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About: Sander Berkouwer

Sander Berkouwer is a Dutch IT Professional with over ten 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 and since 2011 he works part-time as an IT Professionals Evangelist for Microsoft Netherlands.

Recent Posts by Sander Berkouwer:

Forcing the use of a specific Azure Multi-Factor Authentication method for a Relying Party Trust in AD FS

Written on January 16, 2017 at 1:12 PM, by

Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) in combination with Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) Server work together when you install and configure the Azure MFA Adapter for AD FS. Now, per Relying Party Trust (RPT) in Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS), you might want to force the use of a specific Azure Multi-Factor Authentication method. […]

Prompting colleagues for their Multi-Factor Authentication method in AD FS

Written on January 16, 2017 at 12:23 PM, by

Since version 7 of the on-premises Azure MFA Server, a new setting is available that might make sense in your Hybrid Identity environment when using Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS), called Prompt for user’s method. According to the Azure MFA Server Release Notes, this feature is available since version In the release […]

Pictures of our Hybrid Identity session at Graafschap College

Written on January 16, 2017 at 5:52 AM, by

As I mentioned last week, Raymond Comvalius and I were scheduled for an ‘Inspire Me’ session at Graafschap College in Doetinchem last Friday. Our challenge was to inspire 50 High School students in their final year for their future as systems administrators. For me, last Friday was a day I could sleep late. While normally […]

Only Three Months of Support remain for DirSync and Azure AD Sync

Written on January 12, 2017 at 7:45 AM, by

As I wrote earlier, Microsoft ends support for implementations using the stand-alone Azure AD Sync tool and implementations of DirSync per April 13, 2017. As I write this, there is a mere three months left to take care of your migration to a recent version of Azure AD Connect and the implementation of lifecycle management […]

I’m presenting an Hybrid Identity Evening at iSense ICT Professionals

Written on January 10, 2017 at 8:48 PM, by

Next week, on Thursday January 19, 2017, I’m delivering an entire evening dedicated to Active Directory and Hybrid Identity at iSense ICT Professionals’ Gouda Headquarters.    About iSense ICT Professionals iSense ICT Professionals is a Dutch ICT company, specialized in staffing ICT Professionals. Their main focus is on systems management, database administration, business analysis and […]