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Azure SQL and PowerBI

Someone I have followed on Twitter for a long time, Paul Andrew and was lucky to meet in person this year posted a Tweet about his speaking stats and how he'd visualised it in a PowerBI Dashboard.

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Azure Update Management

Following on from my Patching with Azure article a few weeks ago where I started to use Azure Update Management to patch my home lab I've stumbled across an issue when trying to use it with my Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 virtual machine (VM). This article will explain the problem and the fix tha...

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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...

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Azure Update Management

While I was setting up the Update Management solution within Azure the other week as part of my home lab setting (which you can read about here, I came across an error where the Update Agent Readiness displayed as Not Configured. After much scratching my brain and digging about I came up ac...

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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...

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MS Ignite

As I'm sure you are aware Microsoft held their big conference in Orlando in September 2018. A large amount of new products and features were announced and it's going to be an exciting time getting to use them. If you are looking for all of the Ignite announcements in one place I'd recommend taki...

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As a few of you know my focus in my day job is helping customers start their journey from on-premises to the Cloud, specifically Azure. And as such when I've been looking through the MS Ignite sessions I've been focussing on the ones around Migrations and gathering knowledge from my peers and colle...

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Presentation cover

In September I was privileged to speak at and attend two great (free!) events in the UK Conference calendar, Evolve and SQLGLA. Evolve is a conference held in England and SQLGLA is a conference held in Scotland.

Evolve

Evolve is a conference that in past years has focussed on Exchange, Sk...

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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...

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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...

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