Being involved with Microsoft Netherlands the way I am, has its advantages. Like yesterday, when I appeared in ITBende.nl Podcast 249 to talk about the Microsoft rumors of this last week, and, of course, to talk a little about the upcoming Dutch TechDays event. I have been a guest on this podcast two times earlier … Continue reading "I appeared in ITBende Podcast 249 last Friday"
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"
A couple of years back, I organized a couple of trips to the CeBIT fair in Hannover, Germany for my company. It was great to see all the new technologies on display and talk strategy with many of the industries biggest companies and countries. This year, to my great pleasure, I’m back at CeBIT Hannover. … Continue reading "I’m (re)visiting CeBIT Hannover this year"
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 you work somewhere, you just want to let everyone know what a great place it is to work. I guess you know the feeling, or, alternatively, a company you might get that feeling at… Next week, I get a renewed opportunity to tell people how much fun it is to work at OGD … Continue reading "I’m presenting at the 2014 Delftse Bedrijvendagen"
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"
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"
In the previous parts of this series, I have shared my tips on travelling to tech conferences, including tips for booking flights and hotels, tips for coping with jetlag, how to convince your boss, and the top tech events to visit. Today, I’ll share my tips on the gear to pack, besides the Wi-Fi router … Continue reading "Tips for Travelling to Tech Conferences, Part 9"
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.