Microsoft Ignite March 2021 News Recap – YouTube
Mar03

Microsoft Ignite March 2021 News Recap – YouTube

#MicrosoftIgnite Join me as I recap the news from Microsoft Ignite March 2021! Microsoft Ignite March 2021 Book of News – https://news.microsoft.com/ignite-march-2021-book-of-news/?WT_mc_id=modinfra-0000-salean πŸ“‘ Chapters 0:00 Introduction 0:37 New datacentre in Northern China 1:11 Azure Resource Mover 2:35 Azure Backup Centre 3:14 Azure VMware solution assessments within Azure Migrate 3:57 Azure Arc enabled Kubernetes GA 5:10...

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StreamYard – Don't Automatically Share Screen
Mar03

StreamYard – Don't Automatically Share Screen

In a previous blog post I talked about how I have started to use Streamyard for my recordings and live streaming. I’ve become a firm fan of StreamYard over the last few months. It’s great for doing interviews with others and for some straight forward streaming live shows. What I have notice though, is if you are streaming and half way through you start to share your screen, maybe you’ve… Continue Reading...

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Unboxing the 3 Legged Thing Punks – Brian – YouTube
Mar01

Unboxing the 3 Legged Thing Punks – Brian – YouTube

Join me as I unbox the 3 Legged Thing Punks Brian tripod and share my first impressions of it. There is so my functionality in this tripod I can’t wait to get using it! . . πŸ“‘ Chapters 0:00 Introduction 0:19 Introducing Punks Brian 1:20 This is not a sponsored ad 1:30 Unboxing 2:22 What do you get with the tripod? 2:44 Tool 3:50 Specifications 6:40 Airheds 7:09 Rubberised turn screws 7:38 Level bubbles 8:31 Detachable feet 9:13...

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Free Screen Recording Software
Mar01

Free Screen Recording Software

Recording your screen for documentation or demo purposes is something we’ve probably all had to do at some point, or wish we’d love to be able to do. Many have turned to Camtasia for their screen recording software. The one draw back to Camtasia is the cost, it’s prohibitive to a lot of people unfortunately despite it’s great capabilities. I talked my video creating and editing process in… Continue...

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Glasgow Azure User Group #23 – YouTube
Feb28

Glasgow Azure User Group #23 – YouTube

This is a recording of the Glasgow Azure User Group that met, virtually, on the 25th February 2021. We had two session during the event, the first session was presented by AnaΓ―s Urlichs who spoke about “Using ArgoCD to deploy Crossplane manifests to Kubernetes”. Our second session was delivered by Gwyneth PeΓ±a-Siguenz who spoke about “Documenting your Azure Learning Journey”. Enjoy and please look out for more...

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Microsoft Ignite – How to use the schedule builder! – YouTube
Feb27

Microsoft Ignite – How to use the schedule builder! – YouTube

Spring Microsoft Ignite is round the corner, have you registered and started to build our your schedule? In this video I show you how to best make use of it. My video graphics were created by the awesome Krist McKenna from Ratworks – http://www.ratworks.net/ Music by https://www.bensound.com and https://youtube.com/ikson Connect with me here: – Subscribe: https://youtube.com/c/techielass – Instagram:...

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Weekly Update 80
Feb26

Weekly Update 80

The weather has improved this week so I’ve taken advantage of it and got outside for this week’s update. I really like this little filming spot that I’ve found, it’s near my house and it’s lovely and calm. When Spring really kicks in I think it’s been even better with everything having awoken from it’s Winter sleep. 😊 In this week’s update I am talking about some of the Azure news...

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Weekly Update #80 – Be Respectful of each other’s time! – YouTube
Feb26

Weekly Update #80 – Be Respectful of each other’s time! – YouTube

The weather has improved this week so I’ve taken advantage of it and got outside for this week’s update. I really like this little filming spot that I’ve found, it’s near my house and it’s lovely and calm. When Spring really kicks in I think it’s been even better with everything having awoken from it’s Winter sleep. 😊 In this week’s update I am talking about some of the Azure news and...

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Azure Unblogged – Azure Migrate
Feb25

Azure Unblogged – Azure Migrate

In this new episode of Azure Unblogged I had the pleasure of sitting down with Bharath Sivaraman to talk about Azure Migrate. Azure Migrate is a product I’ve been using and talking about for many years now, I often say that it’s my favourite product within the the Azure range. During the interview Bharath and I talked about what Azure Migrate is and how it can help organisations. We also… Continue Reading ‘s...

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Windows Virtual Desktop Roadmap
Feb23

Windows Virtual Desktop Roadmap

As part of the IT Ops Talks: All things Hybrid event that my team and I created I had the opportunity to sit down with Tom Hickling to talk about Windows Virtual Desktop(WVD), how it’s been helping organisations during the pandemic and also how organisations can use it in a hybrid environment and what that would mean. We also got a chance to look at the WVD Roadmap, which has some cool… Continue Reading ‘s Article on...

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Weekly Update 79
Feb19

Weekly Update 79

This week’s update sees me inside as unfortunately the weather is pretty miserable and not ideal for filming. I have found a nice spot I’d love to film from so hopefully it will be nice again soon. In terms of Azure news I cover off a few bits and pieces: Cross Region Restore of Azure VMs now generally available Azure Cost Management now available for Azure Government Pay-As-You-Go… Continue Reading ‘s Article...

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Weekly Update #70 – Speaking at events! – YouTube
Feb19

Weekly Update #70 – Speaking at events! – YouTube

In this week’s update I talk about three stories in the Azure news this week and also talk about the events I am speaking at this year! My video graphics were created by the awesome Krist McKenna from Ratworks – http://www.ratworks.net/ Music by https://www.bensound.com and https://youtube.com/ikson Connect with me here: – Subscribe: https://youtube.com/c/techielass – Instagram:...

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Let’s talk Remote Presenting & Live Streaming – YouTube
Feb19

Let’s talk Remote Presenting & Live Streaming – YouTube

In this live stream join me as I share some of my tips and experiences with presenting remotely, live streaming and filming videos in my home office. I’ll be sharing what my home setup looks like, the equipment I use, how I film videos, how I edit videos and answering questions you might have. My video graphics were created by the awesome Krist McKenna from Ratworks – http://www.ratworks.net/ Music by...

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Azure Policy – Non-compliance messages – YouTube
Feb17

Azure Policy – Non-compliance messages – YouTube

Azure Policy is a great tool for helping you implement Governance in your Azure environment. In this video I show you how you can set a custom message that describes why a resource is non-compliant with the policy or initiative definition. For more information you can refer to the documentation here: https://aka.ms/policy-noncompliancemsg πŸ“‘ Chapters: 0:00 Introduction 0:16 Azure Policy Non-Compliance Messages 1:57 Azure Policy setting...

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Azure Unblogged – Azure Policy
Feb17

Azure Unblogged – Azure Policy

In this new episode of Azure Unblogged I had the pleasure of sitting down with Liz Kim to talk about Azure Policy. In this episode Liz tells us the journey the product has been on since it was launched in 2017, where Azure Policy fits in in the Hybrid story and also shares some customer insights with us. You can watch the full video here or on Microsoft Channel 9. I hope you enjoyed the… Continue Reading ‘s Article on...

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Let's talk Remote Presenting & Live Streaming
Feb16

Let's talk Remote Presenting & Live Streaming

For the past year I have been using my home office to present at user groups, conferences. Doing live streams from my home office. Filming videos for various different projects. Doing interviews from my home office. Through my experiences over the last year my home office set up has changed and evolved. I’ve learnt through trial and error. What I want to do in this live stream on YouTube… Continue Reading ‘s Article...

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Weekly Update 78
Feb12

Weekly Update 78

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you are all well, it’s been a busy week here with lots of things going on. In my weekly update I share the Azure news that has happened this week and also talk about team work. Some 20 odd years ago I took up the sport of curling, after seeing it demonstrated at the winter olympics. The sport has given me some wonderful opportunities and adventures. But it’s… Continue Reading ‘s...

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Weekly Update #78 – Team Work – YouTube
Feb12

Weekly Update #78 – Team Work – YouTube

This week I chat about the news within the Azure world, share a new addition to my home office and also talk about how my hobby, curling has helped me in my career! Chapters: 0:00 Introduction 0:18 Azure News 3:47 New Addition to the home office 5:33 How curling has helped my team work My video graphics were created by the awesome Krist McKenna from Ratworks – http://www.ratworks.net/ Music by https://www.bensound.com and...

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1k Subscribers, thank you! – YouTube
Feb10

1k Subscribers, thank you! – YouTube

Thank you so much to everyone that has supported my YouTube channel so far, we’ve reached 1000 subscribers! I’m blown away with the support and am truly grateful! Of course, please tell all your friends so we can reach 2000 subscribers! πŸ˜‰ My video graphics were created by the awesome Krist McKenna from Ratworks – http://www.ratworks.net/ Music by https://www.bensound.com and https://youtube.com/ikson Connect with me...

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My Journey to 1000 YouTube Subscribers
Feb10

My Journey to 1000 YouTube Subscribers

Back in August 2019, I released my first Weekly Update video and to be honest, that was the first time I really start to invest into my YouTube channel. I had dabbled in making videos before, and got some good results from them before, but my content creation was really sporadic and there was no really strategy or thought behind the videos. However, in August 2019 I decided that I need to… Continue Reading ‘s Article on...

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Studying for the SC-900 Exam – Day 1
Feb08

Studying for the SC-900 Exam – Day 1

Over the last few days Microsoft have announced a bunch of new exams. These exams are currently in beta and are focussed on security. Microsoft Security, Compliance, and Identity Fundamentals Microsoft Security Operations Analyst Microsoft Identity and Access Administrator Microsoft Information Protection Administrator These exams are all targeted a different job roles and for those at… Continue Reading ‘s Article on their...

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Weekly Update 77
Feb05

Weekly Update 77

Despite the rain and bleak day here in Scotland I braved the outdoors to get some fresh air and also do my weekly update video! Not the most pleasant scenery this week, but with lockdown restrictions in place in Scotland I am limited to where I can travel at the moment. Here’s hoping as we start to approach Spring we can get the restrictions lifted and get to travel a bit more and explore… Continue Reading ‘s Article...

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Weekly Update #77 – Focus on what you enjoy – YouTube
Feb05

Weekly Update #77 – Focus on what you enjoy – YouTube

This week I talk about the latest Azure news of the week, the IT Ops Talks: All things Hybrid event and also why I think you should focus your energy on the things you enjoy the most. Support for more workloads, tag based policies now in Backup Center public preview: https://azure.microsoft.com/updates/support-for-more-workloads-and-tag-based-policies-now-in-backup-center-public-preview/?WT.mc_id=modinfra-15011-salean Azure Security...

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What is Lift and Shift in Cloud Migration? – YouTube
Feb03

What is Lift and Shift in Cloud Migration? – YouTube

Let’s talk about what Lift and Shift means in Cloud Migration terms and also let’s discuss lift and improve! Chapters: 0:00 Introduction 0:15 What is Lift and Shift? 1:37 Lift and Improve 3:17 Recap 3:30 Wrap My video graphics were created by the awesome Krist McKenna from Ratworks – http://www.ratworks.net/ Music by https://www.bensound.com and https://youtube.com/ikson Connect with me here: – Subscribe:...

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Azure Unblogged – Azure Resource Mover
Feb02

Azure Unblogged – Azure Resource Mover

I am continuing to add interviews to the Azure Unblogged series and today I am happy to share the latest with Kaza Sriram about Azure Resource Mover. Announced at Microsoft Ignite 2020, Azure Resource Mover aims to help organisations move resources between resource groups, subscriptions or regions more efficently. Currently in preview the new product makes it easier to plan for a move. In… Continue Reading ‘s Article on...

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Weekly Update 76
Jan29

Weekly Update 76

This week I am back in the home office to give you the weekly update. The snow here in Scotland has kind of turned into a slushy mess so it’s not that great to look at. Alongside the Azure news this week I’ve shared a bit more information about sound when thinking about creating videos and podcasts. Sometimes it’s easy to overlook it and go for the visuals. I’ve seen to many content… Continue Reading...

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Weekly Update #76 – Let’s talk sound! – YouTube
Jan29

Weekly Update #76 – Let’s talk sound! – YouTube

In this weekly update let’s look at the news with the Azure world and also let’s talk about sound quality, production and reducing echo when recording videos and podcasts. My video graphics were created by the awesome Krist McKenna from Ratworks – http://www.ratworks.net/ Music by https://www.bensound.com and https://youtube.com/ikson Connect with me here: – Subscribe: https://youtube.com/c/techielass –...

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Enable Dark Mode in GitHub – YouTube
Jan27

Enable Dark Mode in GitHub – YouTube

In December 2020 GitHub launch Dark Mode! Find out how to enable it in this quick video! My video graphics were created by the awesome Krist McKenna from Ratworks – http://www.ratworks.net/ Music by https://www.bensound.com and https://youtube.com/ikson Connect with me here: – Subscribe: https://youtube.com/c/techielass – Instagram: https://instagram.com/_techielass – GitHub: https://github.com/weeyin83 –...

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AzUpdate
Jan26

AzUpdate

I wanted to introduce to a show on YouTube that myself and team started in 2020 and are continuing in 2021. Back in 2020 when the pandemic completely ground the world to a halt my colleague Anthony Bartolo came up with the idea of a live news show where he and a guest (or two) chat about what has been going on in the Azure world and interact with the community. The show happens at 3pm UK… Continue Reading ‘s Article on...

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Unboxing Jabra Elite 85t
Jan25

Unboxing Jabra Elite 85t

I always love unboxing things, from new trainers to new tech gadgets. I know there is a whole community that love unboxing things on YouTube and I do enjoy watching some of those videos myself. It really does give you an overview of what you’ll get, although sometimes it does spoil the surprise. πŸ˜‰ However, that being said I wanted to share my take on unboxing the Jabra Elite 85t… Continue Reading ‘s Article on their...

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Weekly Update 75
Jan22

Weekly Update 75

After feedback from last week’s video where I was outside in the snow, I thought I’d go for another walk today and share some of the snow that we have. Alongside the Azure news this week I’ve shared a bit more information about my video editing process, and share some of that journey I’ve been on. I also touch a little on what new content creators should think about when trying to start in… Continue...

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Weekly Update #75 – Let’s talk video creation – YouTube
Jan22

Weekly Update #75 – Let’s talk video creation – YouTube

Today I touch on the Azure news that’s been happening this week and I talk about how I’ve been creating a lot of videos lately and editing them. Since this week has been dedicated to creating videos and editing them I talk through the process and how much work it can be. I also talk about my thoughts on how you can get started creating videos if it’s something you want to do. βœ”οΈ Resources: Backup for Azure Managed...

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Jabra Elite 85t Unboxing – YouTube
Jan20

Jabra Elite 85t Unboxing – YouTube

Join me as I unbox the Jabra Elite 85t headphones! My video graphics were created by the awesome Krist McKenna from Ratworks – http://www.ratworks.net/ Music by https://www.bensound.com and https://youtube.com/ikson Connect with me here: – Subscribe: https://youtube.com/c/techielass – Instagram: https://instagram.com/_techielass – GitHub: https://github.com/weeyin83 – Twitter:...

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Speaking at Nordic Virtual Summit
Jan19

Speaking at Nordic Virtual Summit

A while back myself and my colleague Thomas Maurer submitted a session to the Nordic Virtual Summit which is a 2 day online event aimed at the IT Pro community. We were massively pleased when the organisers accepted our session and although we are presenting remotely and not in person we are really looking forward to it. We are going to co-present a session called Azure Migration & Hybrid… Continue Reading ‘s Article...

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Using StreamYard
Jan18

Using StreamYard

Last year like everyone else I had to pivot how I created content, specifically video, I no longer had access to a recording studio with lots of fancy equipment or people who were great a producing video. All I had was what was in my home, or within my budget to buy. Like everyone else I got creative and tried to experiment, most people got right into using OBS and trying to produce awesome… Continue Reading ‘s Article on...

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Weekly Update 74
Jan15

Weekly Update 74

I had a fun time recording my weekly update video this week. Today I am marking three years as a Microsoft employee. It’s been a crazy journey with lots of great people and opportunities and I hope it’s a much longer journey. Also something that has been on my mind is content creation and how lots of people think it’s okay to be negative or nasty to the person creating the content. I’m a… Continue Reading...

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Weekly Update #74 – 3 years at Microsoft – YouTube
Jan15

Weekly Update #74 – 3 years at Microsoft – YouTube

This week I hit three years as a Microsoft employee, it’s been a wild ride so far! Join me in this update as I share the Azure news of the week and also talk about the upcoming ITOpsTalks event. As well as my thoughts on content creation and feedback and remembering to be nice to each other! ITOps Talks Event –...

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Three Years at Microsoft
Jan15

Three Years at Microsoft

I still pinch myself that I am a Microsoft employees, even after three years, it still doesn’t seem real and doesn’t seem real that I’ve fulfilled my childhood dream of working for Microsoft! The last year three years have afforded me so many opportunities and have enabled me to meet so many great people. I’ve grown so much as a person through those opportunities, challenges and people. I… Continue...

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Use Windows Admin Centre to RDP to your servers – YouTube
Jan13

Use Windows Admin Centre to RDP to your servers – YouTube

Windows Admin Centre offers lots of capabilities managing Windows Server. In this video I show you how it can be used to RDP into your Windows Server. βœ”οΈ Resources: What’s new in Windows Admin Centre: https://docs.microsoft.com/windows-server/manage/windows-admin-center/understand/what-is?WT.mc_id=modinfra-12762-salean πŸ”΄ To watch more episodes in my Azure at a Glance series, check out our playlist: My video graphics were created...

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OneDrive Throttling
Jan08

OneDrive Throttling

I’ve recently been trying to upload a bunch of data from my local computer up to my Microsoft OneDrive account, now I dumped about 200GB worth of files in the folder to be sync’d and thought “this will take awhile”. However, I figured maybe a week later or something and it would be done. No, it’s been going on for what seems like months and was starting to think I’d have to find another way…...

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Weekly Update 73
Jan08

Weekly Update 73

We’re well and truly inside 2021 now, I’m back at work after the Christmas break. I’m sure most of you will be getting back into your work routine as well. It’s still very slow in terms of the new things happening in Azure, but there are some bits of news that have happened. What’s new in Azure Security Centre Azure Automation is now available in UAE North Enable screen capture protection… Continue...

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Weekly Update #73 – Back at work – YouTube
Jan08

Weekly Update #73 – Back at work – YouTube

I’m back at work now after a break, starting off slow but there are lots planned over the next couple of weeks. Azure Security Centre What’s New – https://docs.microsoft.com/azure/security-center/release-notes?WT.mc_id=modinfra-12520-salean Windows Virtual Desktop What’s New – https://docs.microsoft.com/azure/virtual-desktop/whats-new?WT.mc_id=modinfra-12520-salean . . 0:00 Introduction 0:21 Azure News...

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Weekly Update 72
Jan01

Weekly Update 72

This Friday lands on the first day of 2021, so I figured it was good to talk about what I got up to in 2020 and a look forward to what I want to achieve in 2021. So grab your favourite drink, sit back and join me as I talk about my achievements in 2020 and what I have planned for 2021. Here’s to a new year and a positive year ahead! <img...

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Weekly Update #72 – Saying hello to 2021! – YouTube
Jan01

Weekly Update #72 – Saying hello to 2021! – YouTube

Happy New Year everyone! In this weekly update I talk about how 2020 treated me and what I want to achieve in 2021! . 0:00 Introduction 0:33 A look back at 2020 3:45 Writing blogs in 2020 4:37 My YouTube channel in 2020 5:31 Events in 2020 7:07 Looking to the future 7:09 I want to keynote an event in 2021 7:55 Growing my YouTube channel in 2021 9:12 Weekly Updates in 2021 10:02 Busy start to the year 10:18 Wrap Up 10:57 Scotland in...

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2020 in Review
Dec30

2020 in Review

A review of 2020 This has definately been a strange year for all, everywhere in the world. We’ve all had to deal with changes in our lives in one way or an other. I’ve had to pivot how I carry out my job and I’ve had to look at how my office at home is setup and upgrade parts of it. Career I’ve been very lucky this year that my career and still be able to progress this year with everything… Continue...

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Inside Azure Datacentres
Dec28

Inside Azure Datacentres

At this year’s Microsoft Ignite there was a series of videos released by Mark Russinovich, the CTO of Azure. In the six part video series Mark took us on a tour of the various different parts of Azure. Inside Azure Datacentres In the first part of the series Mark takes us though what Azure is, explaining regions, the architecture of them, the energy strategy for running those datacenters and… Continue Reading ‘s...

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Weekly Update 71
Dec25

Weekly Update 71

Today’s update is slightly different as for many folk it’s Christmas Day, so instead of talking about Azure and the news today I am going to be sharing some video and photo footage from Scotlan. This year I haven’t been able to do much travel, like the rest of the world, and instead I took the advantage to explore parts of Scotland. I hope you enjoy this video and are having a good day… Continue Reading...

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Weekly Update #71 – Scotland! – YouTube
Dec25

Weekly Update #71 – Scotland! – YouTube

In this week’s video I’ve done something different and put together some of the photos and videos I’ve taken this year while exploring Scotland. I thought it would be nice to share with you all to enjoy. Here’s hoping everyone gets to experience Scotland themselves one day when the world gets back to normal. . 0:00 Introduction 1.23 Scotland 4:46 Wrap Up . My video graphics were created by the awesome Krist...

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Onboard a server to Azure Arc with Windows Admin Centre – YouTube
Dec23

Onboard a server to Azure Arc with Windows Admin Centre – YouTube

In this short video I take you through the process of onboarding a server to Azure Arc using Windows Admin Centre. βœ”οΈ Resources: What’s new in Windows Admin Centre: https://docs.microsoft.com/windows-server/manage/windows-admin-center/understand/what-is?WT.mc_id=modinfra-11219-salean Azure Arc: https://docs.microsoft.com/azure/azure-arc/overview?WT.mc_id=modinfra-11219-salean πŸ”΄ To watch more episodes in my Azure at a Glance...

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Azure Unblogged – Azure Stack HCI
Dec21

Azure Unblogged – Azure Stack HCI

I had the chance to speak to Matt McSpirit for this new episode of Azure Unblogged. Announced earlier this year Azure Stack HCI is now generally available and I’m pleased to say I had the chance to chat with Matt McSpirit about what Azure Stack HCI. Matt McSpirit is a Senior Program Manager with the Customer Programs & Partner Ecosystem team at Microsoft, and has been working with some… Continue Reading ‘s...

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