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Blogging

There are alot of blogs out there and when I am not writing in my own I am often reading what others are posting. I find it not only helps to keep me up to date with what others are doing and new technologies that are being released but it also helps me become a better blogger.

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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...

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A review of 2017

Here we are near the end of 2017 and I find myself reflecting on the past year.   As always there have been good and bad areas through the year but overall it's been not to bad a year.  Focusing primarily on what I've been doing here on the blog, other social media and in the comm...

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Hello Microsoft

I am joining Microsoft in January and I am super excited about it! Back in October I traveled down to the Microsoft Reading Offices and took part in several interviews.  The interviews covered off various topics and I took the team through some presentations that I had prepared.  After an anxious...

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As I'm sure you are all familiar with WordPress is a free and open-source content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL.  I've been toying with the idea of moving this blog away from AWS hosting and moving to Azure for awhile now, so I've been spending time exploring the options that are av...

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As you all know I founded the Glasgow Azure User Group earlier this year and I am pleased to say we are holding our 3rd meetup later this month. As part of the continued development and growth of the user group it's pleasing to announce we will now be supported by Servent.  This new partnership...

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InTune Data Warehouse is a new feature that recently went into Public Preview.  It's a great new feature from Microsoft that gives you even more reporting capabilities about your environment.    Using PowerBI you can import the dataset that contains the last 90 days worth of data and see historical...

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There are quite a lot of good events and user groups happening in Scotland next month and I thought it would be good to share the details of these.   Glasgow SQL Server Meetup The Glasgow based SQL server meetup group will be meeting up in Glasgow City Centre on the 22nd August and will have some...

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Recently I've been on the hunt for some user groups to attend and have managed to find a few that look interesting.  I thought I would share the ones I've found to help my fellow Scottish IT professionals join in with the community and hopefully learn something along the way.   [Edinburgh SQL Serve...

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Not only do a enjoy blogging about things that I come across during my working life I enjoy reading other IT professionals blogs where I can learn new skills/tips or find out about the latest news within the IT industry.  Below are a list of some of the blogs I have been reading this month and recom...

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