About Michael

Michael Van Horenbeeck

Security & compliancy

Short Bio:

Highly energetic and forward-looking. Solving challenges with and through technology.

About Michael

As a Microsoft Certified Solutions Master (MCSM) and Microsoft MVP, Michael is one of the few people worldwide to hold both the coveted certification and award at the same time. 

As the CEO at The Collective, he leads the cybersecurity division and works with various customers of all sizes around the globe to help them stay secure and design, implement, and maintain solutions based on Microsoft 365 features and services.

Besides writing about technology for a variety of tech websites, Michael is active in various technical communities. He’s one of the founders of the Belgian Microsoft Cloud and Security user group, published several books like the recent ‘Microsoft 365 Security for IT Professionals’ (m365securitybook.com). He also co-authored the first four editions of the ‘Office 365 for IT Professionals’ e-book along with Tony Redmond and Paul Cunningham.

Experience is the name we give our mistakes... I made many!

More recently, he launched “Insight 365” an educational YouTube channel on Microsoft 365. 

Michael loves sharing his passion about technology; you can regularly find him speaking at various international conferences like Microsoft Ignite, Ignite on Tour, Workplace Ninja’s Summit, European Collaboration Summit, Techorama, Experts Live, etc.

In his spare time, Michael loves to travel, spend time with his lovely wife, learn to play the piano, and practice Krav Maga.

Meet the team

Meet our continuously growing team of skilled professionals providing innovative services and solutions, helping customers across the globe become more successful through technology.


Michael Van Horenbeeck


Johan Delimon


Sven Mattheus


Timmy Luts

Microsoft 365 Consultant

Jente Paredis

Microsoft 365 Consultant

Glenn Van Rymenant

Security Consultant

Louis Mastelinck

Microsoft 365 Consultant

Thijs Lecomte