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, which is great to see!

From...

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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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Passed AZ-900

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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I've always strived to have a good balance between my work life and my personal life. At times I've got it completely wrong, but I think I'm starting to get it now.

I left college in 2004 with a computing degree and began my IT career in 2005 (I spent a year as a Sales Assistant in GAME before...

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Global Azure Bootcamp 2019

The Global Azure Bootcamp event is something that runs throughout the world and has been running for 6 years now. The event hopes to bring lots of people together on the same day to share their knowledge and learn about Azure.

Back in 2017 I first discovered the Global Azure Bootcamp event...

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Azure Migrate

I am a huge advocate of Azure Migrate and have written a few blogs on it in the past:

For those of you unfamiliar with with product, it is a product that can help you discover and assess your on-premises...

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Blogging

A review of 2018

I think I sit here every year and say "I can't believe we are at the end of the year". It's been a good year, a lot of changes, learnings, new experiences and fun.

Career

Back in December 2017 I handed my notice in with my employer and in January 2018 I started as a Clo...

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Microsoft Assessment and Planning

The Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) toolkit is something that has been around for a long time, you might have used it to inventory your environment or used it recently to upgrade your desktops to Windows 10. It has many uses, in previous jobs I used it to collect some quick data around a...

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