Category Archives: Personal

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 speaking at VMware VMworld 2020

I’m pleased to announce that I will be delivering a 1-hour break-out session with Deji Akomolafe, Staff Solutions Architect at VMware and Matt Liebowitz, Staff Architect at VMware, at VMware VMworld 2020 on September 29th – October 1st, 2020.   About VMware VMworld VMworld is a global conference for virtualization and cloud computing, hosted by […]


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’ve joined the Semperis Hybrid Identity Protection Podcast

The 2020 Hybrid Identity Protection Conference (HIPConf) was originally planned for April 2020. As New York and other cities around the globe helped us combat the COVID-19 pandemic, this was not a good time to gather and discuss our topics in person. However, organizations worldwide need our guidance more than ever. Cyber crime evolves through […]


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 […]


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. […]


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! […]


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. […]


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 […]