About Me


Vlad is a SharePoint and Office 365 Consultant specializing in SharePoint and SharePoint Online deployments as well as hybrid scenarios. As a Pluralsight Author, Microsoft Certified Trainer and recognized international speaker, Vlad has helped thousands of users and IT Pros across the globe to better understand and to get the most out of SharePoint.

Vlad is also a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) in SharePoint since 2013 and has his own blog at www.absolute-sharepoint.com and he often shares his knowledge by speaking at local conferences and community events. Vlad also blogs at CMSWire as well as Computerworld and is often featured in other Microsoft sites such as Redmond Channel Partner.

In Addition, Vlad is the recipient of the “Top 25 Office 365 Influencers”award, showcasing him as one of the most influential Office 365 specialists in 2015, demonstrating his expertise and passion for Microsoft’s shift towards the cloud in the past years.

9781484219980HiRes_2Vlad is also the author of the Deploying SharePoint 2016: Best Practices for Installing, Configuring, and Maintaining SharePoint Server 2016 book, which you can order on Amazon!  Deploying SharePoint 2016 will help you:-Learn the steps to install SharePoint Server 2016, using both the user interface provided by Microsoft, and PowerShell
-Understand your authentication options and associated security considerations
-Deploy add-ins, either from the store, or from your own custom app catalog
-Configure Search Service Application using either the provided user interface (UI) or PowerShell
-Configure business intelligence service applications such as SSRS, PowerPivot, and Performance Point
-Learn the steps to migrate to SharePoint Server 2016 from either SharePoint Server 2010 or 2013
-Understand the approaches to high availability, disaster recovery, patching, and ways to monitor and maintain your SharePoint 2016 deployment once it’s up and running

Who This Book Is For:

Anyone tasked with installing, configuring, and maintaining SharePoint Server 2016 in their organization. This book assumes some working knowledge of previous release of SharePoint Server, such as SharePoint 2010 or SharePoint 2013.

  • Microsoft Certified Trainer
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) SharePoint 2013
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) Office 365
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) Windows Server 2012
  • Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) SharePoint 2010


  • Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) 2013
  • Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) 2014
  • Top 25 Office 365 Influencer 2015
  • Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) 2015


Upcoming Events

Event Location Dates
Microsoft Ignite Atlanta, GA September 26-30
SharePoint Saturday Johannesburg Johannesburg, South Africa October 8
SharePoint Saturday Cape Town Cape Town, South Africa October 22
SharePoint Saturday Durban Durban, South Africa October 29
MVP Global Summit Redmond, Wa November 7-10
European SharePoint Conference Vienna, Austria November 14-17
Office & SharePoint Live! Orlando, FL December 5-7
SharePoint Fest Chicago Chicago, IL December 8-9


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