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
This past April, I had a chance to try out the new Microsoft Cybersecurity Architect (SC-100) certification exam beta. At the time, no official study or preparation material was available. As it usually goes with beta exams, the results take… Read More »Thoughts on preparing and passing the new Microsoft Cybersecurity Architect (SC-100) certification
I’m not an expert on customer experience, far from it. I’ve always believed when building my companies that it’s crucial to think about the customer and to try and remove blockers and problems on the way. It has worked for… Read More »Building a customer experience when you’re running a business
Salaries are a tricky topic. In Finland, salaries are usually not published in job ads. Yet, our tax records are somewhat public – I can look up (almost anyone earning more than 100 000 € a year (before taxes) online… Read More »Publishing open salary ranges when hiring
Today is the last support date for Internet Explorer 11. I think I’m not the only one who has long since moved away from Internet Explorer, so the news isn’t that dramatic. If I run iexplore.exe on my Windows 11,… Read More »Goodbye, Internet Explorer (1995-2022)
Last night, Apple held its annual Worldwide Developers Conference keynote. It was streamed, so I had a chance to catch up on that while preparing the kids for bed. One of the things that I dislike disproportionately is that all… Read More »I’m thinking of getting the new MacBook Air (2022)
The past decade has been very rewarding in working with Microsoft Azure. Each month – sometimes each week – we get new capabilities, updates, and innovations. Sometimes the pace is too staggering, and many people struggle to keep up with… Read More »A look at the Azure Well-Architected Framework in the context of multiple Azure AD tenants
In recent years, I’ve used the Samsung Galaxy-branded earbuds reasonably actively. The latest incarnation, the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro, has been excellent. The audio quality is crisp, the battery life is more than enough, and they pair and connect without… Read More »Review: Sennheiser Sport True Wireless earbuds for the gym enthusiast
I’m speaking at the European SharePoint, Office 365 & Azure Conference in November – see you in Copenhagen!
This coming November – which is still so distant when writing this – we’ll meet again in Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, for the European SharePoint, Office 365 & Azure Conference. The event takes place between November 28 and December… Read More »I’m speaking at the European SharePoint, Office 365 & Azure Conference in November – see you in Copenhagen!
It’s time for Microsoft Build, and it’s still digital – and free! I’m happy to share that with my local community leaders here in Finland, and we’re delivering a tightly packed and very fast-paced session during Build. It’s titled What’s… Read More »Join us at Microsoft Build 2022 to hear what’s up with the Finnish cloud?
About once a quarter, I gather the people together in our companies and ask questions. It’s always the same question. “Hey, do we need an office?” Simple, yet tough to answer. Why don’t we get an office, then? Well, a… Read More »“We don’t need an office” – a summation of hybrid work in 2022
This is one of those blog posts that are pretty obvious but took a surprisingly long time for me to start using. Here’s the problem I have. Our family mostly listens to music when we’re in the car or when… Read More »Streaming to Sonos with Stream What You Hear
After a lengthier-than-expected wait, the Shared Channel capability for Microsoft Teams landed in one of my tenants last week. I don’t follow Teams-related news or announcements that closely, but I knew that the preview of this feature was close to… Read More »Setting up Microsoft Teams Shared Channels between three companies for frictionless communication
Today, I earned the Microsoft Certified Educator (MCE) certification. This requirement is to pass a single exam, the 62-193: Technology Literacy for Educators. I’ve wanted to do this for quite some time but kept putting it off because the Microsoft… Read More »Completing the Microsoft Certified Educator (MCE) certification
When I first got started as a small business owner back in 2009, Finland was quite a bit different at the time. We mostly hired local people living in the capital area and assumed everyone spoke fluent Finnish. “You live… Read More »Do you need to know Finnish to be able to work in IT in Finland?
Well, I wanted to try this out. When Windows 11 was announced last year, productivity and being more productive were critical messages from Microsoft. Even today, looking at the Windows 11 landing page on Microsoft.com, the statement is prominently visible:… Read More »What happens with Windows 11 if I never close any apps and programs?
My companies, of which there are a few now, are enrolled in the Microsoft Partner program. This allows us to build our partner competencies. In return, we usually get partner benefits – such as better reach towards Microsoft, use rights… Read More »An in-depth look at the Microsoft Partner program updates (2022 edition)