2020 – A year of reflection

It is the time of the year to step back, reflect on the past glories and plan for the future. What a year 2020 has been! It has certainly not been a normal year. From conducting user group meetings to speaking at conferences and receiving my first MVP award, the year has been one of the craziest for me personally. And the pandemic just added to the craziness. Here is a short recap of what […]

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Top 50 Microsoft Azure Blogs, Websites & Influencers in 2020

While going through my twitter feed (sometime last week), I came across a tweet by Chris Pietschmann about his blog being listed as the top Microsoft Azure blog to follow in 2020. It sounded interesting to me. When I did some digging, I came across Feedspot’s list of top 50 Microsoft Azure Blogs, Websites and Influencers in 2020. It reviews and recommends the top blogs and websites on Microsoft Azure. I found it to be […]

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My experience with organizing Global Azure Day 2020 – Omaha

As a co-organizer of the Omaha Azure User group, I have organized Global Azure Day 2020 – Omaha on Saturday, April 25th, 2020. It was a half-day online live event with 5 back to back sessions on Azure. Overall, the event was successful. We had 90 unique registrants watching our live stream. We concluded the event with a live Q&A session with the speakers where attendees asked some very interesting questions. The sessions were recorded […]

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AZ-103 Study Guide: Microsoft Azure Administrator Associate Certification

The certification “Microsoft Azure Administrator Associate” is intended for IT administrators who have been administering Azure workloads spanning across compute, storage and networking features in Azure. Candidates should be proficient in using Azure Powershell, Azure CLI and ARM templates as well. For Certification details check out this link Here are the skills that the exam AZ-103 measures – Manage Azure subscriptions and resources (15-20%) Implement and manage storage (15-20%) Deploy and manage virtual machines (VMs) (15-20%) […]

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Getting started with your preparation for Azure Certifications

Since last week when I completed my Azure certifications at Microsoft Ignite, many people have reached out to me to provide guidance on preparing for Microsoft certifications for Azure. In this multi-blog series, I am going to cover what different Azure certifications are available and what are the different resources to prepare for them. I’ll also share how I prepared for the certifications. Microsoft offers many certifications across their product line up including Azure and […]

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