Gary Powell-Jones
Microsoft 365
Contractor

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About Me

I am an experienced Microsoft 365 (Office 365) Architect / SharePoint and Developer. Having worked in the IT industry for over 15 years, I've worked with SharePoint since 2001 and Microsoft 365 since its inception in 2010.

For over 10 years I was an active Technical Director with a Microsoft Collaboration Gold Partner, both managing the technical / professional teams and being involved 'hands on' within projects.
As part of a family move to Cornwall in 2014, I returned to operating as a contractor, working both on and off site with a variety of clients. I am UK security cleared (SC)
Examples of major projects include:

Migration to Microsft 365

Large scale migration to Microsoft 365 from SharePoint 2013, Using a mixture of PowerShell and automating ShareGate Desktop. Created processes, scripts and data structures. The process re-engineered every site, rectructured and cleaned content then migrated content and security to Microsoft 365.

Site Provisioning

SharePoint site provisioning application, allowing authorised users to select from approved templates, enter site details, link to hub sites. The application created the site collections in Microsoft 365 SharePoint, linked to remote event recievers and applied all security, structure and cusomisation settings

Enterprise Search

Provided an enterprise wide Candidate and Role search application, presenting data from a bespoke SQL database containing over 2 million items. Included interactive and natural filtering, geographic data and proactive personalised search results.

Projects and Markets

Over the years I have worked on 100's of projects, both big and small. These have been a combination of projects where I have specified, directed / overseen the project and technical teams plus those where I have worked independantly.

Projects have been across a variety of vertical markets including:

  • Finance / Banking
  • Education (Higher, Secondary and Primary)
  • Professional Services (Legal, Consultancy, Recruitment)
  • Manufacturing and Logistics
  • Public Sector (Local Government, Healthcare)
  • Retail and Charity

Typical Contract Services

The range of skill and services I can offer are varied. Highlights include:

Solution architecture and design

Initial requirements definition. Designing and architecting the appropriate platforms. Defining solutions, identifying applications and technologies to deliver the requirements.

Implementation and migration

Data and legacy platform migration to Microsoft 365. Platform and service configuration. New server farm build and deployment.

Application and Apps

Apps and extensions. Web applications. Workflow and automation. Dashboards and Portals. CLI and PowerShell scripting and extensions.

Training and Mentoring

Technical team mentoring, support and guidance. Technical and business user training.

Intranets and Collaboration

Microsoft 365 Intranets. SharePoint, Teams, OneDrive and Yammer. Compliance and Security.

Project and Process Management

Automation of build and depoyment. Process and reporting automation. Agile project management.

Why choose me?

Wide ranging experience, strong technical and business skills, plus a nice guy!

Business Focused

Able to deliver projects focusing on business needs, not led by technology

Depth of knowledge

Deep knowledge of Microsoft 365, Azure, SharePoint and Windows

Committed

Committed, hard working and focused on delivery

19

Years with SharePoint and Microsoft 365

200

Projects

40

Clients

6

Years as a contractor

Testimonials

Past Clients

A sample of some of the clients I have worked with in contracts and delivering projects

Contact Me

I engage with contract clients either directly, or via agencies.
All work is undertaken via my limited company SharePoint Resource Ltd.

SharePoint Resource is a group of like minded contractors providing expertise to clients assisting with SharePoint and Microsoft 365 projects.
It does not operate as an agency, but engages with clients either directly, or via agencies who have existing relationships with clients

+44 (0)7811 454187

g.powell-jones@sharepointresource.co.uk