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 2019-2020 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 … Continue reading "I’m a 2020-2021 Microsoft MVP"
Today marks the 14th anniversary of the first blog post on this blog, titled The Things That Are Better Left Unspoken. Fourteen years ago, in June, 2006, I posted the first blog post here. Since June 23, 2006, this blog has featured 1,170 more blogposts and draws the attention of 20,000 pairs of eyeballs daily. … Continue reading "14 years of The Things that are Better Left Unspoken"
Last month, on April 22nd, 28th and 30th, I hosted three 60-minute webinars with Netwrix on my three favorite chapters in my Active Directory Administration Cookbook. Over 1800 people have registered for these webinars. Now, a mere week after the last webinar, the Netwrix team has done everyone a huge favor by already placing the … Continue reading "Recordings of the webinars with Netwrix are now available"
On April 22nd, 28th and 30th, 2020, I’ll present three 1-hour webinars with Netwrix. Tune in to get the best in Active Directory security, Hybrid Identity and Azure AD Hardening demonstrated from me and Netwrix’ Jeff Melnick! About the webinars I feel webinars are a great way to show people the potential of technology. … Continue reading "I’m presenting three webinars with Netwrix focusing again on the best recipes from the AD Administration Cookbook"
This morning, I received an e-mail message from Maryam Scoble: VMworld 2019 Distinguished Speaker Dear Sander, Congratulations on being named a VMworld 2019 Distinguished Speaker. This new program recognizes the hard work of VMworld speakers who maintain a survey score of 4.2 or higher, speaking at sessions with 150 attendees or more over … Continue reading "I’m awarded VMworld 2019 Distinguished Speaker"
As a consultant, trainer, blogger and author, I feel it’s my responsibility to help people who are ambitious like I am. It’s mutually beneficial to help people to achieve more, as it helps me identify the steps I didn’t take, the shortcuts I took, the views I lacked and any privileges I enjoyed. At a … Continue reading "Mentoring, the step I needed in my career"
Last week, I presented two webinars with Veeam’s Andrey Zhelezko, technical product analyst at Veeam Software, on Active Directory Best Practices in terms of administration and disaster recovery. With 1849 and 2217 registered attendees for the European and North American webinar, respectively, these GoToWebinar sessions were solid Active Directory knowledge transfer successes. The recording and … Continue reading "The recording and slides of the Active Directory Best Practices webinar is now available"
On this year’s leap day, I was invited to present a session on Azure Saturday in Belgrade, Serbia. My good friends Vladimir Stefanovic, Aleksandar Nikolic and Mustafa Toroman invited me over as one of the foreign speakers to complement the local speakers and their workshops on February 28th. On Friday, I did some work for … Continue reading "Pictures of Azure Saturday Belgrade"
In the last years, I have presented several times at Microsoft Bosnia and Herzegovina’s NetWork event. This year, the organization has invited me back to present at the 10th edition of Microsoft NetWork in Neum, Bosnia and Herzegovina. About Microsoft NetWork 10 Micosoft’s NetWork conference is a yearly event in the city of Neum … Continue reading "I’m speaking at Microsoft NetWork 10"
Canceled Microsoft has been monitoring closely the developing coronavirus situation and is reviewing on an ongoing basis the guidance provided by governmental agencies and international organizations. The health and safety of our customers, partners, suppliers and employees is our top priority, and our heartfelt concern and best wishes are with those who have been affected … Continue reading "We’re sponsoring Microsoft Ignite | The Tour in Amsterdam"