Author Archives: Sander Berkouwer

Sander Berkouwer is a Dutch IT Professional with over ten years of experience with projects in large IT environments. He is a contributing blogger at the DirTeam.com / ActiveDir.org Weblogs (blogs.dirteam.com) and the founder and owner of ServerCore.Net.

Since 2009, Microsoft has awarded Sander with the Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award and since 2011 he works part-time as an IT Professionals Evangelist for Microsoft Netherlands.

Azure AD Connect version 1.1.654.0 addresses a critical security vulnerability

It feels like only a couple of months ago, but actually only half a year ago, Microsoft released a version of Azure AD Connect that fixed a critical security vulnerability related to password resets. Yesterday, Microsoft released a new version of Azure AD Connect that does the same thing, but actually in a different feature. […]

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What’s New in Azure Active Directory for November 2017

Azure Active Directory is Microsoft’s Identity Management-as-a-Service solution, offering seamless access, easy collaboration, efficiency in IT processes and improved security and compliance. In its Release Notes for Azure Active Directory, Microsoft communicated the following new functionality for Azure Active Directory for November 2017:   What’s Planned Retiring ACS Service Category: ACS Product Capability: Access Control […]

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I’m co-presenting a webinar on tracking changes in Hybrid Identity environments

Next week, on Wednesday November 29, 2017 I’m co-presenting a webinar on tracking changes in Hybrid Identity environments, based on Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) and Azure AD. The session is sponsored by Netwrix, who I think have a stellar solution for tackling this challenge. This expert webinar is scheduled for a convenient time […]

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Pictures of the Hybrid Identity Protection Conference 2017 in New York

Last week, I spent a long weekend in New York, NY for the inaugural Hybrid Identity Protection Conference. I flew in on Saturday November 4 via Paris, where I boarded an Air France Boeing 777, that had its seats, at best, filled for 30%. There was ample space and I enjoyed working on a couple […]

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I’m co-presenting at the KNVI Congress

The Dutch Professional Association of Information and IT Professionals (KNVI) organizes its yearly congress next week. I’m honored to be invited to co-present two sessions, together with my buddy Raymond Comvalius.    About KNVI The Dutch Professional Association of Information and IT Professionals (KNVI) is an independent platform for sharing professional knowledge and expanding the […]

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What’s New in Azure Active Directory for October 2017

Azure Active Directory is Microsoft’s Identity Management-as-a-Service solution, offering seamless access, easy collaboration, efficiency in IT processes and improved security and compliance. In its Release Notes for Azure Active Directory, Microsoft communicated the following new functionality for Azure Active Directory for October 2017:   What’s Planned Deprecating Azure AD reports Service Category: ReportingProduct Capability: Identity […]

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I’m speaking at the Hybrid Identity Protection Conference in New York

Next week, I’m joining many of my technical friends at the Hybrid Identity Protection Conference in New York, NY. For those who attended The Experts Conference (TEC) and NetPro’s Directory Experts Conference (DEC) events previously, the Hybrid Identity Protection Conference promises to be at least as much fun as these events, where you’ve seen the […]

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Pictures of IT/DEV Connections 2017

I just came back from San Francisco where I enjoyed the 2017 edition of Penton’s IT/DEV Connections conference. On Saturday October 22nd, I flew out from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, to catch a nice Air France-operated flight to San Francisco in one of their flagship Airbus A380s. My first flight […]

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Pictures of Lowlands Unite! Belgium Edition

Thursday, last week, I presented a 60-minute session on achieving productivity without an on-premises infrastructure at Lowlands Unite! Belgium Edition. I was en route pretty early, to avoid traffic jams around Rotterdam and Antwerpen. During the drive, I encountered only a little traffic, so that was good. As the venue, Lowlands Unite! picked the Lamot […]

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Azure Multi-Factor Authentication is now in the new Azure Portal (in Public Preview)

For months, admins wanting to create and manage their on-premises Azure Multi-factor Authentication Server settings had to resort to the old Azure Portal, based on the Azure Service Management (ASM) model, and the PhoneFactor Web (PFWeb) portal, while the rest of Azure Active Directory moved and improved in the new Azure Portal, based on Azure […]

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