Azure SQL and PowerBI

Someone I have followed on Twitter for a long time, Paul Andrew and was lucky to meet in person this year posted a Tweet about his speaking stats and how he'd visualised it in a PowerBI Dashboard.

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Microsoft Assessment and Planning

The Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) toolkit is something that has been around for a long time, you might have used it to inventory your environment or used it recently to upgrade your desktops to Windows 10. It has many uses, in previous jobs I used it to collect some quick data around a...

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Azure Update Management

Following on from my Patching with Azure article a few weeks ago where I started to use Azure Update Management to patch my home lab I've stumbled across an issue when trying to use it with my Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 virtual machine (VM). This article will explain the problem and the fix tha...

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Azure Update Management

While I was setting up the Update Management solution within Azure the other week as part of my home lab setting (which you can read about here, I came across an error where the Update Agent Readiness displayed as Not Configured. After much scratching my brain and digging about I came up ac...

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The Background Story

Back when I was an Infrastructure Engineer for a Managed Service Provider, patch management was both the bane of my life and something I enjoyed.

I didn't enjoy the late nights patching and restarting servers, having to be on site on my own watching servers tentatively star...

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STEM Ambassador

Earlier this year I applied to become a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) ambassador and today took part in my first STEM activity today.

STEM Ambassador Program

For those of you not familiar with the STEM program it is large network of volunteers from a wide variety of...

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Introvert


a shy, reticent person.

I'm an introvert.

Me as an introvert

Me

For some of you reading this blog post that won't be news, you'll be sitting there nodding going, "Yip, that's the Sarah I know". Others will be sitting there pondering, "That doesn't sound like the Sarah I've encountered, I've s...

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TSQL Tuesday

My friend Craig Porteous pointed me in the direction of this month's T-SQL Tuesday blog topic, horror projects!

I do have a good story about a horror project but in order to protect myself, my ex-employer, and the customer I need to try and dull it down a bit. (So forgive me)

Project Hell

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MS Ignite

As I'm sure you are aware Microsoft held their big conference in Orlando in September 2018. A large amount of new products and features were announced and it's going to be an exciting time getting to use them. If you are looking for all of the Ignite announcements in one place I'd recommend taki...

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As a few of you know my focus in my day job is helping customers start their journey from on-premises to the Cloud, specifically Azure. And as such when I've been looking through the MS Ignite sessions I've been focussing on the ones around Migrations and gathering knowledge from my peers and colle...

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