DENNEY W. JAY
WOODSTOCK, GA ***89
Seasoned enterprise level Microsoft infrastructure architect and technical project manager specializing in global deployment, transitions, and migrations to the latest versions of Active Directory, Exchange, and Windows. Extensive experience with Exchange, Active Directory, SharePoint, MIIS\ILM\FIM and scripting projects ranging from several 100 users to over 80,000 users.
Southern Company (and Southern Company GAS) – Atlanta, GA
Microsoft Infrastructure Architect
July 2007 to Present
Focus on helping the company manage, expand, and optimize their Microsoft infrastructure. Primary SME organizing an upgrading to the current Active Directory; 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.
•Create detailed planning, procedures, and training documentation
•Develop custom solutions and applications to increase automation and efficiency
•Write technical articles and whitepapers on Exchange, Active Directory, and SharePoint.
•Design and carry out deployments, cross-forests, data center consolidations, organization consolidations, identify management, and directory synchronization projects
•SME on all clustered environments. This includes but is not limited to all SQL and BI environments. All Components of clustering include quorum, SAN drives, local drives, and CPU / RAM / HBU requirements.
•Responsible for all shared clustered services between 100 users and 80,000 users and 99.999% uptime.
•Responsible for all Server version and upgrades (2008, 2012, 2016, 2019, 2022)
•Migrated and thoroughly documented the procedures to migrate from various environments to the latest version of Active Directory, Exchange, and Windows.
•Worked with all versions of Exchange EqualLogic, Data Domain, VMWare, Hyper-V, BlackBerry, F5, SCOM and other enterprise technologies
•Created scripts to automate the process of executing inter-org migrations to Exchange 2003 and 2010
•Implemented SPAM filtering product for Exchange 2003 / 2010 / 2013 (ProofPoint)
•SME for all AD centric products (DFS, DNS, AD, DHCP, etc)
•Migration of 6000 mailboxes from Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2010 for AGL internal domain. The design included a three site DAG deployment utilizing cross sites DR configuration
•Upgrade 2003 active directory to 2008 with no downtime nor outages.
•Upgraded all DFS and DHCP to 2008 / 2012 versions with new architecture.
Dept of Juvenile Justice – Decatur, GA
Microsoft Infrastructure Architect
2000 to July 2007
Assisted management to recruit for and establish a Microsoft consulting practice. Provided consulting services on Microsoft infrastructure, primarily focused on Exchange and Active Directory.
•Assisted in building out the Microsoft professional services division
•Implemented document templates, SoWs, time tracking, and project tracking solutions for project management
•Managed large scale Microsoft Active Directory and Exchange migration projects
•Created detailed infrastructure assessment, transition planning, and operational procedures documentation
•Developed custom solutions and applications to increase automation and efficiency
•Wrote technical articles and whitepapers on Exchange, Active Directory, and IP infrastructure
•Establishment of a Microsoft consulting practice and the required processes to manage it
•Multiple transitions and cross forest migrations to Exchange 2003
•Deployment of SharePoint 2003 professional services and project management portal
Eltrax, Inc - Atlanta, GA
Senior Professional Services Consultant
May 1998 to July 2000
•Subject matter expert for NT, Exchange, and SQL for the entire organization.
•Managed storage and server sizing and planning tools
•Responsible for architecture and design work for network of over 2,000 users
•Provide an expert level review and validation of server and storage requirements
•Coordinate with Development and Product Management on future network direction
•Architected domain models with company migration strategies and mergers.
•Configured NT domain and Exhange 5.5 and prepared network for next major upgrades
Vanstar / Inacom – Roswell, GA
IT Strategist and Messaging Lead
December 1996 to May 1998
Worked as senior level messaging helpdesk analyst
•Responsible for the testing, design, and planning for the implementation of Exchange 4, 5, 5.5 worldwide; which included over 75,000 mailboxes and 300,000 public folders
•Guided project teams from formation to project competition
•Created business requirements, project plans, and additional deliverables
•Designed lab infrastructure, created testing plans and test cases
•Managed project plans, schedule, deliverables, SharePoint sites, budget planning, system and software requisitions
•Coordinated with team members and vendors from around the world
•Supported all of Europe and Asia computer systems
•Architected the Exchange 4.0 lab to cover application testing, migration & design planning, performance testing, and team education
•Managed all aspects of the Exchange 5.5 implementation planning project