The / Weblogs are moving to Windows Server 2019

For the past three years, the / Weblogs have been hosted on an infrastructure running Windows Server 2012 R2. This is about to change.   End of support for Windows Server 2008 On January 14th, 2020, Microsoft is ending the support for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2. For the … Continue reading "The / Weblogs are moving to Windows Server 2019"

The / Weblogs feature on Feedspot’s Top 50 Azure Blogs

Last week, we received a message from Anuj Agarwal congratulating us being selected by Feedspot’s panelists as one of the Top 50 Microsoft Azure Blogs and Websites To Follow in 2019. We feel honored.              About Feedspot Feedspot is an internet-based service for content reading. Feedspot lets you read all your favorite blogs and websites … Continue reading "The / Weblogs feature on Feedspot’s Top 50 Azure Blogs"

The Weblogs in 2018

Goodbye 2018! As we say goodbye to yet another calendar year, we’re sharing our achievements for the past year. Pageviews and visits Throughout 2018, the / Weblogs served five and a half million pages. To be exact: we saw 5,609,225 pageviews. From a visitor point of view, this results in the following diagram: … Continue reading "The Weblogs in 2018"

An update to our privacy posture

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 and Weblogs ( … Continue reading "An update to our privacy posture"

DirTeam at the Microsoft Global MVP Summit

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 … Continue reading "DirTeam at the Microsoft Global MVP Summit"

The Weblogs in 2017

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 / Weblogs served four and a half million pages. To be exact: … Continue reading "The Weblogs in 2017"

Moving from StartSSL to DigiCert

The and 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. … Continue reading "Moving from StartSSL to DigiCert"

The / Weblogs now run on Azure

Previously, the / 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 … Continue reading "The / Weblogs now run on Azure"

The / Weblogs in 2015

Goodbye 2015! As we say goodbye to 2015, it is our custom to share the wonderful things the team behind the / Weblogs have achieved. As we changed our underlying platform in December 2014, this year was our first full year on the platform and its accompanying analytics features.   Pageviews and visits … Continue reading "The / Weblogs in 2015"

The / Weblogs on Twitter

The / Weblogs are the most active Active Directory-related blogging resource on the web, next to Microsofts own TechNet blogs. As mentioned in the previous blogpost, the topics and areas of information you, as our respected readers, read is diverse and ranges from Windows Server-specific configurations to Exchange Server load-balancing. This is just the way we like … Continue reading "The / Weblogs on Twitter"