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Brian Desmond

United States
Chicago, IL
Independent Consultant, Expert in Enterprise Mobility and Identity and Access Management


Brian is an independent consultant and Microsoft platform expert focused heavily on Enterprise Mobility, Active Directory, Identity Management, Exchange, and Office 365 architecture/engineering projects for commercial enterprise and higher education customers. With a track record of successfully executing complex consulting engagements in these areas, Brian has delivered numerous enterprise scale deployments at various Fortune 100 and larger scale organizations as well as dozens of K-12 and Higher Education institutions and public sector customers across state and local government.

Outside of conventional consulting and support roles, Brian also has deep expertise managing and building combined offshore/onshore delivery teams in delivery locations around the globe.

Since March 2003, Brian have been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for Identity and Access Management for his contributions to the Microsoft technical communities at large. Brian is the author of Active Directory, 5th Edition published by O’Reilly as well as a frequent contributor to leading industry publications. You can often find me speaking at conferences and events worldwide.