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)"
I’ve seen a couple of people stuffing their Windows 7 laptops with Solid State Disks (SSDs). I upgraded my Windows 7 demo laptop with an Intel X25-M G2 SSD (80GB) and this much improved performance, especially for virtualization purposes. A traditional Hard Disk Drive’s internals are platters. A read/write head on a boom looms over … Continue reading "Windows 7 and SSDs, Part 1 (To clone Windows or reinstall?)"
MVP "I'm a PC" Video Been there, done that 🙂
Got a Live ID? Join the conversation on Windows 7! The Microsoft TechNet Forums are an online location where you can ask questions on a variety of Microsoft products. It’s a place to find answers from many of the Microsoft Program Managers, Microsoft support guys, Microsoft developers, Microsoft evangelists, Microsoft MVPs and Microsoft enthusiasts. A … Continue reading "Windows 7 TechNet Forums opened"
As some of you may recall I presented a one-hour session at Microsoft's Dutch Windows Server 2008 Launch Event, dubbed the IT Herolympics. This happened roughly three months ago. Microsoft put together some resources on my presentation, that are available to everyone with a Microsoft Live Passport.