Sometimes, when opportunity comes knocking, it’s best to open the door and embrace the person standing in front of you. That’s exactly what I did, when Christian van Woerkom, an Audience Manager from Microsoft Netherlands, called me and asked me if I wanted to organize a Dutch stop for the worldwide CloudOS MVP Roadshow. … Continue reading "I’m hosting the Dutch CloudOS MVP Roadshow"
There are many organizations with the ‘VMUG’ initials. I’ve presented sessions to the UK VMUG, which stands for Virtual Machine User Group. In the Netherlands, VMUG stands for VMware User Group. This organization hosts their annual meeting on March 6th, 2014 in Den Bosch and I will be there too, to present a session. … Continue reading "I will be speaking at the 2014 NL VMUG Event"
As previously announced, Raymond and I delivered two sessions at the Nordic Infrastructure Conference (NIC) in Oslo, Norway. We flew from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) to Oslo Gardermoen Lufthavn (OSL) and upon arrival of our 2-hour flight, we took the FlyToGet to get to Oslo’s SentralStasjion within half an hour. We arrived at our hotel, … Continue reading "Pictures of the 2014 Nordic Infrastructure Conference"
In the previous parts of this series, I have shared my tips on travelling to tech conferences, including tips for booking flights and hotels, tips for coping with jetlag, how to convince your boss, and the top tech events to visit. Today, I’ll share my tips on the gear to pack, besides the Wi-Fi router … Continue reading "Tips for Travelling to Tech Conferences, Part 9"
Today I received an e-mail message titled “Congratulations 2014 Microsoft MVP!” This means I’ve been renewed for the fifth time. 2014 will be my sixth consecutive year as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) in the Directory Services area, as I’ve been awarded on January 1, in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 before.
As the calendar year 2013 comes to an end, today, it’s perhaps the perfect time to update all those who haven’t been able to keep up with the blog, but still want to know what went on this year. You’ll find my month-by-month personal highlights below, easily digestible within five minutes and including both my … Continue reading "2013 in Review"
Earlier this month, I visited Greece with my buddy Microspecialist to both speak at ITPRO/DEV Connections in Athens, Greece. We flew to Greece from Amsterdam on Friday afternoon on the 6th of December and returned on Sunday evening, December 8, 2013. We stayed two nights at the Holiday Inn in Spata and spend two full … Continue reading "Pictures of ITPRO/DEV Connections Greece"
At the Dutch Microsoft TechDays, my employer introduced ICT Expert Talks: a professional film booth, where we interviewed speakers, attendees and staff. You can find these interviews on YouTube in the ICT Expert Talks channel. In this blogpost, I’ll provide a peak behind the scenes of these interviews, the people involved, technology we used and … Continue reading "Behind the scenes of the ICT Expert Talks"
As announced in an earlier blogpost, I hosted a Microsoft Netherlands Datacenter Virtualization IT Camp with Tony Krijnen on December 11, 2012. We had a lot of fun and in this blogpost I’ll try and share some of the fun.
As described in Part 1 of this series, Windows 7 has built-in optimizations for Solid State Disks (SSDs). To this purpose, Windows 7 will check random reads speeds of your disks, to determine whether the system is equipped with such a disk. These optimizations include disabling defragmentation on the SSD, and, when the disk is … Continue reading "Windows 7 and SSDs, Part 2 (Tweaking the box)"