Guiding forward-

thinking companies

to a highly secure

IT environment

Guiding forward-thinking

companies to a highly secure

IT environment

The Collective is a highly-skilled Microsoft Partner with expertise in security, compliance, endpoint management, messaging, and Microsoft Teams voice and meetings.


Cybersecurity anno 2022: an inconvenient truth.

There is no question that, with everything that is going on in the world right now, cybersecurity is a topic on everyone’s mind. Whether it’s part of (digital) warfare or everyday business, the need to protect your environment and assets has never been more important.

All-in for IT-security!

The Collective has a fine set of values, which enables us to stand out from competitors time and time again.

  1. In front (of the pack)
    Faster than competitors.
  2. Intelligently in charge
    Frontrunners today, determined to stay in charge tomorrow.
  3. Incredible individuals
    Top notch, both in business and in person.
  4. Instantly accessible
    Approachable and committed.
  5. Infusing knowledge
    Sharing expertise.
  6. Intentionally honest
    Brave enough to be uncommercial

Don’t follow the stream,
but go for the source!

The Collective Insights

Azure Virtual Desktop on Azure Stack HCI

On February 1st, Microsoft made Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) on Azure Stack HCI Generally Available. But what does this mean? How can you and your company leverage this to optimize your Virtual Desktop Experience? More importantly, is AVD on Azure Stack HCI something that you even want to consider?

Seamless Container Traffic Management: Azure Application Gateway's new ingress capability

Available in public preview as of July 24th, 2023, the Application Gateway for Containers (AGfC) aims to improve upon the already established Application Gateway Ingress Controller (AGIC) feature launched to Azure in mid-2020.
In this post, we will explore the latest iteration of the managed ingress controller Microsoft provides to further shift your environment away from IaaS and towards SaaS and PaaS. We will go over the differences between the classic self-managed solutions, the older Microsoft-managed application gateway offering, and the new and improved preview feature.
To conclude this article, we will go over some advantages The Collective leverages to enhance our managed service package, and what benefits this provides for our customers.

Microsoft Ignite 2023 - Autoscaling for personal desktop pools in Azure Virtual Desktop

Wednesday 14 November 2023! A date many of our people were looking forward to. As Ignite is Microsoft's biggest event of the year, it usually contains juicy updates and news.
Between many topics and announcements, of which most were co-pilot inspired, we saw a spark in the eyes of our Azure team: "Autoscaling for personal desktop pools in Azure Virtual Desktop"!