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?
I’ve had this post – or rather just the title – in my blog as a draft for over a year. Today, I decided it’s time to put my money where my mouth by writing it and making it public.… Read More »Be better – or how to consistently succeed as a techie
I’ve thought about becoming a carpenter for as long as I can remember. The idea of crafting something out of a solid block of wood is enticing, and I’m pretty sure I’d excel, or even master carpentry given some time… Read More »I want to become a carpenter – and here’s my plan
By now, it is old news that Microsoft officially announced they will acquire GitHub for $7.5 billion. Rumors started swirling on Sunday, and as is often the case, they are more or less to the point. I’ve been following with… Read More »Thoughts on Microsoft ❤ GitHub announcement
I’ve been waiting for the first IT Pro exam on Microsoft SharePoint Server 2016 to become available – the 70-339 Managing SharePoint 2016. I might have missed the beta announcement, but I noticed from Pearson VUE, that you are able… Read More »Thoughts from beta certification exam 70-339: Managing SharePoint 2016
I was happy to be accepted as a speaker for SharePoint Saturday Netherlands, which was held in Vianen (near Utrecht) last weekend. It’s been a super busy May and June for me so far, yet I was very happy to… Read More »Thank you, SharePoint Saturday Netherlands 2016!
I had a chance to participate in European SharePoint Conference last week in Stockholm, Sweden. This was nice for several reasons. I didn’t have to travel all the way to Seattle, like the previous week for Microsoft MVP Summit. My… Read More »Thoughts from European SharePoint Conference 2015
I’ve been a Microsoft MVP for a little less than 2 years now. It’s been a great journey so far, and I can’t wait to see how next year will turn out with the 2016 wave of releases from Microsoft.… Read More »Thoughts on the next generation of Microsoft MVP award