Johnathan Lightfoot is the Prinicpal SharePoint Architect for GP Strategies. Johnathan has been involved with IT for over 20 years. He has worked in various roles including Help Desk, Level II and III Desktop Support, Windows and AS-400 Server Administration and Development. Companies he is fortunate to have worked for in the past include Electronic Data Systems, Hawaiian Telcom and Norwegian Cruise Line (yes he actually worked on the ships). However, the best experiences he says he has had were his nine years serving in the United States Navy.
Johnathan is a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) who specializes in SharePoint 2010, MOSS 2007, WSS 3.0 and Office 2007 and 2010 technologies along with providing Soft Skills training for organizations. Due to his background he is often called upon by federal and state agencies during the rollout phase of SharePoint deployments to provide training (Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced) and to assist End-Users, Power Users and Site Administrators with User Acceptance; as well as serving as the translator between end-users and IT Departments. He is certified as an MCT, MCDST, MCAS 2007, and MCPS (Microsoft Online Services).
Johnathan is from Miami, Florida (originally) but grew up in Mesquite, Texas; he has lived and worked literally around the world. He currently lives Columbia, Maryland with his super terrific wife Genevievette and daughter Giavrielle.
"If your team is excited about the new capabilities of the platform, as many are, this one time division of labor can pay off with big dividends. Often, the time saved in the future with modern tools provided by SharePoint 2010 can be a great reward when youve become frustrated with the technology youve been using for a long time to update your old site."
"This would be the book I'd love to see in the hands of all our employees at work...I would definitely recommend Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Plain & Simple be available (in quantities) for your end users when you move to SharePoint 2010. The money spent will be more than paid back with increased productivity and happier users."
--Thomas Duff, Duffbert's Random Musings
"Johnathan Lightfoot and Chris Beckett have created not only an elegant, short, and colorful guide to using the key features of Microsoft SharePoint 2010, but also a paradigm for how to present computer application 'how to' in a concise, friendly, and easy to follow manner."
--Davis M. DeBard, Amazon.com
"To be fair, I can't give this book enough praise as it's aimed at the beginner and subtly stretches their knowledge of SharePoint from chapter to chapter. I'd hardly claim to be a beginner in SharePoint but I picked up some really useful snippets from this. Johnathan Lightfoot and Chris Beckett have done a sterling job of interpreting beginners needs into a colourful and easy See-HOW guide."
--John Timney, www.johntimney.com