Category Archives: Personal

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 […]

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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 […]

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Azure Active Directory-related sessions at Identiverse 2021

Identiverse is the place for all things Identity. This year’s Identiverse Conference marks the 12th Identiverse Conference; its first-ever hybrid event to be held starting June 21, 2021. The in-person component is in Denver, Colorado with an accompanying virtual component that can be accessed from anywhere.   About Identiverse Identiverse is the hub for all […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Identity-related sessions at Microsoft Ignite 2021 Spring Edition

Microsoft’s Ignite 2021 Spring 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, a virtual Ignite event is organized from Tuesday March 2nd to Thursday March 4th, 2021. […]

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I'm a 2021 VMware vExpert

I’m proud to announce I am a 2021 VMware vExpert. This is my third vExpert award in a row. It’s an honor for me to be a part of the team driving Active Directory virtualization on VMware vSphere with Deji Akomolafe and Matt Liebowitz. Thank you!  About the VMware vExpert Program The VMware vExpert Program is VMware’s global evangelism […]

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I’m Speaking at Azure Saturday Belgrade

I’m proud to share that I’ll be returning as a speaker for Azure Saturday Belgrade. This year, the event is hosted virtually on Saturday February 20th 2021. 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 […]

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Introducing IT Bro’s: The New Dutch Microsoft-oriented IT Pro podcast

This month, Raymond Comvalius and I are introducing a new initiative: the IT Bro’s podcast. Our goal is to provide a weekly update to Dutch IT professionals who work with Microsoft products and technologies. We will be talking in Dutch primarily, but will switch to English when we have non-Dutch guests joining us. Our focus […]

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