Office Setup 2022

Office Setup 2022

I’ve noticed some desk setup blog posts last year and it’s something I added to my ‘todo to blog about’ list. I always find it useful to learn about what others are using and why. After purchasing a new monitor I thought it was a good opportunity to finally sit down and write about my office setup, what I use and why. Hopefully you find this as useful as I did of others posts.
MVP Renewal 2021

MVP Renewal 2021

This last year has been a difficult one for events, conferences, and user groups. A lot have just shut up their doors and are waiting for the current COVID-19 pandemic to settle down again. As a result, there has not been too many speaking opportunities to come across, even virtually.

MCT Renewal 2021 - 2022

MCT Renewal 2021 - 2022

When I was awarded the Microsoft Certified Trainer last year, I talked about how it had been on my wish list for some time and how I was blown away by the award. Well, guess what … I use the word humble a lot, but I truly am humbled to once again be part of the Microsoft Certified Trainer program. I said it all last year, so I’ll keep this short.
I'm a Microsoft Certified Trainer for 2020-2021

I'm a Microsoft Certified Trainer for 2020-2021

Like most people in IT, I’ve taken my fair share of courses and workshops. Back when I started in IT, online courses were not really a thing (it’s true, kids) so they were all taken in person. I was always in awe in how the trainers casually handled the class, the questions and easily talk in depth about their subject. Working primarily in the Windows ecosystem, many of the trainers were Microsoft certified.
MVP Renewal 2020

MVP Renewal 2020

After my MVP award last year, Imposter Syndrome visited and has stayed a while. I’d be lying if I denied wondering about the next renewal date and whether what I’ve done this year is worthy of the MVP award. Being given the award was a massive milestone for me. To be recognised in the community, by my peers as deserving of it, was humbling.

High DPI Settings in Windows 10 Makes Some Applications Too Big Or Too Small
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High DPI Settings in Windows 10 Makes Some Applications Too Big Or Too Small

I actually didn’t know that high DPI scaling still existed on Windows 10 until I got a 34" 4K monitor. But it is. In 2020. And while I know that Microsoft have made a lot of changes in this area to help, it’s still frustrating when I come across that one application that still doesn’t play ball.

With all the changes, Microsoft has given us a few ways to help work with this issue.

Working From Home While Looking After Your Mental Health
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Working From Home While Looking After Your Mental Health

We are all living through an unusual time at the moment. COVID-19 has forced us to stay indoors and minimise social contact. Talk to anybody who already works from home on a regular basis and you will hear its not as easy as you think. It requires discipline, focus and vigilance.

So I am going to tell you what works for me. It might not work for you, exactly. It might not work at all for you. That is okay. We are all different people. But I hope you get something out of this.