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About: Sander Berkouwer

Sander Berkouwer is a Dutch IT Professional with over fifteen years of experience with projects in large IT environments. He is a contributing blogger at the DirTeam.com / ActiveDir.org Weblogs (dirteam.com) and the founder and owner of ServerCore.Net. Since 2009, Microsoft has awarded Sander with the Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award. Since 2016, Veeam has awarded Sander with the Veeam Vanguard award.

Recent Posts by Sander Berkouwer:

An update to our privacy posture

Written on April 13, 2018 at 10:01 PM, by

Over five years ago, we defined our privacy posture on this blog. Today, as many organizations are (finally) getting ready for the European Union (EU)’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), privacy is a hot topic. Today, I want to dive a bit deeper on what GDPR means to us at the DirTeam.com and ActiveDir.org Weblogs (dirteam.com). […]

DirTeam at the Microsoft Global MVP Summit

Written on February 27, 2018 at 9:46 AM, by

Microsoft organizes the global Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Summit from March 4, 2018 to March 9, 2018 on its Redmond campus. All current MVPs are invited to join the product teams in an interactive exploration of the current products, technologies, roadmap and strategy.   About Microsoft MVPs Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals )MVPs) are technology […]

The DirTeam.com/ActiveDir.org Weblogs in 2017

Written on December 30, 2017 at 9:52 AM, by

Goodbye 2017! As we say goodbye to yet another calendar year, we’re sharing our achievements for the past year. Although we missed the beat last year, this year we’re stronger than ever with our analysis. Pageviews and visits Throughout 2017, the DirTeam.com / ActiveDir.org Weblogs served four and a half million pages. To be exact: […]

Moving from StartSSL to DigiCert

Written on March 2, 2017 at 11:39 AM, by

The DirTeam.com and ActiveDir.org Weblogs have relied on certificates from StartSSL, ever since we introduced the option to visit our website using SSL and TLS. One of the main reasons for choosing StartSSL was that their certificates are available for free. However, recent events have led to a distrust in the certificates issued by StartSSL. […]

The DirTeam.com / ActiveDir.org Weblogs now run on Azure

Written on October 13, 2016 at 3:14 PM, by

Previously, the DirTeam.com / ActiveDir.org Weblogs were hosted on a webserver made available by OGD in its Delft-based datacenter. The server hosting WordPress was situated behind a firewall and backed up off-site on a daily basis. This was a really luxurious situation to be in, and I even presented on the situation at TheDatacenterGroup’s partner event… and yet we […]