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Peter Schmidt

Peter Schmidt an Office Apps and Services MVP & Microsoft Certified Solution Master (MCSM), thereby placing him amongst only a handful of experts, world-wide, to hold both the MCSM certification and MVP award at the same time.

He works as a Principal Consultant at NeoConsulting (His own Company), doing consultancy work with customers, and helping organizations with design, migration, and implementation on Exchange, Office 365 and Azure solutions.

Peter has been working in IT since 1996.  He has worked as a consultant and administrator for companies such as WM-data, LEGO, EG A/S and Globeteam, where he dealt with large and complex IT infrastructures.  Peter has worked in consulting industry in Denmark since 1996, where he has focused on Unified Communications and Server infrastructure, including Exchange Server, Lync (OCS), Windows Server, Active Directory, IIS, PKI, ISA/TMG and lately Office 365.  Currently, Peter is working as an Infrastructure Architect for a consulting company (EG A/S) in Denmark, specialising in Microsoft unified communications technology.

Peter is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) on Exchange Server and has been a MVP since 2008 and switched from the IIS expertise in 2011 and has been renewed annually since then.  Peter has worked closely with Microsoft, promoting technology in Denmark, including presentations, road shows, online interviews, launch events and founded the Unified Communications User Group CoLabora back in 2010.

When Peter is not at work, blogging or writing articles and not at home with his family, he is out with a camera in hand trying to be a photographer.

If you’re interested in contacting Peter about work then you can e-mail him or use the contact form. Peter is also available on Twitter.

For hire (Consulting)

I work as an Independent consultant and do all work through my own company NeoConsulting, a Danish Microsoft Partner.

If you are interested in working with me, you can contact me at peter AT neoconsulting.dk.

About the site

MS Digest (www.msdigest.net) is a personal blog about Microsoft technologies, started back in January 2005, it started off as IIS Digest (www.iis-digest.com) and have since then changed domain and name. Mainly because of focus.

The main areas of expertise focused on today is Exchange, Lync and Office 365.

Copyright warning

This blog post is the property of Peter Schmidt (@petsch / https://www.msdigest.net) and may not be reused in any manner without prior consent of Peter Schmidt. You may quote one paragraph from this blog post if you link to the original blog post.

This is my personal blog. The views expressed on these pages are mine alone and not those of my employer.

I do not work for Microsoft.  So if see something that is pro-Microsoft, then it is because I really feel that way.  We MVPs are meant to be independent experts.  I neither get any payment for Microsoft nor do I own any Microsoft shares.

I do work for a Microsoft partner, specialising in and selling the technologies that I focus on.  I blog about what I have chosen to work with.  There is no agenda.  I do work with Microsoft from time to time on events, or product feedback.  In the long run, I hope that helps improve knowledge of or quality of products for the end user like you and me.

Articles and writing

In past I used to write articles on a regular basis about Microsoft technologies for TechGenix and the WindowsNetworking site, you can still find some of my articles at: www.windowsnetworking.com

Nowadays I only write on my own blog.

Community Activities

I’m trying to share as much IT knowledge as possible within my spare time. This sharing is mainly done on the largest Danish IT Pro website: IT Experts, http://www.it.experts.dk, where I’m one of the top posters and moderator.

Forums, pages and communities where I am active:

User Groups

I have founded the first and only Danish User Group for Microsoft Unified Communications technologies, such as Exchange, Skype for Business (Lync) and Office 365: CoLabora.



Our main goal is to provide a forum in danish for everyone, from consultants to administrators, who work with Microsoft Unified Communications technologies. We maintain a blog and website at www.colabora.dk, where we post tips and news about Microsoft UC. A few times a year we arrange meetings for all the members, both offline and online meetings.

Speaking engagements

I’ve been speaking at the following engagements (some are listed below):

  • 2016 – CoLabora User Group events
  • 2016 – System Center User Group
  • 2016 – Nordic Infrastructure Conference 2016 (NIC) (2 sessions)
  • 2015 – Modern Workplace Summit 2015 (2 sessions)
  • 2015 – CoLabora User Group events
  • 2015 – Cloud seminar – Office 365 introduction
  • 2015 – RunAs Radio – interviewed for the podcast about: Exchange 2013 – Modern Public Folders
  • 2015 – Nordic Infrastructure Conference 2015 (NIC) (2 sessions)
    • Exchange 2013 Modern Public Folders
    • Exchange Online Protection
  • 2014 – Microsoft Campus Days (2 sessions)
  • 2013 – Microsoft Campus Days (2 sessions)
  • 2012 – Webcast – Office 365 overview
  • 2011 – Microsoft Campus Days (2 sessions)
  • 2010 – Lync Server 2010 Launch – Lync Server 2010 Architecture and Upgrading
  • 2010 – Lync Server 2010 Launch – CoLabora event
  • 2010 – Joomladay Denmark – Joomla on Windows (about running Joomla on IIS, WPI and WebMatrix)
  • 2010 – CoLabora event – Exchange 2010 SP1 features
  • 2003 – Microsoft TechDays – Windows Server 2003 Security
  • 2001 – Microsoft TechNet Summit – SharePoint Portal Server 2001


I have trained the Internal IT staff, colleagues and customers in various technologies:

  • Office 365
  • Azure
  • Exchange Server 2016
  • Exchange Server 2013
  • Exchange Server 2010
  • Exchange Server 2007
  • Exchange Server 2003
  • Active Directory Services

Technical Training and Conferences

Conferences I’ve been attending in the past:

2018 Microsoft MVP Summit, Redmond, WA, USA
2017 Microsoft Ignite, Orlando, FL,, USA
2017 Microsoft Security Airlift, Copenhagen
2017 Nordic Infrastructure Conference, Oslo, Norway (speaking)
2016 Microsoft MVP Summit, Redmond, WA, USA
2016 Microsoft Ignite, Atlanta, GA, USA
2016 Microsoft Cloud Roadshow, Copenhagen, Denmark
2016 Nordic Infrastructure Conference, Oslo, Norway (speaking)
2015 Microsoft MVP Summit, Redmond, WA, USA
2015 Modern Workplace Summit, Oslo, Norway (speaking)
2015 Nordic Infrastructure Conference, Oslo, Norway (speaking)
2015 Microsoft Campus Days, Copenhagen, Denmark (speaking)
2014 Microsoft Campus Days, Copenhagen, Denmark (speaking)
2013 Microsoft MVP Summit, Redmond, WA, USA
2012 Microsoft Exchange Airlift, Redmond, WA, USA
2012 Microsoft Master Training: Office 365, Redmond, WA, USA
2011 Microsoft Campus Days, Copenhagen, Denmark (Speaking)
2012 Microsoft Master Training: Office 365, Redmond, WA, USA
2011 Microsoft MVP Summit, Redmond, WA, USA
2010 Microsoft Master Training: Exchange 2010, Redmond, WA, USA
Microsoft MVP Summit, Redmond, WA, USA
2009 Microsoft Master Training: Exchange 2007, Redmond, WA
Microsoft MVP Summit, Redmond, WA, USA
2008 Microsoft TechEd: IT Professionals, Orlando, FL, USA
2007 Microsoft TechEd: IT Professionals, Orlando, FL, USA
2005 Microsoft TechEd, Amsterdam, NL
2004 Microsoft IT Forum, Copenhagen, DK
2001 Microsoft Exchange Conference, Nice, FR
2000 Microsoft Exchange Conference, Nice, FR


I currently hold the following Microsoft certifications:

  • MCSA: Office 365
  • MCSE: Server 2012
  • Microsoft Certified Master: Exchange 2010
  • Microsoft Certified Master: Exchange 2007
  • MCITP: Virtualization Administrator
  • MCITP: Office 365 Administrator
  • MCITP: Enterprise Administrator
  • MCITP: Enterprise Messaging Administrator
  • MCITP: Server Administrator
  • MCSE-Internet/Messaging/Security
  • MCSA-Messaging/Security

Along with Symantec Technical Specialist in Enterprise Vault 7.

Awards of Recognition

Microsoft MVP: Exchange Server.

Since 2008 awarded the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP), now 9 years in a row.

1st of July 2008 I recieved my first Microsoft MVP award in Internet Information Services (IIS) for my contributions to the IIS community. I have since been fortunate enough to be re-awarded. As of 1st of July 2011, I received the award in Exchange Server.

Microsoft MVPs are exceptional technical community leaders from around the world who are awarded for voluntarily sharing their high quality, real world expertise in offline and online technical communities. Microsoft MVPs are a highly select group of experts that represents the technical community’s best and brightest, and they share a deep commitment to community and a willingness to help others.

You can see my public MVP profile here: