Knowledgefactory-3902v7BlogThis blog is my online toolbox. I will blog things I need to remember and find useful. Instead of making a private link repository I will do it on this public blog and maybe someone will find it helpful. I will also post solutions to problems I solve myself and if it helped, please let me know in a comment. I also appreciate constructive feedback to my posts.

About me

My focus is Skype for Business and Microsoft Unified Communication. My role as a Chief Technical Architect at Knowledge Factory in Oslo, Norway is to provide technology overviews, proofs-of-concept, early adaptor deployments, technical demonstrations, and technology assessments for customers and partners. This role gives me the opportunity to engage with the online community, speak at seminars and run technical workshops and IT-Pro training sessions. I was awarded Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for the first time in April 2011 and I was reawarded in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.

I had the honor to be interviewed at the Lync NextHop blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/03/23/interview-with-a-lync-pro-st-229-le-hansen.aspx

Watch my Thoughts on UC YouTube series

Outside this blog I contribute in the following arenas

Public seminars I have spoken at

Microsoft Ignite 2015 – Save Time! Automate Phone Number Management in Skype for Business 
Nordic Infrastructure Conference 2015 – Three Lync and Skype for Business talks
TechDays Sweden 2014 – Succeed with Lync, BYOD and WiFi
TechEd Europe 2014 –  Five Best Practices to Consider When Deploying Microsoft Lync Mobile
Norwegian Lync Day 2014 – Organizer, program manager, keynote speaker and speaker
TechEd North America 2014One level 400 talk about Phone Number administration in Lync
Aastra User Group BRUM 2014Why BYOD, an introduction
Lync Conference 2014One level 400 talk about Phone Number administration in Lync
NIC – Nordic Infrastructure Conference 2014 Two Lync Server 2013 talks in english, Level 300
NIC – Nordic Infrastructure Conference 2013 Two Lync Server 2013 talks in english, Level 300
Atea Community 2012Two talks about Lync 2013 and about Win8 and Office 2013 in five cities
NIC – Nordic Infrastructure Conference 2012Two Lync Server 2010 talks in english, Level 200-400
Atea Community 2011 – Talking about Social Media and Lync Server 2010 in six cities
Microsoft TechDays Norway 2011 – Talking about Lync Online and Exchange Online, Level 300
Tekna Unified Communication seminar 2011 – Talk about the diversity between the different UC providers, Level 200
TechNet Live Norway 2011 – Three Lync Server 2010 talks
Microsoft UC Bootcamp 2011 – About Lync Server 2010 and integrations. Level 300
Atea Community 2010 – About Lync, benefits of UC and a technical deep dive on Lync Server in 5 cities
TechNet Live Norway 2010 – Two Exchange Level 300 Presentations

List of publications

Authored an article about Skype for Business at the Norwegian Microsoft Inspiration blog
Authored an article about Lync Server 2013 and Active Monitoring with System Center Operations Manager at the NextHop blog
Authored an article about Lync 2013 Calling number normalization Rules that got published at the Microsoft Press Blog
My Lync PowerShell Script List-UnusedNumbers.ps1 is featured on the official Lync Server 2010 PowerShell Blog, look under Voice Applications
First article on NextHop: Integrating Communications Server 2007 R2 with Exchange UM When a User’s Mobile Number Is Their Primary Number
Webcasts about Lync with Microsoft: Produced two webcasts with Microsoft about Lync
Featured as one of 15 popular Exchange blogs: 15 Popular Exchange Server Blogs

I currently hold the following Microsoft certifications