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Zubair Alexander
Zubair Alexander

SeattlePro Enterprises, LLC

Zubair Alexander is a Microsoft SharePoint MVP, a Microsoft Certified Trainer, and CEO of SeattlePro Enterprises, LLC, an IT training and consulting company in Seattle, WA. He holds more than 25 industry certifications including MCT, MCSE, MCSA, MCDST, MCITP, MCTS, MCP+I, MCSA 2000/2003: Security, MCSE 2000/2003: Security, CNA, CEH, A+, Network+, Security+, CTT+ and CIW. His experience covers a wide range of spectrum: trainer, consultant, systems administrator, security architect, network engineer, Web designer, author, technical editor, college instructor and public speaker.
Zubair teaches various Microsoft products and has written extensively on Microsoft technologies the past 20 years. His specialties include Microsoft SharePoint, Office 365, Enterprise Security, Active Directory, Hyper-V, Windows operating systems, Exchange, and IIS. His consulting engagements range from troubleshooting and designing networks for small to medium-sized companies to engineering network services for large enterprises with over 30,000 users. He excels in troubleshooting hardware and software problems and his real-world experience is one of his greatest strengths.
Zubair is known worldwide for his articles on Microsoft technologies, written as a contributing editor and online columnist for Windows IT Pro Magazine and Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) magazine. In addition to writing Windows Advisor columns for MCP Magazine and Zubair’s Security Zone columns for, he has written for several publishers and Web sites over the years. He reviews technical books and articles for various publishers and has co-authored a book on Windows 2000 networking services. He also wrote Microsoft ISA Server 2000 for Sams Publishing. His recent books are SharePoint 2010 Best Practices and SharePoint 2013 Best Practices. Visit the publications page at for his articles, books and white papers. Zubair has been writing Alexander’s Blog since 2004. His blog covers a wide range of topics on Microsoft technologies and is dedicated to serving the IT community across the globe. People from over 150 countries regularly visit his blog.

Zubair has worked with SharePoint technologies since 2001. His subject matter expertise covers almost every area and aspect of SharePoint: installation, configuration, assessment, deployment, site design, intranet and extranet portals, upgrade, migration, taxonomy, architecture, branding, governance, research, troubleshooting, etc. Zubair also specializes in design, implementation, and engineering of enterprise network services. He speaks publicly at technical seminars, conferences, and Webinars on a wide range of topics, from SharePoint technologies and Active Directory, to enterprise security and Hyper-V.

Microsoft recognized him by presenting him the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award for SharePoint Server for inspiring excellence while helping people through his past recognized practical expertise and demonstrated willingness to share with peers in technical communities around the globe. He is honored to receive the prestigious annual MVP award every year since 2004. In September 2009, he was recognized as the featured IT Pro of the Month on Microsoft’s Web site. Zubair is also the founder of Seattle IT Pro User Group. The User Group serves the greater Puget Sound IT community around Seattle and its suburbs.

Zubair was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics Engineering from the University of Washington in Seattle. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics. He taught at North Seattle Community College after he earned a certificate in Computer Information Systems (CIS).