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About: Sander Berkouwer

Sander Berkouwer is a Dutch IT Professional with over fifteen years of experience with projects in large IT environments. He is a contributing blogger at the / Weblogs ( and the founder and owner of ServerCore.Net. Since 2009, Microsoft has awarded Sander with the Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award. Since 2016, Veeam has awarded Sander with the Veeam Vanguard award.

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Pictures of TechMentor Redmond 2018

Written on August 14, 2018 at 10:30 AM, by

Last week, I travelled to Microsoft Campus in Redmond to present at TechMentor. I was kindly invited by Sami Laiho and Dave Kawula, the two chairs of this event, for two identity-related sessions. On Wednesday August 8th, I stepped on a plane towards Seattle Tacoma Airport at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. Delta gave me a good […]

I’m speaking at VMware VMworld US 2018

Written on August 9, 2018 at 2:54 PM, by

I’m proud to announce that I have been invited by VMware to present at VMworld US 2018 in Las Vegas, where we’ll celebrate VMware’s 20th birthday with 20,000+ attendees. I have been asked to host a workshop on virtualizing Active Directory Domain Services with Deji Akomolafe, and present a 60-minute break-out session with Matt Liebowitz. […]

Azure’s Access Control Service is retiring in three months time

Written on August 7, 2018 at 7:20 AM, by

  One of Azure’s oldest Identity-related services, Azure’s Access Control Service (ACS) will cease to exist soon. There are replacements. If your organization is still using ACS, you will need to migrate this functionality to Azure AD,  Azure AD B2C, AD FS and/or 3rd party solutions.   About the Access Control Service The Microsoft Azure […]

Veeam Backup for Office 365 version 2 expands on earlier Cloud Protections

Written on August 6, 2018 at 9:19 AM, by

Back in May 2017, we wrote about Veeam Backup for Office 365 as you organization’s contingency plan for Exchange Online. Last month, Veeam released version 2 of its Backup for Office 365 product with new features and scope for Office 365 contingency planning. Version 2 expands on the functionality of previous versions of Veeam Backup […]

Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server was released

Written on August 2, 2018 at 1:21 PM, by

Roughly four months ago, we saw the release of a new major version of Microsoft’s Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) Server, version Last week, Microsoft released a minor version, dubbed version that addresses a couple of issues you might experience with version   What’s New Incompatibility with Japanese Windows installations The team fixed […]