Russ has been delivering IT user training, development and consultancy on a wide variety of applications – including the Microsoft Office Suite, MS Project and Visio, the Adobe Suite, Lotus Smart Suite, to name but a few – since 2003, as well as having management and project management training and facilitation experience. Within this period, Russ has overseen large scale training roll-outs for the likes of Tourism Australia, and was heavily involved in the Elite End User Engagement training and exam on behalf of Microsoft New Zealand, amongst others.
Since 2007, Russ has begun to specialise in Microsoft SharePoint with our UK partner – Combined Knowledge – delivering the SharePoint Power End User courses, as well as SharePoint Designer, InfoPath, Project Server, Nintex Workflow and Nintex Reporting, and has also been involved in courseware writing for some of these classes.
Russ also presents regular sessions at SharePoint Saturday and SharePoint User Group events around Australia, just as he did back in the UK, and has also presented at the European SharePoint Best Practices Conference in London.
Steve is well travelled spending most of last 20 years travelling in the US and South Asia for the companies he owned and worked with including achieving his first qualification with Microsoft technologies on NT 4 and IIS 3 in New Delhi India in 1998 whilst based there for 3 years.
Although tinkering with computers since early Teenage years Steve has specialized with Microsoft’s systems since 1996 and been involved in many Microsoft Beta programs including Windows 2000, Exchange 2000 and SharePoint. The last 8 years however has seen a majority of his time with SharePoint and running the Mindsharp and Combined Knowledge SharePoint courses in the UK, Europe and Asia Pacific, also helping many UK based companies with their SharePoint Implementations including the US Air Force, The Ministry of Defence and Several Blue chip companies. Steve is a Co Organiser of the UK SharePoint User Group www.suguk.org and Co Author of the SharePoint 2007 Administrators Companion from MS Press.
Mia is a virtual work consultant and trainer, who has assisted numerous small, medium and large (multinational) businesses improve their transition into a successful modern workplace, from implementation through to training.
These projects have been delivered across a range of industries, including local and federal government departments, telecommunications, financial services, and law, to name a few.
The vast majority of Mia’s projects are focused around the Office 365 suite, and she therefore lives and breathes these technologies on a daily basis.