Last Wednesday I was a guest at the company I called ‘home’ for over 15 years. I was scheduled to deliver a 45-minute session on Azure AD Connect. As this is one of my favorite topics to talk on, I was really looking forward to the Dutch Windows Management User Group 2019-5 Meetup.
I started early at the customer that was scheduled for Wednesday November 13th, which was conveniently located in the vicinity of Delft. I left for the event at around 3PM and arrived early.
Kenneth van Surksum kicked off the event, followed by Master of Ceremony Rik and Kay introducing OGD as a software company and the proud host for the event. In true OGD style, they started late and ended even later.
After their introduction, Patrick van den Born delivered the first session on identity and access management with Ivanti Identity Director.
Facing a hungry crowd and diner being scheduled in 30 minutes, I decided to deliver my session at lightning speed to provide food to the attendees on premise. That’s all the time I need to tear apart the choices Microsoft makes with Azure AD Connect…
At the break, I noticed that many familiar faces joined the event, including Osman Akagunduz and Erwin Derksen. Just in time, too, as Erwin was scheduled to deliver the third session of the event with a bulletpoint-free presentation on Azure Active Directory Domain Services.
After Erwin’s session we had time left, so Patrick, Erwin and I organized a closing panel discussion to wrap up the event.
We enjoyed a couple of drinks after the event, and I even visited OGD’s maker space, as invited by Mark van der Lars.
Thank you to the Dutch Windows Management User Group for organizing this meetup at my former employer and inviting me as a speaker. Thank you to all the attendees and the people behind the technology panel that night.