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Home Automation life hacks – Part 4

Home Automation life hacks – Part 4

Alright folks, this is what drove me to write this entire series in the first place. I finally get to geek out about home automation! In part 3 of this series I talked about ergonomics & overall wellness which is worth a read if you jumped straight to this because it is geeky and about gear too. When we moved into our house 5 years ago I decided that I wanted to start making the shift to leverage home automation…

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Thinking about ergonomics & overall wellness – Part 3

Thinking about ergonomics & overall wellness – Part 3

In part 2 of this series I talked about making work & life balance which I think is a good lead in to this topic of ergonomics & wellness. This has been a concern of mine for many years because I started having pains that were eventually linked to repetitive stress. Since I am not going to stop spending 12 to 20 hours a day in front of a screen I needed to figure out some ways to manage my…

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Making Work & Life balance – Part 2

Making Work & Life balance – Part 2

In part 1 of this series I talked about the upcoming Microsoft Ignite conference and the Table Talk that I will be participating in. I gave my “bona fides” around the evolution of my remote working background. In this part I will to focus on the factors that have helped me find success over the years and achieve an acceptable balance of life & work in the same space. When I started my new job with EY and knew that…

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Microsoft Ignite session: Working from home – How are other people doing it? – Part 1

Microsoft Ignite session: Working from home – How are other people doing it? – Part 1

Microsoft Ignite is just around the corner and I am excited to be a part of the event once again. I have been honored to be a speaker for the past 5 years after being on staff for the first one. This year is obviously going to look very different from those previous 6 events, but this virtual event will still be rife with valuable information and great connection opportunities. This year the “shiny new stuff” technical sessions that I…

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6 more tips & tricks for Microsoft Ignite 2019

6 more tips & tricks for Microsoft Ignite 2019

I wrote an article back in 2016 about things to think about for Microsoft Ignite in Atlanta. I decided that it is time to refresh that with some things I have learned over the years and specifically some learnings from the past four Microsoft Ignites, many TechEds & SharePoint Conferences, etc. Wear comfortable shoes The Orange County Convention Center, affectionately known as the OCCC, is HUGE. You are going walk a ton. In previous years I have averaged around 18k…

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Ignite 2018 Scheduling tips

Ignite 2018 Scheduling tips

There are SO many sessions to try to reasonably sort through for Ignite this year & WAY too many topic areas that I care about. Happily, everything happening at Ignite, other than the social events, is being recorded and will be made free via TechCommunity. Microsoft is actually streaming all of the sessions live for people who are members of TechCommunity as well, so this post doesn’t just apply to those attending in person because the issue is how to…

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