Interview with a Wiki Ninja: SharePoint Expert, .NET developer, and Egyptian Ninja - John Naguib

This week's interview is with:

John Naguib

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His statistics:

  • 5K+ Recognition Points
  • 300+ Forum Answers
  • 10 Wiki Articles
  • 50 Wiki Edits
  • 41 Wiki Comments
  • 500+ Gallery Item Downloads

Some of his top Wiki articles:


Now let's get to the interview!


Who are you, where are you, and what do you do? What are your specialty technologies?

I am John Naguib an experienced collaboration & SharePoint Consultant and Architect in HP, with deep knowledge in SharePoint with its different versions 2003, 2007, 2010 and 2013, this includes the Architecture, installation, configuration, testing, maintenance and documentation. In addition to being Consultant I am coming from Development back ground for .NET Web application, Windows Application and SharePoint development also leading SharePoint apps team.

I know other technologies that involve SharePoint

  • SQL Server
  • AD - Active Directory
  • IIS-Internet Information Service
  • Exchange
  • Windows Server

I am located in Cairo, Egypt.

I deal with clients on daily basis and give technical consultation on how to achieve targets.

I am a holder of MCP, MCTS, MCITP, MCPD, MCT certificates and TOGAF 9. Foundation certificates.

My TechNet Profile: https: //


What's your biggest project right now?

I am working on deployments and consultancy for several big clients, also I am preparing to speak on some SharePoint events, I help colleagues over forums mainly the TechNet forums and I am writing some blogs.

Where else do you contribute in addition to TechNet Wiki?

Beside TechNet Wiki, I contribute to the HP official blogs as I am one of the Knowledge Thought leaders

And here are my blog posts I wrote:

Are you Hot, Cold or Warm

SharePoint Capacity Management

Efficient and Effective Communication with SharePoint

Also I have my personal blog and my personal Twitter: @johnnaguib where I share my updates.

What are your favorite Wiki articles you’ve contributed?

It is Workflow Manager Disaster Recovery as it is the one that was awarded with gold medal from wiki ninjas and I would like to take chance to thank the reviewers very much.

What are your Top Articles and Gallery items?

Workflow Manager Disaster Recovery

Add IIS Response Header

Get SharePoint Site Permissions

SharePoint Vanity URLs

SharePoint Sites are not deleted

Remove WFE Role from Farm

SharePoint 2013 HNSC

Configure OWA with Certificates

AAM and SharePoint 2013 SSL web applications

Create Self Signed Certificates

SharePoint 2013 and Kerberos

Who has impressed you in the Wiki community, and why?

There are several people impressed me I don’t want to just mention name as they are a lot. I see a lot of activities and knowledge so I would say it is the spirit in the community and also I would like to take the chance to thank Ed Price for his support.


What do you do with TechNet Wiki?

I post my articles and I search for the information I need, it is really very useful.

What is it about TechNet Wiki that interests you?

TechNet wiki is a masterpiece it is like ocean in knowledge sharing the deeper you go, the more you get and share.

What is TechNet Wiki for? Who is it for?

TechNet wiki is a brilliant idea it serves big sector of Information Technology starting from students, learners, trainers and professionals it is a respectable framework.



Please join me thanking John for the great Wiki articles and community impact!

   - Ninja Ed