Last week, I presented my first session ever on TechEd. I co-presented the session PCIT-B341 Upgrading Active Directory the Safe Way: Using Virtualization Technologies with Mike Resseler in the last presentation slot of TechEd North America 2014 in Houston. The story how I obtained the speaker position (in typical MVP manner) can be found in … Continue reading "Pictures of my presentation at TechEd North America 2014"
Last week, Microsoft Netherlands organized the 2014 TechDays at the World Forum in The Hague, where both Dutch and Belgian Developers and IT Professionals enjoyed two days of sessions, networking opportunities and catering. On Wednesday April 16th, Raymond Comvalius and I were scheduled to deliver a 75-minute presentation on Bring Your Own (BYO), so we … Continue reading "Pictures of the Dutch 2014 TechDays"
I’ve had the pleasure of hosting three Microsoft IT Camps in the past three weeks and with them, effectively, organizing the unofficial ‘Hyper-D Farewell Tour’… Hyper-D (Daniel van Soest) and I hosted all three IT Camps, consisting of four half-day Windows Server 2012 R2 Camps and two half-day System Center 2012 R2 Camps, following this … Continue reading "Pictures of the three Dutch IT Camps (The unofficial Hyper-D Farewell Tour)"
I’m very excited to announce I’m listed to speak on the TechDays event, hosted by Microsoft Netherlands on April 16 and April 17, 2014 at the World Forum in The Hague. Of course, just like previous Dutch TechDays events, I’m also on the roster for the Ask the Experts. This is my 4th consecutive year … Continue reading "I’m speaking at the Dutch 2014 TechDays"
People who know me, know me as a guy who likes to motivate people with random bets. It’s not intrinsic motivation, but it’s the kind of motivation that gets things done. A few weeks ago, I made a bet with a couple of colleagues. These colleagues were competing in the Winter 2014 worldwide PowerShell Scripting … Continue reading "When you lose a bet…"
Last Friday, I co-organized the CloudOS MVP Roadshow with Microsoft Netherlands in ‘De Werf’ (nicknamed ‘the Auditorium’) at Microsoft Netherlands in Schiphol, The Netherlands. With our team of Microsoft employees and Microsoft MVPs we created a fantastic free all-day event for the 57 attendees. We started the event at 9:30 AM with a introductory speech … Continue reading "Pictures of the Microsoft Netherlands CloudOS MVP Roadshow"
Last Thursday, I was invited as a speaker at the 2012 Dutch VMware User Group Conference at Conference center 1931 in Den Bosch, the Netherlands, to present on virtualization-safe(r) Active Directory and Domain Controller Cloning in VMware environments. With over five hundred attendees, the organization had its hands full at the registration desk. Luckily, there … Continue reading "Pictures of the 2014 Dutch VMUG Conference"
Earlier today, Raymond and I, presented a slightly modified version of our Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Show to High School students at the Graafschap College in Doetinchem, the Netherlands. Since we had a blast presenting this topic to the fifty High School students present at the session, and got some great responses on the … Continue reading "Pictures of our BYOD High School session"
Throughout the past six months, Raymond Comvalius and I have delivered a couple of editions of your Bring-Your-Own Show. We delivered it at my employer, at the Dutch Networking User Group, at Experts Live 2013 and at the 2014 Nordic Infrastructure Conference. Last week, I was approached by a High School teacher to come deliver … Continue reading "Raymond and I will be delivering our BYOD Show to High School students"
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"