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Azure Family

When I started the Glasgow Azure User Group back in 2017, I wasn't aware of a lot of Azure focussed user groups, I think there was one other user group in the UK. Over the last few years a good number of user groups have formed in the UK and further afield as well, which is great to see.

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Microsoft Exam

Recently released within the Microsoft Certification family was the DP-900: Azure Data Fundamentals exam. I sat the exam as a Beta exam, so I didn't get the results instantly when I sat the exam, but I recently received the good news that I had passed the exam, I thought I'd share some of the m...

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Microsoft Exam

Recently released within the Microsoft Certification family was the AI-900: Azure AI Fundamentals exam. At time of writing this blog post, the exam is still in Beta format, meaning if you sit the exam you won't get your results back instantly. If you've never sat a Beta exam before or looking...

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Printer at home

Printers were always my arch nemesis when I was in IT Support, toners would always explode on the days when I wrote white shirts or I'd have to spend hours trying to find that tiny bit of paper that was still triggering the paper jam sensors. I loved to hate printers.

As much as we all talk ab...

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Fundamentals

Certifications, exams are something that I've done at school and also throughout my professional career. I sat my first Microsoft exam back in 2011. That exam was the now expired Windows 7 Enterprise Desktop Administrator, ever since them I've gone to to sit exams on Windows Server, Microsof...

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Day Two Cloud Podcast

I had the pleasure of chatting with Prabhath Mannapperuma on his Cloud 5X20 podcast show. Prabhath is a fellow Microsoftie based in Sri Lanka.

We had a great chat about the Cloud Adoption Framework. The Cloud Adoption Framework, or CAF as you'll hear it referred to is a great resource for...

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Day Two Cloud Podcast

I had the pleasure of chatting with Ethan Banks and Ned Bellavance who are hosts on the podcast Day Two Cloud Podcast. The show has been running for quite a while and there is over 40 episodes to tune into.

In Episode 48 I make an appearance. 😀 I chat with the guys around migrating to...

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Lisa at the Edge

I've had the pleasure of knowing Lisa for a while now. We've never worked together but we've connected through various different tech communities and mutual friends. She's been talking about blogging and starting a podcast for a while now and earlier this year we did have a chat where I encoura...

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A Day In the Life

I often get asked what a Cloud Advocate at Microsoft does, so I thought it might be interesting to do a "Day in the Life" blog post where I show you what my diary looks like.

6:00 - 7:00am

I wake up at 6am, grab a shower, and grab breakfast. I'm generally ready to start work at 7:30am or 8a...

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Technology And Friends

Last year I was looking to guest appear on podcasts and put a call out to my connections. Gary Short introduced me to David Griad and his show - Technology and Friends.

David and I tried to meet up in person last year but never managed to make our schedules worked. With the recent pand...

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