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
Yesterday, Microsoft officially announced that the new Surface Duo device will be available on September 10. Preorders started at the same time, and you can place your order here (US only, for now). This image, courtesy of Microsoft, showcases the… Read More »Thoughts on the new Microsoft Surface Duo device
Last week, Garmin’s services mostly went down. This meant that all Garmin devices, among others, wouldn’t sync data between the mobile app (Garmin Connect) and Garmin’s cloud-based services. You also couldn’t configure a new Garmin watch, for example. Garmin was… Read More »Thoughts on the Garmin outage and possible ransomware attack
Insights on building robust business process orchestrations using Power Automate, Logic Apps and Azure Functions
I often end up automating a lot of things in my life I find too repetitive, or too boring to do manually. This might not always be the smartest thing to do, as learning how to do something esoteric might… Read More »Insights on building robust business process orchestrations using Power Automate, Logic Apps and Azure Functions
Years ago, I found this cartoon: In the 1990’s, once you got an email it was a fun and enjoyable experience. “Someone is thinking of me!”, and you really set time aside to craft a considerate and careful response. Things… Read More »Back to basics: Two simple Outlook rules to reclaim your workday
ESPC20 or the European SharePoint, Office 365 & Azure Conference session list has been updated and it now has 90+ sessions. I was the programme chair together with Donald Hessing, and in the team we had Jasper Oosterveld, Melanie Culver,… Read More »90+ sessions announced for the European SharePoint, Office 365 & Azure Conference
I’ve been meaning to write about how I manage my tasks and organize my work for a good couple of months by now. Then work got in the way, so while I was heading home from the summer cabin, I… Read More »Achieving internal efficiency by managing your time and organizing your tasks
Back in December 2019, I joined Microsoft. I wrote about the background and my thoughts on that then. It’s been now about five months since then, so perhaps it’s useful to pause for a moment and reflect on what I’ve… Read More »I’m an Azure Developer Product Marketing Manager at Microsoft – what do I do?
I wrote about working from home a few weeks ago, and now that I am back from my winter vacation, I wanted to revisit this subject. We started more serious social distancing and self-quarantines in Finland around March 13. It’s… Read More »We are all working remotely now – how does that feel after the first month?
I recently received a new laptop from work. It’s a Surface Book 2 (the 15″ model). It’s beyond great, although I’ve used it less in recent weeks than I anticipated. At home I rarely need to use a laptop –… Read More »Security awareness: Are you using separate laptops for work and personal use?