Identity Expert Portal
Thoughts Leaders & Industry Experts
Our Directory Services Experts are pioneers in identity-driven, enterprise protection technology. They work closely with Enterprise customers, provide the critical solutions and strategies that ensure quick recovery from on-premise cyber breaches and Directory Services failures. Our experts are best-in-class, contribute to thought leadership, and possess superior insight, comprehensive AD knowledge and laser troubleshooting skills. Their genuine care for customer IT environments and identity integrity makes them deep listeners, great collaborators and team players, consummate observers and critical contributors as they execute technology to support client missions.
Semperis Head of Product
A 14-year Cloud and Datacenter Microsoft MVP, Darren has a wealth of experience in Identity and Access Management and was the CTO and founder of SDM software, a provider of Microsoft systems management solutions. Prior to launching SDM, Darren held senior infrastructure architecture roles in Fortune 500 companies and was also the CTO of Quest Software. As a Microsoft MVP, Darren has contributed to numerous publications on Windows networks, Active Directory and Group Policy, and was a Contributing Editor for Windows IT Pro Magazine for 20 years.
In recent blog posts, I’ve been talking a lot about new Active Directory attack methods where attackers are compromising user accounts …READ MORE >
Edgile Senior Identity Architect
Sean Deuby is an identity architect for Edgile, Inc., where he focuses on enterprise cloud identity and Active Directory solutions. Previously, Sean covered identity topics in his role as Technical Director and analyst for Windows IT Pro, where he has over 250 published articles. Sean has spent many years in enterprise IT organizations; he was the design engineer of the IT directory services team for Intel Corporation, and one of the original architects of the company’s corporate Active Directory. Sean was also technical lead and a principal architect of Texas Instruments’ original worldwide enterprise Windows NT network. A veteran public speaker, Sean has presented sessions from TechEd to Cloud Identity Summit. He has been awarded directory services Most Valuable Professional status by Microsoft every year since 2004
Should you upgrade your existing AD forest to Windows Server 2016 Active Directory (aka AD 2016), or should you leave it …READ MORE >
Nathan is a Microsoft Certified Solutions Master: Messaging and a Microsoft MVP for Office Servers and Services with 25 years of experience in the field. Nathan is an active contributor to the Exchange and Office 365 communities by writing articles for several tech websites and his own blog. He also can be seen speaking at IT conferences including IT/DEV Connections, Microsoft Ignite, Collab365, and in frequent webcast for Redmond magazine
Sander Berkouwer is an IT Professional and has been a Microsoft MVP in Directory Services for the past eight years. He works as senior identity consultant at SCCT in the Netherlands, where he helps colleagues and customers make the most out of Microsoft products, strategies and technologies. Sander blogs almost daily about Active Directory, his favorite Microsoft technology.
Picking the right type of solution for active directory backup
The infrastructure extension to the cloud has created new challenges for AD administrators to navigate.READ MORE >
Semperis Senior Engineer
20+ years of IT experience, including hands-on expertise with Active Directory and Group Policy. Former system administrator, software developer, and IT and regulatory compliance manager. Engaging communicator and passionate customer advocate.