SharePoint and Web Development Instructor

Spike Xavier

Web Development, C#,CSS, SharePoint - Installation, administration and development. Spike is truly passionate about technology and loves working with people new to the industry.


MCITP: Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administrator. MCTS: SharePoint 2010 Configuration, MCT: Microsoft Certified Trainer, MCDST: Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician, MCP: Microsoft Certified Professional, A+, A+ - IT Technician, Network+. ASP Insiders Group
Spike has been involved in technology for over 15 years. He started in the early days of e-commerce running the order processing and credit card authorizations for one of the largest gift companies in the world. He charted off into his own waters in 1995 by starting a company of his own which would become grew from his bedroom into one of the largest on line e-commerce merchandisers in the world.  Serving as the official online store for such acts as: No Doubt, the Offspring, Social Distortion, Nine Inch Nails, Tony Hawk, Pink, Pennywise and many others.  It was during this time that Spike fell in love with web design and development. 

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Spike wrote the cover article for  ASP.NET Pro magazine entitled "Master Your Domain" which was an article outlining step by step the process of using CSS for laying out Master Pages in ASP.NET 2.0.

Spike is currently the director of the Arizona Share Point Professionals User Group.  The group meets once a month and features presentations and training on the latest in SharePoint technologies.

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Creating a New Web Application using Central Administration in SharePoint 2010

Posted February 3, 2014

I’m going to create a new SPWebApplication called which answers to the url sharepoint.local on my dev box / lab environment. I will have the SPWeb Application answer to http://sharepoint.local in my lab environment. I have already performed the necessary loopback … Continue Reading

Helpful SharePoint BI Links to Blogs and Articles

Posted December 4, 2013

This blog post is a collection of links to articles and documentation that has been valuable to me as I worked my way through understanding and implementing and using the BI stack with SharePoint. Hopefully this will save someone some … Continue Reading

How to Apply Metadata Navigation Filtering in SharePoint 2013

Posted October 24, 2013

In this post I will show how to set up Metadata Navigation Filtering in Share Point 2013. This is one of the most powerful features available in helping users quickly find what they need without writing any code, it really just … Continue Reading