Weekly Update #90 – What is the purpose of these updates? – YouTube
May07

Weekly Update #90 – What is the purpose of these updates? – YouTube

⚑ Creating Video Content – Panel Discussion πŸ‘‰ https://youtu.be/8vJriig4x4M In this week’s update I share why I started these updates and what’s been happening in the Azure news this week. πŸ“ Chapters 0:00 Welcome 0:28 New Azure Policy options 2:47 Azure Security Centre round up 4:56 Azure VPN Gateway features 6:12 Why I started these weekly updates 10:58 Why I still do them 13:04 Criticism I’ve had 14:24 My...

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Creating Video Content – Panel Discussion – YouTube
May06

Creating Video Content – Panel Discussion – YouTube

Join me and a few friends as we talk about video creation! πŸ“ Chapters 0:00 Welcome 0:33 Welcome Lisa 1:06 Welcome Michael 2:21 Video content creation 11:10 Which video platform? 16:10 What video software? 20:44 Video editing 30:11 Barriers to getting started 35:33 Consistency 41:45 YouTube publishing tips 48:47 Doing it for the right reasons 51:21 Horror stories 58:30 Wrap up #SarahLean​ #VideoCreation​ ​ 🎬 My YouTube camera gear:...

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Weekly Update #89 – I’m not a social media influencer! – YouTube
Apr30

Weekly Update #89 – I’m not a social media influencer! – YouTube

⚑ Jabra Evolve2 85 Review πŸ‘‰ https://youtu.be/aZee9BEiHlQ Welcome to another Friday update! The week’s are fair flying in, here we are at the end of April! It’s been a fairly quiet week for Azure news, but this week I’ve taken the opportunity to share what there is and also highly some awesome news from the team over at Jabra around the new video bar and personal webcam that they announced this week. I also take the...

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Azure Traffic Manager | Network Latency Intelligence – YouTube
Apr28

Azure Traffic Manager | Network Latency Intelligence – YouTube

⚑ Cross Region Restore Support in Azure Backup πŸ‘‰ https://youtu.be/fGL6230V6Mk In this tutorial I take you through some of the features within Azure Traffic Manager that can improve network latency for your end users. Let’s dive into Real User Measurement and Traffic View! #Azure #SarahLean #AzureTrafficManager 🎬 My YouTube camera gear: Using these links to buy items helps support this channel at no extra cost to you! πŸ“· Logitech...

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Weekly Update #88 – Never Stop Learning – YouTube
Apr23

Weekly Update #88 – Never Stop Learning – YouTube

⚑ Cross Region Restore Support in Azure Backup πŸ‘‰ https://youtu.be/fGL6230V6Mk Join me in this weekly update as I talk through the Azure news and my never stop learning mindset. 0:00 Intro 0:16 Welcome everyone! 0:58 Azure News 1:09 Application Gateway URL rewrites 2:30 Memory optimised Virtual Machines 3:55 Where am I today? 4:45 Sheep! 5:20 Presentation 5:38 Scaling with Azure 9:06 Building a demo 10:22 Passion 10:53 Scottish weather...

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Cross Region Restore support in Azure – YouTube
Apr21

Cross Region Restore support in Azure – YouTube

Let’s take a look at what Cross Region Restore support is within Azure Backup, why it’s something you should enable and how to enable it. ⚑ Check out my Day in the Life of a Cloud Advocate video πŸ‘‰ https://youtu.be/Ey-T7ID6pzw For more information be sure to check out the latest news post from the product group:...

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Weekly Update #87 – Azure and Surface news! – YouTube
Apr16

Weekly Update #87 – Azure and Surface news! – YouTube

Join me in this weekly update as I talk about this week’s Azure and Surface news! ⚑ Which Azure certification path should you explore? πŸ‘‰ https://youtu.be/OUKIguzUfBQ πŸ“‘ Chapters 0:00 Introduction 0:16 Welcome to this weekly update 0:34 Azure 0:44 MSIX App Attach 0:28 Log Analytics naming convention 3:30 Surface Laptop 4 4:57 Microsoft Teams accessories 6:18 Microsoft webcam 7:27 Location setting 8:35 Restrictions lifting in...

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Which Azure exam should I sit? – YouTube
Apr15

Which Azure exam should I sit? – YouTube

Join me as I talk about the Azure exams available and helping you to understand which ones you should prioritise. ⚑ What’s it like sitting a Microsoft exam at home? πŸ‘‰ https://youtu.be/zhwYGhEog_w 🎬 My YouTube camera gear: Using these links to buy items helps support this channel at no extra cost to you! πŸ“· Logitech C920 Webcam: Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/39UqgE6 Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3rTFYbp πŸ“Έ Samsung S20: Amazon UK:...

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Weekly Update #86 – Happy Unicorn Day! – YouTube
Apr09

Weekly Update #86 – Happy Unicorn Day! – YouTube

Happy Unicorn Day everyone, the national animal of Scotland is the unicorn so it’s definitely worthy of celebrating! 😊 In this week’s update I talk about the Azure news and then also what I’ve been up to. It seems like a lot of deadlines are all hitting me at once at the moment, full steam ahead! πŸ“‘ Chapters 0:00 Introduction 0:18 Welcome 0:48 Azure News 0:57 Windows Virtual Desktop Start VM on Connect 2:12 Azure...

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A Day in the Life of a Cloud Advocate – YouTube
Apr07

A Day in the Life of a Cloud Advocate – YouTube

In this video I take you on a journey with me, a Day in a Life of a Cloud Advocate working at Microsoft! My days are not typical, they can often be hectic and priorities change but I guess we can all say that about our jobs. Anyway in this video I give you an insight into what my day is like and give you a clue as to what it can be like working as a Cloud Advocate. I hope you enjoy! πŸ“ Chapters: 0:00 Welcome 0:06 Introduction 0:53...

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Weekly Update #85 – Parallels between women in tech and women in farming – YouTube
Apr02

Weekly Update #85 – Parallels between women in tech and women in farming – YouTube

In this week’s episode I talk about the Azure news that has caught my eye this week. I also touch on the awesome live stream I did with some friends and colleagues on blogging and why we all do it and the platforms that we all choose to host our blogs. I’ve recently been working through my reading pile and am reading Call me Red by Hannah Jackson and it’s been interesting hearing her thoughts on social media and...

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How to get started blogging and choosing your platform – Panel Discussion – YouTube
Apr01

How to get started blogging and choosing your platform – Panel Discussion – YouTube

Join me as I a joined in this session where I chat to friends and colleagues about how to get started blogging and choosing your platform. We cover off the reasons why we all blog, the benefits we’ve found from doing so. Choosing the right blogging platform can also be a big challenge for anyone starting out and we share our thoughts on our blogging platform choices and why we’ve went with them. Sharing our success stories...

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Weekly Update #84 – Recertification – YouTube
Mar26

Weekly Update #84 – Recertification – YouTube

Join me this week as I talk about the latest news from the Azure world as well as talking about taking the recertification exam for my Azure Architect exam and the launch of my new blogging platform. πŸ“‘ Chapters 0:00 Introduction 0:20 Hope you’ve had a good week 0:38 Azure Automation 0:50 AzCopy new version 1:37 Task driven this week 2:10 Renewing my Azure Architect exam 3:12 Microsoft exam renewal process 5:08 I passed! 5:20...

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Microsoft Teams – The Microsoft Ignite March 2021 Announcement Recap – YouTube
Mar24

Microsoft Teams – The Microsoft Ignite March 2021 Announcement Recap – YouTube

Join me as I recap the announcements made at Microsoft Ignite around Microsoft Teams. I’m talking about eleven of the announcements that caught my eye earlier this year! βœ”οΈ Resources: For a full recap of all the Microsoft Teams announcements made at Microsoft Ignite head over to :...

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Weekly Update 83
Mar19

Weekly Update 83

Another weekly update, I can’t believe I am on number 83, it definitely has been a journey doing these videos. Here’s to many more! In this week’s update I cover off the Azure news around Availability Zones, Forecast alerts in Cost Management and the new Azure Storage Explorer that has been released. I also talk about my blog transition and some livestreams that are coming up later this… Continue Reading...

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Weekly Update #83 – Spring has sprung! – YouTube
Mar19

Weekly Update #83 – Spring has sprung! – YouTube

This week I cover off the Azure news around Availability Zones, Forecast alerts in Cost Management and the new Azure Storage Explorer that has been released. I also talk about how my blog transition is going and some livestreams that are coming up later this month, you don’t want to miss. πŸ˜‰ βœ” Resources: Azure Storage Explorer new version: https://github.com/microsoft/AzureStorageExplorer/releases/tag/v1.18.0 Azure Forecasted...

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New Microsoft Security Exams! – YouTube
Mar17

New Microsoft Security Exams! – YouTube

Join me as I talk about the new Microsoft Security exams that were launched at Microsoft Ignite 2021. For more information about Microsoft exams head to – https://docs.microsoft.com/learn/certifications/browse/?WT.mc_id=modinfra-20793-salean πŸ“‘ Chapters 0:00 Introduction 0:13 New exams were released at Microsoft Ignite 2021 0:53 Beta exams 1:30 Microsoft exams explained 2:25 SC-900: Microsoft Security, Compliance, and Identity...

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Microsoft Beta Exams
Mar16

Microsoft Beta Exams

Over the years I have sat many exams for Microsoft ranging from my first exam of Windows 7 to the latest ones for Azure over the last few years. This has meant that occasionally I have sat what Microsoft call a Beta exam. What is a Beta exam? A Beta exam is ultimately a new exam that Microsoft have developed and have released for feedback from the community. The exam is still an official… Continue Reading ‘s Article on...

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Studying for the SC-900 Exam – Day 4
Mar15

Studying for the SC-900 Exam – Day 4

Disclaimer: I have no insight into what the exam questions are or what the exam will be like. I am studying for this exam based on the public information available from Microsoft. I have no idea if my study plan will be enough to pass the exam, time will tell. Please use my study guide and reference material as guidance and build your own study plan to suit your needs. Day 4 of… Continue Reading ‘s Article on their blog...

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Weekly Update #82 – Taking time to reflect and take control – YouTube
Mar12

Weekly Update #82 – Taking time to reflect and take control – YouTube

#CloudAdvocateLife #Techielass Join me in today’s weekly update as I talk about some Microsoft Azure news and also the new presenting features that are rolling out to Microsoft Teams. I also chat about how I have taken time to reflect and am working towards figuring out my priorities and also looking to changing my blogging platform. πŸ“‘ Chapters 0:00 Introduction 0:16 Azure news 1:12 Azure VMware Solution in 10 regions 2:15...

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Weekly Update 82
Mar11

Weekly Update 82

In today’s weekly update I am talking about some of the Azure news that has happened and also about the presenter features that are coming out within Microsoft Teams. I also share how I’ve been reflecting on my to do list and what I need to prioritise while we run down to the end of the Microsoft FY. My side project is changing my blogging platform, it’s time for a change! πŸ˜‰ <img...

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What’s it like sitting a Microsoft exam at home? – YouTube
Mar11

What’s it like sitting a Microsoft exam at home? – YouTube

Join me as I walk through what it is like to sit a Microsoft exam at home and some of the things you need to think about and consider. πŸ“‘ Chapters 0:00 Introduction 0:54 What is a Microsoft exam? 1:50 Microsoft Exam pages explained 2:40 Skills measured in a Microsoft exam 3:41 Schedule a Microsoft exam 4:43 PearsonVUE exam proctor 5:22 Run a system test 7:17 What equipment do you need to sit an exam 8:24 Externals screens 10:00 Ideal...

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Studying for the SC-900 Exam – Day 3
Mar11

Studying for the SC-900 Exam – Day 3

Disclaimer: I have no insight into what the exam questions are or what the exam will be like. I am studying for this exam based on the public information available from Microsoft. I have no idea if my study plan will be enough to pass the exam, time will tell. Please use my study guide and reference material as guidance and build your own study plan to suit your needs. As I… Continue Reading ‘s Article on their blog...

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Studying for the SC-900 Exam – Day 2
Mar10

Studying for the SC-900 Exam – Day 2

Disclaimer: I have no insight into what the exam questions are or what the exam will be like. I am studying for this exam based on the public information available from Microsoft. I have no idea if my study plan will be enough to pass the exam, time will tell. Please use my study guide and reference material as guidance and build your own study plan to suit your needs. As I… Continue Reading ‘s Article on their blog...

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Microsoft Ignite March 2021 News Recap
Mar09

Microsoft Ignite March 2021 News Recap

There has been a lot of news announced at this year’s Microsoft Ignite virtual conference. It’s definately an exciting time to be working in the IT industry. It can be hard trying to follow all these announcements, understand what they mean for your organization and juggle everything else that is currently going on in the world. What I’ve done is taken some time to go through the… Continue Reading ‘s...

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Weekly Update 81
Mar05

Weekly Update 81

Hey everybody! Thanks to everyone that has supported my YouTube channel I can now stream live from my mobile phone. So today as I have time off work I decided to go for a walk and do my weekly update video! It’s always nice to get out of the office and see something different. Thank you also to everyone that tuned in when I was live today, it was much appreciated. I’m hoping I can do more… Continue Reading ‘s...

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Weekly Update #81 – Out And About – YouTube
Mar05

Weekly Update #81 – Out And About – YouTube

Join me as I talk about the news from Microsoft Ignite this week. My experience of speaking at it and also let’s try and spot some wildlife in the background! 😊 . . . Chapters πŸ“‘ 0:00 Introduction 1:08 Thank you to all my subscribers 1:39 Microsoft Ignite March 2021 2:45 Azure Migrate announcements 4:44 Microsoft Teams announcements 6:06 Speaking at Microsoft Ignite 7:51 Interaction with live audience 9:21 New Security exams...

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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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