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									                 Curriculum Vitae

                 CEDRIC OSTER

Toulouse, France                                                             Last Updated: 06/12/2010


Cedric is a Solution Architect specialised in Microsoft SharePoint Technologies. During his 8
year career in Capgemini London and 2 years as a contractor he delivered some excellent
solutions to a wide variety of clients. He can work on a SharePoint project from start to finish as
he successfully handled large projects as Technical Architect (TDA) and Information
Management Consultant. He can design logical and physical Architecture, gather Business
Requirements, Install & Configure SharePoint, Develop applications, Administer SharePoint
farms and give well received end-user training and demos. He also had experience in leading
teams of offshore and onshore developers.


 Sept 2010 to present – Capgemini France – Solution Architect
 May 2008 to July 2010 – SharePoint 999 Ltd – SharePoint Contractor
 August 2000 to May 2008 – Capgemini UK ( –

Sept 2010 to present – Capgemini France – SharePoint Technical Architect
Capgemini, one of the world’s foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing
services has employed Cedric as a Solution Architect specialised in SharePoint technologies.
Cedric works for the Aerospace and Defense business Unit and is a strong member of the
SharePoint Competence Centre. His two main clients are the French National Centre for Spatial
Studies (CNES) to build a collaboration platform with SharePoint 2010 and Airbus to help them
build user friendly applications quickly with SharePoint 2010.

May 2009 to July 2010 – Hitachi Consulting / Edenbrook – SharePoint Technical Architect /
Consultant (Contract)
Hitachi Consulting is the global business and IT consulting company of Hitachi Ltd. They are
recognised as a leader in delivering practical business strategies and technology solutions.
Cedric worked on many different projects:

        Cedric was in charge of delivering a SharePoint 2007 Proof of Concept (PoC) at
         Microsoft UK headquarters Technology Centre. For three weeks Cedric worked at
         Microsoft with Microsoft SharePoint experts (Mark Harrison, Steve Green) to load-test
         SharePoint 2007 to its limits. The load test simulated 1,000 users through a three page
         journey. Cedric configured the load tests, deployed and configured the environment,
         managed a team of three and analysed/presented the results. SharePoint 2007 managed
         to deliver 520 pages per second using its own Internet caching capabilities. Cedric then
         wrote a comprehensive document analysis the PoC findings which proved to be a
         success for the customer, a large airport authority in the UK.

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Technology used: MOSS 2007 (SharePoint 2007), SQL Server 2008, ISA Server 2006, Windows
Server 2008, Microsoft Hyper-V, Visual Studio Test System, IIS 7

       Cedric organised workshops to gather requirements for an Internet application allowing
        the user to raise complaints online using a customised application using SharePoint form
        capabilities. Cedric was the technical lead on the project and designed the application.
        Most of the application development was outsourced to India.

Technology used: WSS 3.0 (Windows SharePoint Services 3.0), Form Based Authentication
(FBA), SharePoint Designer

       Cedric designed and developed a solution with Microsoft InfoPath 2007 forms allowing
        taking an Oracle Timesheet application offline for a big transport company.
       Pre-sales: demo capabilities of MOSS to large health insurance International company
       Cedric helped a global bank (BNP) in London to design and build a prototype for an
        internal system allowing reports approval by traders with a custom SharePoint application
        involving SQL Server Business Intelligence Reports and custom workflows.
       Cedric was the SharePoint Solution Architect on a big project for GS1 a leading global
        organisation dedicated to the design and implementation of global standards and
        solutions. He designed their SharePoint environment for their Intranet, Extranet and
        Internet sites. He run workshops to gather business requirements and designed the
        logical and physical architecture for the implementation on a VMware ESX vSphere
        Virtual platform. Cedric helped the client to calculate the licenses costs, estimate the
        workload and plan their storage requirements and configure their SAN. Cedric lead a
        team of 5 offshore developers in India and 4 onshore developers in London to deliver
        the sites. Cedric also helped the team by developing some features of the Intranet and
        Internet sites and configured permissions/security. Cedric has done some load and stress
        testing in order to tune SharePoint performance. The Internet/Extranet site was using
        BizTalk 2009 ESB to communicate between SharePoint and the client’s CRM and
        Finance systems. The public site can be seen at

    Technology used: SharePoint 2007, SharePoint Designer 2007, BizTalk 2009, Windows
    Server 2008 R2, SQL Server 2008, VMware vSphere, InfoPath 2007, XSLT, Xpath, Visual
    Studio Test System, SalesLogix, Agresso.

October 2008 to April 2009 – Getronics – SharePoint Technical Architect / Consultant
(Contract via ICS DreamTeam – Cedric was vetted by ICS as a SharePoint expert)
With worldwide revenue of €2.5 billion and about 20,000 employees, KPN subsidiary Getronics
is a leading ICT service-provider in the world and the largest ICT service-provider in the Benelux.
Cedric was the SharePoint Technical Design Authority for two projects and was actively
working to help the support teams. He also deployed, configured and troubleshot SharePoint
farms and acted as third line support. Cedric also delivered the Symantec NetBackup stream.

   Technical Architect responsible for designing a SharePoint 2007 Intranet and Document
    Management deployment with two farms (Production and Disaster Recovery) for a client in
    the finance industry – documentation written included Functional Specification, Logical
    Architecture, Physical Architecture, Capacity Planning, Detailed Level Design, Installation &
    Configuration, DR plan. On this project Cedric implemented the SharePoint Intranet and
    Collaboration portal (Document Management System) from A to Z as he designed, installed,
    deployed, configured, branded and developed the solution for the client before successfully
    handing it over to the support team. The system was design so users could only store
    documents into SharePoint (as their main document management system).
   SharePoint Server Farms deployment and configuration, SAN design
   SharePoint Intranet Branding using Custom Theme, CSS and graphics
   Client facing requirements gathering and train the trainer sessions
   Support Model established and well documented + Green Light documentation

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   High Availability Design (Backup Solution, Servers Resiliency, Failover Farm Design,
    VMware ESX Virtual Servers used in High Availability mode)
   Anti Virus solution design and installation (Symantec Protection for SharePoint Servers)
   SQL Server 2005 Technical Design, Databases creation
   SharePoint Technical Design Authority (TDA), Support and implementation of Best
    Practices on existing MOSS deployment for a client in the Oil industry
   Backup stream Technical lead. Design, documentation and implementation (Symantec
    NetBackup and VMware Consolidated Backup VCB). Over 40 servers backed up to disk and
    tapes via NetBackup client or VCB.
   Deployment and configuration of Forefront Security for SharePoint (Anti Virus) on a 6 servers

Technology used: MOSS 2007 (SharePoint 2007), VMware ESX, SQL Server 2005, SQL Log
Shipping, Quest LiteSpeed, Quest Recovery Manager, CommVault backup, Forefront Security for
SharePoint, Symantec NetBackup, VCB, Symantec Protection for SharePoint Servers, Paintshop
Pro, CSS, SharePoint Designer 2007

Dec 2007 to September 2008 – Tube Lines – SharePoint Technical Design Authority (TDA
/Technical Architect)
Tube Lines is responsible for both maintenance and upgrade work on the Jubilee, Northern and
Piccadilly lines of the London Underground.
Cedric was part of a large Technology Refresh programme to deliver the required infrastructure
to support the business to 2011. All the latest Microsoft Technology was being deployed
(Exchange 2007, MOSS 2007, SCOM 2007, OCS 2007, SSCM, Terminal Services 2008, Vista,
and SQL Server 2005) and Cedric was leading the SharePoint stream.

       Technical Architect (TDA) responsible for the implementation of SharePoint Server 2007
        (MOSS 2007) for both their Intranet and Document Management system. MOSS Logical
        and Physical Architecture detailed design. MOSS Installation guide. Pre-production and
        Production build competently documented
       Existing Intranet Migration organised with stakeholders
       Databases and SAN Configuration design + Capacity Planning
       Creation of Standards and Policies on how to implement MOSS proficiently (SharePoint
        Governance) to deliver the greatest benefits for the business
       Recommendation on Backup, Disaster Recovery, Site Provisioning and Reporting tools
       Information Architecture and Taxonomy Design
       Creation Data View Web Part for Integration between Terminal Services 2008 and
        SharePoint 2007. Wrote a white paper for Microsoft internal teams.
       Virtual Environments setup for Test and Pre-Production with VMware ESX
       Production Farm deployment (setup & configuration) on HP Blade Servers
       Developed InfoPath online forms, customised reports and workflows as part of a
        SharePoint Showcase project
       Office Communication Server 2007 integration with MOSS
       Exposure to Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 (SCCM)
       SharePoint Support monitoring with Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 (MOM) Agents

Technology used: MOSS 2007, VMware ESX, Microsoft Forefront Security for SharePoint,
AvePoint DocAve, SharePoint Designer 2007, InfoPath 2007, XSLT, XPath, InfoPath Forms
Services, Workflows, F5 BIG-IP (load balancing), SQL Server 2005 clustering, Nintex Reporting
for SharePoint

November 2007 – Westminster City Council – SharePoint Technical Architect

       Business Requirements Gathering through as series of workshops with the client for an
        Office SharePoint Server 2007 deployment

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       Logical and Physical architecture competently designed, license requirements,
        authentication models, and support plans
       Architecture included ISA 2006 Server for extranet authentication and PerformancePoint
        application servers for Business Intelligence Applications
       Implementation of Forms Based Authentication with Windows SharePoint Services 3.0

October 2007 – Welsh Assembly Government – SharePoint Technical Architect and
Information Management Consultant

       Recommendations for Intranet migration to Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS)
       Comparison of third party content migrators, license prices
       Design of logical architecture and estimate of work load

May 2007 to October 2007 – Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) –
Information Management Consultant and InfoPath SharePoint developer

       Business Requirement Gathering
       Development of an application for the local government workers to produce Impact
        Assessment of Policies using Office SharePoint Server 2007 and InfoPath Forms
        Services. The InfoPath form was over 90 fields and needed extensive development.
       Produced an installation guide, System documentation and Disaster Recovery Plan
       Prepared and delivered a 4 hours training course very well received by the client

Technology used: MOSS 2007, InfoPath 2007, Workflows, SharePoint Designer 2007, XSLT,

March 2007 to April 2007 – Department for Education and Skills (DfES) – Information
Management Consultant and SharePoint developer

       Successfully delivery a project aiming at demonstrating the features of Office SharePoint
        Server 2007 with Excel Services and Live Communication Server (MOSS Showcase)
       Cedric worked in partnership with the government body project manager in order to build
        the demo both technically and providing expertise in Document Management

Technology used: MOSS 2007, Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, Live Communication Server,
SharePoint Designer 2007, Excel 2007, Workflows

August 2006 to February 2007 – Department for Education and Skills (DfES) – Information
Management Consultant and developer

       Cedric designed, developed and implemented a SharePoint based application for Policy
        development for the Department employees using SharePoint
       Technical documentation for support, user documentation (Quick Reference Guides)
       Wrote and delivered a training course to use the application

Technology used: Windows SharePoint Services 2.0, Microsoft FrontPage 2003, XSLT, XPath,
JavaScript, Meridio for SharePoint

March 2006 to August 2006 – Home Office – Information Management Consultant and
SharePoint developer
Capgemini were selected as preferred supplier for the delivery of an EDRMS (Electronic
Document and Records Management System) solution and the associated business change
across the Home Office. The project delivered two main areas of functionality. The first area was
known as the EDRM core functionality i.e. document and records management in a designed
Corporate File Plan based in Meridio; the second area was deployment of collaborative solutions

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based on Microsoft SharePoint. These value-add collaborative solutions solved specific
business problems for this government body business units and teams. Cedric's role was to
identify, design, create and implement value-added team working solutions into specified
areas of the government body. Cedric was part of a team and effectively supported the
development of the Team Working Solutions strategies for the relevant business units. In addition
Cedric ran several meetings and workshops on his own thanks to his facilitation and client
relationship development skills. Cedric developed high quality solutions and was also
instrumental in the coordination and delivery of the full Programme and Project Solution suite of
modules which was a great achievement. Solutions have then been implemented with highly
effective user training and support culminating in successful launches. Cedric has been
responsible for training and inducting new members of the team (especially the new contractor
workforce to who were transitioning). Cedric played a full part in developing the standards and
approaches to which the team were adhering and in capturing and sharing specific knowledge of
techniques and approaches that benefited everyone.

Technology used: SharePoint Portal Server 2003, Windows SharePoint Services 2.0, Meridio for
SharePoint, Microsoft FrontPage 2003, XSLT, XPath, JavaScript

March 2006 – Capgemini – Information Management Consultant and SharePoint developer
Integrated Collaboration Environment (ICE)

Cedric helped design, develop and create a Portal product integrating SharePoint Portal Server
2003, Live Communication Server, Microsoft Axapta, Outlook Web Access, and Quest Vintela
(allowing Line Of Business LOB Unix applications to run on a SharePoint front-end).
ICE was later sold and implemented to different Capgemini clients. Cedric also helped organise
all the parties involved in building the solution, both internally and externally (i.e. Quest).

Technology used: SharePoint Portal Server 2003, Microsoft Axapta, Microsoft Live
Communication Server, Quest Vintela, SSO

January 2003 to February 2006 – (
                                – Senior Solution Developer are the largest rail ticket retailer in the UK, serviced through a combination of
online and Call Centre sales. Cedric was one of the developers on the development programme
which delivered millions of pounds of revenue per annum. Cedric was responsible for:

1) Web-based development, design and unit testing as defined by the project Release Manager
2) Fault investigation and resolution arising from system testing and UAT testing phases
3) Direct support to a nominated client project manager for investigation and recommendations
for specific areas of functional improvements to the system
4) Writing estimates for the Business Requirement team
5) Helping the Business Analysts to write Use Cases (RUP) to enable designers to understand at
a detailed level existing web application functionality
6) Being the lead developer within the project for the call centre application
Cedric was developing in an ASP, ASP .Net environment using HTML, XML, JavaScript, VB
Script, Visual Basic, VB .Net Web Solutions and Web Services. His role has required him to work
across all the company's managed sites and applications, which between them vary in terms of
architecture and thus the ways in which they use the above languages.

Cedric also regularly contributed to the project knowledge pool, and has also facilitated
knowledge sharing through the construction and maintenance of the project SharePoint Portal.

Technology used: ASP, ASP .Net, HTML, XML, JavaScript, VB Script, Visual Basic, VB .Net,
Oracle, SharePoint Portal Server 2003

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August 2000 to December 2002 – many clients – Solution and Portal Developer
Clients include the MOD, Corus (ex-British Steel), General Motors, AstraZeneca Pharmaceutical,
Pilsner, etc

Cedric joined Capgemini in August 2000 as part of the ―n-Portal factory” team building dynamic
web portals / Intranets using ASP and SQL Server to start with and later using SharePoint Team

Technology used: ASP, SQL Server 7, HTML, JavaScript, VB Script, CSS, SharePoint Team
Services (first version of SharePoint initially called Tahoe), SharePoint Portal Server 2001, XML

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     Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College (Brunel University)
      Business with IT Degree, 1999 — 2000
     IUT Techniques de Commercialisation (Toulouse, France)
      French Business Degree, 1997 — 1999
     Certification - Microsoft SharePoint Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
      Passed 2 exams in October 2007

     Security Clearance (SC Level)
      Up to secret information. Worked for the MOD, the Home Office and the DfES/DCSF
     SharePoint User Group UK Active Member ( – attends meetings
      monthly in Microsoft London office
     SharePoint Expert Member
     Training - Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and SharePoint Server 2007 Configuration
      (Oct 2007)
     Training - Meridio 4.3 installation and integration with SharePoint (June 2007)
     Training - SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Developer (Oct 2004)
     Training - SharePoint 2010: Installing and setting up your farm in SharePoint 2010,
      Backing up and Restoring your SharePoint Content (April 2010)
     Training - SharePoint 2010: Design and Configuring Web Applications in SharePoint
      2010, and Design, Manage and Deploy, Site Collections in SharePoint 2010 (April 2010)
     Training - SharePoint 2010: Building Enterprise London Content Types and Managed
      Metadata term Sets in SharePoint 2010 and Configuring and Managing Search in
      SharePoint 2010 (April 2010)


     SharePoint Consultancy, Architecture, Development and end-user training
     SharePoint 2010
     Office SharePoint Server 2007, Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and 2.0
     Strong SQL SERVER experience
     SharePoint Designer 2007, InfoPath 2007
     VMware ESX
     XML, XSLT, XPath
     Business Analyst
     Technical Leader/Architect
     Strong client facing skills
     End-User Training
     Servers Stress and Load Testing, tuning
     Willingness to go the extra mile and High Integrity
     Learns new technologies/skills very quickly
     Analytical and methodical approach to problem solving
     Proactive. Ability to identify opportunities and develop new ideas that will lead to
      improvements. Ability to adapt/change behaviour or plans to better achieve the
     Ability to analyse a complex problem and identify potential solutions by exploring and
      analysing diverse alternatives, including, where applicable, risks and potential business

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       impact. Ability to make the right decisions based on the necessary information and to
       take measures accordingly.
      Excellent written and verbal communications
      Confident, self-motivated and able to work under pressure with a minimum of supervision
      Team Player, Industrious
      French (mother tongue), Basic Spanish

   Other skills include: SQL Server 2005/2008, IIS 6/7, Business Scorecard Manager 2005,
   PerformancePoint Server 2007, Windows Server 2008, Symantec NetBackup, and Symantec
   Protection for SharePoint Server, Forefront Security for SharePoint, PowerShell


Date of Birth: 17th May 1978, Single
Nationality: French
Interests: Mountain Biking (races regularly), Salsa, Tai Chi, SharePoint
Have been living in the UK since 1999.
REFERENCES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST (see recommendations on Linked In profile
Acronym used in this CV: Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS 2007)

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