In this new world where technology is changing the way we work and behave in our daily lives it hard to keep up with things that are happening. I know that I struggle at times to keep up with everything that is happening.
Throughout my career I've been classed as what you would call a "generalist", but nowadays the trend appears to be that people are moving into the specialist roles/areas. Whether that be in the Modern Workplace, Apps & Infrastructure, Data & AI or Developer arenas. (*other areas may exist that I've forgotten) So being up to date with everything is even more important.
I spent alot of time on Twitter, I use that as a source of trying to understand trends, learn from what others are sharing, keep an eye on news and generally interact with my peers. It can get messy at times, I follow people who are Infrastructure engineers, Developers, SQL/Data engineers, comedians, farmers, brands I like, celebrities, user groups, friends.... the list just goes on. So I need a way of filtering that down, especially when I am short on time.
It's a great way to interact with a lot of super smart and interesting people who are working on Azure on a daily basis and find Azure news.
So go search that hash tag, go contribute to that hash tag and have a look to see what Azure user groups are meeting in your area and meet some new people!