About Nick

Nicholas Drew

Premier Field Engineer at Microsoft

Microsoft

Birmingham, United Kingdom

 

Professional Technical Consultant with wide ranging skills from large scale Windows 10, 8.1 & 7 Desktop deployments to detailed problem analysis and lateral thinking. SCCM install & configuration, upgrade & problem solving. Project or multi customer support experience. No problem or task too big, any problem will be dealt with and resolved in a professional manner. Reliable and conscientious in every aspect and situation. Excellent leader and decision maker with interpersonal and communication skills at all levels.

Key Achievements

• Over 18 years’ experience working in large multi user corporate environments, Data centres and client sites all over the UK
• Detailed requirements building working with Management stake holders and technical representatives on a daily basis
• Team leader and Management experience
• Large corporate, blue chip and local authority customer base including Microsoft, HSBC, DLA Piper, Deutsche Bank, Public Health England, Clifford Chance, HMRC, Cheshire Police, Serco Solutions, Aegon Services, Wales and West Utilities, Bristol Water, Southwark Council, Fujitsu Service, 3663, Severn Trent Water, Mitchells and Butlers, Britvic Soft Drinks, Land Rover, Coventry Council, Warwick Council, Derby Council

 

  • Windows 10/8.1/7 Build Development
  • Windows Hello & Hello for Business (WHfB)
  • BitLocker, AppLocker & Device Guard
  • NCSC EUC Security Lockdown Guidance
  • SCCM 2012 Current Branch, WaaS, O365, OaaS
  • SCCM upgrades
  • SCCM Client Health, Reporting and Desired State Configuration
  • MDT 2013 Build Development
  • Advanced Active Directory and Group Policy Object filtering
  • Group Policy Preferences
  • SCCM 2012 Design, build and administration
  • Extensive script development for systems integration (vb/wmi/cmd/hta/powershell)
  • ADSI Scripting
  • Complete build automation specialist
  • Installer technologies understanding such as Wise, WinInstall & Orca
  • High Level Design (HLD)
  • Complete Low Level Design (LLD)
  • Desktop and Laptop Configuration, Dell, Toshiba, HP and Lenovo
  • Office 365 install configure and management
  • WSUS Patch Management Design Build and Management
  • Schema Extensions
  • Domain Health checks and Resolution
  • VMware vSphere 5 Experience
  • Wise Package studio for Application Packaging
  • Excellent understanding of MSI technology
  • Technical Design and Support Documentation, Change Control, ITIL