Award Categories
Office Apps & Services
First year awarded:
2013
Number of MVP Awards:
7
Language
Dutch, English, French
Certifications
MCITP,MCTS, MCP, MCT

Thomas Vochten

Belgium
Technology Evangelist | Microsoft MVP ☕ ☁ 💻 #Microsoft365 #Azure #CommunityRocks

Biography

I am a technology evangelist helping companies to implement Microsoft cloud technologies such as Microsoft 365, and Azure. As Microsoft MVP, I also travel the world to speak at events, conferences and user groups to talk about technology and to make sure people do not make the same expensive mistakes that I did. All these speaking engagements are hard work, but I get a lot of energy out of them. Being out there in the community helping others is what drives me.

I work at Cronos, where the bulk of my time goes to supporting the more than 500 companies in the group in building out their digital workplace offerings, talking about how technology might solve their customers’ problems or achieve greater productivity.

For many years, I focused mainly on implementing SharePoint, but nowadays my scope is much broader. I pride myself in being a generalist rather than a specialist. That is just how it came to be. I talk to many different audiences, and that's definitely an asset then. I am still not much of a developer by the way, but I know just enough to not embarrass myself - although I think writing PowerShell is coding too.

Coming from a typical IT Pro background, I also have a lot of expertise with platform architecture, planning, deployment, availability, and operations, whether on-premises or in the cloud.

Since a few years, I am also the president of the Belgian Information Worker User Group (BIWUG). We have monthly meetings around topics like Office 365, SharePoint and Teams and organize CollabDays Belgium (the event formerly known as SharePoint Saturday Belgium).

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