About Me

I am an Office 365, Microsoft Azure, and SharePoint Architect at Slalom Consulting in Chicago with over 20 years of IT consulting experience primarily focused on delivery excellence, thought leadership, technical innovation, and a customer success.

I am currently focused on a cloud computing, modern collaboration, web content management, custom application development, project management, and change management using Microsoft technologies. Day to day duties involves thought leadership, business development, strategy and road mapping, client delivery, solution architecture, team leadership and a project management.

Also, I assume many different roles for Slalom Chicago Content & Collaboration practice including architects team lead and assisting in practice operations, community engagement, account management, vendor/partner relationships, cross-practice synergies, and business development activities.

I have worked on several critical initiatives for various Fortune 500 clients including Astellas Pharma, Beam Suntory, Okta, ITW/Signode, Walgreens, Publicis, Advocate Healthcare, Saralee/Hillshire Brands, Ecolab/Nalco, Baxter Healthcare, Microsoft, Novartis, Denver Health, Level 3 Communications, and Navistar International.

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.

An industry thought leader and active blogger in the worldwide SharePoint and Office 365 community and a frequent speaker at various Chicago SharePoint community events like Chicago SharePoint Developer User Group, SharePoint Saturday Chicago, and SharePoint Fest Chicago. You can often find me at http://nikpatel.net or on Twitter @nikxpatel.

My passion for the technology and sharing knowledge within the community brought me into the blogging world. I have always loved the idea of sharing. Through this blog, I am planning to share my experiences as I adventure through the technological innovations.

I am an avid traveler, a backpacker, and a hiker with a huge interest in Indian cooking, photography, and foreign movies.

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

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.



  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.

    Kurt P.

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