Category Archives: Community

Raymond and I are inspiring our fifth batch of High School students this year

One of the most rewarding  community activities is to teach young people about technology. Just like the previous four years, Raymond and I have scheduled another ‘Inspire Me’ meeting with High School students of the Graafschap College in Doetinchem, the Netherlands. On Wednesday August 29th, straight from VMware VMworld, (Raymond is picking me up at […]


Pictures of TechMentor Redmond 2018

Last week, I travelled to Microsoft Campus in Redmond to present at TechMentor. I was kindly invited by Sami Laiho and Dave Kawula, the two chairs of this event, for two identity-related sessions. On Wednesday August 8th, I stepped on a plane towards Seattle Tacoma Airport at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. Delta gave me a good […]


I’m speaking at VMware VMworld US 2018

I’m proud to announce that I have been invited by VMware to present at VMworld US 2018 in Las Vegas, where we’ll celebrate VMware’s 20th birthday with 20,000+ attendees. I have been asked to host a workshop on virtualizing Active Directory Domain Services with Deji Akomolafe, and present a 60-minute break-out session with Matt Liebowitz. […]


I’m doing a webcast with Redmond Magazine on typical Disaster Recovery gaps in Hybrid Active Directory environments

  A while back, I was invited by Redmond Magazine to work with them on a webcast. As I feel Redmond Magazine is still one of the leading publications for Microsoft-oriented IT Pros, I agreed wholeheartedly. August 1st 2018 marks the calendar for our first mutual experience!   About Redmond Magazine Redmond Magazine is the […]


I’m speaking at TechMentor Redmond 2018

Presenting at the Microsoft Campus in Redmond has been an item on my bucket list, for a while. In three weeks time, I’m getting the opportunity to do just that, at TechMentor Redmond 2018!     About TechMentor Events TechMentor offers quality education and exposure to what’s now, new and next in the IT world. Since […]


X marks the spot! My 10th Microsoft MVP Award

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 2018-2019 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 […]


Pictures of aOS Journée Aix-en-Provence

After having volunteered as a speaker for the aOS Community, I finally had the chance to present with them. Last Thursday, I was scheduled to present between 1:30PM and 2:15PM in Aix-en-Provence in the South of France. I started early in the KLM Lounge at Schiphol airport. Although KLM offers a selection of drinks, I […]


Pictures of Experts Live Netherlands 2018

Last week, the biggest Microsoft IT Pro event in the Netherlands, Experts Live Netherlands, took place at Pathé Ede. As this event takes place in the Netherlands, there was not a lot for me to take care of. So, on Tuesday morning I stepped into my car, set the satnav to Ede and enjoyed the […]


I’m co-presenting a Webinar on Picking the Right Backup and Restore Solution for your Active Directory Domain Services needs

Next week, on June 27th, I’m presenting a webinar with Darren Mar-Elia, titled ‘Picking the right type of solution for Active Directory Backup and Restore’. This free webinar, hosted by Semperis, aims to help you determine the right solution for your needs, whether its reverting changes, undeleting objects, restoring Domain Controllers after ransomware attacks, recovering […]


I’m speaking at Journée aOS Aix-en-Provence

Some opportunities are too much fun to pass up on. So, when the aOS Community asked me if I’d be willing to help them out by speaking at their Aix-en-Provence event, of course, I said “Yes”.     About aOS aOS Community (which stand for Azure, Office 365, SharePoint) is an international non-profit gathering of professionals […]