So.... 2023. That was 3 days ago.
2023 was a special year for me. In this blog post, I will mention all the highlights, on a personal level, community and website.
The highlight in this area is that I got to speak at Experts Live Australia. You can read the report of this further on.
Earlier in 2023, I was nominated for Microsoft MVP. Unfortunately, I didn't become one.
As a Microsoft Certified Trainer, I have been able to give quite a few training courses in the past year. Together with Class-IT, I was able to give an 11-week evening training MD-102 for a customer of Class-IT on behalf of my own company Mizze Solutions. With a good result, because students have already passed.
There are plenty of challenges ahead of 2024. One of them is that I will hopefully have the opportunity to speak more at different events.
Some figures from the WorkplaceDudes:
• 1 summit with 5 MVP's who came to speak
• 2 Meetups we've organized
• 23 webcasts / podcast created
And there are more fun things to come!
Experts Live Netherlands
Also, this year there was Experts Live NL. And also, this year I was part of the Program Panel. We then assess all submitted sessions, so that a short list is drawn up.
New this year, was also my 5 seconds of fame, together with Rex de Koning, as security guards on the roof of a data center, in the intro movie that was shown for the keynote.
On the day itself, I was responsible for the speakers together with Erik Loef. In other words, checking every time, every room, whether all the audio / video still worked. That day there weren't that many problems, thankfully. It had been different, I had heard.
Experts Live NL will be back again this year. And that will come back on June 4, 2024 in Nieuwegein. Will I see you there again?
Experts Live Australia
This must be my highlight of 2023. I love Australia. So why not try to speak there.
So 3 sessions submitted and all 3 accepted. I only did 2, because 3 was a bit too much. I spoke to many people in real life, rather than virtually. And the weather was perfect these days. Good food, good coffee and breakfast at the beach before I went home.
Let's see if we can travel to Australia again this year for Experts Live AU.
I had already heard good stories about it, so I really had to go there. I took the train and when I arrived in Baden, Jose Schenardie was already waiting for me on a terrace.
The days that followed were full of sessions, networking, eating out and of course having a drink. Hotel for this year has already been booked. Now all I must do is arrange a ticket.
Microsoft 365 Modern Management Meetup
This year, we continued with the Microsoft 365 Modern Management Meetup.
During Experts Live AU I saw and spoke to the rest of the team in real life. Last year we had organized 11 meetups. Mostly in hybrid form with a number of regular speakers. This year we will continue as usual.
Every time I try to encourage myself to blog more. But that doesn't always work. However, I would like to list some figures, but I had a slight problem with my stats between mid-February and mid-June, so I'm missing some data.
Nevertheless, here is the data of what I do have.
44.5K unique visitors
48.8K total visitors
62.9K page views
Top 9 blog posts of 2023 are:
1.Remove bloatware on Windows 10 with 11.1K visitors
2.Device clean-up in Azure AD & Intune with 4.6K visitors
3.Remove HP bloatware on Windows 10 with 4.3K visitors
4.Getting started with Microsoft Teams Rooms part 2 with 3.4K visitors
5.How to delete a credential from an Yubikey with 2.9K visitors
6.Updating HP bios with HP Connect with 2.3K visitors
7.How to remove the new Outlook for Windows app with Intune with 2.2K visitors
8.How to add Teams Phones in to Intune with 1.8K visitors
9.Hide Global Protect VPN client as default Sign-in option with 1.8K visitors
This was my 2023 review.
Let's hope that 2024 will be a great year and maybe we'll see each other somewhere at a meetup, event or something else.