Upcoming speaking engagements

I quickly wanted to share with you some of my upcoming speaking engagements for the next few months. The events I’m speaking on are all free and I encourage you to register as they contain lot’s of useful information. Good events are not always the ones you have to pay for!

The first event will be on the 7th of June: Microsoft Experience Days, more particular on the “Experience Windows Server 2012”-event. I will be talking about the improvements on Failover Clustering. Some of you might find this odd, since I mostly speak about Exchange and Office 365, but I’m very exited to talk about the new features in Windows Server 2012 as this magnificent OS has had a major overhaul compared to it’s predecessor Windows Server 2008 R2. Believe me: there is a lot to talk about! Smile

The second event will be the Belgian Community Day on June 21st where I will be doing a duo-presentation with my colleague Koen Vermoesen on our experiences with Exchange Server 2010 and archiving. This “Notes from the field”-session will be packed with useful information about what archiving in Exchange can (or cannot) do for you.

Looking further down the road, there are some pretty good chances I will be speaking at other events as well. Perhaps if I’m lucky, I will be able to do a session together with Peter De Tender at this year’s MCT Summit in Warsaw…We’ll see!

Hope to see you all there!




Experience Windows Server 2012 and Best of MMS

Hi all!

This year, Microsoft Belgium is holding their “best of MMS” on the 7th of June, together with an event about Windows Server 2012.
It’s a not-to-miss opportunity to get up-to-speed if you missed MMS this year.

During “The Best Of MMS 2012”, you’ll learn about what’s new in System Center 2012. Experts who attended MMS 2012 in Las Vegas will share their in-depth knowledge on various topics like:

  • Infrastructure Management
  • Service Delivery
  • Automation
  • Application Management
  • Desktop & Device Management

For more information or to register, click HERE

At “Experience Windows Server 2012” you will discover how the newest version of Windows is going beyond virtualization by scaling and securing workload, how it will enable the modern work style by giving people access to information and data regardless of the infrastructure, network, device or application they use to access it. You will also discover the power of many servers with the simplicity of only one by efficiently managing the infrastructure while maximizing uptime and minimizing failures and downtime.

The sessions that will be given that day cover topics like:

  • Hyper-V Virtualization Platform in Server 2012
  • What’s new in Active Directory
  • Storage and Management Improvements
  • Clustering improvements
  • and many more…

Don’t hesitate to subscribe for this FREE event, as this is also a not-to-miss opportunity to get ahead with Windows Server 2012!

Click HERE for more information.




Sessions I would attend @ TechEd Europe (26-29 june, Amsterdam)

TechEd is coming back to Europe and this time it’s striking down in Amsterdam from the 26th to the 29th of June. TechEd is, in my opinion of course, a one of a kind conference packed with lots and lots of great sessions about various topics. If you have the opportunity to attend the conference: don’t hesitate!

A few days ago, the first sessions were announced so I went and had a peak at what was coming our way. The conference, usually divided into multiple “tracks”, allows you to easily identify your area of interest and pick your sessions accordingly. Because of my background (and strong personal interest), I mainly focus on the following tracks:

What you will notice is that, although I spend most of my time with products like Exchange, most of the sessions I picked are from the Security & Identity track. Why is that? Well, Exchange has been around for quite some time now. This does not mean that I know the product inside out, but a lot of things have already been said and by nature I rather tend to look into the future than looking back. This is also why I would focus more on new(er) products and technologies. At this time, Windows Server 8 (and therefore also Active Directory) fits that description perfectly, hence the choice for session that mostly talk about it and it’s new features.

For one, if it were possible, I would attend all of them. But at conferences like TechEd, it’s all about choices. The list below depicts the sessions that I would attend. Please keep in mind that these are my personal choices and it does not mean that other sessions are less worth attending!

Exchange & Lync

  • Best Practices for Virtualizing Microsoft Exchange Server 2010
  • Deep Dive: Coexistence between Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft Exchange Server 2010
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 High Availability Deep Dive
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2010: Troubleshooting Performance Issues

Office, Office 365 & SharePoint

  • Security Design with Claims Based Authentication

Security & Identity

  • Active Directory Virtualization Safeguards and Domain Controller Cloning with Windows Server “8”
  • How to (un)Destroy Your Active Directory: Reloaded
  • Managing and Extending Active Directory Federation Services
  • Planning, Designing, and Deploying a Highly Available AD RMS Infrastructure
  • Windows Server “8” Dynamic Access Control Best Practices and Case Study Deployments in Microsoft IT
  • Windows Server “8” Dynamic Access Control Deep Dive for Active Directory and Central Authorization Policies
  • Windows Server 8 Dynamic Access Control Overview