About me

WHO AM I

My name is Rik de Koning and I work as a Principal Consultant with the Power Platform for Rapid Circle, which is one of the larger Microsoft partners in The Netherlands, but also has offices in India and Australia.I started my career in 2011 as a SharePoint support engineer and in 2013, I went to become a SharePoint consultant where I did various projects on SharePoint Server 2010 up to SharePoint Server 2019. After that, I started focusing more and more on Office 365, especially on SharePoint Online, Power Apps and Power Automate.

Since I always had a strong focus on automating business processes and configuring forms (using various tools, such as SharePoint Designer, InfoPath, Nintex, K2, etc.), it was only logical for me to put my main focus on the Power Platform, next to Microsoft 365 and Azure (Logic Apps).

I like being challenged and there are always some challenges when implementing the services Microsoft provides us with.
I also like sharing my knowledge with others by blogging or by speaking at various conferences about various topics .

When I’m not working, I like to spend some time with my family (girlfriend and son), hang out with friends, do some sports (like snowboarding, hiking and running) playing videogames and just relax a little.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me!

Speaking engagements

I spoke at the following events:

DateTopicEventLocationLanguageSlides
21-11-2018Inzicht in je Flow goedkeuringsstatus en geschiedenisSharing & SushiNieuwegein, NetherlandsDutch
12-03-2019Flow Approvals op verschillende manierenDutch PowerApps & Flow User GroupBaarn, NetherlandsDutch
29-06-2019Power up your PowerApps!SharePoint Saturday NetherlandsVianen, NetherlandsDutch
02-06-2022Long running approval processes in Power AutomateDIWUGApeldoorn, NetherlandsDutch
07-06-2022Logging and error handling in Power AutomateSharing & SushiNieuwegein, NetherlandsDutch
10-09-2022Keeping your Power Apps and flows manageable for both IT and business usersCollabDays NetherlandsVianen, NetherlandsEnglish
15-10-2022How to deal with long running approvals in Power AutomateCollabDays BelgiumBrussels, BelgiumEnglish
24-11-2022Power Apps and Power Automate in perfect harmonySharing & SushiNieuwegein, NetherlandsDutch
01-12-2022Keeping your Power Apps and flows manageable for both IT and business usersEuropean SharePoint, Office 365 & Azure ConferenceCopenhagen, DenmarkEnglish
22-02-2023Power Apps and Power Automate in perfect harmonyPowerAddictsNLUtrecht, NetherlandsDutch
13-04-2023Power Platform 101Community DayWerkendam, NetherlandsDutch
23-05-2023Power Platform Q&A @ Experts CornerDynamicsMindsPortorož, SloveniaEnglish
23-05-2023Business users in control: how to make sure IT doesn't have to make (simple) configuration changesDynamicsMindsPortorož, SloveniaEnglish
10-06-2023The (im)possibilities of Co-Pilot
(Panel session with Iona Varga & Maarten Visser)
CollabDays NetherlandsVianen, NetherlandsEnglish
10-06-2023Business users in control: how to make sure IT doesn't have to make (simple) configuration changesCollabDays NetherlandsVianen, NetherlandsEnglish
31-10-2023Citizen development in de praktijk: Zo betovert Power Platform je oude legacy applicaties
(with Iona Varga)
Week van de digitale vaardighedenWebinarDutch

Certifications

I’ve achieved the following Microsoft certifications:

Power Platform

Power Platform Functional Consultant Associate Power Platform App Maker Associate Power Platform Fundamentals
 

Office 365

MCSE: Productivity 2016 MCSE: SharePoint MCSA: Office 365
 

SharePoint

Exam 347: Enabling Office 365 Services Exam 346: Managing Office 365 Identities and Requirements Exam 332: Advanced Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013

Exam 331: Core Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 MCITP: SharePoint Administrator 2010 MCP: Microsoft Certified Professional
MCTS: SharePoint 2010, Configuration Exam 668: Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Administrator Exam 667: Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Configuring