Jabra Evolve 65 Headset Review

Jabra Evolve 65 Headset Review

I recently got my hands on a set of Jabra Evolve 65 headset.   These headphones have been on the market for a while and include features such as 100 feet wireless range, 10 hour battery life, busy light and passive noise cancellation. Sound Quality The most important feature of headset is sound quality.  While I was testing out this headset I was travelling for work so keeping in touch with the family via Skype was high on my to do…

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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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2017 in Review

2017 in Review

A review of 2017 Here we are near the end of 2017 and I find myself reflecting on the past year.   As always there have been good and bad areas through the year but overall it’s been not to bad a year.  Focusing primarily on what I’ve been doing here on the blog, other social media and in the community generally it’s been an exciting year!! In 2016 I wrote 20 blog posts, in 2017 I’ve wrote over 45 blog…

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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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Hello Microsoft!

Hello Microsoft!

I am joining Microsoft in January and I am super excited about it! Back in October I traveled down to the Microsoft Reading Offices and took part in several interviews.  The interviews covered off various topics and I took the team through some presentations that I had prepared.  After an anxious few days I received the call confirming a job offer.  After going through the usual background checks, I am now a month away from starting my new role. When…

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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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WordPress in Azure

WordPress in Azure

As I’m sure you are all familiar with WordPress is a free and open-source content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL.  I’ve been toying with the idea of moving this blog away from AWS hosting and moving to Azure for awhile now, so I’ve been spending time exploring the options that are available and there are a few. The three options that I’ve explored so far are: Using the WordPress marketplace item within Azure Using the WordPress on Linux marketplace item within Azure Rolling my…

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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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