[ 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?
It’s been three weeks since we saw drastic measures throughout the EU region to fight the coronavirus situation. In Italy, the situation has been much worse, while in Finland it’s been somewhat easier, in comparison. Yet, in Helsinki, where I… Read More »Working from Home – reflections during the coronavirus crisis
If you work in tech, you’ve possibly internalized that the technologies, services, platforms and tools you have at your disposal are almost limitless and exciting at the same time. I’ve spent a few years building my toolbox so that it… Read More »5 things with productivity tools that frustrate me to no end
I like to meet people, and spend time with people. In this day and age, it’s a rare luxury as everyone’s very, very busy. We need to agree to a lunch meeting two months ahead of time, and then someone… Read More »Stretching time, or how to get things done when you’re busy
I’ve used Microsoft Teams – mostly daily – since November 2016. That’s almost 3 years, and probably about 3 billion meetings, calls, chats and other messages over that time. I bought a Logitech BRIO 4K webcam last year, mainly to… Read More »Turning on video during Microsoft Teams meetings – why, or why not?
Tomorrow on September 5th is Finnish national Entrepreneur’s Day. The fun and somewhat comical part are that it does not coincide with World’s Entrepreneurs’ Day, which was in August this year. In addition, in Finnish – which is my native… Read More »Thoughts on entrepreneurship and building a company
I wrote about closing down my Dropbox account last week. During the weekend I had some time to reflect back on that decision (for which I am still happy with), and also the amount of money I paid for Dropbox… Read More »Everything is subscription-based – so how much am I paying for the services I use every month?
Microsoft Inspire (formerly Worldwide Partner Conference, or WPC) was held in Las Vegas in mid-July. I didn’t attend, as the event overlaps heavily with the Finnish summer holiday season, where Finland practically shuts down between midsummer’s eve (late June) to… Read More »Thoughts from Microsoft Inspire 2019 announcements
By now, if you’ve read any of my posts in the past few years, it should be obvious I’m a geek, nerd, and techie by heart. I love building and learning new stuff – be it a custom connector to… Read More »Doing sales as a techie: Efficient strategies for sales
Hello from Seattle! This week I am attending Microsoft Build 2019. The weather is nice, as opposed to all the previous times I have been in Seattle during the past 20 years. Note: I wrote compact recaps from all three… Read More »Is it worth going to large, international tech conferences anymore?