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11th Dec 2019

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...


7th Dec 2019

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...


15th Nov 2019

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...


23rd Oct 2019

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...


14th Oct 2019

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...


25th Sep 2019

CloudBrew

I recently received the confirmation email that I will be speaking at the CloudBrew in Mechelen, Belgium. This is the sixth year in the conference's history. I've never been to Belgium before, typically these types of trips don't let me do any sightseeing but it's good to add more places to "my v...


1st Aug 2019

Azure Migrate

As regulars to my blog will know I am a huge fan of the Azure Migrate product that Microsoft released in 2018. The first iteration of the product assessed your VMware environment and provided you with insightful feedback so you could start to plan out your migration from your on-premises data c...


30th May 2019

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....


20th Mar 2019

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...


26th Feb 2019

Intelligent Cloud Conference

I recently received the confirmation email that I will be speaking at the Intelligent Cloud Conference Copenhagen, Denmark. This is the second international conference that I've been accepted at this year, but it will be the first I speak to due to scheduling.

This is a three day event, with...


6th Feb 2019

Lab Automation

In my day job I often take customers through demos of our products, we have some pre-canned demos available to use as well as some demo environments but there are some gaps and we have to built our own or find other methods of showing off the products. Three products I talk about often are Azure...


17th Jan 2019

Experts Live Norway

I recently received the confirmation email that I will be speaking at the first Experts Live Norway event in Oslo, Norway later this year. This is super exciting as this is the first speaking acceptance I've had for an international conference. I've never been to Norway, so this will be my first...


2nd Jan 2019

Azure Migrate

I am a huge advocate of Azure Migrate and have written a few blogs on it in the past:

For those of you unfamiliar with with product, it is a product that can help you discover and assess your on-premises envi...


18th Dec 2018

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...


22nd Oct 2018

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...


12th Sep 2018

A while back I wrote a blog post entitled Getting Hands on with Azure Migrate, which covered off how you can deploy Azure Migrate within your environment to evaluate how ready your servers are for a move to Azure.

The information Azure Migrate gives you on it's own is fantastic and can really s...


10th Sep 2018

UK Cloud Infrastructure User Group Logo

The UK Cloud Infrastructure User Group is a group that has been running since 2016 in London, and I am pleased to announce that I have been accepted to speak at the group in October this year.

My session is entitled Start your datacentre transformation journey with Azure Migrate. During th...


17th Aug 2018

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...


4th Jul 2018

Last year I stepped into the world of public speaking for the first time.  I delivered a session as part of my work at one of the Microsoft Tech4Good events in Edinburgh and then I spoke at a community event in Glasgow. Public speaking isn't something that I ever thought I'd venture into doing but I...


19th Jun 2018

I've been recently working a lot of Azure Migrate, and although I've spent alot of time over the years managing VMware environments I haven't been hands on with one for nearly two years now.  So I dusted off my aging HP ProLiant Microserver and spun up a small VMware environment lab to get hands on...