Category Archives: Personal

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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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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Pictures of the 2020 Nordic Infrastructure Conference

Last week, Crayon organized the 9th Nordic Infrastructure Conference (NIC), labeled the 20/20 Vision Edition. Raymond Comvalius and I each presented two sessions. In this blogpost I share our pictures and most memorable moments. On Wednesday February 5th, Raymond and I were scheduled for the afternoon flight from Amsterdam Schiphol airport to Oslo Gardermoen airport. […]

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