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Course Update 2016-03

One of the challenges of running a training course based on the technology from a cloud provider is that the feature set changes on a regular basis, there are new features, changed features and sometimes deprecated features,

From a trainer’s perspective its a little bit frustrating because it means your content sometimes needs to change a […]

By |March 31st, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Zero to Cloud Competition Winner – Patrick Smith

Last year I ran a competition to win a free training course for your company.  The winner of the event was Patrick Smith from Allen & Overy.  In February I went to meet Patrick and his team to deliver the training and had a very enjoyable time spending the day with them.After the training I asked […]

By |March 22nd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Common Newbie Mistakes when using Microsoft Azure

Recently I have been thinking about some of the common things I have seen organisations do when beginning their cloud journey with Microsoft Azure which may not initially be a problem but eventually when they start realising the benefits of the cloud they find that some decisions and practices that they made in those early […]

By |November 29th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

API Management vs API Apps

In the Microsoft Azure cloud platform we have a few features where the term API is involved in the name. In particular API Management and API Apps.  In this article I would like to talk about Azure API Apps (API App) and Azure API Management (API-M).

These are both key features you are likely to be […]

By |November 10th, 2015|Uncategorized|1 Comment

DDD North Special Offer – Oct 2015

If you are attending DDD North this weekend then look out for my fliers on the Black Marble stand.

BM have been huge supporters of helping me get the Zero to Cloud in 1 Day course off the ground and we are hosting it in December in both Bradford at the Black Marble offices and in […]

By |October 24th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Technology User Group – Leeds – 22 Oct

This week I was invited to speak at the Technology User Group in Leeds.  I was really impressed with how many people are here, running 3 tracks is a good testament to how successful TechUG are!

From my session a couple of links for people to watch for :

Azure Zero to Cloud Training Event In Bradford […]

By |October 22nd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Zero to Cloud in 1 Day Training – Stephen Hackers

After completing the recent Zero to Cloud in 1 Day Training workshop in Newcastle, I asked Stephen Hackers who is a Director and Infrastructure Specialist with Hotwired IT Solutions if I could ask him a few questions.

Q: Who are you and what is your background?

I have an IT Pro back ground with over 10 years […]

By |October 16th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

2nd October 2015 – Zero To Cloud in 1 Day in Newcastle

Recently I held the first public event for the Zero to Cloud in 1 Day with Microsoft Azure training workshop to be held in Newcastle.  I had a really great offer from the Cloud Innovation Centre which is a partnership between Newcastle University and Newcastle Council.  The CIC is trying to promote the North East […]

By |October 16th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

CloudBurst – Stockholm – 17-18th Sept

This week I was invited to attend the CloudBurst Azure event in Stockholm.

This gave me another change to talk about 2 Speed IT powered By Microsoft Azure.
Demo Video’s

I have put some videos below covering some of the things we talked about during the session.
Minecraft Telemetry
In this video we were playing around with an IoT type scenario […]

By |September 18th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Minecraft + Azure Event Hubs + PowerBI

Recently I did a demo for some conferences about combining Minecraft and Azure Service Bus Event Hubs to stream building usage telemetry from Minecraft to the cloud so we could do reports on how utilised the buildings are.

Below is a video showing how AJ and I did this.  It was really cool as the entire […]

By |September 18th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments