Category Archives: Community

The video and slides for my Ignite session ‘THR2148 Experiences with going password-less’ are now available

In this blogpost, let’s look back at my second theater session. I presented the session ‘THR2148 Experiences with going password-less’ on Thursday afternoon September 27th between 2:50 PM and 3:10 PM. This year’s Microsoft Ignite was a special one. I was a featured theater speaker. I conducted two theater sessions. Both had 1000+ registered attendees, […]

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The video and slides for my Ignite session ‘THR2214 Hardening your Azure Active Directory tenant’ are now available

In this blogpost, let’s look back at my first theater session. I presented the session ‘THR2214 Hardening your Azure Active Directory tenant’ on Monday evening September 24th between 6:25 PM and 6:45 PM, during Microsoft Ignite 2018’s Welcome Reception. This year’s Microsoft Ignite was a special one. I was a featured theater speaker. I conducted […]

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I’m speaking at Microsoft Sinergija 18

I received a message from Microsoft Serbia on an opportunity to speak at its yearly Sinergija event at the Crowne Plaza hotel and conference center in Belgrade on October 24th and October 25th 2018; An event, a Microsoft subsidiary and a country with an extensive legacy and rich heritage. Readers of my blog in this […]

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I’m featuring on Paramount Defenses’ list of Notable Names in the AD and AD Security Space

Last week I received a message from Sanjay Tandon from Paramount Defenses. In his message, he notified me of my name being added to the list of notable names in the Active Directory (AD) / AD security space: Hi Sander, Sanjay here.   I just stopped by to say that I really appreciate all the […]

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Pictures of the KNVI IT Infra Day of the Year 2018 ‘Roast the Cloud’

On Wednesday October 3rd, The KNVI SIG IT Infra organized its yearly event. From 9AM onwards, IT Professionals were welcome at the Postillion Hotel in Bunnik, the Netherlands for a day filled with technical sessions, started off with a keynote and ending with a playful high note in the form of the ‘Roast the Cloud’ […]

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Pictures of Microsoft Ignite 2018

Last week, I was part of Microsoft Ignite 2018 in Orlando, Florida. Both as a speaker and a community booth host, I added to Microsoft’s biggest annual technology event targeted at IT Professionals. I left home early in the morning of Saturday September 22 for two Delta flights that would take me to New York […]

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Passing Microsoft Exam 70-742: Identity with Windows Server 2016

There is a good and free way to prepare for Microsoft exam 70-742: Identity with Windows Server 2016. In the past years, I conducted webinars that can serve as a primer on Active Directory in terms of forests, domains, trusts, security and on Group Policy. They are not and were never intended as the sole […]

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I’m staffing a Community Booth at two Community Social events at Microsoft Ignite 2018

Community Central at Microsoft Ignite is bigger, better and stronger, compared to last year’s Ignite, and I’m proud to share that I’m part of it! Besides my two theater sessions on Identity and Access Management (IAM) at Ignite, I will also be staffing a Community Booth at two Community Social events.    About Community Central […]

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We’re organizing the Event of the Year with the KNVI SIG IT Infra

Raymond, Erwin, Martijn, Tom and I have been plotting for quite some time to organize a yearly Dutch event. We want to share the latest in our industry, without the marketing talk and without the corporate bullshit other events bring. In my utterly biased opinion1, there’s only one organization in the Netherlands, that can pull […]

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The video for ‘Virtualizing Active Directory the Right Way’ from VMware’s VMworld 2018 US event is now available

In August, Matt Liebowitz and I presented a 60-minute breakout session during VMware’s VMworld US 2018 event at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Our presentation and demos were recorded. Both the stage, the slides and the screen of the demo machine were captured by the VMworld organization. If you were unable […]

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