Blogging

If you are active on Twitter or LinkedIn you'll have seen a flurry of posts from people around the world posting that they have passed an exam/earned a new badge from Acclaim. And it's great to see, but if your not one of them and pondering why you should take an exam or what exam you should take...

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Blogging

You often hear services within Azure labelled as Private Preview, or Public Preview or General Availability (GA). But what do these labels actually mean and especially in relation to support or pricing.

Private Preview

Private Previews are generally the first release of a product and custome...

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Study

As I'm sure you are aware Microsoft have changed their certification paths for Azure and Microsoft 365, the main announcements came at MS Ignite in September 2018. The focus now is on role-based certifications. Which has meant a whole slew of exams within the Azure certification path and we are n...

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Lab Automation

In my day job I often take customers through demos of our products, we have some pre-canned demos available to use as well as some demo environments but there are some gaps and we have to built our own or find other methods of showing off the products. Three products I talk about often are Azure...

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Passed AZ-102

As I'm sure you are aware Microsoft have changed their certification paths for Azure, the main announcements came at MS Ignite in September 2018. A lot of the exams they announced have been in beta and over the Christmas holiday most of the exams were made live. A lot of changes and even a new e...

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A few years ago I used to run, all the time. I was part of two running clubs and some weeks I'd run 5km, other weeks I'd be doing upwards of 15km. I loved it, it was hard but fun and rewarding. I even did some 10k runs in order to put all that training to hard work. Unfortunately I then broke a t...

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When I started looking for an Azure Meetup/User Group back in 2017 I struggled all I managed to find was the UK Azure User Group which was in London, which wasn't ideal as I'm based just outside Glasgow! Since then there has been an explosion of user groups formed, in England and Northern Irela...

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Experts Live Norway

I recently received the confirmation email that I will be speaking at the first Experts Live Norway event in Oslo, Norway later this year. This is super exciting as this is the first speaking acceptance I've had for an international conference. I've never been to Norway, so this will be my first...

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Me outside the Microsoft sign

A year ago today I was on my way down to Reading for my first day as a Microsoft employee!!! I still pinch myself that my childhood dream of working for Microsoft has come true!

Over the Christmas period I was writing my look back over 2018 for this blog - My Review of 2018 - and I've recent...

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Passed AZ-302

As I'm sure you are aware Microsoft have changed their certification paths for Azure, the main announcements came at MS Ignite in September 2018. A lot of the exams they announced have been in beta and over the Christmas holiday most of the exams were made live. A lot of changes and even a new e...

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