Great things in business are never done by one person. They’re done by a team of people.

~Steve Jobs

Michael Van Horenbeeck (MVP)

As a Microsoft Certified Solutions Master (MCSM) and MVP from Belgium, Michael is one of the few people worldwide to hold both the certification and award at the same time. He specializes in Cloud Security & Compliance, Identity Management, Messaging and Collaboration. As a Managing Partner at The Collective, he works with customers of all sizes around the globe, helping them design, implement, secure and manage solutions based on Microsoft 365. He also leads The Collective’s security practice through which his team and him deliver a variety of specialized security services, including an in-house Cloud SOC.

Besides writing about technology for a variety of tech websites, Michael co-authored several books including the first four editions of the ‘Office 365 for IT Professionals’ e-book.

In his little spare time he has left, Michael enjoys spending time with his wife and practicing martial arts.

Peter Daalmans (MVP)

Peter is a freelance consultant and Microsoft Certified Trainer at Daalmans Consulting. He primarily focuses on Microsoft Endpoint Manager and Enterprise Mobility. Peter has been awarded with the MVP award for Enterprise Mobility each year since 2012. He is active on his blog,, and is also one of the founders of the Windows Management User Group Netherlands.
He regularly speaks at local and international events and conferences, and has authored several books in the past, including:

  • Mastering System Center 2012 Configuration Manager
  • Mastering System Center 2012 R2 Configuration
  • Mastering System Center Configuration Manager (2017)
  • Microsoft EMS: Planning and Implementation. 

Damian Scoles (MVP)

Damian, Microsoft MVP, MCSE, PowerShell Book Author, has over 20 years of IT Industry experience and has been focused on Exchange, Office 365, PowerShell and Identify/Security for his career. Recently he has focused much of his time on helping people learn PowerShell in a practical manner through real world examples. Damian has also received the Microsoft MVP award since 2013 and has held the aware in three different categories – Exchange, Office 365 and PowerShell. He blogs when can, writes code more often and has authored several books on PowerShell.

In his free time, he enjoys the outdoors through hiking and camping and spending time with his wife and three kids.

Thijs Lecomte (MVP)

Thijs is a passionate Modern Workplace Consultant, born and raised in Belgium. He currently works at The Collective Consulting as a Senior Microsoft 365 Consultant where he focuses on Client Management, Security and Automation.

In his free time, Thijs is active on the Microsoft TechCommunity where he spreads knowledge and helps other people. On his blog,, he shares insights and tips on topics ranging from Microsoft Endpoint Manager to Azure Sentinel and Logic Apps.

Thijs likes to spend time with his family and enjoys running.