About me

The man behind the gist

👋🏼 Hi! My name is Sam Erde. Thanks for joining me here and on Twitter. I’m just this guy that has been blessed with opportunities to work with some amazing people on some really cool technology.

I like Visio diagrams and lists. Here is a list of some things I enjoy working with:

  • Active Directory
  • Defender XDR (Cloud Apps, Endpoint, Identity, Office 365)
  • Entra ID (Azure Active Directory)
  • Intune
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Exchange
  • Microsoft Teams
  • PowerShell 💙
  • IT Infrastructure
  • process improvement
  • standardizing and automating work
  • coffee, espresso, and coffee
  • puns, dad jokes, and memes

Cybersecurity is in the DNA of this entire list, so I identify closely with a lot of friends in the infosec space, even though I’ve always held systems/infrastructure roles. You have all taught me more than I ever would have learned alone!

When I’m not working, I enjoy:

  • camping and hiking
  • kayaking
  • basketball
  • disc golf
  • the ocean
  • puns, dad jokes, and memes
  • coffee

I also love just about any kind of music. The classic IT response still applies to the question of which is my favorite genre. Want to swap playlists? Let me know!

  • ambient
  • classical
  • downtempo and chill-hop
  • jazz
  • metalcore
  • rock
  • folk
  • and just about anything else!

These are a few of my favorite things, but…

the biggest priority in life are my wife and kids!

Thanks for reading. More to come as this blog takes shape and I exercise these writing skills. 🫡