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I spend a lot of my time talking to customers and colleagues about datacentre migrations and the strategy of how to move away from an on-premises datacentre to the cloud, specifically Azure. Throughout those conversations I've learnt a...

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Ring Doorbell Pro

I read an article the other day that said the traditional doorbell on the front of your house is dead because people prefer to text/message that they are outside your house instead. Plus people are also saying that they are not used to the doorbell ringing any more when it does ring they get star...

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In March 2017 a statue called "The Fearless Girl" was installed in New York to symbolise gender-diversity and the power of women in leadership.

Over a year earlier in June 2016 I was in London watching my Mum, be fearless and present a session at the SITS - The Service Desk & IT Support Show....

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Back in 2017 I blogged about how I use Chrome and it's profile switching functionality to manage my multiple Office 365 and other profiles. Recently I've switched default browsers and am now utilising the Edge insider build more and more and thankfully it has the same profile switching facility....

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Back when I was a SysAdmin one of my roles was to create and maintain server images for quick deployment, so I often had templates for customer environments. They weren't perfect but they helped to make the creating of a new virtual server a bit more streamlined and consistent. For the customers t...

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Data: Scotland

I recently received the confirmation email that I will be speaking at the Data:Scotland in Glasgow, Scotland. This is the third year in the conference's history, formally it was called SQLGLA. It will be the second time that I've spoke at the event and I love supporting local events.

The sessi...

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Intelligent Cloud Conference

Back in December 2018 I submitted some sessions via Sessionize to the Intelligent Cloud Conference call for speakers and in January I received two wonderful emails confirming that two of my sessions had been picked!

I had never visited Denmark before and was excited about getting the brie...

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Techsnips

Learning Azure
Techsnips

Techsnips is a free learning platform where people "from the trenches" provide training content that others can consume. The snips/videos that are recorded are short in nature, anywhere between 1 minute to 10 minutes. The content doesn't include any slides and is designed to be easy to consume,...

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Windows Admin Centre

In a previous life my job involved managing servers for my own IT department and for customer's, and it was always a struggle having to juggle multiple Remote Desktop Connections (RDP) or Microsoft Management Console (MMC) sessions, plus the passwords and usernames. Occassionally I'd resort to to...

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Azure

My day job involves talking to customers about moving their existing on-premises environment to Azure and one of the first things people want to understand is how cost effective the move will be. There are a number of ways that this data can be gathered, I'm a big fan of using Azure Migrate and...

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