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
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
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
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?
In 2016, I was driving a nice European car. It was a regular car, nothing fancy. Then we got the idea with my brother that perhaps we could afford to buy a Tesla Model S together. This way, we’d each… Read More »Driving a Tesla: Thoughts after 5 years
I’ve had a chance to work with several exciting projects involving Microsoft Azure and Power Platform. Usually, Azure is already utilized for plenty of things, and Power Platform is starting to gain in usage. I wanted to write this post… Read More »A look at fusion teams with Microsoft Azure and Power Platform
In late 2019, some months before all of us moving to “living at the office” and eternal remote work mode, I wrote an opinionated post about using video – at all times – during Teams’ meetings. In essence, I argued… Read More »Using video during meetings – why, or why not?
About two years ago, I decided I don’t need Facebook in my life. In early January 2019, I went through the settings and deactivated my account. I didn’t choose to delete it fully for two reasons – one, perhaps I’d… Read More »Reflecting on my decision to deactivate Facebook two years ago
A few weeks ago, we pushed the 52nd episode out for the Ctrl+Alt+Azure podcast I produce together with Tobias Zimmergren. We publish an episode per week, so it has been a year since we pushed Episode 001: Let’s talk about… Read More »The first anniversary of the Ctrl+Alt+Azure podcast
I’ve briefly written about my home office chair earlier (here, and here). It’s a regular IKEA chair, and the model is JÄRVFJÄLLET. It looks quite nice, and the mesh texture implies it’s great to sit on. And it was, for… Read More »Insights: First week with the Herman Miller Aeron (remastered) chair
My first mobile phone was a Nokia 2110, which I purchased in 1994. Before that, my dad had the predecessor to GSM phones in his car, an integrated NMT phone (NMT stands for Nordic Mobile Telephone, and we were immensely… Read More »Insights: Regaining my focus by not focusing on my phone anymore
About 3 years ago I received a phone call. I was working as a consultant, so I often got calls from people I didn’t know. It was someone I didn’t know, but he told me he worked for a company… Read More »Are you building sustainable and long-lasting IT solutions?
I usually write about tech, Microsoft, cloud services, and how I build things. This time it’s slightly different, as I wanted to reflect a bit on the previous 12 months in my life. A year ago, I wrote that I… Read More »A look back: One year of working out at the gym
I’ve always had some sort of a NAS solution at home. A NAS, which stands for Network-Attached Storage, is a solution or a server that provides you with storage. Usually in a redundant setup, such as RAID. At home, I… Read More »In 2020, do you still need a dedicated NAS solution?
[ Update August 31: Thanks, the survey has now concluded! ] I’m 77 % done with my studies, which hopefully allow me to graduate as an Executive MBA in early 2021. As part of the two-year program (you can read… Read More »Help out by filling out my quick survey!
Back in 2019, I switched back to Android, after trying my very best to live within the Apple world with an iPhone. I was then given a choice to choose between multiple flagship Android devices. I went with the Samsung… Read More »My experience using the Samsung Galaxy Note10+ for 150 days