Category Archives: Microsoft MVP

I have been invited to present at the 2020 Hybrid Identity Protection Conference

This October, I’m joining many of my technical friends at the Hybrid Identity Protection Conference. For those who attended The Experts Conference (TEC) and NetPro’s Directory Experts Conference (DEC) events previously, the Hybrid Identity Protection Conference promises to be at least as much fun as these events, where you’ve seen the likes of Gil Kirkpatrick, […]

I’m speaking at the European SharePoint, Office 365 and Azure Conference (ESPC20)

I’m happy to announce that I am returning as a speaker for the European SharePoint, Office 365 and Azure Conference (ESPC) 2020 on October 14th – 15th, 2020. About ESPC20 The European SharePoint, Office 365 & Azure Conference (ESPC) is Europe’s leading online community, providing educational resources and encouraging collaboration. The European SharePoint, Office 365 […]


We’re presenting ‘Ignite Untold’, the Dutch Community live stream supporting Microsoft Ignite 2020

Next to offering answers to your questions in seven Ask the Experts sessions at Microsoft Ignite 2020, Raymond Comvalius, Barbara Forbes and I will also present the Dutch Community live stream for Microsoft Ignite 2020.   About Microsoft Ignite Ignite is Microsoft’s yearly event for IT Professionals and developers. At Microsoft Ignite they connect with […]


Identity-related sessions at Microsoft Ignite 2020

Microsoft’s Ignite 2020 event kicks off in one week. For 2020, Ignite is organized differently to align with the new reality. Microsoft has announced that they will organize virtual events only until July 2021. Instead of an in-person event in New Orleans, LA, a virtual Ignite event is organized from September 22nd to September 24th, […]


I’m a Subject Matter Expert in seven Microsoft Ignite 2020 Ask the Experts sessions

I’m honored to be invited to Microsoft Ignite 2020 as a Subject Matter Expert (SME). I’ll be on call for six Ask the Experts sessions: ATE-DB168A Ask the Expert: Azure Active Directory: our vision and roadmap to help you secure remote access and boost employee productivity September 22nd 2020, 12:15PM – 12:45PM PDTSeptember 22nd 2020, […]


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 […]


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 […]


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. […]


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 […]


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. […]