How IT Pros prepare for MSIgnite

How are you feeling? Have you had time to think about MSIgnite since you purchased your ticket, travel and accommodation? Preparation is more than what you pack in your bag. It starts now. Or rather, a few weeks back. Your goal as an IT Pro is to be as free from work worries as possible. You want to have enough brain-cycles spare so you can focu…

Using Sway at Microsoft Ignite with David Alexander

I had the pleasure of meeting with David Alexander from the Sway team, to talk about how Microsoft came up with the wizardry and magic that Sway uses to make our presentations look so good. Sway is an online service that helps you to create, curate and express your ideas in exciting and interactive ways. Sways are easy to make, offering a range ofÂ…

My #MSIgnite 2015

Welcome to my Microsoft Ignite story. It will be told Live using some of my favourite Microsoft Office tools, embedded and linked to this page. This page will become very much like a dashboard of my MSIgnite experience, using: Sway OneNote with Office 365 OneDrive Yammer I will use multiple Sways, one for each day. There is so much h…

Running a OneNote Hackday – webcast with Ian Stuart, #GlowScot

Join us as we talk with Ian Stuart from Glow, Scotland’s National online learning environment about running OneNote Hackdays. Using the fun and focused Hackday event format, Scottish educators are creating OneNote-based multimedia textbooks that cover their national curriculum. Find out What is a OneNote Hackday? The benefits of using…

Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute – User Group Talk

The NZ Microsoft Cloud & Infrastructure User Group met on 4 March where we hosted a talk by Kodia about Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute. ExpressRoute is a service that offers a private connection to Azure, with lower latency, increased reliability and speed and is highly secure. With the Australian Azure datacentres now available, New Zealand b…

Office 365 Network on Yammer hits 50K members

The active and vibrant Office 365 Network on Yammer reached 50,000 knowledge sharing, opinion giving, idea generating brain-count today. Congratulations to each and every member. You are the ALL NETWORK. I've said it once and won't stop saying it, "No one here knows it all, but together we do". - Keep sharing and adding to our collective knowle…

#ptbmtechchat – This is how I Jam. TweetJam that is.

I had the pleasure of participating in #ptbmtechchat, hosted by Manteca Unified School District and chaired by Christina Hansen tonight. The topic of discussion this time was OneNote Classroom Notebook Creator and how OneNote is being used in Education. There was some great responses to questions and some first time people on Twitter, who were…

OneNote Presentation at TechEd Europe

I was reviewing Ari Schorr's presentation at TechEd Europe and he dropped some exciting hints about OneNote and coming features. I have embedded the presentation "Microsoft OneNote: Capture, Organize, and Share Notes across Devices" and my Twitter timeline of Ari's hints and the timestamp / position in the presentation. Read the Twitter time…

TechEd NZ 2014 – Office 365 – What’s in it for Me?

When organizations implement a new system they face two distinct challenges: How do I get this to work? How do I get my people to use it? As IT Professionals, we are more comfortable and confident answering the first question. Sometimes we throw technical solutions at the second question in an attempt to answer it, with mixed success. Let'…

Live TechEd NZ 2014 notes – powered by OneNote

OneNoters, if you're keen... I'lI be sharing notes from the #tenz sessions I attend. So, if you're keen join me... in this notebook - http://bit.ly/tenz14notes 9 Sept, 4pm to 5pm: Keynote & TechLive 10-11 Sept, 9am to 5:30pm: Technical Sessions  You'll benefit from the notes others take. The notes will sync to your dev…