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About: Sander Berkouwer

Sander Berkouwer is CTO at SCCT, a Dutch Microsoft Partner. He is the author of the Active Directory Administration Cookbook, speaker and blogger at DirTeam.com and ServerCore.net. He is awarded Microsoft MVP, Veeam Vanguard and VMware vExpert. Since 2009, Microsoft has awarded Sander with the Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award. Since 2016, Veeam has awarded Sander with the Veeam Vanguard award.

Recent Posts by Sander Berkouwer:

What’s New in Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 version 4

Written on December 2, 2019 at 7:06 AM, by

Since August 2016, this blog features news on Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365. We’ve been implementing this awesome Veeam product at customers ever since version 1.5 and validated the Office 365 contingency plan vision with Veeam repeatedly. This week marks the release of version 4 of Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365, so let’s […]

HOWTO: Enable Extended Protection for Authentication on the AD FS Farm

Written on November 26, 2019 at 12:15 PM, by

Most Microsoft-based Hybrid Identity implementations use Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) Servers, Web Application Proxies and Azure AD Connect installations. In this series, labeled Hardening Hybrid Identity, we’re looking at hardening these implementations, using recommended practices. In this part of the series, we’ll look at the extended protection for authentication feature with AD FS. […]

Video of my Active Directory session at VMworld Europe is now available

Written on November 25, 2019 at 10:56 AM, by

On November 7, 2019, I presented a 60-minute session with Deji Akomolafe. The session was titled ‘Virtualize Active Directory the right way’. We presented the session in the context of VMware’s VMworld Europe 2019 event in Barcelona. Active Directory Domain Services (ADDS) allows organizations to deploy a scalable and secure directory service for managing users, […]

Asked questions at VeeamON Virtual 2019

Written on November 22, 2019 at 10:42 AM, by

Last week, I had the pleasure of being one of the experts in the VeeamON Virtual Expert Lounge for both the APAC and Americas events. I also attended the Europe event. In this blogpost, I’m sharing some of the questions we received and answered, so we can all benefit. Licensing The following questions were asked […]

Video of my AppManagEvent 2019 session is now available

Written on November 20, 2019 at 12:52 PM, by

On Friday October 11, 2019, I presented a 45-minute session. The session was titled ‘Identity, the solid base for your organization’s future’. I presented the session in the context of Professional Development Systems’ 2019 edition of AppManageEvent in Utrecht. Recent IT disasters have proven that there’s no such thing as a safe network. Firewalls continue […]