Category Archives: Community

I’m a 2021-2022 Microsoft MVP

Today, I received a localized e-mail from the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award team: In Dutch, it reads: Beste Sander Berkouwer, Nogmaals presenteren we u met genoegen de 2021-2022 Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award als erkenning van uw buitengewone leiderschap in technische community’s. We waarderen uw uitmuntende bijdragen in de volgende technische community’s […]


The videos of my two Netwrix US webinars are now available

On May 18th and May 20th, I presented two distinct webinars on Active Directory and Azure AD Better Together. I presented these webinars together with Netwrix’ David Metzgar. The Microsoft cloud offers a wealth of benefits, from powerful enterprise applications and built-in high availability to predictable costs. But most organizations still need their on-premises IT […]


Fifteen years of things better left unspoken

Today marks the 15th anniversary of the first blog post on this blog, titled The Things That Are Better Left Unspoken. Fifteen years ago, in June, 2006, I posted the first blog post here. Since June 23, 2006, this blog has featured 1,381 more blogposts, 1,041 comments and draws the attention of over 20,000 pairs […]


Azure Active Directory-related sessions at Identiverse 2021

Identiverse is the place for all things Identity. This year’s Identiverse Conference marks the 12th Identiverse Conference; its first-ever hybrid event to be held starting June 21, 2021. The in-person component is in Denver, Colorado with an accompanying virtual component that can be accessed from anywhere.   About Identiverse Identiverse is the hub for all […]


Azure AD-related announcements from RSA Conference 2021

Microsoft’s contribution to the virtual 2021 RSA Conference between May 17, 2021 and May 20, 2021 was centered around the principle of Zero Trust. Certainly, announcements were made to fit the principals of Zero Trust from within Azure AD. Azure AD features, announced at RSA 2021 Microsoft announced the following new Azure AD features: GPS-based […]


I’m presenting two more Active Directory and Azure AD Better Together webinars

After the huge success of my previously co-presented Active Directory and Azure AD Better Together webinars for their US audience, Netwrix and I have decided to organize these webinars again for people in Europe, Africa and the Middle-East. On June 23rd and June 25th, Netwrix’ Russel McDermott and I discuss how Active Directory and Azure […]


Identity-related sessions at Microsoft Build 2021

Microsoft organizes Microsoft Build 2021 as a free digital event between Tuesday May 25th 5 PM CEST and Thursday May 27th 5 PM CEST. Microsoft Build is Microsoft’s annual conference event, aimed at software engineers and web developers using Windows, Microsoft Azure and other Microsoft technologies. First held in 2011, it serves as a successor […]


Identity-related sessions at Techorama Belgium 2021 Spring Edition

Techorama Belgium is a yearly international technology conference. Techorama’s commitment is to create a unique conference experience with quality content and the best speaker line-up. Techorama Belgium’s 2021 Spring Edition event is held online from May 17, 2021 to May 19, 2021. Tickets are available, starting at EUR 199, excluding fees and VAT. During Techorama […]


Microsoft Identity and Security-related sessions at RSA Conference 2021

RSA Conference 2021 is a virtual event scheduled for the week of May 17. This typically is the USA edition of the annual event. The event was pushed back from February 2020. About RSA Conference RSA Conferences enable you to connect to cybersecurity’s best minds and biggest ideas. The annual RSA conferences offer expert-led sessions, […]


I’m presenting two Active Directory and Azure AD Better Together webinars with Netwrix

On May 18th, 2021 and May 20th, 2021 I’ll present 1-hour webinar sessions with Netwrix. Together with Netwrix, I’ll discuss how Active Directory and Azure AD are better together. You’ll learn how you can benefit from integrating your on-premises Active Directory Domain Services environment with Azure AD, how to harden your hybrid environment, how to […]