Ever go on vacation, only to be bombarded by work emails and meeting invites? What are you supposed to do? Should you respond to these invites with either a. "no" if the meeting is during the vacation, or, b. "yes" if the meeting is after vacation This means you would have to spend precious vacation… Continue reading Office 365 Outlook Automatic Replies – your very own vacation virtual assistant
What happens when you start your job with your dream company just as a global pandemic hits? Some (completely random) lessons learned about life, career, big tech co, consultancy and technology in my first full year as a consultant at Microsoft starting from the recruitment.
My notes from reading John Doerr's book: Measure What Matters: How Google, Bono, and the Gates Foundation Rock the World with OKRs.
Git is to GitHub as P0rn is to P0rnHub: why this is problematic and some alternative comparisons that work
"Have patience. Go where you must go, and hope!" - Gandalf I'm moving on from New Signature (more on the destination at a later date). I wanted to take a moment to reflect on my time at Nebbia Technology and (merged into) New Signature over the last couple of years and thank these teams for… Continue reading Stormtrooper out
Last year when we hosted the Orlando edition of Global Azure Bootcamp, we also decided to try our luck with live streaming on Twitch. Unfortunately, the first (and only) interaction during that stream was a troll. https://twitter.com/_s_hari/status/1122147322404720640 The one thing I did well (at least I think I did well) was to be kind but… Continue reading What I learned from a troll
I was selected to speak at CodePaLOUsa 2019 for 2 talks: A gentle intro to Cosmos DB for the ASP.NET/SQL Server developer SQL is not an excuse to avoid DevOps Since both of these talks were scheduled for Friday 23rd August, the final day of the conference and I was wrapping up a project, I… Continue reading My CodePaLOUsa 2019 recap
When I was in Redmond (March 2019) for the Microsoft MVP Summit, I was invited to be on Jeff Fritz's Twitch Stream where we discussed online and offline communities. One of my major takeaways from that discussion was to not restrict our tech communities to in-person only. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=va0HJzGftBk With that in mind, I decided to… Continue reading How I setup our user group Twitch streaming for under $200
I got the confirmation this morning that I was awarded the Microsoft MVP award for 2019-20, my fourth. It's a honor and privilege to be re-awarded this prestigious honor. My area of focus is Microsoft Azure. Congrats to all the new and renewed MVPs. If you were not renewed or left for other reasons, my… Continue reading Awarded Microsoft MVP Award in Azure for 2019-20
... but I actively hid it from people (until now), because, imposter syndrome. Back in June, a tweet tagged me informing me that I'd been honored by being selected to this list. Sure I'd heard of TechBeacon and their top 100 lists so I responded with a simple "Thank you. It's an honor" response. https://twitter.com/_s_hari/status/1006259287671308288… Continue reading I made the 2018 TechBeacon DevOps Top 100 list…