After nearly ten years, I have stepped down as a Microsoft MVP due to unacceptable behaviour of some of my MVP peers both towards me and 'in passing' where I have been exposed to vile commentary. I cannot stay in a Program where it is not a safe space for me. Additionally, the silence of… Continue reading I have stepped down as a Microsoft MVP
In this post, I want to analyse the current PASS situation, explain some broader context, and give people a more data-driven view. I hope that this leads to a calmer discussion by providing additional information and data. I want to help by providing data and insights on the recent PASS stramash online. I also want to sound a few warning bells and I have the data to back it up.
I'm excited to announce that I'm delivering virtual presentations on various topics in June and July 2020 and here is a roundup. I am speaking on Leadership, Artificial Intelligence and Data Visualisation.
Update: I have since learned that Paul J Swider was previously a Microsoft MVP but he is no longer part of the Program. None of my business and that's all I know. I woke up to this untrue accusation on Twitter made against me on Saturday morning. Credit: Paul J Swider, Twitter, 6th June 2020… Continue reading More Feathers: Responding to unfounded accusations against me
Need to find the AppID and the AppSecret for your Azure Cognitive Services web bot? Here's the answer!
For the past two years, I held a volunteer role with Microsoft as a Regional Director. I've spent more time explaining what it is over the past two years than anything else, but it is a 'trusted advisor' to Microsoft to talk about developer audiences. So, I am no longer an Regional Director, having going… Continue reading Bye bye, Microsoft Regional Director; Hello, new adventures!
Here are some solutions to get around Microsoft Teams authentication if you have multiple Office365 logins.
it's crucial; if you don't have your data, then you don't have your business. And many technologies such as Artificial Intelligence or Data Science absolutely must have the data in place and the right format. So how do you choose which data source is right for your needs? Azure Data Lake, or HD Insight, or Apache Spark, or Databricks? Read and find out more.
This is a personal blog and I'm sharing these details here to promote understanding and show empathy during these challenging times. I'm a Microsoft MVP, and have been one for nine years. I'm also a Microsoft Regional Director. I'm also a single mother, a daughter, a friend, and a sister. This past year has been… Continue reading What does burnout look like?
Microsoft have shipped the docs and the start of the samples for Azure Synapse publicly. Azure Synapse is an Azure-based cloud analytics service that provides insights on all data across data warehouses and big data analytics systems.
I've producing content for a Kubernetes and Docker for a project I was working on recently, and I'm now just getting to blog about some of the errors that isn't in the content. I am focused on running Windows Containers. When I tried to pull down an image from Docker Hub, I got the following… Continue reading Switching container nodes in Docker and getting ‘no matching manifest’ error
Artificial Intelligence and Ethics Keynote: With Great Power, comes Great Responsibility. How do we move from principles to practice?