Scotland

In February 2020, there is a big tech conference happening - have you heard? It's called Scottish Summit. There are over 90 sessions planned for a great bunch of international speakers covering level 100 - 400 tracks in Azure, Data, Dynamics 365 CE, FinOps, Office 365, Personal Skills, PowerPl...

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MS Ignite 2019

The Azure Product Teams are always looking for feedback and input from customers as to how they can improve, add functionality or change functionality within their products. During Microsoft Ignite a lot of the product teams will be holding meetings looking for such feedback and I'd encourage t...

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I've worked in the field helping customers adopt Azure for several years now and one of the common questions that is continually asked is “What are the best practices for adopting the cloud?” This question often has many facets around it, the WHAT and WHY of digital transformation and the HOW.

Mo...

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Azure DNS Private Zones has just gone generally available (GA), but what is it and why should you be interested in it?

The Domain Name System (DNS) resolves a service name such a VM01, into an IP address. Azure DNS is a PaaS (Platform as a Service) that helps to provide a reliable platform for m...

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This week has been amazing, I transitioned to a new role in Microsoft and am now part of the Cloud Advocate team.

In this weekly update video I talk a bit about that new role and what it entails. I also talk more about the Glasgow Azure User Group, and trying to get involved in Hacktoberfes...

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In August 2017 I started my journey on public speaking. I remember being in work and having a customer ask me a question I had heard a few times and thinking I needed to share my opinion (the answer?) to this question because it's clearly something that everyone is thinking about.

I don't rememb...

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Ops Advocate

I joined Microsoft in January 2018 as a Cloud Solution Architect and today I am embarking on a new journey within Microsoft, as a Cloud Advocate within Rick Claus's team.

I'll be joining the great team of Rick, Anthony, Orin, Phoummala, Pierre, Sonia and Thomas. Our global team i...

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This has been a quick week. I was in London for the first half and at home for the second half. I've been in the community space again, I delivered my 23rd public speaking talk at WinOps London, helped to pick the sessions for the Evolve Conference and am doing some organising for the next Glasgow...

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Azure Charts

A question I get asked all the time is how I stay up to date with all the features and announcements that happen for Azure products. Something that I have within my arsenal to help me keep up to date is the Azure Charts or Azure Heat Map.

The Azure Chart is a website that a Microsoft employee,...

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CloudBrew

I recently received the confirmation email that I will be speaking at the CloudBrew in Mechelen, Belgium. This is the sixth year in the conference's history. I've never been to Belgium before, typically these types of trips don't let me do any sightseeing but it's good to add more places to "my v...

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