Cloudflare

I maintain the website for the Glasgow Azure User Group and for the last 18 months the WordPress site has been hosted at 123 Reg. I've been thinking about changing the hosting of the website for a while and recently had some spare time so put together a website using Grav and as part of the...

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TechUG Logo

Last year I took the plunge and volunteered to speak at the Technology User Group (TechUG) event in Glasgow. I spoke about Office 365 and whether or not backups were necessary. It was my first real attempt at public speaking and it was a great event to be apart of. Everyone was very friendly...

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Blogging

There are alot of blogs out there and when I am not writing in my own I am often reading what others are posting. I find it not only helps to keep me up to date with what others are doing and new technologies that are being released but it also helps me become a better blogger.

Within this lis...

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Moving

Many of you might remember back in March 2018 I migrated my blog away from AWS to Azure. Back then I went down the route of building my own Virtual Machine (VM) within Azure and going through the process of installing and configuring MySQL, WordPress, Apache etc. At the time it was a good learn...

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I recently received the confirmation email that I will be speaking at the SQLGLA conference in Glasgow, UK. The conference is in it's second year of running and is run by the guys behind the SQL Glasgow User Group

The conference is on September 14th at The Studio within Glasgow City Centre, my...

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Evolve Logo

I recently received the confirmation email that I will be speaking at the Evolve conference in Birmingham, UK. The conference has been running a few years under the UC Day originally. The event is organised by a group of people including some Microsoft Valuable Professionals (MVP), they are also...

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Speaking at MSCUG

MSCUG Manchester

I had the pleasure of speaking at the July meeting of the Manchester Microsoft Cloud User Group (MSCUG).  This user group spans three different locations, Birmingham, Manchester and London.  They cover a variety of topics, Microsoft 365, Dynamics, Azure, etc. I was one of thre...

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Gathering feedback

I've recently started to volunteer to speak at user groups and conference events in the UK and have four events lined up later this year.  As I am new to public speaking and my talks are new I wanted to try to engage people to provide me with feedback so I could improve and find out if the talks I...

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My Workplace

Thomas Maurer posted a blog the other day showing his workplace and it's kicked off a bit of a trend with people sharing their setups on Twitter. So I'm jumping on that bandwagon and showing you all where I work when I'm not on the road these days....

  • The Surface Book 2 - 13.5"/ 512GB / Intel...

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I recently put together a presentation for a customer to give them an insight into Azure Cost Management by Cloudyn and thought it might be a good blog post. Cloudyn, an innovative company that helps enterprises and managed service providers optimize their investments in cloud services, were purchas...

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