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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Google Chrome’s Profile Switcher

Google Chrome’s Profile Switcher

Lately I’ve been using a few different Office 365, Microsoft Azure, Twitter and Hootsuite accounts and using the InPrivate or Incognito modes within browsers has been handy to keep the accounts and passwords separately but I’ve found a better way of managing these accounts, using Google Chrome’s Profile Switcher feature! The Google Chrome Profile Switcher allows you to create different Chrome profiles enabling you to have different bookmarks, different extensions, plug ins, etc.  So if like me you have to…

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Changes are coming in how Outlook connects to Office 365

Changes are coming in how Outlook connects to Office 365

This October the 31st not only marks the well known holiday that is Halloween but it also marks the date when Microsoft removes the support for RPC over HTTP aka Outlook Anywhere from Office 365 (Exchange Online), this will have a profound affect for some users who are not on the latest version of Outlook. What does this mean? So what exactly does this change mean and how will it affect end users? Let’s break it down to into the different…

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Getting Started with Microsoft Flow

Getting Started with Microsoft Flow

Microsoft Flow is a product that is included within your Office 365 subscription, but can also be bought seperately.  It is a workflow service, which means you can use Flow to automate a wide variety of tasks that you find yourself carrying out everyday.  From as simple as sending you a notification when someone mentions you in a Tweet or backing up your files. Flow comes with a vast amount of connectors, over 150 at last count, which allows you…

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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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Find devices attached to Office 365 mail accounts

Find devices attached to Office 365 mail accounts

I was recently asked if there was a way to see a list of users who had mobile devices attached to their Office 365 account.  In order to do this I have written a PowerShell script.  The script is generic only relies on you having global admin access to Office 365. Built into my script is the commands that prompts for your Office 365 admin credentials and connects your PowerShell session to your tenant. The script builds and output file…

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Getting started with InTune Data Warehouse

Getting started with InTune Data Warehouse

InTune Data Warehouse is a new feature that recently went into Public Preview.  It’s a great new feature from Microsoft that gives you even more reporting capabilities about your environment.    Using PowerBI you can import the dataset that contains the last 90 days worth of data and see historical trends, daily snapshots and create custom reports. In order to take advantage of this new feature you need to carry out the following steps: Open your InTune admin console within…

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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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Public Speaking

Public Speaking

So last week I was thrown in at the deep end, work had two events scheduled but due to a scheduling conflict the original speaker wasn’t able to attend so last minute I was asked to fill in and speak instead.  Apart from a small lunch n’ learn session with some colleagues nearly eight years ago I’d never done any public speaking so this was a very scary prospect indeed, however, one of the items on my to-do/bucket list for…

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