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About Me


My name is Stacey Branham and I have over 19 years in the Information Technology industry as a Systems Administrator, and I specialize in Microsoft Enterprise Messaging.
My main focus is Microsoft Exchange and I also have extensive experience with Microsoft Lync/Skype For Business.

I hope my blog gives you some great information on Enterprise Messaging tips, tricks and fixes. Feel free to poke around and leave some comments so I can better help you! 

Resume

SUMMARY

Technologies
Exchange Server 2000/2003/2007/2010/2013/2016/Office 365;
PowerShell (Scripting/Automation)
Active Directory 2000-2016
Lync 2010/2013/Skype For Business/Online with Enterprise Voice/SIP Trunking
Kemp, F5, NetScaler Load Balancers;
Quest, Lepide, BinaryTree Migration Suites
FIM (Forefront Identity Management) 2010/MIM (Microsoft Identity Management) 2016 DirSync;
GroupWise, Pegasus/Mercury Mail, Lotus Notes
VMware, Citrix XenServer, Microsoft Virtual Server/Hyper-V
Barracuda, IronPort, SpamTitan, SonicWall, Exchange Online Protection (EOP) antispam filters
TotemoMail, Barracuda, S/MIME Encryption
Dell EqualLogic, Xiotech Emprise, NetApp SAN appliances
SMS, MOM, SCCM/WSUS, SCOM, PRTG, SolarWinds, Nagios;
Blackberry Enterprise Server (BES), MaaS 360, AirWatch, SOTI MDM solutions
eVault, Symantec Backup Exec, CommVault, Microsoft DPM, Veeam backup solutions
McAfee Enterprise/ePolicy Orchestrator, Symantec Endpoint Protection, Microsoft Forefront/Defender and Kaspersky Total Space antivirus solutions.
Microsoft DHCP, DNS, RADIUS/NPS, VPN, Subnetting
Enterprise WAN/LAN/Wi-Fi (WAP)/Firewalls
Windows Server NT/2000/2003/2008/2012/2016
Windows 95/NT/98/ME/2000/XP/Vista/7/8/10

WORK EXPERIENCE

Lamparth Consulting Inc.
Enterprise Messaging Architect, Team Lead – Messaging (REMOTE)                                           
05/2016-present 

Schott Glass - North America
- Plan, design, install and manage greenfield Exchange 2016 in a Resource Forest using MIM 2016    for Identity Management/DirSync, according to ITAR/DFARS regulations.
- Lead Lotus Notes to Exchange migration using Dell/Quest migration tools.
- Install and manage Skype For Business Enterprise Voice environment.
- Supervise and train Junior Team Members.
Kurtz Ersa
- Design, configure, and lead migration of Exchange 2016 and Skype For Business/O365 Hybrid.
Incentive USA
- Lead and finish previously uncompleted Exchange 2016 on-prem to Office 365 migration.
Lamparth Consulting
- Manage Office 365 (Exchange Online, Teams and Azure) Tenant

Harris Computer Systems 
Enterprise Messaging Administrator (REMOTE)                                                              
03/2014-05/2016
- Design, build and administer Exchange 2007/2010/2013 environment of 6,000+ mailboxes.
- Lead cross-forest Exchange migrations and upgrades for 50 business units.
- Lead migrations of new acquisitions to centralized Exchange environment.
- Manage OCS 2007/Lync 2010/2013/Skype for Business Enterprise Voice environment.
- Supervise and train Junior Network Administrators.

EDG Inc. 
Senior Network Administrator                                                                                                       
01/2013-10/2013
 - Build and administer multi-site Exchange 2010 environment with active/active Stretched DAG.
- Install and Manage multi-site Lync 2010/2013 Environment.
- Manage over 70 Servers and LAN Infrastructure of over 700 workstations.
- Supervise and train Junior Network Administrators.

Geocent (City of New Orleans Engagement) 
Infrastructure Consultant                                                                                                      
08/2012-01/2013
- Design and build Exchange 2010/Office 365 Hybrid Environment.
- Lead migration of over 8,000 mailboxes from Exchange 2003 to 2010 and Office 365 Hybrid.
- Manage Exchange 2010 and Office 365 Hybrid.
- Design, build and migrate Lync 2010 on-prem to Lync 2013 Hybrid Environment.
- Provide Presales Services and Planning to other government agency clients.
- Supervise and train Junior Admins and help desk staff.
- Design and upgrade SCCM 2007 to 2010.
- VMware ESX and HP SAN administration.

Texas A&M University Computing & Info Services 
Senior Systems Administrator                                                                                                
07/2010-8/2012
- Design and administer multi-domain Active Directory infrastructure consisting of over 30,000 users and Exchange 2010 organization consisting of over 10,000 mailboxes.
- Administer over 800 servers on an Enterprise Virtual Machine/SAN organization using Xiotech Emprise 7000's and Citrix XenCenter.
- Facilitate migration of hosts and VM’s from XenCenter to VMware ESX.
- Design and maintain 8-node SQL 2008 R2 multi-site clusters.

Texas A&M University Student Counseling Service 
Microcomputer/LAN Administrator                                                                                    
03/2006-07/2010
- Design and build Exchange 2003 and Active Directory 2003 organization under HIPAA compliance.
- Migrate Pegasus Mail/Mercury Mail Transport to Exchange 2003 Clustered Environment.
- Migrate Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2007, making for 1 of 2 Exchange environments on campus.
- Administer Departmental LAN including 32 servers, 93 workstations, 9 lab terminals, and 4 workgroup printers.
- Provide technical support for counseling software applications, including end-user support.
- Responsible for departmental IT budget, drafting operating procedures, procurement, maintaining inventories, and deploying equipment.

Texas A&M University Physical Plant 
Microcomputer Specialist                                                                                                      
08/2005-03/2006
- Administer GroupWise environment of over 800 mailboxes.
- Maintain and manage the Physical Plant information systems consisting of over 700 workstations.
- Supervise, manage and train student worker technicians.
- Provide systems analysis and support of data management and applications within the department.

John Womack & Co. P.C. 
Network Administrator                                                                                                         
09/2002-09/2005
- Design and setup network of four Windows 2003 Servers, Exchange 5.5/2000 and a Linux Red Hat file server/firewall with 37 workstations using Microsoft Active Directory.
- Successfully integrated Gigabit networking into LAN achieving an effective throughput of 700Mbps.
- Install, configure and secure wireless networking for traveling auditors.
- Contract consulting for surrounding area City Governments and Public School systems involving migrations, server upgrades, and break/fix support.

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Business Administration                                                                                    08/1999-05/2004
Texas A&M University-Kingsville 

CERTIFICATIONS

A+ Certified                                                                                                                                                06/2003
Network+ Certified                                                                                                                                   09/2005
Exchange 2010 MCITP (Expired)                                                                                                            08/2013



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