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.

KnowledgeBase: When you activate the Microsoft Authenticator App on Android 5.x you receive “Your device does not trust the activation URL”

The mobile world is still a fragmented world, where various versions of Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android compete for usage share. With people still getting accustomed to today’s throw-away society and handset manufacturers and vendors tailoring to their needs, there’s people using three years old Operating Systems on mobile phones they just purchased.   The […]

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KnowledgeBase: When you activate the Microsoft Authenticator App you receive “The remote server returned an error: NotFound”

I’ve written about the Multi-Factor Authentication server quite extensively. I’ve been pretty content with text messages for authentication, but since DRAFT NIST Special Publication 800-63B, Out-of-Band (OOB) using the PSTN (SMS or voice) is deprecated (ref 5.1.3.2) I’ve been taking a closer look at the Microsoft Authenticator app.   The situation Microsoft’s on-premises Multi-Factor Authentication […]

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Pictures of CSN Academy 2017

I was invited to co-present with my colleague Carlo Schaeffer at CSN Group’s CSN Academy 2017 event at the campus of the Royal Dutch Football Association (KNVB) in Zeist, the Netherlands. I arrived on time at the venue, to enjoy the lunch and Frank Smilda’s keynote on cyber security. Then, after the inspiring keynote, it […]

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Pictures of the 2017 Experts Live Summer Night

Yesterday, Raymond Comvalius and I presented a 45-minute session on Shielded VMs at the Experts Live Summer Night, the IT Pro BBQ of the year, We arrived together at de Landgoederij in Bunnik, because we both parked our electric cars at the same location, a little outside the venue. Therefore, we received our speaker badges […]

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I’m co-presenting at the Experts Live Summer Night 2017

This Wednesday, the Experts Live Netherlands foundation hosts the second edition of its Experts Live Summer Night event. Branded ‘Security Edition’, it should not come as a surprise that I’m presenting. This time around, I’m co-presenting a 45-minute session with Raymond Comvalius on Shielded VMs.   About Experts Live Experts Live is an independent platform […]

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I’m co-presenting at CSN Academy 2017

With our partner-friendly model, we work together with partners like Microsoft and Veeam. We also work with other partners, including the CSN Group, formerly known as CAD Services Nederland. Building on our strong bond, formed by working together on our bespoke solutions for multiple organizations, next week, Carlo Schaeffer and I are presenting a session […]

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Pictures of Techorama 2017

Yesterday, I drove to Antwerp to present at Techorama, Belgium’s unique conference geared towards developers, IT professionals, data professionals and SharePoint professionals. I left home at about 6:30 AM and arrived at Kinepolis Antwerp around 7:45 AM. Even this early, the event was already alive with crowds queuing outside for registration. From the Speaker Room, […]

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I’m speaking at Techorama Belgium 2017

A while back, I heard from the Techorama Belgium organization that they merged their Microsoft developer-focused event with ITPROceed to create one big Belgium Microsoft Community event: Techorama I was invited to share any presentations I deemed fit for such a conference and the organization actually picked one…   About Techorama Techorama is a yearly […]

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Azure AD Connect 1.1.524.0 brings a ton of new functionality to Hybrid Identity

Microsoft released a new version of its Azure AD Connect tool earlier this week (May 15) dubbed the May 2017 release. This is the big release, a lot of us have been hoping for, because it brings a ton of new functionality. Personally, this release solves one of my ten biggest pains with Azure AD […]

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Pictures of the April 2017 IT Pro User Group at Microsoft Hrvatska in Zagreb

Last April, I was invited by the Microsoft IT Pro User Group to present a 75 minute session on Azure AD Join at Microsoft Croatia’s Headquarters in Zagreb. Since I was spending some time in the region between Microsoft Bosnia and Hergovina’s Network event and the Croatian WinDays, I had no trouble finding the place. […]

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