Germantown, MD, December 08, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Planet Technologies, a leading Microsoft consulting and services company headquartered in Germantown, Maryland, announced today that Matt Smith has joined the company as Cloud Architect. Smith will be providing expertise to Planet’s state and local government customers around cloud architecture best practices and will work to grow Planet’s archive and cloud e-discovery business.
Smith comes to Planet with nearly 10 years of experience working at Microsoft. For the past three years, he was a Principal Consultant with Microsoft Consulting Services in their Americas Cloud Services division. Smith has personally deployed over two million seats of Exchange and delivered dozens of projects on Microsoft's BPOS, Office 365 Dedicated, Multi-tenant, and Government platforms. Smith has completed Microsoft Exchange Ranger Rotation #13, the most elite Microsoft product team training for Exchange.
“Matt has a world-renowned reputation as a true leader in Microsoft cloud architecture and we are excited to add his expertise and insight to Planet’s Microsoft consulting team. Our clients want the best Microsoft support possible and through our efforts in staff development, recruitment and retention, Planet fields the top Microsoft consultants in the U.S. The addition of an individual like Matt is a true testament to Planet’s reputation and our efforts in providing exceptional delivery to our customers,” said Steve Winter, VP of State & Local Government and Education at Planet Technologies.