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Daniel Dickinson

Technical Design Authority at Dot Net Solutions & Office 365 vTSP at Microsoft

Reading, United Kingdom
Information Technology and Services
  1. Dot Net Solutions,
  2. Microsoft
  1. ICS Solutions,
  2. De La Rue,
  3. Softwerx Ltd
  1. Apple
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Dot Net Solutions

Dot Net Solutions

Technical Design Authority - Productivity & Collaboration

– Present

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IT Professional since February 2002. I am an industry expert within the fields of Active Directory, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Office 365, Windows Intune and VMware Infrastructure Technology.

I have a particular passion for Microsoft SharePoint as have worked with SharePoint since the start of my career.

I am currently working working at Dot Net Solutions (Microsoft UK Partner of the Year 2014) as the Technical Design Authority and with Microsoft as a UK O365 VTSP.

Specialist Hobbies:
DSLR Photography

Windows Azure
Office 365
- Exchange Online
- Lync Online
- SharePoint Online
- Office 365 Professional Plus
Windows Intune

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- 2013
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Core Infrastructure
Active Directory
Microsoft Technologies
Apple Technologies


Technical Design Authority - Productivity & Collaboration

Dot Net Solutions
– Present (8 months)London, United Kingdom

Office 365 and Yammer Technical Specialist (vTSP)

– Present (2 years 4 months)Reading, United Kingdom

The Microsoft Virtual Technology Specialist Program (VTSP) is a select group chosen from the elite in Microsoft’s partner community, whose focus is to augment Microsoft’s internal Technology Specialist team. Their primary role is to communicate the value of Microsoft Solutions to customers and to provide architectural guidance for enterprise solutions. The Microsoft VTSP program was designed to create a deeper relationship with Microsoft Partners, the Product Teams at Microsoft Corporate, and Regional Microsoft Offices, in order to provide highly skilled solution specialists to Microsoft customers. It is designed to enable a high performance team of partner-based resources to deliver pre-sale activities and resources to empower customers and help them meet their solution and integration needs.

I am specifically supporting Microsoft in the areas of Office 365, SharePoint and Exchange.

I am one of only six VTSPs for Microsoft UK Office 365 Division.

Office 365 Practice Manager

ICS Solutions
(1 year 3 months)Basingstoke

ICS the first UK Microsoft Partner to deliver O365 (Delivered production solutions on the O365 Private Beta) have established them selves as a Microsoft O365 Tier 1 Partner and a UK Cloud Champion Partner.

ICS are known as an industry leader for both Microsoft and Cloud Technology.

My duties are to manage the O365 Practice, provide Technical Leadership and aid the Sales Team with PreSales support.

Office 365 Technical Lead

ICS Solutions
(1 year 7 months)Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Microsoft Gold Partner - The UK Market Leader in Microsoft SharePoint Technology, Office 365 and Experts within the Microsoft Platform.

I work within ICS as the Technical Lead for Microsoft Office 365 which covers a range of technologies including Exchange Online, Lync Online and SharePoint Online.

I also provide expert level knowledge for the on premise elements of O365 including on premise Active Directory (AD DS), Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS), Microsoft Exchange 2010 on premise and Microsoft SharePoint 2010 on premise infrastructure.

Enterprise Architect

De La Rue
(5 months)Basingstoke, UK

As the world’s largest integrated commercial security printer and papermaker, De La Rue is a trusted partner of governments, central banks, issuing authorities and commercial organisations around the world. 

I worked with De La Rue as an ICS Contractor, providing expertise in Active Directory, VMware and general network infrastructure for De La Rue's Identity Systems Division on the UK Passport Project.

Principal SharePoint Consultant

Softwerx Ltd
(3 years 1 month)Cambridge, United Kingdom

Softwerx is an IT Services and Software Development Company providing all aspects of generic IT procurement, service and support. Softwerx also specialises in the development of Microsoft based Software Systems - in particular CRM and SharePoint.

As Lead SharePoint Consultant I was responsible for managing the Softwerx SharePoint Practice. Designing and implementing best practice and procedures for the Softwerx SharePoint Teams and designing SharePoint Farm Topologies and Network Infrastructure Architecture.

During my time with Softwerx, I was awarded Clearsprings Group, Employee of the year 2011.

Senior Network Engineer & SharePoint Systems Manager

Clearsprings Group
(3 years 5 months)Rayleigh, United Kingdom

The Clearsprings Group is an established provider of outsourced services to the public and private sector. The Group offers a wide range of housing, support and IT services to customers that require innovative solutions.

At Clearsprings, my role was to manage and maintain the network infrastructure. And to work as part of a two man team to build bespoke SharePoint based LOB Applications that provided a centralised Web Based Management system across all Clearsprings Contracts and Services.
At Clearsprings I also developed several bespoke SharePoint systems for partner organisations.

Head of IT Services

Businesslinx Ltd T/A Access2
(3 years 2 months)Darwen, United Kingdom

A network specialist designing & developing custom IT solutions for commercial client base.

During my time at Access2, I was promoted 5 times and awarded employee of the year for 2 consecutive years.

My role within Access2 was to lead the IT Services division. I was responsible for Help Desk, Infrastructure and Projects teams and was the chief Infrastructure Architect.


  • Active Directory
  • Microsoft
  • O365
  • Intune
  • SharePoint
  • Exchange
  • Lync
  • SQL
  • Hyper-V
  • VMware
  • Forefront
  • System Centre
  • Apple
  • iOS
  • Windows Phone 7
  • Mac OSX
  • Windows
  • iPhone
  • iPad
  • TMG
  • UAG
  • Microsoft Exchange
  • Microsoft Technologies
  • Office 365
  • Project Management
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Windows Phone
  • Windows Server
  • Microsoft Office...
  • SharePoint Designer
  • Microsoft CRM
  • Security
  • Cloud Computing
  • VMware ESX
  • Citrix
  • Windows Azure
  • IT Management
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Apple Certified Associate (ACA) - Mac Integration 10.6 (Snow Leopard)

Apple Incorporated, License APPL68006

Apple Certified Associate (ACA) - Mac Integration 10.7 (Lion)

Apple Incorporated, License APPL68006

Apple Certified Associate (ACA) - Mac Integration 10.8 (Mountain Lion)

Apple Incorporated, License APPL68006

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)

Microsoft Corporation, License A843-6365

Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)

Microsoft Corporation, License A843-6376

Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA)

Microsoft Corporation, License A843-6371

Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE)

Microsoft Corporation, License A843-6372

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) - Windows Vista (Charter Member)

Microsoft Corporation, License A843-6383

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) - Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 (Charter Member)

Microsoft Corporation, License A843-6384

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) - Microsoft Office SharePoint 2007 (Charter Member)

Microsoft Corporation, License A843-6385

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) - Connected Home Integrator (Charter Member)

Microsoft Corporation, License A843-6405

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) - Windows Server 2008 Active Directory

Microsoft Corporation, License A843-6400

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) - Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure

Microsoft Corporation, License A843-6402

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) - Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure

Microsoft Corporation, License A843-6401

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) - Microsoft Exchange Server 2010

Microsoft Corporation, License E192-4051

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) - Office 365, Administration (Charter Member)

Microsoft Corporation, License D725-0831

Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) - Consumer Support Technician, Windows Vista (Charter Member)

Microsoft Corporation, License A843-6387

Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) - Enterprise Support Technician, Windows Vista (Charter Member)

Microsoft Corporation, License A843-6386

Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) - Enterprise Messaging Administrator, Exchange 2010

Microsoft Corporation, License E217-7044

Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) - Office 365, Administrator (Charter Member)

Microsoft Corporation, License D725-8782



Microsoft Corporation

Honors & Awards

Clearsprings Group, Employee of the year 2011

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