I’m delighted to be able to present a session at the European Collaboration Summit 2023! This will be the 10th-anniversary edition of the event and will be held in Düsseldorf, Germany, from May 22 to May 24. My session is… Read More »I’m presenting at the European Collaboration Summit 2023!
At home I have a gigabit-grade fiber optic connection. It’s been super stable and solid for months. Until last weekend, Youtube stopped working for the kids in the living room TV. I did a quick test and saw that my… Read More »Building a quick uptime monitor for the home office Internet connection
In early 2019, I left Facebook by deactivating my account. A year ago, I went and fully deleted my account. Now, after four years, I’ve forgotten Facebook exists. The intention was not to leave all Meta owner properties – I’m… Read More »It’s been four years since I left Facebook – now what?
I’ve slacked a bit on reading books lately. Life, in general, has been hectic, and I haven’t had a decent chance to read an excellent book. I’ve fixed that now, at least for this week, by reading the latest book… Read More »Review: Microsoft Defender for Cloud Cookbook by Sasha Kranjac (Packt Publishing)
Like in many previous years, I usually reflect on the past year and configure my thinking for the upcoming year. This year has been challenging – both in a good way, but also in a taxing way. I’ve been swamped… Read More »Hello, 2023! And thanks, 2022 – you were (mostly) awesome!
I briefly wrote about the EU Sovereign Cloud in March of this year. Fast forward to today, and we have the official announcement from Microsoft – the EU Data Boundary is being rolled out in a phased manner from January… Read More »An early look at the EU Data Boundary
Earlier this year, I wrote a summary of our internal reflection within the team on getting a new office space. Fast forward to the end of 2022, and I have some new thoughts on this. Part of my thinking has… Read More »I guess we are never returning to the office
About a year ago, I recapped my gym experience from 2019 to 2021. It has been three years, and I’m happy to say I still stick to the same principles and attitude. Initially, I wanted to get fit and headed… Read More »A look back: Three years of working out at the gym
Some time ago, I came upon a blog from Signal on how to help people in Iran. The idea is to run a proxy that relays traffic for Signal messaging. This is then used in scenarios where the government blocks… Read More »Building and securing a Signal Proxy service in Azure
Transforming your organization to cloud-only: Migrating Active Directory identities to cloud identities
About a year ago, I wrote about transforming your organization by retiring the on-premises Active Directory. This post is a bit of a sequel to that, as I left you with the thought of migrating your Active Directory identities to… Read More »Transforming your organization to cloud-only: Migrating Active Directory identities to cloud identities
It seems working in tech has always been about figuring out stuff. You realize there are buzzwords you are not that familiar with every now and then. In my three decades of working in IT, I’ve spent considerable time over… Read More »I’m trying to understand what the value of Metaverse is, and I’m not sure I’m succeeding
It’s a rainy morning here in Helsinki, and I’m thankful for being able to spend a few hours at a small café close to a customer site before a workshop. For the past weeks, I’ve been dealing with a slight… Read More »Lessons learned: Testing new Azure features
I’ve had a large cup of coffee, and right now, I have zero notifications in any of the Microsoft Teams tenants I’m part of – so I guess this is the best time to reflect a bit on the realities… Read More »The infuriating reality of living in multiple Microsoft Teams tenants
I’ve used Flightradar24 for as long as I can remember. Occasionally to check what aircraft is circling near our house or track enjoyable flights while waiting in the queue in the grocery store. Another aspect is checking when a friend’s… Read More »Fun with Raspberry Pi: Building a Flightradar24 ADS-B receiver
For the second time, the European Power Platform Conference is happening! This time it will be held in Dublin, Ireland, on June 20-22, 2023. First things first – the Call for Speakers is now open (and it will stay open… Read More »The European Power Platform Conference 2023 is June 20-22!
I’ve spent much of my career in Microsoft’s collaboration & modern workplace tools and services. Having started with SharePoint Team Services and SharePoint Portal Server 2001, I had over a decade of fun with both on-premises, hybrid, and cloud deployments… Read More »Back to the roots: A look at the SharePoint Architect’s Planning Guide book (Packt Publishing)
As part of the house-building project, we had the option to think about solar panels. I have friends who have opted for a few panels, and some have opted for more. I’ve been indifferent up until now, as previously, we… Read More »Building sustainability with solar panels at home
The first public version of Microsoft OneNote was released in late 2003. That was almost 19 years ago. I remember using OneNote then and being impressed. I quickly adopted this note-taking tool and religiously wrote transcripts of my endless meetings… Read More »Modern notetaking with Obsidian (Also, goodbye, OneNote)
This is a quick but guaranteed way to make you more productive when working with Azure! In Azure Portal, you have a select number of handy shortcuts. No need to move your hands away from the keyboard to command that… Read More »Become more productive in Azure Portal with these shortcut keys