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Pictures of the KNVI "Active Directory, What’s Cooking?" Event

Written on July 15, 2019 at 5:27 PM, by

Last week, on Tuesday June 20 2019, the Royal Dutch Association of Information and IT Professionals (KNVI) organized the “Active Directory, What’s Cooking?” Event at Hit Eten en Drinken in Cappele aan den Ijssel in the Netherlands. As we were to gather at 18:30, I worked for a customer in Utrecht that Tuesday. I can […]

I’m a 2019-2020 Microsoft MVP

Written on July 1, 2019 at 4:14 PM, by

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 […]

13 Years Better Left Unspoken

Written on June 21, 2019 at 7:40 AM, by

This weekend marks 13 years of me sharing my thoughts, knowledge and experiences on this blog, titled The Things That Are Better Left Unspoken. Thirteen years ago, in June, 2006, I posted the first blog post here. That’s as many years as there are stripes in the US flag. Today, almost 1000 posts, several whitepapers […]

Pictures of Experts Live Netherlands 2019

Written on June 17, 2019 at 9:00 PM, by

Last week, I delivered a 60-minute session, together with Raymond Comvalius at Experts Live Netherlands at Congress Center 1931 in Den Bosch, the Netherlands. I left home early to arrive at 7:15 at the venue. This left me with ample time to find a (charging) parking spot, get to the speaker room and change to […]

Join the Active Directory Administration Cookbook Launch Party at SCCT

Written on June 5, 2019 at 9:13 PM, by

Last month, my Active Directory Administration Cookbook was released by Packt.       To celebrate, my employer is hosting a Launch Party at our office in Leidschendam, near The Hague in the Netherlands. The Launch Party offers the opportunity to Dutch people to get their copy of the Active Directory Administration Cookbook and have it signed.          […]

Pictures of NT Konferenca 2019

Written on June 3, 2019 at 9:05 AM, by

Two weeks ago, I travelled to Portorož in Slovenia to deliver two 60-minute sessions at NT Konferenca. I started early at one of my regular customers at 06:45 on Monday morning. After eight hours of work, I decided to drive to Schiphol airport. As I already saw notices of delays, I decided to take it […]

I’m speaking at Experts Live Netherlands 2019

Written on May 30, 2019 at 9:35 PM, by

Advertised as the biggest Microsoft IT Pro event in the Netherlands, Experts Live Netherlands will take place Tuesday June 6th, 2018 at Conference Center 1931 in Den Bosch. It’s a privilege to share the stage again with my buddy Raymond.     About Experts Live Experts Live is an independent platform for IT Professionals on Microsoft […]

Pictures of Techorama Belgium 2019

Written on May 27, 2019 at 10:51 AM, by

Lat week, on Wednesday May 22, I delivered a 60-minute presentation at Techorama Belgium 2019. After a day of travel and, luckily, lunch at home, I arrived at the Antwerpen Kinepolis at 3PM. As the presentation was scheduled for 4:30PM, I was right on track to begin creating the slide deck for one of my […]

Pictures of the 2019 Heliview IAM Congress

Written on May 13, 2019 at 5:16 PM, by

Last week, Heliview organized its annual Identity and Access Management (IAM) congress at the Nieuwegein Business Center. To set up our booth, Carlo and I arrived early. We swiftly set it up and then enjoyed a cup of tea as the start of our day. This also allowed for some time to canvas the room. […]

I’m speaking at Techorama Belgium 2019

Written on May 10, 2019 at 11:37 AM, by

I’m proud to share that I’ll be presenting at Techorama Belgium for my third year in a row as an accepted speaker for Techorama Belgium 2019.   About Techorama Techorama Belgium is a yearly international technology conference that takes place at Kinepolis Metropolis Antwerp. Techorama welcomes 1700 attendees, a healthy mix between developers, IT Professionals, […]