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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 […]

Join us for the KNVI "Active Directory, What’s Cooking?" Event

Written on June 27, 2019 at 7:46 AM, by

On June 20, 2019, we officially launched the Packt Active Directory Administration Cookbook in the Netherlands. I signed a ton of books. After that fun event I was approached by the Royal Dutch Association of Information and IT Professionals (KNVI). They were interested in the book as well. As the book applies to a fairly […]

Pictures of the Dutch Active Directory Administration Cookbook Launch

Written on June 24, 2019 at 6:49 PM, by

On Thursday June 20, 2019, the Active Directory Administration Cookbook was officially launched in the Netherlands at the SCCT office in Leidschendam. I had invited my family, my closest friends, the people with whom I have worked together in recent years at several Identity-related projects and everyone else who would be interested in attending. At […]

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 […]