Come to the Chicago Southland Maker Faire!

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I’ll be working at the Microsoft booth at the August 27, 2016 Maker Faire in Mokena!  I’ll be showing off my Raspberry Pi gizmo.  Since I last blogged about it, I’ve added a relay and have control of one of Continue reading Come to the Chicago Southland Maker Faire!

Avoid Defective SD Cards! Test your cards as soon as you buy them. Here’s how!

I’ve recently become aware of the risks of buying Micro SD Cards online. I got a new phone a few weeks ago, a Lumia 640 XL, to replace my Lumia 925. As a result, I needed to buy a new Continue reading Avoid Defective SD Cards! Test your cards as soon as you buy them. Here’s how!

Drive Awareness and Adoption of Office 365 with an IT Fair

Last month I had the honor of being invited to be a guest speaker and Office 365 subject matter expert at an IT Fair.  A local county government’s IT department ran the fair to raise awareness of the applications that Continue reading Drive Awareness and Adoption of Office 365 with an IT Fair

PowerShell, REST calls, and Microsoft Cognitive Services

Last week on Monday, I attended a presentation at Chicago Coder Conference by David Giard, a Developer Evangelist at Microsoft.  It was a demo-heavy presentation of Microsoft’s Cognitive Services (formerly code-named Project Oxford), and it showed applications of machine learning and Continue reading PowerShell, REST calls, and Microsoft Cognitive Services

Staying Up to Date with Office 365

Office 365 is changing at a breakneck pace. Here are things that will help you keep up with the changes: Office Blogs at http://blogs.office.com The Roadmap http://fasttrack.microsoft.com/roadmap Monthly Video Summary of Updates https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXPr7gfUMmKwn422HmCx7b7D5qh9T6frb Reading the Message Center in the O365 Continue reading Staying Up to Date with Office 365

Behind the Scenes: The Making of ‘Azure and the Modern Datacenter’, a one day conference

Ever wonder? Ever wonder what it takes to make a one-day, one-track IT conference?  It might be simple for people and organizations such as SharePoint Saturday Chicago and SharePoint Fest, who have mastered the art of a one-day multi-track or multi-day multi-track Continue reading Behind the Scenes: The Making of ‘Azure and the Modern Datacenter’, a one day conference

Azure and the Modern Datacenter – Slides and Videos

Here are all the slides and videos from the Azure and the Modern Datacenter conference on April 7, 2016. Keynote: Why the Cloud will Change Your Life Brian Lewis Slides Video is below. Azure Network Infrastructure Michael Blumenthal Slides Demo Videos Continue reading Azure and the Modern Datacenter – Slides and Videos