I’m hosting the Dutch CloudOS MVP Roadshow

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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.


About the CloudOS

The CloudOS is Microsofts vision on efficient, agile, valuable IT for the modern age. It’s a platform approach, allowing organizations to embrace trends like Bring-Your-Own, Big Data and the Cloud.

Under the hood it features Windows Server 2012 R2, System Center 2012 R2, Windows Azure, SQL Server 2012 R2 and modern apps built with Visual Studio 2013.

You can read more on microsoft.com/cloudOS.

About the CloudOS MVP Roadshow

Who better to explain this vision than Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs)?
In contrast to Microsoft employees, Microsoft MVPs are involved in real-world implementations of the above products and technologies and have the space and time to form their own opinion outside of ‘the Microsoft bubble’.

Microsoft MVPs around the world organize events under the CloudOS MVP Roadshow moniker to tell you why they are passionate about the new technologies and products, how Microsoft envisions you can use them and how they and their organizations actually use them.

My Role

Together with Christian van Woerkom, I’m responsible for this event. together, we’ve created the schedule, contacted the speakers, made sure the speakers are able to prepare their sessions, translated the marketing materials, announced the event, oversee the registration, and covered the budget. (actually, Christian took care of that last item completely.)



Dutch CloudOS MVP Roadshow

We’re organizing the Dutch CloudOS MVP Roadshow on March 7, 2014 at the Auditorium at Microsoft Netherlands in Schiphol, the Netherlands.


We’re starting off with an introduction by Isabel Moll, the Product Marketing Manager Datacenter and Cloud for Microsoft Netherlands. The schedule contains eight sessions by six MVPs:

08h30 – 09h00 Walk-in
09h00 – 09h15 Introduction to the CloudOS (Isabel Moll)
09h15 – 10h00 Extend your datacenter with virtualization and networking (Marc van Eijk)
10h00 – 10h45 Ensure business continuity and service delivery (James van den Berg)
10h45 – 11h00 Coffee break 
11h00 – 11h45 Unlocking Data Insights (André Kamman)
11h45 – 12h30 The Modern Data Warehouse (André Kamman)
12h30 – 13h15 Lunch break
13h15 – 14h00 Access and information Protection (Raymond Comvalius)
14h00 – 14h45 Unified Device Management (Maarten Goet)
14h45 – 15h00 Coffee break
15h00 – 15h45 Enable modern business apps (Tom Verhoeff)
15h45 – 16h30 Why cloud matters for modern business applications (Tom Verhoeff)
16h30 – 17h00 wrap-up & Drinks

Although the slide decks will be in English, all sessions will be delivered in Dutch.


This event is aimed at IT Managers and Technical Decision Makers (TDMs) at organizations with 100 to 350 seats.


You can find out more on this event and, of course, register for this event at aka.ms/MVPCloudOSNL.

I hope to see you there! Glimlach

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