I have successfully delivered a number of Power Platform Projects for nearly a year now. Even though I am no longer a Microsoft MVP, I still work hands-on with Microsoft products as well as providing more strategic thought leadership to business leaders. The current blog forms a summary of what's good, and what's not so good, about working with Power Platform projects.
I have been closing down my Office365 E5 plan and moved to Google GSuite for my business. I am sorry that this sounds so whingy but ugh, closing Office365, deleting the Office365 tenant and moving elsewhere has been so frustrating. Here are some thoughts so far: The Google support has been amazing. In contrast, my… Continue reading Switching from Office365 to GSuite – a personal experience
I have been named as one the Global Top 100 Data Visionaries: These are the leaders who are vividly innovating with analytics without compromising on trust and privacy. The list, compiled by HotTopics.ht and Truata, aims to discover and showcase the top 100 leaders globally who are using data to unlock value, lead innovation and… Continue reading Delighted to be named one of the Top Global 100 Data Visionaries!
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.
**Update one year later, May 2021** I am no longer a Microsoft MVP or Microsoft Regional Director. Fortunately, the two people I mention here both survived their cancer. That said, the pressure put on me by 'tech community' members to participate, even though I did not step forward to volunteer, really made a tough situation… Continue reading What does burnout look like?