Blogging

A review of 2019

So here we are again at another end of year, and over the last three years I've done a "Year in Review" blog post and I want to do another for this year. Some pretty neat stuff happened to me this year.

Career

I started off 2018 as a Cloud Solution Architect at Microsoft,...

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I recently got a Microsoft Surface Docking Station, which has allowed me to plug in a bunch of USB accessories and my monitor into one place, allowing me to tidy up cables and make it easier when I want to connect or disconnect my Surface Book 2 to these accessories. A simple thing but a powerful o...

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Tenerife

I'm recently back off from a 12 day holiday from work. I was away on vacation for eight of those days and totally switched off during that time.

I left all my work laptops at home, my work phone was left at home as well. I turned off LinkedIn, Twitter and Ring Doorbell notifications on my per...

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Mechelen at Night

Back in June 2019 I received notification that two of my sessions had been accepted from the organisers at Cloudbrew, I was on holiday with my family in Cornwall and remember being excited by the news! I'd found out about Cloudbrew 2018 to late to submit as a speaker so I was very pleased to ha...

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Glasgow at Night

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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Azure Migrate

Whenever I have spoke to customers about assessing their server estate to understand if it's Azure readiness and understand costs within Azure, the question has always been "Can I use the spreadsheet that I've got with my server inventory?" and unfortunately the answer was no, until the Azure Mi...

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The Azure Advent Calendar is an initiative that Gregor Suttie and Richard Hooper have created, where every day within December new videos will be released from experts around the world. Each day the videos will either cover off an Azure product or provide some career advice.

Today it's my tu...

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