Category Archives: Microsoft MVP

I’m hosting a webinar with Netwrix on Three approaches for migrating to the cloud

On July 30th, 2020, I’ll present an 1-hour webinar with Netwrix. Together with Russell McDermott I’ll discuss the three approaches to cloud migration.                                                                                                                                    Three Approaches to Cloud Migration Thursday July 30th, 2020, 2PM BST / 3PM CEST This is a topic that is near to my heart, as I see many organization struggle with […]

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I’m a 2020-2021 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 2019-2020 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 […]

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14 years of The Things that are Better Left Unspoken

Today marks the 14th anniversary of the first blog post on this blog, titled The Things That Are Better Left Unspoken. Fourteen years ago, in June, 2006, I posted the first blog post here. Since June 23, 2006, this blog has featured 1,170 more blogposts and draws the attention of 20,000 pairs of eyeballs daily. […]

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TODO: Move from the ‘Allow users to remember multi-factor authentication on devices they trust’ option to Conditional Access

Last month, I made the case to move from per-user MFA to Conditional Access to leave behind the remnants of the PhoneFactor infrastructure, presented as old pages linked to from the Azure Portal. Today I want to talk about the ‘Allow users to remember multi-factor authentication on devices they trust’ option, that allows administrator to […]

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I’m presenting three webinars with Netwrix focusing again on the best recipes from the AD Administration Cookbook

On April 22nd, 28th and 30th, 2020, I’ll present three 1-hour webinars with Netwrix. Tune in to get the best in Active Directory security, Hybrid Identity and Azure AD Hardening demonstrated from me and Netwrix’ Jeff Melnick!   About the webinars I feel webinars are a great way to show people the potential of technology. […]

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Pictures of Azure Saturday Belgrade

On this year’s leap day, I was invited to present a session on Azure Saturday in Belgrade, Serbia. My good friends Vladimir Stefanovic, Aleksandar Nikolic and Mustafa Toroman invited me over as one of the foreign speakers to complement the local speakers and their workshops on February 28th. On Friday, I did some work for […]

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I’m speaking at Microsoft NetWork 10

In the last years, I have presented several times at Microsoft Bosnia and Herzegovina’s NetWork event. This year, the organization has invited me back to present at the 10th edition of Microsoft NetWork in Neum, Bosnia and Herzegovina.   About Microsoft NetWork 10 Micosoft’s NetWork conference is a yearly event in the city of Neum […]

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I’m presenting two live Active Directory webinars with Veeam’s Andrey Zhelezko

On March 5th 2020, I’m presenting two webinars with Andrey Zhelezko, technical product analyst at Veeam Software, on Active Directory Best Practices in terms of administration and disaster recovery. Active Directory has been around for two decades. This decade, a secure and resilient Active Directory is needed more than ever. AD has been a part […]

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Happy 20th Birthday, Active Directory!

Today, The DirTeam.com / ActiveDir.org Weblogs are celebrating the 20-year anniversary of Active Directory Domain Services as a released product.   Windows 2000 Server The introduction of Active Directory to the world was part of the release of Windows 2000 Server on February 17, 2000. At the launch event, Bill Gates ushered in the Next […]

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I’m speaking at Azure Saturday Belgrade

I’m proud to share that I’ll be presenting at Azure Saturday Belgrade in Serbia on February 29th 2020!   About Azure Saturday Belgrade As part of AzureDays.org events, Azure Saturday Belgrade is a community-driven event to share knowledge and experiences about Microsoft Azure. In their part of the world, Azure Saturday is the biggest Azure-focused […]

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