Welcome to our blog. This blog is a platform on which we (Tristan and Frans) and some technical fellows want to keep you informed about the evolution of the Microsoft Modern Workplace. We will introduce business cases around the Workplace to you and how this can be solved with Microsoft Solutions. We are focusing on Microsoft Solutions around Windows, Enterprise Mobility + Security and Office 365. Microsoft calls this the Microsoft 365 suite. We will try to explain what the technical possibilities are whit these solutions and how this can solve business issues. In addition, several technical issues and new features will be sorted out and explained in this blog.
This blog is started by Tristan van Onselen en Frans Oudendorp. Both of us are working for InSpark as consultants and our daily job is to drive the adoption of the Microsoft Modern Workplace at customers. If someone is interested to join this blog platform feel free to introduce yourself to one of us.
I have been active in IT since 2002 and therefore have several years of experience. Started as a system administrator in SMEs and then continued to a consultancy role. As a Lead Consultant I have been active for InSpark in recent years. InSpark is a consultancy firm in the Netherlands and specializes in Microsoft technology such as Enterprise Mobility, System Center and Cloud & Data Center Management. My personal focus is on Enterprise Mobility, Windows 10 and Microsoft Azure (infrastructure) and I specialize in Azure Information Protection and Cloud App Security.
By sharing my knowledge of innovations and technologies as much as possible, I make sure that the customer can always stay ahead in the market. I also spread my expertise through social media and on this blog. In addition, I have been able to present at ExpertsLive and other events in recent years.
Tristan van Onselen
The IT security and modern workplace consultant who accepts any challenge, that’s me! I have over 10 years of hands-on experience, started by a small consultancy firm specialized in SME’s and now working for the Microsoft’s partner of the year – InSpark.
In my role as a security and modern management consultant. I’m responsible to accelerate and implement modern workplace solutions (focussing on security) or strategies for organizations up to 100.000 employees. In addition to this customer-facing role, I’m the expert owner of the modern workplace. This means that I advise the principal lead consultants about which technical capabilities we need to invest and research to create new solutions. Those solutions need to have an added value for our customers. For example towards a risk-based modern workplace.
My goal is to understand the technical and functional requirements and translate them in technical solutions. This translation will be described in technical architectures high and low/level designs. Although Agile is my preferred way of working. I am an enthusiastic person who is passionate about Microsoft products and love to share my knowledge.
My name is Jop Gommans, Modern Workplace consultant at Inspark since the end of 2018. I have been working in IT for 10 years and studied network infrastructure design beforehand. Starting out 10 years ago I aimed at being “the first consultancy who would know it all: Microsoft, Citrix, networking, cloud, the works… “. It turns out that this was a *bit* idealistic…
Therefore, for nearly 8 years now, I have been focussing on Microsoft technology starting out with Exchange, Lync (Skype nowadays), Identity and TS/RDS. Although I know my way around the Azure-infra basics, nowadays I am focussed on Hybrid Identity, Exchange Online and Security (mostly Identity and O365 related).
Helping customers reach their goals using Microsoft technology and sharing knowledge is my goal. And naturally to have fun in doing so, and during the projects we do! I am a cheerful, honest person that is always willing to help. So, should you encounter any (technical) challenges, feel free to reach out!