Summit 7 Systems’ Ben Curry Awarded Microsoft MVP for 8th Year


Summit 7 Systems’ Ben Curry Awarded Microsoft MVP for 8th Year

Huntsville, AL, April 15, 2014


microsoftmvpSummit 7 Systems, today announced that Principal Architect and Managing Partner, Ben Curry, has been awarded Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for the eighth consecutive year. Microsoft MVP awards are given to individuals who are outstanding technical community leaders with real-world expertise and technical skills.


“It's been a great 7 years with the SharePoint MVPs and product teams, but with the evolution of SharePoint moving towards the cloud, it's an honor to now be recognized as an Office 365 MVP,” said Ben Curry. “I look forward to a great year educating the community about Office 365 and helping clients achieve great heights.”


Microsoft Office 365 provides Microsoft Office collaboration and productivity tools, such as SharePoint, delivered through the cloud. Office 365 delivers enterprise-grade tools at a predictable monthly cost and without upfront infrastructure investments. Summit 7 Systems implements Office 365 technologies that improve communications and productivity for small, midsized and enterprise-level businesses.


“The cloud offers a unique opportunity for organizations confronted with cutting costs while accelerating time-to-market and improving communication. Cloud solutions like our Office 365 QuickStart immediately maximizes productivity for our clients,” said Scott Edwards, President and Managing Partner. “Ben’s ability to maintain sight of the big picture when discussing highly technical topics – including Microsoft SharePoint and Office 365 – set the basis with their long-term business objectives.”

In 2013, Ben spoke at Enterprise Search Summit, SPTechCon Boston, Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2013, SharePoint Best Practices Conference, SharePoint 2013 Evolution Conference – London and SPTechCon San Francisco. He also contributed as lead author for Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Pocket Guide containing illustrative examples of many advanced tasks required to implement a SharePoint Product solutions for almost any size organization. Additionally, Ben will be speaking at SPTechCon San Francisco later this month about Office 365 planning, design, governance and real-world examples of hybrid environments. He will also be speaking at Cloud DevCon in June.




About Summit 7 Systems

Headquartered in Huntsville, AL, but delivering successful projects worldwide, Summit 7 Systems is a team of business and technology experts that empower you to overcome any barrier between your organization and success. Summit 7 Systems is a Microsoft Certified Partner with multiple Gold competencies specializing in the Business Productivity Solutions.


Summit 7 Systems will help your organization determine a strategy for success by clarifying your vision and providing a roadmap to make the solution to your business needs a reality.

The solutions provided by the expert team at Summit 7 Systems improve the efficiency of collaboration between your business units and provide a user-friendly experience for locating the relevant information within your organization. They specialize in the strategy, vision, design, implementation, support and enhancement of the following:



About Ben Curry

Ben Curry (CISSP, MVP, MCP, MCT) is a well-known author and enterprise network architect specializing in knowledge management and collaboration technologies. Ben is a Managing Partner at Summit 7 Systems, a company focused on the next generation of Microsoft products.


book1Ben’s co-authored book, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Best Practices, provides field-tested best practices and proven techniques for designing, deploying, operating, and optimizing Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0. Part of the new Best Practices series for IT professionals from Microsoft Press®, this guide is written by leading SharePoint MVPs and Microsoft SharePoint team members who have worked extensively with real-world deployments and customers. You’ll find out how to deploy the software, design your environment, manage content, analyze and view data, perform disaster recovery, monitor performance, and more. You'll learn how to create SharePoint sites that help your organization collaborate, take advantage of business insights, and improve productivity with practical insights from the experts.




Ben’s Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administrator's Pocket Consultant, contains portable and precise, pocket-sized guidance and delivers ready answers for the day-to-day administration of SharePoint 2010. Featuring easy-to-scan tables, step-by-step instructions, and handy lists, this book offers the streamlined, straightforward information needed to solve problems and get the job done-whether at your desk or in the field! Topics include deployment, site configuration, enterprise content management, search and indexing, workflows, shared service providers, information management policies, scalability, availability, security, logging and processing analysis, and backup and recovery.




In Ben’s latest book, co-authored with many Summit 7 Systems Consulting Professionals, Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Pocket Guide provides administrative procedures, quick answers, tips, and tested design examples. In addition, it covers some of the most difficult tasks, such as scaling out to a server farm and implementing disaster recovery. It also covers many of the new Windows PowerShell commands now needed for building and maintaining SharePoint Server. The text contains illustrative examples of many advanced tasks required to implement a SharePoint Products solution for almost any size organization.