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Microsoft Solutions Certified Master | Exchange Messaging

Microsoft Certified Master | Office 365 Exchange Online

Microsoft Certified Master | Exchange Server 2010

Brian Reid

United Kingdom
One of the few Microsoft Certified Master (MCM) , Microsoft Certified Solutions Master (MCSM) and MVPs worldwide


Brian is the director of Microsoft Gold Partner NBConsult, an EMEA based Microsoft messaging and cloud services partner with offices in the UK, South Africa and Hong Kong.

Brian is a subject matter expert, consultant, instructor and author specialising in Microsoft Exchange Server and Office 365. With over 20 years of experience in Microsoft and related technologies. Brian has many years of experience in helping customers to design and integrate Microsoft Exchange Server and Active Directory. Additionally Brian is skilled at migrating from earlier versions of Exchange to the latest versions and to Office 365 as well as from other email server products that are available. Brian specialises in Exchange Server organization design and architecture, problem remediation and ensuring your IT department are fully able to support your chosen email server solution.

Brian has passed both the Microsoft Certified Master and Microsoft Certified Solutions Master in Exchange Server, placing him amongst a handful of Exchange Server experts in the United Kingdom and equally small number worldwide who have both the MCM certification and MVP award. 

Brian is a speaker at events such as Microsoft Ignite, Microsoft TechDays, DevConnections, UCDay, and the Microsoft Exchange Conference and is used frequently by Microsoft UK to provide Executive Briefings on Exchange Server to industry leading companies as well as a member of the UK Exchange Customer Council, a program run by Microsoft UK for enterprises implementing Exchange Server.

Brian lives in the UK and is married with three children. He blogs to his personal website at

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