Michel van Vliet

Michel van Vliet

Senior Cloud Consultant

Rotterdam, Netherlands

Michel currently works as an independent Cloud Consultant (living in the Netherlands) and has been in IT for over 25 years. He loves sharing his passion for IT and experiences from the field to help others with their journey to the Cloud. His area of expertise is Microsoft/Office 365 and Azure with a strong focus on Exchange, Skype for Business, Teams, AAD and Azure IaaS.
Michel enjoys sharing his knowledge by speaking at conferences and user groups, authoring blog posts and helping others by actively engaging on online forums.
Follow him on Twitter via @mvvliet or visit his blog at michelvanvliet.com

Area of Expertise

  • Information & Communications Technology


  • Office 365
  • Exchange Online
  • Azure
  • Azure IaaS
  • Azure Security
  • Azure Active Directory
  • PowerShell
  • Skype for Business
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Teams

Move from Skype for Business to Teams, here’s what you need to know!

As Microsoft strongly encourages us to move to Teams, you're convinced this is the right way for your organization. But what are the options you can choose from and what are the implications for your end users? In this session we'll answer these questions and show you the available upgrade paths. We’ll take you through an inside look on the architecture of Teams, get a better understanding of what challenges you could face and how to resolve those with troubleshooting tips and tricks. Join this interactive session to get a jump start and walk away with the knowledge on how to become fully prepared to migrate to Teams!

How to successfully manage Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is rapidly growing in popularity and is becoming the core hub application within many organizations. This introduces challenges related to management and (data) governance.
In this session we'll not only cover the out of the box options but also give you guidance on setting up your own controls. We'll also discuss common questions such as why and how to control the creation of teams, whether to expire and archive old teams and how to report on Teams usage.
Join this interactive session and get guidance on how to be in control and have a successful implementation of Teams within your organization.

Why bury Skype for Business (Online) and start planning the birth of Teams

It's time to let Skype for Business (Online) rest in peace within your organization! We will give you three reasons why you should be planning it's funeral and start celebrating a life with Microsoft Teams.
But what about after the funeral? And what are the options to give birth to Microsoft Teams?
In this session we'll answer these questions by guiding you through the available scenario's and upgrade paths. We'll also share some common practices and real life experiences which will help you plan your successful move to Teams.
Spoiler alert: join this session and be surprised with a special Dutch treat!

Giving Microsoft Teams a voice

Everybody knows and of course loves Microsoft Teams 😊. However, Teams can be a lot more than just the “hub for Teams work”. Enable the Phone System capabilities within Office 365 and Teams becomes a complete voice/phone platform (PBX).
In this session we’ll show you all the options there are for making Teams the only phone system within your organization.
Do you want Microsoft to be your PSTN provider or do you want to use you own/current SIP trunk?
What are the pitfalls, current gaps and when do you need a 3rd party service to enable all your voice needs?
Join this session and give Microsoft Teams a voice within you organization.

How to secure your email (data) - black belt edition

Email is still the most commonly used service within every organization. Of course, SMTP traffic is encrypted in transition (by default) but what about the rest of the journey? And what about preventing and detecting phishing, spoofing, malware and SPAM?
What options are available by default within Office 365 – Exchange Online and what does Office 365 ATP (P1/P2) add to the mixture?
In this session we’ll cover topics like OME and the new (default) options within EXO/EOP. We’ll show you how ATP adds extra value on top of these with features like Threat Explorer, Threat Tracker, Automated Investigation and Response and the rich reports + alerting.
Join this demo rich session and get guidance on how to keep your email (data) secure.


June 2020 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands

Michel van Vliet

Senior Cloud Consultant

Rotterdam, Netherlands