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I’m speaking at TechMentor Redmond 2018

Written on July 19, 2018 at 8:36 AM, by

Presenting at the Microsoft Campus in Redmond has been an item on my bucket list, for a while. In three weeks time, I’m getting the opportunity to do just that, at TechMentor Redmond 2018!     About TechMentor Events TechMentor offers quality education and exposure to what’s now, new and next in the IT world. Since […]

Veeam Availability Suite adds support for the latest technology

Written on July 6, 2018 at 9:09 AM, by

This week, we’ve seen the availability of Veeam Availability Suite Update 3a. This update addresses several minor issues. However, it also add support for the latest and greatest that Veeam Vanguards and Veeam admins work with.   Veeam Backup and Replication 9.5 Update 3a Veeam B&R is the cornerstone of Veeam’s Availability Suite. This Monday, […]

X marks the spot! My 10th Microsoft MVP Award

Written on July 1, 2018 at 11:27 PM, by

Today, I received a localized e-mail from the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award team: In Dutch, it reads: Beste Sander Berkouwer, Nogmaals presenteren we u met genoegen de 2018-2019 Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award als erkenning van uw buitengewone leiderschap in technische community’s. We waarderen uw uitmuntende bijdragen in de volgende technische community’s […]

What’s New in Azure Active Directory for June 2018

Written on June 30, 2018 at 8:12 PM, by

Azure Active Directory is Microsoft’s Identity Management-as-a-Service solution, offering seamless access, easy collaboration, efficiency in IT processes and improved security and compliance. In its Release Notes for Azure Active Directory, Microsoft communicated the following new functionality for Azure Active Directory for June 2018:   What’s Planned Security fix to the delegated authorization flow for apps […]

Configuring Account Lockout throughout a Hybrid Identity Environment

Written on June 29, 2018 at 9:10 AM, by

Denial of Service attacks on identity and access systems are common place. When you think you’re done when you’ve covered all the bases with account lock-out in your on-premises Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) environment, you’re wrong. Hybrid Identity requires more effort and Microsoft only made the tools you need generally available this month. […]

Pictures of aOS Journée Aix-en-Provence

Written on June 27, 2018 at 8:11 AM, by

After having volunteered as a speaker for the aOS Community, I finally had the chance to present with them. Last Thursday, I was scheduled to present between 1:30PM and 2:15PM in Aix-en-Provence in the South of France. I started early in the KLM Lounge at Schiphol airport. Although KLM offers a selection of drinks, I […]

Pictures of Experts Live Netherlands 2018

Written on June 25, 2018 at 8:20 AM, by

Last week, the biggest Microsoft IT Pro event in the Netherlands, Experts Live Netherlands, took place at Pathé Ede. As this event takes place in the Netherlands, there was not a lot for me to take care of. So, on Tuesday morning I stepped into my car, set the satnav to Ede and enjoyed the […]

I’m co-presenting a Webinar on Picking the Right Backup and Restore Solution for your Active Directory Domain Services needs

Written on June 20, 2018 at 6:39 AM, by

Next week, on June 27th, I’m presenting a webinar with Darren Mar-Elia, titled ‘Picking the right type of solution for Active Directory Backup and Restore’. This free webinar, hosted by Semperis, aims to help you determine the right solution for your needs, whether its reverting changes, undeleting objects, restoring Domain Controllers after ransomware attacks, recovering […]

KnowledgeBase: High CPU Usage for Azure AD Connect Health Sync Monitor with .NET Framework 4.7.2 Installed

Written on June 18, 2018 at 7:01 AM, by

Today, there is an issue in a component of Azure AD Connect version 1.1.819.0, Microsoft free Hybrid Identity bridge product, that enables you to synchronize objects and their attributes between your on-premises Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) environment(s) and Azure Active Directory. The Azure AD Connect Health Sync Monitor Service consumes lots of CPU. […]

I’m speaking at Journée aOS Aix-en-Provence

Written on June 12, 2018 at 7:59 AM, by

Some opportunities are too much fun to pass up on. So, when the aOS Community asked me if I’d be willing to help them out by speaking at their Aix-en-Provence event, of course, I said “Yes”.     About aOS aOS Community (which stand for Azure, Office 365, SharePoint) is an international non-profit gathering of professionals […]