Glasgow at Night

In February 2020, there is a big tech conference happening - have you heard? It's called Scottish Summit. There are over 90 sessions planned for a great bunch of international speakers covering level 100 - 400 tracks in Azure, Data, Dynamics 365 CE, FinOps, Office 365, Personal Skills, PowerPl...

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Azure Migrate

Whenever I have spoke to customers about assessing their server estate to understand if it's Azure readiness and understand costs within Azure, the question has always been "Can I use the spreadsheet that I've got with my server inventory?" and unfortunately the answer was no, until the Azure Mi...

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The Azure Advent Calendar is an initiative that Gregor Suttie and Richard Hooper have created, where every day within December new videos will be released from experts around the world. Each day the videos will either cover off an Azure product or provide some career advice.

Today it's my tu...

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Advisor Advisor

Azure Advisor is something I tend to speak about with most of my customer engagements and also something that I point out in presentations when I go to user groups or conferences.

If you've never come across Azure Advisor before it's a free service within Azure that is turned on by default...

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Microsoft Ignite 2019

This time last week I was finishing off last minute packing and waiting on my taxi to take me to Glasgow airport for the first of two flights that would get me to Orlando, Florida. I was on my way to the Microsoft Ignite 2019 event.

The last big external conference I had attended was TechEd E...

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Microsoft Exam

On the 4th November, during Microsoft Ignite a bunch of new exams were released and are now available under the Beta Program.

What is the Beta Program?

Microsoft, more often than not put their new exams into Beta mode. Microsoft use the data collected from Beta exam testers to perform psyc...

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Scotland

In February 2020, there is a big tech conference happening - have you heard? It's called Scottish Summit. There are over 90 sessions planned for a great bunch of international speakers covering level 100 - 400 tracks in Azure, Data, Dynamics 365 CE, FinOps, Office 365, Personal Skills, PowerPl...

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MS Ignite 2019

The Azure Product Teams are always looking for feedback and input from customers as to how they can improve, add functionality or change functionality within their products. During Microsoft Ignite a lot of the product teams will be holding meetings looking for such feedback and I'd encourage t...

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I've worked in the field helping customers adopt Azure for several years now and one of the common questions that is continually asked is “What are the best practices for adopting the cloud?” This question often has many facets around it, the WHAT and WHY of digital transformation and the HOW.

Mo...

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Azure DNS Private Zones has just gone generally available (GA), but what is it and why should you be interested in it?

The Domain Name System (DNS) resolves a service name such a VM01, into an IP address. Azure DNS is a PaaS (Platform as a Service) that helps to provide a reliable platform for m...

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