Category Archives: Microsoft MVP

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 […]


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 […]


Identity-related sessions at Microsoft Ignite 2018 in Orlando

Microsoft Ignite 2018 North America in Orlando is only a few weeks away and many of us have begun filling their session builder with interesting sessions, corresponding to their interests and knowledge. I decided to compile a list of the Active Directory, Azure Active Directory and Enterprise Mobility + Security (EM+S) related sessions at Ignite […]


I’m a Microsoft Ignite 2018 Featured Speaker

After delivering sessions at Microsoft Ignite 2017 in Orlando and at the Amsterdam Tech Summit, I was invited as a featured speaker for Microsoft Ignite 2018. It’s an honor to have my face and profile featuring on the Microsoft Ignite 2018 website and to return to Orlando for another round of awesome theater sessions!    […]


Pictures of our Security session at Graafschap College

As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, Raymond Comvalius and I were scheduled for an ‘Inspire Me’ session at Graafschap College last week. Our challenge was to inspire their High School students in their 3rd year for their future as systems administrators with information security. For me, this presentation followed on a flight from […]


Pictures of VMware VMworld US 2018

Last week, I delivered three sessions at VMware’s VMworld US 2018 event in Las Vegas. As I was scheduled to present a full-day workshop on Sunday August 26th, I decided to fly in on Friday, so I’d have the entire Saturday to cope with the jetlag that accompanies crossing 9 time zones. My inbound flight […]


I’m presenting an Active Directory 101 course with Netwrix

I know from my own experience – the importance of Active Directory and its security can never be overestimated. So, I’ve teamed up with Netwrix to bring you an easy yet extensive update for your knowledge of Active Directory management and security principles. Therefore, this September, I’m hosting three consecutive webinars on Active Directory Domain […]


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 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 […]