Category Archives: Personal

Identity-related sessions at Microsoft Ignite 2021 Fall Edition

Microsoft’s Ignite 2021 Fall event kicks off in two weeks. Exactly eight months after Microsoft Ignite 2021 Spring Edition (organized from Tuesday March 2nd to Thursday March 4th, 2021), Microsoft's Ignite 2021 Fall event takes place from Tuesday November 2nd to Thursday November 4th, 2021) This is another virtual Ignite event. The big advantage for […]


Pictures of NT Konferenca 2021

Two weeks ago, I traveled to Portorož in Slovenia to deliver two 60-minute sessions at NT Konferenca. It was refreshing to travel again after being grounded by Corona for nearly twenty months. I started early for the last day of a 4-month engagement with a customer at 06:30 on Monday morning. After eight hours of […]


I'm presenting a webinar with Randy Franklin Smith and Netwrix

This Tuesday at 6 PM CEST, I'm presenting a webinar with Randy Franklin Smith's Ultimate Windows Security and Netwrix on ten best practices to securing Active Directory and Azure AD. About Randy Franklin Smith Randy Franklin Smith is an internationally recognized expert on the security and control of Windows and Active Directory security who specializes […]


I'm speaking at the Cloud Identity Summit

On September 30th, 2021, I'll present a 50-minute session on common mistakes with Hybrid Identity at the second Cloud Identity Summit, organized by the Azure Bonn user group. About the Cloud Identity Summit The Cloud Identity Summit aims to bring together people from different areas of Identity and Access Management (IAM) and provide an open […]


I'm speaking at NT Konferenca 2021

I’m proud to announce that I’ll be presenting two sessions at this year’s NT Konferenca in Slovenia later this month.   About NT Konferenca NT Konferenca is the biggest Slovenian technological conference. NT Konferenca is not just about IT trends and solutions. It is also about the ways to include them in everyday business processes […]


Active Directory- and Azure AD-related sessions at The Experts Conference (TEC) 2021

The Experts Conference (TEC), sponsored by Quest is a yearly conference to get advanced practical Active Directory and Office 365 education. Sponsored by the leaders who have helped move, manage and secure over 336 million Active Directory users, TEC 2021 gives you the opportunity to expand your knowledge by connecting with Microsoft MVPs, industry and […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]