PartnerRe, is an international reinsurance company. The shares of the company based in Pembroke on Bermuda are listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
PartnerRe has 14 global branches, of which more than 2,000 customer care in over 150 countries. Group sales amounted in fiscal 2008 to 3.98 billion dollars. Nearly half of the premium volume comes from Europe.


The group had a total capital of $7,714 million (U.S. dollars) for 2015.


PartnerRe expressed the need to migrate its 5.000 accounts from a Lotus Notes by IBM to Microsoft Exchange 2010 with the Quest tools.
Being located in many countries, I had to build a sustainable infrastructure, responding to expectation and proper European and American legislation.
Prepare the migration plan and run it, without side effects for the users during their working time, was my second challenge.


My last prerogative was to edit PowerShell scripts to manage all steps out-of-scopes by Quest, for reports and for administration.


Mission tasks:
  • Schema extension
  • Design and deploy 7 Microsoft Exchange 2010 Enterprise SP3
  • Deploy 2 Riverbed GLB with the collaboration of the Riverbed team
  • Deploy the Quest migration engine and the Quest Coexistence engine
  • Deploy a basic Lync Server for a POC
  • Delivery of PowerShell scripts
Technical environment:
  • Microsoft Exchange 2010 Enterprise SP3
  • Microsoft Lync Server 2010
  • Microsoft Active Directory & DirSync
  • IBM Domino 8.5 Servers and Lotus Notes clients
  • PowerShell
My projects with vNext: 2012 - 2015



GROUPE POMONA, major player in the food industry, expressed the need to migrate its IBM Lotus Notes infrastructure to Office 365 without a migration software.


Mission tasks:
  • Design & management of the migration process
  • Migration Script edition via PowerShell
  • Deploying Directory synchronization tools with the cloud services
  • Implementation of custom administration tool run in PowerShell for SAP IDM
  • Write tutorials, « How to » and other technical user support documents
Technical environment:
  • Office 365
  • PowerShell
  • Active Directory 2012 R2
  • Microsoft SMTP relay
  • IBM Domino


My projects with vNext: 2012 - 2015



ADISSEO wanted to migrate the enterprise messaging from Gmail and Exchange 2003 to Office 365.


Mission tasks:
  • Mailboxes migration
  • Support level 3
  • Team Back-up
Technical environment:
  • Office 365
  • Exchange 2003
  • Cloudiway: Migration engine
  • Active Directory 2008 R2


My projects with vNext: 2012 - 2015



HR-PATH expressed the need to rapidly migrate its fleet of 500 users from Exchange 2010 to Office 365.
Established in 2001, the group carries out projects of HRIS implementation and payroll outsourcing for major accounts such as SME. HR Path offers each company a solution adapted to its HR strategy.


Mission tasks:
  • Deploying Directory synchronization tools between On-Premise and the cloud
  • Migration Script Edition via PowerShell
Technical environment:
  • Office 365
  • Exchange 2010
  • Active Directory 2008 R2
  • ADFS and ADFS Proxy
  • DirSync
  • Windows Server 2008 R2


My projects with vNext: 2012 - 2015



Webhelp expressed the need to migrate its Exchange 2003, 2007 and 2010 messaging platforms from subsidiary to Office 365 for more than 8.000 users. Webhelp develops solutions that grow client’s business and increase customer’s advocacy. They are located in France, Algeria, Morocco, Romania, United Kingdom and the Netherlands.



Key Project Objectives:

  • Validate the global Active Directory before the migration
    • Workshops, audit, and recommendations.
    • Take consideration of the Active Director migration in progress from Algeria and Morocco, with Microsoft FIM synchronization.
  • Design a migration solution
    • Workshops to explain the details of all the migrations to Office 365.
  • POC and Pilot to migrate ~8.000 users from Microsoft Exchange servers to the Microsoft Office 365
    • The migration was done with Office 365 tools.

The project team consisted of 3 members:

  • One project director
  • One project architect
  • One engineer (Christophe)


  • Participate in the design of the migration process. The project architect was stacked on the Binary Tree engine, the mission was to define each task for each step of the migration process.
  • PowerShell script edition to automate the migration, validation of the prerequisites, employ best practices for the migration.
  • Direct/lead the IT support managers who then train 100+ IT support staff worldwide.

Technical environment:

  • Office 365
  • IBM Domino 8.5 & Lotus Notes
  • Binary Tree solution: Migration & Coexistence engines
  • Active Directory & DirSync
  • PowerShell


My projects with vNext: 2012 - 2015