Category Archives: Community

I’m co-organizing the KNVI Knowledge BBQ in Rotterdam

On Wednesday September 7th, 2022, I’m co-organizing KNVI’s Knowledge BBQ Dutch at ZiPPERZ in Rotterdam. Fellow speakers Raymond Comvalius and Erwin Derksen complete the line-up for this Microsoft-inspired event. About KNVI The Dutch Professional Association of Information and IT Professionals (KNVI) is an independent platform for sharing professional knowledge and expanding the personal networks of […]


The Second Edition of the Active Directory Administration Cookbook is now available

Slightly over three years ago, my first book was published. These past few months, I've been working with Packt to write my second book: the Active Directory Administration Cookbook, Second Edition. Starting today, July 15th 2022, you can find physical copies of it on shelves at Amazon. What you'll find is 696 pages filled with […]


I’m a 2022-2023 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 2022-2023 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 NIC X Edition

Last week, Raymond and I presented at the 2022 Nordic Infrastructure Conference. As we were scheduled to present at both days, we decided to fly in to Oslo’s Gardermoen airport on Tuesday May 31st. After an uneventful flight, we arrived in Oslo, but we were just a couple of minutes late to make our way […]


I’m speaking at the GET-IT Microsoft Cloud Security and Compliance Conference

A few weeks ago, I was invited as a speaker for’s GET-IT Microsoft Cloud Security and Compliance 1-Day Virtual Conference on June 23rd, 2022. About the GET-IT Microsoft Cloud Security and Compliance Conference GET-IT Conferences are 1-day virtual events, organized by The upcoming GET-IT Conference has cloud security and compliance as its topic. […]


Pictures of Techorama Belgium 2022

Last week, I presented at Techorama Belgium 2022, the Las Vegas Edition. The event was held at Kinepolis Cinemas in Antwerp, Belgium. After a Monday at one of my more colorful customers in Helmond, I drove to Antwerp to meet up with Aleksandar Nikolic and John Craddock to have dinner on Antwerp’s Grote Markt. After […]


I’m speaking at NIC X

For its tenth edition, the annual Nordic Infrastructure Conference (NICConf) has invited Raymond Comvalius and me to deliver a session again. It’s our sixt edition of this fantastic event and we’re looking forward to it! About the Nordic Infrastructure Conference The Nordic Infrastructure Conference (NICConf) provides IT and business professionals with unmissable networking and learning […]


Identity-related sessions at Microsoft Build 2022

Microsoft organizes Microsoft Build 2022 as a free digital event between Monday May 24th 5 PM CEST and Thursday May 26th 11 AM 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 […]


I’m speaking at Techorama Belgium 2022

I’m proud to share that I’ll be presenting at Techorama Belgium for the fourth time as an accepted speaker for Techorama Belgium 2022. About Techorama Techorama Belgium is a yearly international technology conference that takes place at Kinepolis Metropolis Antwerp. Techorama welcomes 1700 attendees, a healthy mix between developers, IT Professionals, Data Professionals and SharePoint […]


You’re invited to the IT-University Masterclass – Securing Active Directory using cloud services… Say What!?

On May 9th, 2022, I will be presenting a masterclass, together with Raymond Comvalius for Dutch Raymond and I will be presenting on establishing device trust in the modern age. Over 95% of organizations over 50 people use Active Directory today. Active Directory is the main target for attackers. This leads to data leaks […]