Category Archives: Personal

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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Twenty Years in IT

Exactly twenty years ago, on May 15th 2000, I started working at Operator Groep Delft. While they weren’t my first employer, it was my first employer in IT. In the past twenty years I’ve developed my skills and have grown a career. It wasn’t a straight line though, and it sure was a bumpy ride! […]

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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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I’m awarded VMworld 2019 Distinguished Speaker

This morning, I received an e-mail message from Maryam Scoble:   VMworld 2019 Distinguished Speaker Dear Sander,   Congratulations on being named a VMworld 2019 Distinguished Speaker. This new program recognizes the hard work of VMworld speakers who maintain a survey score of 4.2 or higher, speaking at sessions with 150 attendees or more over […]

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Mentoring, the step I needed in my career

As a consultant, trainer, blogger and author, I feel it’s my responsibility to help people who are ambitious like I am. It’s mutually beneficial to help people to achieve more, as it helps me identify the steps I didn’t take, the shortcuts I took, the views I lacked and any privileges I enjoyed. At a […]

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The recording and slides of the Active Directory Best Practices webinar is now available

Last week, I presented two webinars with Veeam’s Andrey Zhelezko, technical product analyst at Veeam Software, on Active Directory Best Practices in terms of administration and disaster recovery. With 1849 and 2217 registered attendees for the European and North American webinar, respectively, these GoToWebinar sessions were solid Active Directory knowledge transfer successes. The recording and […]

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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 a 2020 VMware vExpert

I’m proud to announce I am a 2020 VMware vExpert. This is my second vExpert award in a row, after I received it for the first time last year. It’s an honor to me to be a part of the team driving Active Directory virtualization on VMware vSphere with Deji Akomolafe and Matt Liebowitz. Thank […]

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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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