Category Archives: Microsoft MVP

Identity-related sessions at Microsoft Ignite 2021 Fall Edition

Microsoft’s Ignite 2021 Fall event kicks off in two weeks. Exactly eight months after Microsoft Ignite 2021 Spring Edition (organized from Tuesday March 2nd to Thursday March 4th, 2021), Microsoft's Ignite 2021 Fall event takes place from Tuesday November 2nd to Thursday November 4th, 2021) This is another virtual Ignite event. The big advantage for […]


Pictures of NT Konferenca 2021

Two weeks ago, I traveled to Portorož in Slovenia to deliver two 60-minute sessions at NT Konferenca. It was refreshing to travel again after being grounded by Corona for nearly twenty months. I started early for the last day of a 4-month engagement with a customer at 06:30 on Monday morning. After eight hours of […]


I'm presenting a webinar with Randy Franklin Smith and Netwrix

This Tuesday at 6 PM CEST, I'm presenting a webinar with Randy Franklin Smith's Ultimate Windows Security and Netwrix on ten best practices to securing Active Directory and Azure AD. About Randy Franklin Smith Randy Franklin Smith is an internationally recognized expert on the security and control of Windows and Active Directory security who specializes […]


I'm speaking at the Cloud Identity Summit

On September 30th, 2021, I'll present a 50-minute session on common mistakes with Hybrid Identity at the second Cloud Identity Summit, organized by the Azure Bonn user group. About the Cloud Identity Summit The Cloud Identity Summit aims to bring together people from different areas of Identity and Access Management (IAM) and provide an open […]


I'm speaking at NT Konferenca 2021

I’m proud to announce that I’ll be presenting two sessions at this year’s NT Konferenca in Slovenia later this month.   About NT Konferenca NT Konferenca is the biggest Slovenian technological conference. NT Konferenca is not just about IT trends and solutions. It is also about the ways to include them in everyday business processes […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


I was a guest on the 425Show talking Active Directory with Daniel Stefaniak

Yesterday, I spent some time talking with Daniel Stefaniak about Active Directory. Daniel is one of the hosts of the 425Show, so we decided to record  and publicly share an hour of our regular 'Old guys yelling at cloud' discussions for this show.   About the 425Show The 425Show is a Twitch live stream, run […]