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#BeAGoodAttendee

#BeAGoodAttendee

Over the years I have attended a lot of events, both paid and free community events.  And as I’m sure many of you are I’ve been organising the Glasgow Azure User Group events over the past 11 months, this blog post is just some of my thoughts on how you can #BeAGoodAttendee at these events. If you’ve signed up (even for a free ticket) and can no longer attend, let the organiser know. It helps them to understand who to…

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Glasgow Global Azure Bootcamp 2018

Glasgow Global Azure Bootcamp 2018

On the 21st April 2018, in 21 countries and 250 different locations event organizers all ran a Global Azure Bootcamp event.  The initiative has been running for several years now but 2018 was the first time Glasgow has hosted an event!  Hosted by the Glasgow Azure User Group the IT community came together to learn and share their Azure knowledge.  The  event had three speakers covering how to get certified in Azure, Serverless and Azure Stack. It was a glorious…

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Global Azure Bootcamp – Glasgow 2018

Global Azure Bootcamp – Glasgow 2018

Global Azure Bootcamp has been running globally for 5 years now and in 2018 it’s coming to Glasgow!! For those unaware of the Global Azure Bootcamp it is an initiative that sees communities all over the world holding a one day event on the same day with the aim of providing an environment where deep dive sessions can be held to help people learn more about Azure and meet new people. 21st April 2018 On the 21st April the Glasgow…

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Why You Should Join a User Group in 2018

Why You Should Join a User Group in 2018

As we head into 2018 I thought a post covering the value of getting involved with your local community in the form of user groups would be appropriate. 5 reasons to get involved 5.  With the amount of product updates that Microsoft and other vendors are rolling out at a rapid rate, it is hard for us, as individuals, to keep track.  Getting involved with your local user groups helps you to keep up to date with the various different…

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Glasgow Azure User Group 2017 Review

Glasgow Azure User Group 2017 Review

The Beginning Back in February when I was given access to an Azure MSDN account with free credit to use I was a little lost.  After much searching on the Internet and trial and error I started to figure things out within the Azure world, but I was hungry for more.  After more time on the Internet I discovered that there were no user groups in Glasgow or Edinburgh where I could go and get some helpful hints and find…

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October Meetup of the Glasgow Azure User Group

October Meetup of the Glasgow Azure User Group

As you all know I founded the Glasgow Azure User Group earlier this year and I am pleased to say we are holding our 3rd meetup later this month. As part of the continued development and growth of the user group it’s pleasing to announce we will now be supported by Servent.  This new partnership will be working alongside our existing partnerships with  HAYS Recruitment, KEMP Technologies and Product Forge. The meetup this month will be held within the Collabro8te…

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Edinburgh Azure User Group First Meetup

Edinburgh Azure User Group First Meetup

Last night I had the pleasure of attending the first meetup of the Edinburgh Azure User Group (EAUG).  This is the East Coast sister group to the user group that I founded earlier this year.  It’s exciting seeing the community come together to engage and grow. The Edinburgh Azure User Group is run by David Samuelson and Adrian Lavery, both are Cloud Solution Architects within Microsoft and passionate about Azure. Last night Aberdeen Standard were very kind to host the…

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Glasgow Azure User Group and TechUG!

Glasgow Azure User Group and TechUG!

Last week was a pretty awesome and exciting week! Glasgow Azure User Group On Wednesday the second GAUG meeting was held in the HAYS offices in Glasgow City Centre.  It was great seeing so many engaged and enthusiastic techies give up their evening and spend time learning about Azure.   We had the pleasure of having two excellent speakers in Dave Samuelson and Christos Matskas attend, they covered two different topics.  One session was on Azure Fundamentals and one on Serverless…

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August User Groups in Scotland

August User Groups in Scotland

There are quite a lot of good events and user groups happening in Scotland next month and I thought it would be good to share the details of these.   Glasgow SQL Server Meetup The Glasgow based SQL server meetup group will be meeting up in Glasgow City Centre on the 22nd August and will have some talks from local professionals. Scottish PowerShell User Group This new user group will be holding their meet on the 22nd of August also,…

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Highlights from Microsoft Tech Summit

Highlights from Microsoft Tech Summit

Due to some bad timing I wasn’t able to attend the Microsoft Tech Summit  event this week in Birmingham, but thankfully Microsoft have put a lot of the sessions up online. I’ve been working my way through some of the sessions and thought it would be useful to highlight the ones that I thought were useful. Office 365 Deploy Microsoft Office 2016 the right way Excellent presentation from Brian Canady on Office 2016 ProPlus. His high level take on deploying…

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