Ralph Eckhard

Ralph Eckhard


Heemskerk, The Netherlands

As a self-employed cloud architect and MCT, Ralph focusses on the Microsoft Cloud: Modern Workplace and Azure. He blogs at https://www.365dude.nl and speaks at several tech conferences and user groups.

Area of Expertise

  • Information & Communications Technology


  • modern workplace
  • Microsoft 365
  • #Conditional Access
  • Microsoft Azure
  • PowerShell
  • Microsoft 365 Security
  • Azure Security
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Microsoft Technologies
  • Cloud Security
  • Cloud Security Architecture

Getting WaC: Workplace as Code with M365DSC

Looking for Modern Workplace as Code? This session will tell you all about Microsoft365DSC: Desired State Configuration for your modern workplace.
Exporting and comparing configurations, using blueprints and managing your Modern Workplace deployment through CI/CD pipelines? We'll cover everything in this session

Calling all geeks | A Teams Phone Systems deep dive!

Learn how to use Teams as your telephone system! In this session, we'll dive deep into the world of PBX, PSTN, SIP, DirectRouting and everything else you need to know to succesfully use Teams as your phone system.
And yes, this includes all the troubleshooting and monitoring options!

10 Tips to let Conditional Access improve your security

Securing your data and your identity is one of the most important things in modern IT.
In this session i'll walk you through the ten most important things to consider when implementing Conditional Access

Windows Autopilot: notes from the field

Autopilot is the next best thing in modern deployment... But how does it work in real world scenarios? In this session I'll take you trough the good and not-so-good parts of Autopilot. Topics such as preparing your devices, harvesting autopilot information, preparing for whiteglove, and self-deploying devices will be discussed.

Building the ultimate Teams setup

Over the last few years, I've been changing and updating my home workplace to accommodate for better Teams usage. In this session I'll share my lessons on how I use audio, video, lighting, screen sharing, peripherals and other tools to have better, higher quality meetings. Both for regular business meetings, and hosting online training sessions as a Microsoft Certified Trainer.

Secure your data in the cloud: hit the ground running with Purview

From a security view, a lot of focus goes to securing your identities. But what about securing your data?
In this session, we'll look at all the functionality in Purview to secure your data. Data Prevention Loss, Lifecycle Management, Sensitivity Labels, Trainable Classifiers and more.
When you walk out of the session room, you'll have a strong foundation to start building out data security in you own Microsoft 365 environment.

Get certified: tips and tricks for nailing your Microsoft Exams

Microsoft Exams can be hard. Especially when you're not familiar with the ins and outs of these tests.
In this session I'll help you maximise your changes of passing your exams by giving you all the tips and tricks you need to feel confident to get certified.
No, I will not give you all the questions you might see or provide links to exam dumps.
Yes, I will tell you the format of questions you can expect, the approach you can take to answer them and the tools you have to prepare for your first, second or umpteenth exam.
Come to my session, get prepared and earn your next certification to improve your career!

Experts Live 2018

Presented my 'cloud PBX' session.

June 2018 Ede, The Netherlands

Office 365 Meetup NL

Presented my session on Forms, Flow, SharePoint and PowerBI

March 2018 Utrecht, The Netherlands

Ralph Eckhard


Heemskerk, The Netherlands

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