2019 has almost turned to 2020. This year has been one of the very best in my life, for a multitude of reasons. I’ve spent time with my family, and with my extended family more than I could have hoped… Read More »My next adventure begins now – I’m joining Microsoft!
Microsoft Ignite 2019 has wrapped up, and everyone’s gone home. Including me. I was in Orlando, FL from late Saturday to late Friday, and landed back in Helsinki Saturday afternoon. I dislike jetlag, but I’m quite OK with it nowadays.… Read More »Back home from Ignite 2019!
I’m writing this from Dubai, where I’m spending a week with the family to get that much-needed sun. This year I’m trying out something different — instead of decompressing after Microsoft Ignite, I’ll try to relax before the big event.… Read More »On my way to Microsoft Ignite 2019
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 love gadgets, and I love reading, too. It’s a nice combination, as there’s always a new shiny gadget that one just has to buy – for reading, of course. I currently own an Amazon Kindle Oasis (2018) device, a… Read More »Choosing a suitable device for reading articles, docs, and ebooks
It’s not a secret by now, that I love writing. Yesterday I wrote 15 pages for my upcoming book on Microsoft Azure – it will be a sequel volume to the one that was published in May by ShareGate: (You… Read More »Insights: How I write and what I’ve learned on writing this year
It’s exactly 3877 days since I founded my company. That’s about 25% of my life. I had just resigned from Microsoft, after moving back to Helsinki from Dublin. This wasn’t a solo journey, as I had my brother to start… Read More »Announcing my departure from the company I helped found and build
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 like writing. I really, really, like authoring content. Currently, I have one book in progress, another one that I’m overseeing and a few more ideas brewing for future books. It’s great. There was a time, not too long ago,… Read More »I’ve got a newsletter now – in a modern email!
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?
For the fourth time, SharePoint Saturday HELsinki 2019 will be held on September 28. This is a free event, organized by myself and my fellow MVP Jussi Mori. We’ve got a stellar lineup of speakers: You can view details for… Read More »SharePoint Saturday HELsinki 2019 tickets are now available!
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 worked in IT for almost three decades — I started young. So young in fact that I quit school perhaps a bit too early and abruptly. It never bothered or stopped me as I loved and still love what… Read More »What’s next for me: Starting the Executive MBA journey