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Spencer Harbar is an enterprise architect who helps organizations implement and drive value from solutions based upon Microsoft SharePoint.
With over eighteen years of commercial experience in the architecture, design, development, deployment and operational service management of Web based applications and hosting platforms, his broad base of fundamental skills routinely enables Europe’s largest organizations to succeed with SharePoint.
Spencer delivers enterprise content management and portal systems architecture, design, development and deployment solutions, application security best practices, threat modeling and the implementation of highly available Windows Server based hosting platforms. He is also pretty handy with single-pixel GIFs.
Microsoft product expertise includes Office 365, SharePoint, IIS, SQL Server, Commerce Server and BizTalk Server, Windows Security, Active Directory, ADFS, Forefront Identity Manager, ISA/TMG/UAG and High Availability. He also has wide experience of competing vendor offerings across the SharePoint space, especially in regards to Document and Records Management. Practice Disciplines include Identity Management, Business intelligence, Records Management, Document Management, Taxonomy, Web Content Management, and Social Media Governance.
Spencer is one of only five people worldwide to hold the prestigious Microsoft Certified Architect for SharePoint 2010, and is one of 50 people worldwide to hold the Microsoft Certified Master for SharePoint 2010 certification. He is also a Microsoft Certified Master for SharePoint 2007.
He is the content author and instructor for the Platform Security, Authentication & Authorization, Business Intelligence, User Profile Service, Enterprise Content Management and Web Content Management modules of the SharePoint MCM. Spencer also works with Microsoft on delivering field readiness material and documentation for SharePoint Server.
Selected clients include Barclays Bank, ScottishPower, Microsoft, The Royal Bank of Scotland, BP, Unilever, HBOS, Scottish Enterprise, British Airways, The BBC, Centrica, NHS, Clifford Chance, SCVO, Heineken, The Automobile Association, Ballie Gifford, Shell, British Sky Broadcasting, Petrofac and BASF.
Spencer is also a strong community advocate, supporting and speaking at the UK SharePoint User Group and helping others through his blog, forums and public events such as the SharePoint Conference. He has been awarded the prestigious Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award for the last 11 years.
He also continues to maintain www.mcmsfaq.com, a Content Management Server resources portal. In 2006, Spencer co-authored Enhancing Microsoft Content Management Server with ASP.NET 2.0, and he frequently assists other community contributors with their writing projects. Most recently, Spencer was the technical editor for Automating SharePoint 2010 with Windows PowerShell 2.0.
Spencer represents Microsoft at events worldwide and was a speaker most recently at the SharePoint Conference 2011 and 2009 and Microsoft Tech Ed New Zealand, 2011. He also presents at other events such as the International SharePoint Conference 2012, SharePoint Evolutions 2010, SharePoint Connections Europe 2010 and the SharePoint Best Practices Conference 2011. During the MVP Global Summit 2010 in Bellevue, WA, Spencer demonstrated SharePoint 2010 as part of Stephen Elop's keynote address. Spencer has also presented at Microsoft's internal event, TechReady 13 and numerous Tech Ed events.
Spencer is also an instructor for Combined Knowledge, EMEA’s premier SharePoint training provider.
In his spare time (not much of it) he enjoys photography, reading, cricket, golf and whisky. He listens to the Jazz giants of yesteryear and some young blood, and spends time with family and friends in the beautiful capital city of Edinburgh, Scotland, his home town of Manchester, England, and Zoetermeer, the Netherlands.
Spencer presenting at the SharePoint Best Practices Conference, London, April 2011.
Spencer at the MVP Global Summit, Bellevue, WA, February 2010.
With friends at the BPC London 2011 Speaker Dinner.