Microsoft’s Inspire conference is the main global Microsoft partner conference held annually and attended by roughly 16,000 people from partners across the globe. This year the conference was held in the scorching desert at various locations across Las Vegas. Inspire 2018 brought a fresh perspective as Microsoft merged the conference together with its own internal seller conference, ‘Ready’. This meant that there were roughly 40,000 Microsoft employees and partner representatives in Las Vegas, all keen to collaborate and understand Microsoft’s strategy moving forward.
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Ah, Las Vegas.
Bright lights, big city and close to 40,000 tech professionals baking in the desert sun.
I’d been to Vegas dozens of times for various conferences however this was my first time with Microsoft. First time also that they’d run the partner (Inspire) and internal (Ready) events side-by-side and so I was looking forward to seeing how Sin City was going to cope with the influx of IT folks from around the world.
Hello all, Robbie back again.
When running a number of sales reports the other day, I was pleased to see we’re now consistently tracking at well over a 100 new opportunities every month. That’s an average of 5-6 new services project leads every day from our partners, each of which needs to be addressed and then actioned by the relevant practice.
Recently, I have spent significant time trying to use ansible to deploy an azure configuration. There are plenty of websites which describe the individual steps but either I could not find the ONE that encompasses them all or there simply isn’t one. I found this utterly frustrating.
So, what did I learn? – To temper my frustration and to provide some sanity to all who got frustrated before me – I decided to create this friendly blog.
Some time ago Red Hat acquired Ansible Inc – the company responsible for Ansible Tower. Being Red Hat – they promised to open the code of the Ansible Tower. The AWX project is the fulfilment of that promise.
I created this blog for those who would like to use the marvels of the Ansible Tower without paying a penny and at the same time would like to have a modern and secure way to access the awx portal.
My lab died! It had been running quite happily for several weeks, then disaster struck… Well to be precise (and a lot less dramatic), my Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) lost the ability to control any of my Hyper-V clusters.
I recently came across an unexpected issue when performing a migration and upgrade from EV 11.0.1 to a newly built EV 12.2 server on Windows 2012 R2 using the Enterprise Vault 12.3 Server Settings Migration Wizard.
Before working at Insentra I had spent a large portion of my working life in the Hospitality Industry. An industry notorious for demanding hours, even more demanding customers and all hours staff drinks. I have seen both the positives and negatives of working in such a volatile and fast paced industry.
To say this has been the most unique on-boarding experience of my IT career, would be understating it. The title to this section may give you some idea of where I’m going with this.
In a digital economy, technology is a critical part of business operations and future success. To remain competitive, companies know they must invest in IT. However, that knowledge is not enough; they also must know where those investments should be made. Enterprise technology has gone through a major shift and understanding that shift is a prerequisite for a winning game plan.