Category Archives: Veeam Vanguard

13 Years Better Left Unspoken

This weekend marks 13 years of me sharing my thoughts, knowledge and experiences on this blog, titled The Things That Are Better Left Unspoken. Thirteen years ago, in June, 2006, I posted the first blog post here. That’s as many years as there are stripes in the US flag. Today, almost 1000 posts, several whitepapers […]

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Two keynotes and Top 7 sessions of VeeamON are now available online

I missed out on VeeamON this year in Miami, FL… I had other engagements with customers, with NT Konferenca in Slovenia and, as a repeat speaker, Techorama in Belgium in the week of May 20th. I had lots of fun, but I would have really liked to have visited the event and would have loved […]

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Security Thoughts: Veeam Backup & Replication leaks Azure Password in log

In Veeam Backup and Replication 9.5 versions prior to Update 4, the password for the Microsoft Azure account used by the Direct Restore to Azure functionality can be found in the log in plain text. Veeam Backup and Replication is used by a lot of organizations worldwide to create and restore backups of systems, applications […]

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I am a 2019 Veeam Vanguard

Yesterday, I received an e-mail from Rick Vanover from Veeam congratulating me with being selected for the 2019 Veeam Vanguard Program by the Veeam Vanguard team. For me, it means I successfully renewed my previous three Veeam Vanguard Awards, dating back to 2016. I still remain one of the three Dutch Veeam Vanguards. I feel […]

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Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 Update 4 is now available. Here’s how cool it is.

Veeam has made its Availability Suite 9.5 Update 4 available, after it was released to manufacturers (RTM) on December 28th, 2018. This update addresses several minor issues. However, it also add support for the latest and greatest that Veeam Vanguards and Veeam admins work with… and that’s cool!   Veeam Backup & Replication Veeam Backup […]

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I’m featuring on Paramount Defenses’ list of Notable Names in the AD and AD Security Space

Last week I received a message from Sanjay Tandon from Paramount Defenses. In his message, he notified me of my name being added to the list of notable names in the Active Directory (AD) / AD security space: Hi Sander, Sanjay here.   I just stopped by to say that I really appreciate all the […]

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Pictures of VMware VMworld US 2018

Last week, I delivered three sessions at VMware’s VMworld US 2018 event in Las Vegas. As I was scheduled to present a full-day workshop on Sunday August 26th, I decided to fly in on Friday, so I’d have the entire Saturday to cope with the jetlag that accompanies crossing 9 time zones. My inbound flight […]

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I am a 2018 Veeam Vanguard

This morning, I received an e-mail from Rick Vanover from Veeam congratulating me with being selected for the 2018 Veeam Vanguard Program by the Veeam Vanguard team. For me, it means I successfully renewed my previous 2 Veeam Vanguard Awards, dating back to 2016. I still remain one of the three Dutch Veeam Vanguards, together […]

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The Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows Free is amazing. Let me tell you why.

Veeam released its free Agent for Microsoft Windows (version 2.0.0.700). I’ve been using the Beta of the  agent for a couple of months and the more I used it and the more I read on why Veeam introduced this tool, and how it fits into Veeam’s current technology and strategy, the more I want to […]

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Your Exchange Online Contingency Plan is here with Veeam Backup for Office 365

As an organization delivering the full stack of the Secure Productive Enterprise (SPE) to large international customers in highly-regulated verticals, we often get the question on an ‘exit strategy’ or ‘contingency plan’ for cloud services, like Office 365. Being a Microsoft partner and Veeam partner with a Microsoft cloud focus makes us unique and allows […]

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