Category Archives: Personal

How not to offer Guest Wi-Fi

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him a horrible internet connection. – Loosely based on a quote by Abraham Lincoln   Some jobs are worse than others. Some environments are more toxic than others. Some things can just annoy the heck out of you. On […]

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Join me for an Active Directory 101 webinar, in cooperation with Veeam

This year, as a Veeam Vanguard, I’m hosting a series of three Active Directory Domain Services webinars, together with Timothy Dewin and hosted by Veeam. The first webinar in the series is the Active Directory 101 webcast on February 21, 2017. I’m very excited for this session, because for me it is a way to […]

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I’m a 2017 Veeam Vanguard

Today, Veeam updated their Vanguard page. This marks the end of the 2017 Veeam Vanguard Nomination and Renewal processes. For me, it means I successfully renewed my 2016 Veeam Vanguard Award. I still remain one of the three Dutch Veeam Vanguards, together with Joep Piscaer and Arne Fokkema. I feel honored.   About Veeam Vanguards […]

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Pictures of the 2017 Nordic Infrastructure Conference in Oslo last week

Last week, on Thursday February 2 2017, Raymond Comvalius and I were scheduled to present on Azure Active Directory Business to Business (B2B) and Azure Active Directory Business to Consumer (B2C) at the 2017 Nordic Infrastructure Conference (NICConf) in the Oslo Spektrum. We were both really looking forward to this event, because it is our […]

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I’m speaking at the 2017 Nordic Infrastructure Conference

After a year of absence, Raymond Comvalius and I have been invited back to the Nordic Infrastructure Conference (NICConf).   About the Nordic Infrastructure Conference The Nordic Infrastructure Conference (NICConf) provides IT and business professionals with unmissable networking and learning experiences from the leading Global IT experts. The event has a strong practical educational focus […]

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Pictures of the iSense Hybrid Identity night

Last Thursday evening, I delivered two one-hour presentations for the Hybrid Identity evening, hosted by iSense. After my Thursday day-to-day activities in The Hague, I drove to Gouda. Pretty fast, the satnav pointed me to smaller roads to avoid heavy traffic on the A12 highway, making me arrive on time (meaning an hour early). I […]

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Pictures of our Hybrid Identity session at Graafschap College

As I mentioned last week, Raymond Comvalius and I were scheduled for an ‘Inspire Me’ session at Graafschap College in Doetinchem last Friday. Our challenge was to inspire 50 High School students in their final year for their future as systems administrators. For me, last Friday was a day I could sleep late. While normally […]

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I’m presenting an Hybrid Identity Evening at iSense ICT Professionals

Next week, on Thursday January 19, 2017, I’m delivering an entire evening dedicated to Active Directory and Hybrid Identity at iSense ICT Professionals’ Gouda Headquarters.    About iSense ICT Professionals iSense ICT Professionals is a Dutch ICT company, specialized in staffing ICT Professionals. Their main focus is on systems management, database administration, business analysis and […]

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Raymond and I are inspiring a new batch of High School students again this year

Just like the previous three years, Raymond and I have scheduled another ‘Inspire Me’ meeting with High School students of the Graafschap College in Doetinchem, the Netherlands. On Friday January 13th, we’re presenting two 1-hour presentation as part of the last year of studies for High School students aspiring to become Systems Administrators.    About […]

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On Cloud Nine: 2017 Microsoft MVP for Enterprise Mobility, Identity and Access

On Cloud Nine In a state of blissful happiness I was thrilled to receive a message from the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award team, this afternoon, telling me I received my ninth Microsoft MVP Award in a row. Stating I’m on Cloud Nine says it all: With everything that has happened in 2016, I’m […]

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