Custom Microsoft Teams video backgrounds

With COVID-19 keeping us mostly working from home as an IT guy/girl, or in my case really being quarantined, Microsoft Teams has become a huge part of our (social) interaction with colleagues, clients and business partners. But not everyone has the ideal situation that the place you work from is ideal for a video call […]

Exploring containers in the Microsoft Container Registry with Visual Studio Code

Have you ever wondered which containers are in the official Microsoft Container Registry (MCR)? If you try to access the URI endpoint ( by browser, you get redirected to . So, no overview of the containers inside the container registry shown. But luckily, we have tools like Microsoft Visual Studio Code with extensions like […]

There are never enough communities

  There is no such thing as enough communities. So, Sander van de Velde, Remco Ploeg and I, started a new Dutch technical community; the Azure IoT Community. Thursday the 2nd of November 2017 we will have our first community evening dedicated on the Microsoft IoT ecosystem. This ecosystem spans from the devices (eg. Windows […]

Organizing Global Azure Boot Camp 2017

Mark the date, April 22, 2017, Global Azure Bootcamp will also be hosted at Atos in Amstelveen, the Netherlands. For the second time at our Atos Benelux & The Nordics headquarters. Sander van de Velde, I and a few other colleagues will be your hosts during the boot camp. In cooperation with WAZUG and Microsoft […]

NodeMCU (ESP8266) & Azure IoT Hub

Since JFall 2016, I have two NodeMCU, ESP8266 based kits at home. I got them since a colleague that actually went to JFall got them at the stand of a competitor and didn’t know what to do with them. On one of the Microsoft Azure Advisory Board Yammer spaces, I read there was a dedicated […]

IoT Tech Day 2016

Today I visited the IoT Tech Day 2016 in the Jaarbeurs in Utrecht. Since we are interested in LoRa and LoRaWAN implementations at work, the main goal for today was to participate in the LoRa workshop, provided by The Things Network. At 11:40 am the workshop kicked off. A nice step by step walkthrough was provided together with […]

Skechers GoRun Ride3 Nite Owl review

When I got home from the Microsoft TechEd Europe 2014 conference in Barcelona last week, there was a package delivered to me. The Skechers GoRun Ride3 Nite Owl shoes had arrived. I have won these shoes in a raffle at Runner’s World Netherlands’ website and offered by Skechers Benelux. Unpacking the box showed a small […]