STEM Ambassador

I became a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) ambassador back in 2018 and have tried to volunteer at at least one event a year. Earlier this week I was a judge at a STEM which saw various different high schools work on a project for 10 weeks. The schools had two project br...

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Experts Live Norway

Last year I spoke at the first Experts Live Norway event, and it was my first acceptance at an international event and I'm pleased to announce that the team have invited me back as a speaker for this year's event!

Experts Live Norway is part of a global network of conferences and communities, t...

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WinOps London 2019

Last year I had the pleasure of being accepted to speak at WinOps London in September 2019. It was my first time at the event and really enjoyed the event and felt very welcomed by the organisers and attendees.

The session I delivered was a new session called From Pushing Server Cage Nuts ...

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Passed PL-900

My Journey

I've been taking Microsoft certifications/exams since April 2011, which was the now retired 70-686 - Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Administrator exam. Since then I've sat around 17 different exams.

Last year I concentrated on the different Azure certifications that were on offer...

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In this weekly update video I touch on Azure News, and I touch on how I sometimes have to change location to work to focus my concentration on tasks when I'm working at home. I'd love to hear how you handle working at home and any techniques or scheduling you do to help stay productive.

In Azu...

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In this weekly update video I touch on Azure News, looking for a new backpack and the cough I seem to get every time I travel!

There is now a one page view of your backup status available and it's called the Backup Explorer. If you manage a lot of Backup environments this explorer view can he...

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Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT)

I am happy to announce that I just got the confirmation that I am now qualified as a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) in 2020. I've long admired the community of trainers and am pleased to now be part of that community.

I'm looking forward to being a part of the community and have plans in the...

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I am an IT Pro, I have been for all my career, my specialist subject for a long time has been how to deal with those wee pesky server cage nuts you need to use when you rack physical servers into a data centre. But over the last few years I've had to learn a few new skills and one of those is how t...

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When I first started learning Azure there was a lot of terminology to learn and understand, new names for things, new technology, and lots of acronyms that went with those new things!

Understanding some of these new terms and how they all fitted together took me some time to figure out. So let's...

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