About Me

Nik is a seasoned technology lead and results-driven IT professional. He has over 20 years of experience of delivering high-quality business applications through technology consulting, business innovation, and long-lasting solution architecture. He has currently focused on delivering complex business solutions in the digital workplace (modern collaboration and corporate communication), cloud computing (IaaS, PaaS, IDaaS, SaaS), and digital experiences (web content management) platforms.

Nik is an Office 365, SharePoint, and Microsoft Azure Professional. His primary focus is on software engineering, delivery excellence, thought leadership, technical innovation, and a customer success. Day to day duties involves business development, account management, program management, solution ownership, strategy and road mapping, solution delivery, and a team leadership.

Nik has worked on several critical initiatives for various clients including Astellas Pharma, General Growth Properties, Beam Suntory, Okta, ITW/Signode, Walgreens, Publicis, Advocate Healthcare, Saralee/Hillshire Brands, Ecolab/Nalco, Baxter Healthcare, Microsoft Corporation, Novartis, Denver Health, Level 3 Communications, Village of Northbrook, and Navistar International.

Nik has Master’s in Computer Science from IIT Chicago, Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing from SP University India, Bachelor’s in Electronics & Communication from DDIT India, and certified Microsoft.NET, SharePoint, and SQL Server Architect.

Nik is an industry thought leader and active blogger in the global SharePoint and Office 365 community and a frequent speaker at various Chicago SharePoint community events. You can often find him at http://nikpatel.net or on Twitter @nikxpatel. He is an avid traveler, backpacker, and hiker with a huge interest in Indian cooking, photography, and foreign movies.

Nik’s passion for the technology and sharing knowledge within the community brought him into the blogging world. He has always loved the idea of sharing. Through this blog, he is planning to share his experiences as he adventure through the technological innovations.

Enjoy this blog and hope it will help you as other blogs help him to swim through his daily tasks. Please reach out to him at the patenik2@yahoo.com if you have any questions.

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9 Responses to About Me

  1. ilayaraja says:

    Hi Nik,
    i’m new to SharePoint, currently working in Honeywell.
    Today I read your accessservicesinsharepoint2010.pdf , it was very nice.

    Thanks!

    Ilayaraja
    illatry@gmail.com

  2. Kevin Stone says:

    Awesome site Nik… And thanks for sharing !!!!

  3. Hi Nick, How can I get sharepoint to respect the record lock set by MS Acess 2010 on records that is currently being edited? MS Access that is published to sharepoint does not seem to recognise the record lock made by MS Access.

    • Nik Patel says:

      Hi Anna.. I am not sure about that. I haven’t played with that features with MS Access 2010 and SP2010 integration.. You may want to raise this question on MS forums and it may help

      Sorry about that.. Thanks.

  4. GS Sohal says:

    Great Blog !!!! .. enjoyed reading over here .. Thanks alot for Sharing

  5. Nik,
    Loved working with you. Best of luck in all your future endeavors. You will be missed.

    Regards,
    Kurt P.

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