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"
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"
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"