On 19-20 April we will be delivering a one-off certification course in Auckland - Certified Agile Leadership, with international trainer and Certified Enterprise Coach Michael Sahota.
This article is republished from my original 'The 4th and final day of Microsoft Ignite' post in LinkedIn.
The final day of Ignite is a half day so people can get back home in time for the weekend. I saw delegates from all parts of New Zealand, Australia and of course speakers from around the world. Walking through the Sky City hotel to my first session, there were lines of people in Microsoft t-shirts checking out and it made me realize what a huge undertaking this conference was. 2500 delegates and 140 sessions (up to 8 sessions across 2 conference centres at any one time), the party, keynote, breakout labs, vendor booths and catering. Wow! Quite a logistical feat.
This article is republished from my original 'Day 3 of Microsoft Ignite NZ' post in LinkedIn.
I have been writing up my time at Microsoft Ignite at the end of each day, and I'm really glad now because the sessions I went to on Tuesday are a bit of a blur now. Today's sessions will stick for a while though, as they are much more my bread and butter as a solutions architect. I've found the 12 Factor App patterns really influential and designed my last project around Microservices running in Docker containers.
This article is republished from my original 'Day 2 of Microsoft Ignite NZ' post in LinkedIn and follows on from my post yesterday First day of Microsoft Ignite NZ.
The hardest thing about a conference like Ignite is choosing which of the sessions to attend in each block. I'm interested in so many different things, from IoT to mobile, web apps and development, and every session I went to today involved a hard choice.
This post is republished from my original 'Are you sick of Shadow IT?' post in LinkedIn.
“Shadow IT” means the creation of IT systems without specific approval of the IT team. In the good old days, this was mostly limited to users creating Microsoft Access databases and complex Excel spreadsheets.