Weekly Update 47
Jul10

Weekly Update 47

I’ve been promising for a while to do a live stream of my weekly update and for this 47th edition I went for it. ๐Ÿ˜€ Thank you to everyone that tuned in and participated, sorry for the technical issues at the start, thank you for baring with me! ๐Ÿ˜€ During my update I talked about a couple of things, if you want to check them out in more detail here are some links: Azure Load Balancer… Continue Reading ‘s Article on...

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Speaking at Geeks on Screens with Coffee
Jul09

Speaking at Geeks on Screens with Coffee

Mark Pryce-Maher reached out to me recently and asked if I would be a guest on his and I jumped at the chance as the show is something I’ve seen happening and wanted to be a part of. ๐Ÿ˜€ So on the 16th July Mark and I will be having a chat. It’s a non technical chat, just a couple of geeks having a bit of a blether together, and hopefully interacting with all of you. The show is live on… Continue Reading ‘s...

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Printing at Home – HP Instant Ink
Jul08

Printing at Home – HP Instant Ink

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 about going paperless, and keeping all our important notes in cloud storage such as OneDrive or… Continue Reading ‘s Article on...

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Microsoft Surface Ergonomic Keyboard Review
Jul06

Microsoft Surface Ergonomic Keyboard Review

In December (or maybe early January) I got a Microsoft Surface Ergonomic Keyboard for the home office. I was excited and apprehensive about it, if I’ll be honest. I am a massive fan of the keyboards the Microsoft Surface team have been creating on their devices and just love the feeling and response from them. So I was excited to try out this keyboard, but I had never owned or really used… Continue Reading ‘s Article...

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An introduction to me – YouTube
Jul04

An introduction to me – YouTube

I have been teaching myself some video editing techniques and have pulled them together in this video to intro who I am in my work life… Enjoy! Music by https://youtube.com/ikson My video graphics were created by the awesome Krist McKenna from Ratworks – http://www.ratworks.net/ Connect with me here: – Subscribe: https://youtube.com/c/techielass – Instagram: https://instagram.com/_techielass – GitHub:...

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Weekly Update 46
Jul03

Weekly Update 46

I’ve recorded my 46th weekly update video! Where I talk about some Azure news and also the community engagements that I’ve been involved in this week. You can tune in either in video format or audio format, the links are below, enjoy! ๐Ÿ‘ During my update this week I talked about a couple of pieces of news: Azure Firewall Manager is now generally available Azure Security Centre… Continue Reading ‘s Article on...

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Weekly Update #46 – Community Talks – YouTube
Jul03

Weekly Update #46 – Community Talks – YouTube

In this weekly update I talk about the community engagements I’ve been involved in and also the latest Azure News: Azure Firewall Manager is now generally available: https://azure.microsoft.com/updates/azure-firewall-manager-is-now-generally-available/?WT.mc_id=youtube-social-salean Azure Security Centre enhancements: https://azure.microsoft.com/updates/asc-june2020/?WT.mc_id=youtube-social-salean Azure Migrate can access your...

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Azure Fundamental Exams
Jul01

Azure Fundamental Exams

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, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Power Platform. Exams and certifications… Continue Reading ‘s...

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Fan Installation | Episode 7 – YouTube
Jun30

Fan Installation | Episode 7 – YouTube

For more information about this PC please check out – https://bit.ly/TechielassPC Music by https://youtube.com/ikson My video graphics were created by the awesome Krist McKenna from Ratworks – http://www.ratworks.net/ 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 Azure, Office and Data Community (Singapore)
Jun29

Speaking at Azure, Office and Data Community (Singapore)

One benefit of the current pandemic lock down that we all find ourselves in is that the amount of user group, conferences and meetups going online is allowing people the change to either attend or speak at events that they normally wouldn’t be able to due to travel/budget constraints. I will be speaking at the Azure, Office and Data Community (Singapore) community on the 1st July. The… Continue Reading ‘s Article on...

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Weekly Update 45
Jun26

Weekly Update 45

I’ve recorded another weekly update video/podcast, I am off work today (again), so I’ve went with a recorded video rather than a live stream. Hopefully get back to the live stream event when I am back working a Friday again. ๐Ÿ˜‰ You can tune into my update either in video format or in audio format, the links are below, enjoy! ๐Ÿ‘ During my update this week I talked about a couple of… Continue Reading ‘s Article on...

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Weekly Update #45 – Community Organising – YouTube
Jun26

Weekly Update #45 – Community Organising – YouTube

My video graphics were created by the awesome Krist McKenna from Ratworks – http://www.ratworks.net/ Connect with me here: – Subscribe: https://youtube.com/c/techielass – Instagram: https://instagram.com/_techielass – GitHub: https://github.com/weeyin83 – Twitter: https://twitter.com/techielass – Website: https://www.techielass.com Equipment used: Boya BY-M1 lavalier microphone:...

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Glasgow Azure User Group #19 – YouTube
Jun25

Glasgow Azure User Group #19 – YouTube

This is a recording of the Glasgow Azure User Group that met, virtually, on the 24th June 2020. Our session speakers were April Edwards, Richard Castle and Mark Boddington. April spoke about Azure Storage and Richard and Mark covered off NGINX. Enjoy and please look out for more of our meetups – https://www.gaug.co.uk source

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GitHub for the IT Pro
Jun24

GitHub for the IT Pro

GitHub is one of those tools that I always considered to be a developer tool and never thought about learning, until about three years ago. I then realised that I was so wrong to class it as developer only tool! I’ve come to use GitHub on a regularly basis and in this video I talk about how I use and how you can make use of it and why you should learn to use it. ๐Ÿ˜‰ If you are just… Continue Reading ‘s Article on their...

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Speaking at East Sweden Microsoft User Group
Jun23

Speaking at East Sweden Microsoft User Group

Earlier this month I put out a tweet saying I was available to speak at user groups, if anyone was in need of a speaker. My good friend Simon Binder reached out and asked if I’d like to speak at the very first East Sweden Microsoft User Group that he and Alexander Arvidsson are launching. And I jumped at the chance, the first meetup will be online and will be held of the 30th June. The… Continue Reading ‘s Article on...

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Business Continuity With Azure
Jun22

Business Continuity With Azure

Regardless of what size your business is or what industry your business works within business continuity planning is important. Whether that just be what you do if the electricity goes out in your office building, who do you call, who can help, etc right up to the biggie, where your IT equipment completely fails. I’ve worked with customers in the past to work through what they would do in… Continue Reading ‘s Article...

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Weekly Update 44
Jun19

Weekly Update 44

I’ve recorded another weekly update video/podcast, I am off work today but I am hoping that next week I can do another live stream of this and everyone can join in so look out for details on that. You can tune into my update either in video format or in audio format, the links are below, enjoy! ๐Ÿ‘ During my update this week I talked about a couple of pieces of news: Import server… Continue Reading ‘s Article on their...

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Weekly Update #44 – Filling up my speaking diary – YouTube
Jun19

Weekly Update #44 – Filling up my speaking diary – YouTube

This week I cover off the Azure news from this week and also talk about the speaking engagements that I have over the next few months with user groups all over the world. Azure Migrateโ€”Assessment of imported servers is now generally available: https://azure.microsoft.com/updates/azure-migrate-assessment-of-imported-servers-is-now-ga/?WT.mc_id=youtube-social-salean Azure Migrateโ€”Assessment of imported servers is now generally available...

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What is Azure Bastion?
Jun17

What is Azure Bastion?

We have probably all remoted into a desktop or a server at some point in our careers, it’s something I’ve done a million times in order to carry out a task or check on something. The remote desktop (RDP) port, 3389, was something that was always available within on prem networks, you could connect into a server through RDP without an issue (most of the time) on an internal network. That… Continue Reading ‘s...

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Speaking at Virtual Microsoft Azure Night

I have been invited to speak at a user group, which is normally hosted in person in Wales, but will be running virtually due to the current pandemic situation. I am looking forward to speaking to the attendees and interacting with them. The event is being held on the 2nd July 2020, at around 6pm which is British Summer Time, or 1pm Eastern Daylight Time or 10am Pacific Daylight Time. The… Continue Reading ‘s Article on...

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Weekly Update #43 – YouTube
Jun12

Weekly Update #43 – YouTube

This week I am going to film my weekly update video live, so come and join me to hear about the Azure news of the week and have a chat. Bring your own key for Azure Database for MySQL – https://azure.microsoft.com/updates/data-encryption-with-customermanaged-keys-for-azure-database-for-mysql-in-preview/?WT.mc_id=youtube-social-salean Azure Site Recovery update rollup 46 –...

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Weekly Update 43
Jun12

Weekly Update 43

I did something a little different for my weekly update. I had my office all set up to present as I delivered a session this morning at the Azure Day Rome, I decided to a live stream my weekly update on YouTube. ๐Ÿ˜€ Thank you to everyone that tuned in live and said hello to me during the live stream, I might do more live streams when my work schedule allows. It would be good to interact… Continue Reading ‘s Article on their...

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Speaking at Azure Day Rome 2020
Jun10

Speaking at Azure Day Rome 2020

I recently received the confirmation email that I will be speaking at the Azure Day Rome 2020, which was supposed to be an in person event but has changed to a virtual event. The session is one I have presented before, although with all the changes to Azure Migrate lately there is definitely something new in it if you’ve seen me deliver the talk before. The session I am delivering is: Start… Continue Reading ‘s...

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Harvesting at PeterVill | Farming Simulator 19 – YouTube
Jun09

Harvesting at PeterVill | Farming Simulator 19 – YouTube

Since building my new PC I’ve fell in love with playing Farming Simulator 19, and am really enjoying the PeterVill map. I thought I’d share some of my game play with everyone. ๐Ÿ™‚ Game: Farming Simulator 19 PC: https://amzn.to/3cKIjOc My video graphics were created by the awesome Krist McKenna from Ratworks – http://www.ratworks.net/ Connect with me here: – Subscribe: https://youtube.com/c/techielass –...

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Starting and Running a User Group
Jun08

Starting and Running a User Group

On the 29th May 2020, the Glasgow Azure User Group celebrated it’s third year of running. I have to say when I first had the idea about setting up a user group, I never thought it would take me on the personal and professional journey that it has. I can’t thank certain people and organisations enough for backing my idea and growing the community the way it has evolved. When I started the… Continue Reading ‘s...

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Weekly Update 42
Jun05

Weekly Update 42

I’ve released another weekly update video and hope you can all join me and tune in. This week in terms of news I want talk about Proximity Placement Group support within Azure Site Recovery and media optimisation for Microsoft Teams within Windows Virtual Desktop. It’s been tough with the COVID19 situation and the racism happening in America, and trying to educate myself on both has been a… Continue Reading ‘s...

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Weekly Update #42 – Tough – YouTube
Jun05

Weekly Update #42 – Tough – YouTube

It’s been a fairly quiet week in terms of Azure news, but I talk about the new support in Azure Site Recovery for Proximity Placement Groups and also media optimisation for Microsoft Teams within Windows Virtual Desktop. It’s been a tough week trying to concentrate because of the COVID19 situation and the racism within America. My video graphics were created by the awesome Krist McKenna from Ratworks –...

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Cloud 5X20
Jun03

Cloud 5X20

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 those that are looking for information on how to move or run their workloads within the Cloud. The… Continue Reading ‘s Article on...

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Sync files from on prem to Azure Storage
Jun01

Sync files from on prem to Azure Storage

For those that have been following me of late you’ll know I am in the process of changing my PC. As part of that project I need to make sure all my files, the important stuff is stored somewhere safe. And let’s be honest it’s also an exercise in tidying things up and making sure I know where everything is. For me, and I’m sure everyone reading this the most important files they have is… Continue Reading...

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Benchmarking the new PC | Episode 6 – YouTube
May31

Benchmarking the new PC | Episode 6 – YouTube

New PC Benchmarking – https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/28724578 Old PC Benchmarking – https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/27914844 For more information about this PC please check out – https://bit.ly/TechielassPC My video graphics were created by the awesome Krist McKenna from Ratworks – http://www.ratworks.net/ Blog: https://www.techielass.com Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/TechieLass Equipment used:...

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Weekly Update 41
May29

Weekly Update 41

I’ve released another weekly update video and hope you can all join me and tune in. This week in terms of news I want to focus on monitoring in Azure, as I’ve been digging into that in order to prepare a presentation for a customer. ๐Ÿ˜Š This week we’ve saw the team release over 250 example queries within Log Analytics. We also saw the team launch functionality within Azure Monitor that… Continue Reading ‘s...

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Weekly Update #41 – Melting in Scotland – YouTube
May29

Weekly Update #41 – Melting in Scotland – YouTube

We’re having some really lovely weather in Scotland, so this week’s update comes from my sunny garden. Where I talk about the latest Azure news, focussing on monitoring in Azure and also the presentations I’ve delivered this week. Azure Private Link for Azure Monitor is now available – https://azure.microsoft.com/updates/private-link-azure-monitor-is-now-available/?WT.mc_id=youtube-social-salean Log Analytics...

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Day Two Cloud Podcast Appearance
May27

Day Two Cloud Podcast Appearance

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. ๐Ÿ˜€ I chat with the guys around migrating to the Cloud, how engineers who are used to working with on prem servers can make that transition to… Continue Reading ‘s Article on their blog...

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Camtasia vs Adobe Premiere Pro
May25

Camtasia vs Adobe Premiere Pro

I’ve been tinking with video creation and editing of those videos since January 2018, but really got into it back in August 2019 when I started a weekly vlog on YouTube. When I started my weekly vlog I was using Camtasia to edit my video footage. Looking back at that first few episodes I didn’t do much with the footage at all, I might have added a logo (or tried to) and maybe cut off the… Continue Reading ‘s...

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Weekly Update 40
May22

Weekly Update 40

I’ve released another weekly update video and hope you can all join me and tune in. This week saw a ton of announcements thanks to Microsoft Build, I’ve picked out three that I wanted to just mention. We now have a preview service were Azure Backup supports backing up virtual machines that have 32 disks attached. Also in preview is support for Azure Kubernetes Service(AKS) within Azure… Continue Reading ‘s...

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Weekly Update #40 – Post Build – YouTube
May22

Weekly Update #40 – Post Build – YouTube

Azure Policy for Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) in preview – https://azure.microsoft.com/updates/azure-policy-for-azure-kubernetes-service-aks-in-preview/?WT.mc_id=youtube-social-salean Azure Virtual Machinesโ€”Support for VMs with 32 disks attached – https://azure.microsoft.com/updates/azure-virtual-machines-support-for-backup-is-now-in-preview/?WT.mc_id=youtube-social-salean Azure Key Vault enhancements –...

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It’s Build Time! | Episode 5 – YouTube
May20

It’s Build Time! | Episode 5 – YouTube

All the parts are here, let’s get to building this! For more information about this PC please check out – https://bit.ly/TechielassPC My video graphics were created by the awesome Krist McKenna from Ratworks – http://www.ratworks.net/ Blog: https://www.techielass.com Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/TechieLass Equipment used: Boya BY-M1 lavalier microphone: https://amzn.to/2KTrjtj Rode NT USB Microphone:...

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Datacentre Migration Discovery Checklist
May20

Datacentre Migration Discovery Checklist

For organisations looking to migrate workloads or their datacentres from on prem into Azure the first phase of the project is to do a discovery of the environment. And regardless of the size of the organisation or the amount of workloads being moved the discovery phase is really important. I advocate that every organisation looking to do a workload or datacentre migration should invest real… Continue Reading ‘s Article on...

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Lisa at the Edge Podcast Interview
May18

Lisa at the Edge Podcast Interview

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 encouraged her to give it a go and thankfully she’s found time during this current COVID 19 lockdown to… Continue...

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Weekly Update #39 – Self Care & Video Editing – YouTube
May15

Weekly Update #39 – Self Care & Video Editing – YouTube

This week I cover off the Azure news and also talk about how it’s actually okay to not be okay all the time. Virtual machine (VM)-level disk bursting – https://azure.microsoft.com/updates/babanisamicrosoftcom/?WT.mc_id=youtube-social-salean Azure SQL Auditing to storage account behind Virtual Network and firewall now generally available –...

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Benchmarking my old PC | Episode 4 – YouTube
May14

Benchmarking my old PC | Episode 4 – YouTube

I ran some benchmarking software on my current PC so I have something to compare against when I get my new PC up and running. For more information about this PC please check out – https://bit.ly/TechielassPC My video graphics were created by the awesome Krist McKenna from Ratworks – http://www.ratworks.net/ Blog: https://www.techielass.com Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/TechieLass Equipment used: Boya BY-M1 lavalier...

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Another delivery of parts | Episode 3 – YouTube
May12

Another delivery of parts | Episode 3 – YouTube

Another delivery of parts came, what was in the box? For more information about this PC please check out – https://bit.ly/TechielassPC My video graphics were created by the awesome Krist McKenna from Ratworks – http://www.ratworks.net/ Blog: https://www.techielass.com Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/TechieLass Equipment used: Boya BY-M1 lavalier microphone: https://amzn.to/2KTrjtj Rode NT USB Microphone:...

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What parts arrived? | Episode 2 – YouTube
May10

What parts arrived? | Episode 2 – YouTube

New parts for my PC build arrived, what are they? For more information about this PC please check out – https://bit.ly/TechielassPC My video graphics were created by the awesome Krist McKenna from Ratworks – http://www.ratworks.net/ Blog: https://www.techielass.com Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/TechieLass Equipment used: Boya BY-M1 lavalier microphone: https://amzn.to/2KTrjtj Rode NT USB Microphone:...

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Weekly Update #38 – It’s okay not to be okay – YouTube
May08

Weekly Update #38 – It’s okay not to be okay – YouTube

This week I cover off the Azure news and also talk about how it’s actually okay to not be okay all the time. Azure VMware Solution – https://azure.microsoft.com/updates/new-azure-vmware-solution-is-now-in-preview/?WT.mc_id=youtube-social-salean Create custom RBAC roles within the Azure Portal – https://azure.microsoft.com/updates/azure-custom-roles-portal/?WT.mc_id=youtube-social-salean My video graphics were created...

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New PC parts have arrived | Episode 1 – YouTube
May07

New PC parts have arrived | Episode 1 – YouTube

The first parts of my new PC have arrived. Let’s take a look at them! For more information about this PC please check out – https://www.techielass.com/new-pc-build My video graphics were created by the awesome Krist McKenna from Ratworks – http://www.ratworks.net/ Blog: https://www.techielass.com Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/TechieLass Equipment used: Boya BY-M1 lavalier microphone: https://amzn.to/2KTrjtj Rode...

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Weekly Update #37 – Going virtual – YouTube
May01

Weekly Update #37 – Going virtual – YouTube

This week I cover off some Azure news and then talk about my first live stream on YouTube, taking the Glasgow Azure User Group online and my new phone! Azure File shares snapshot management by Azure Backup is now generally available – https://azure.microsoft.com/updates/azure-file-shares-snapshot-management-by-azure-backup-is-now-generally-available/?WT.mc_id=youtube-social-salean Cross-region restore for Azure Virtual Machines...

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It’s time to upgrade – let’s talk! – YouTube
Apr29

It’s time to upgrade – let’s talk! – YouTube

I am looking to upgrade my home desktop PC, it’s 5 years old and I fancy building something around a Ryzen 3700 processor, come join me as I walk through my part list at the moment and help me decide if I’ve picked right! I’ve shared my component want list and why I’m choosing certain parts on my blog – https://www.techielass.com/new-pc-build source

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Why I love working in IT | What are the benefits of an IT career – YouTube
Apr28

Why I love working in IT | What are the benefits of an IT career – YouTube

I’ve been in IT for 14 + years and I am still passionate about it. I’ve really enjoyed the challenge of the IT industry and the opportunities this career path has given me. In this video I talk about the reasons I love IT and why I think it’s a great career choice. My video graphics were created by the awesome Krist McKenna from Ratworks – http://www.ratworks.net/ Blog: https://www.techielass.com Twitter:...

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Running a User Group virtually within Microsoft Teams – YouTube
Apr26

Running a User Group virtually within Microsoft Teams – YouTube

I’ve been running the Glasgow Azure User Group for 3 years now and all our meetups have been run in person, however with the current COVID-19 situation we are now switching to virtual events. In this quick video I take you through how I am setting up the Microsoft Teams meeting event for our next meetup. My video graphics were created by the awesome Krist McKenna from Ratworks – http://www.ratworks.net/ Blog:...

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Weekly Update #36 – Enjoying the sun – YouTube
Apr24

Weekly Update #36 – Enjoying the sun – YouTube

Azure Support API is generally available – https://azure.microsoft.com/updates/azure-support-api-is-generally-available/?WT.mc_id=youtube-social-salean Azure Migrate is now available in Azure Government – https://azure.microsoft.com/updates/azure-migrate-now-available-in-azure-government/?WT.mc_id=youtube-social-salean My video graphics were created by the awesome Krist McKenna from Ratworks –...

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