Category Archives: Community

The video of my Netwrix webinar on migrating to the Cloud is now available

Yesterday, I presented a 75-minute session on the three approaches to migrating to the cloud, together with Netwrix’ Russel McDermott. Now, a mere working day after the webinar, the Netwrix team has done everyone a huge favor by already placing the video recording online for everyone to watch:   Enjoy! Simply press the red […]


I’m hosting a webinar with Netwrix on Three approaches for migrating to the cloud

On July 30th, 2020, I’ll present an 1-hour webinar with Netwrix. Together with Russell McDermott I’ll discuss the three approaches to cloud migration.                                                                                                                                    Three Approaches to Cloud Migration Thursday July 30th, 2020, 2PM BST / 3PM CEST This is a topic that is near to my heart, as I see many organization struggle with […]


I’m a 2020-2021 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 2019-2020 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 […]


14 years of The Things that are Better Left Unspoken

Today marks the 14th anniversary of the first blog post on this blog, titled The Things That Are Better Left Unspoken. Fourteen years ago, in June, 2006, I posted the first blog post here. Since June 23, 2006, this blog has featured 1,170 more blogposts and draws the attention of 20,000 pairs of eyeballs daily. […]


Recordings of the webinars with Netwrix are now available

Last month, on April 22nd, 28th and 30th, I hosted three 60-minute webinars with Netwrix on my three favorite chapters in my Active Directory Administration Cookbook. Over 1800 people have registered for these webinars. Now, a mere week after the last webinar, the Netwrix team has done everyone a huge favor by already placing the […]


I’m presenting three webinars with Netwrix focusing again on the best recipes from the AD Administration Cookbook

On April 22nd, 28th and 30th, 2020, I’ll present three 1-hour webinars with Netwrix. Tune in to get the best in Active Directory security, Hybrid Identity and Azure AD Hardening demonstrated from me and Netwrix’ Jeff Melnick!   About the webinars I feel webinars are a great way to show people the potential of technology. […]


I’m awarded VMworld 2019 Distinguished Speaker

This morning, I received an e-mail message from Maryam Scoble:   VMworld 2019 Distinguished Speaker Dear Sander,   Congratulations on being named a VMworld 2019 Distinguished Speaker. This new program recognizes the hard work of VMworld speakers who maintain a survey score of 4.2 or higher, speaking at sessions with 150 attendees or more over […]


Mentoring, the step I needed in my career

As a consultant, trainer, blogger and author, I feel it’s my responsibility to help people who are ambitious like I am. It’s mutually beneficial to help people to achieve more, as it helps me identify the steps I didn’t take, the shortcuts I took, the views I lacked and any privileges I enjoyed. At a […]


The recording and slides of the Active Directory Best Practices webinar is now available

Last week, I presented two webinars with Veeam’s Andrey Zhelezko, technical product analyst at Veeam Software, on Active Directory Best Practices in terms of administration and disaster recovery. With 1849 and 2217 registered attendees for the European and North American webinar, respectively, these GoToWebinar sessions were solid Active Directory knowledge transfer successes. The recording and […]


Pictures of Azure Saturday Belgrade

On this year’s leap day, I was invited to present a session on Azure Saturday in Belgrade, Serbia. My good friends Vladimir Stefanovic, Aleksandar Nikolic and Mustafa Toroman invited me over as one of the foreign speakers to complement the local speakers and their workshops on February 28th. On Friday, I did some work for […]