE • Editor and writer for and Windows IT Pro Magazine covering Active Directory, Exchange, SharePoint, and Forefront Identity Manager (MIIS/ILM/FIM) • Technical blog: Personal blog: • Spoken at numerous industry conferences, such as Microsoft Exchange Conference, Gartner Group ITExpo Symposium, Microsoft Manageability Summit, and multiple NetIQ events • Possess thorough knowledge of PowerShell, VBScript, NT Batch, and Visual Basic • Run my own “ISP/ASP” for friends and family, since 1995 • Maintain a lab of six physical and over thirty VMs running various Microsoft OSes and applications • Expertise with Microsoft Hyper-V and VMWare ESX Server • Storage Area Networks (NetApp, Dell EqualLogic, EMC) and storage planning and design MICROSOFT MOST VALUABLE PROFESSIONAL 2008 - Current: Microsoft Exchange Server MVP; Secondary: ILMForefront Security and Directory Services 2007: Microsoft Identify Information Server (MIIS) MVP; Secondary: Exchange Server MICROSOFT CERTIFIED SYSTEMS ENGINEER: MESSAGING Windows NT Workstations and Server, Windows XP (70-270), Windows 2003 Server (70-290, 70-291, 70-293), Active Directory (70-294, 70-297), Exchange Server (70-284, 70-285) Microsoft Certifications: MCSE, MCPS, MCSA, MCSAM, MCSEM, & MCNPS Last Updated: 5/09/2010 For the most recent copy goto: