Dean Halstead

Collaboration Architect


Dean Halstead has over 10 years of experience at Microsoft. He has spent over 7 years on the SharePoint Product Design Team. He conceptualized the Alternate Access Mappings (AAM) Feature for which he holds a patent. Dean has worked on product team and helped to ship SharePoint Portal Server 2001, SharePoint Portal Server 2003, and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. Dean was primarily responsible for Extranet, Internet and other topology configuration features for SharePoint. He is an author and contributor to the SharePoint Portal Server 2001 Resource Kit and numerous whitepapers and articles featured on MSDN. His most recent whitepaper was about how to enable Gov 2.0 and be found here. Dean worked on MOSS 2007 Business Intelligence Team and had primary responsibility for KPIs, Dashboards, and Report Center on the product team. Dean most recently led the creation of the Gov 2.0 kit and was and continues to be involved with the creation and evolution of Dean has over 17 years of experience in the US Army Reserves with one deployment to Kuwait in support of OIF/OEF I/II where he worked at the Port of Shuaiba as the Port Operations Officer where he worked to manage the movement of 100,000 Short Tons and 100+ ships in and out of port in a 100 period time during what was arguably the largest logistical move in US history and where a SDDC record was set by uploading and discharging 5 vessels at one time. Currently, Dean Halstead is a Collaboration Architect for Microsoft’s U.S. Federal Government Sales Team and Microsoft SharePoint Patent Holder. He is the co-author of the Microsoft’s widely recognized “Open Government Plan” and “Microsoft Governance Plan for Social Networking in Gov 2.0” templates. His profile can be found on LinkedIn