Murray Brown
Microsoft Cloud Azure/Excel Solution Developer
  • Bryanston,
  • South Africa
Member Since: 2005/11/16
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Head Developer
Lesedi Diamond Drilling & Mining
March 2011 – Present
Johannesburg, South Africa
Development of Cloud Azure/Excel integrated system for daily mining operations across 44 locations in South Africa. Lesedi drills core samples for Anglo and Harmony gold, diamond and platinum mines. The system was developed from the ground up. It is hosted on the Microsoft Azure platform and uses a combination of Azure web apps and Microsoft Excel VSTO/VBA automation solutions. A cloud Azure SQL database is used as the central data store. The Xtractor Excel Add-in ( is used for editing and reporting on the data and the Table Creator Excel Add-in ( is used to build and edit the SQL tables. Responsive web applications for mobile devices are used by 500 drillers to validate and upload daily information and report to Anglo and Harmony mines on the daily performance information. The fully integrated Cloud Azure/Microsoft Office solution provides real-time data connectivity and a unique mix of applications that automate daily repetitive work in Microsoft Office
University of Cape Town and UNP
Bachelor of Commerce
1992 – 1994
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