Shaun Hardneck
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  • South Africa
Member Since: 2017/07/18
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Passionate and Experienced IT Professional with experience in Microsoft Exchange Messaging and Office 365 solutions.

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Premier Field Engineer - Exchange and Office 365
Microsoft
January 2018 – Present
As a Premier Field Engineer (PFE) we provide technical leadership for Premier customers around the world to help ensure their IT environments are kept optimized and healthy. The focus is to do this in a proactive and consultative manner to avoid future issues. This includes guidance on best practices, risk assessments, migrations, and onsite, remote and dedicated support services.


Key Results:
•      Deliver onsite, remote, and dedicated services for Microsoft’s Premier customers across the world.
•      Provide various services to our Enterprise customers to increase systems availability, resolve critical issues, and ultimately improve the health of our customers’ environments.
•      Consult with experienced technical staff to ensure they have the skills to troubleshoot and maintain their solution in line with Microsoft best practices.
•      Provide rapid on site expertise to resolve critical customer support situations.
ICT |Systems Manager |Systems Team Lead
Mediclinic Middle East
December 2016 – Present
Mediclinic Middle East is part of Mediclinic International, a private hospital group with three operating platforms in Southern Africa (South Africa and Namibia), Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates, and a 29.9% shareholding in Spire Healthcare, a UK-based healthcare group with 38 hospitals.

As a Systems Lead I am responsible for configuring, installing, maintaining Infrastructure Systems in a mission critical environment. I participate in departmental projects by leading the development of project plans, documentation, and performing project tasks. 
The following systems I am directly involved and responsible for on a daily basis.
 
      •      Configuring & Administering Exchange Server 2010 / 2013 /2016
      •      Installing, Configuring & Administering Windows Server 2008 / R2 / 2012 R2 / 2016
      •      Installing, Configuring & Administering VMware Products. (vSphere / ESXi)
      •      Installing, Configuring & Administering Microsoft Hyper-V 2008 R2 / 2012 R2 / 2016
      •      Administering and Deploying Active Directory, Backups.
      •      Azure Solutions implementations
      •      Configure & Administering Microsoft Office 365
      •      Configure & Administering Skype for Business
      •      Administering Mimecast email security, continuity and archiving


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UrbanNerd-Consulting
February 2014 – Present
UrbanNerd Consulting is a young dynamic IT consultancy focusing on providing low cost IT Infrastructure support for small and medium size businesses, with the focus on :

-  Designing and Implementing solutions tailored to fit each organization.
-  Designing, Implementing and Administering Microsoft Office 365 migrations and deployments.
-  Centralized ESET Antivirus Deployment
-  Providing Remote Help Desk support services.
- 24/7 Monitoring with products like Kaseya, Solarwinds
- Microsoft Azure Solutions design and deployments.
- Veaam On-premise and Office 365 backup.
- Microsoft Exchange 2010/2013/2016 deployments and migrations.
- Microsoft Office 365 Exchange Hybrid Deployments.
- Design, Manage and Configure Veeam Backup Solutions
- Migrations from Google Apps to Microsoft Office 365
- Implementing Azure site recovery
- Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection
- Office 365 Security and Compliance
- Exchange and Exchange Online Data Loss Prevention


Web Url: http://www.UrbanNerd-Consulting.com

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Passionate and Experienced IT Professional with experience in deploying, designing and managing Microsoft Exchange Messaging solutions.

During my career I have successfully deployed multiple Microsoft Exchange Hybrid solutions with Office 365 as well as migrating users from Microsoft Exchange on-premise to Microsoft Office 365.

My passion for things Microsoft had led me to implement Microsoft Hyper-V, Active Directory and Microsoft azure based solutions.

During my spare time I blog about things Exchange, Office 365, Azure and Active Directory as well as just simply reading and keeping up with things technology.

Blog link: http://www.thatlazyadmin.com

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Level Progress

Current: Level 8
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    6
  • Office 365
    4
  • Active Directory
    4
  • Outlook
    4
  • Powershell
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  • Microsoft Office
    3
  • Azure
    2
  • Windows Server 2012
    2
  • Email Servers
    1
  • Windows OS
    1
  • Networking
    1
  • Hyper-V
    1
  • Security
    1
  • DNS
    1
  • Databases
    1
  • VMware
    1
  • Virtualization
    1
  • Chat / IM
    1
  • Scripting Languages
    1
  • Microsoft Applications
    1
  • Microsoft SharePoint
    1
  • Operating Systems
    1
  • RAID
    1
  • SSL / HTTPS
    1
  • Storage
    1

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