Microsoft Spotlight Podcast
Coming Soon…

The Microsoft Spotlight Post has been an idea of Andrew’s for a number of years but had stepped away from all actions community work for a number of years, the podcast had to take a bit of a back seat. Now in 2021, Andrew has teamed up with Jon Jarvis to launch the Microsoft Spotlight Podcast which isn’t just about the technical elements of any IT role or position but focusing on the individuals that drive through diversity and challenge equality.

For 2021 we are going to focus on the Women In Tech Community….

We are looking for guest speakers that work within the Microsoft ecosystem whether thats as a IT Pro, Consultant, Architect, Partner to come and speak about their careers. You dont need to be a seasoned pro in public speaking, all we ask for is to hear your passion and drive that pushes you to achieve more.

Regards
Andrew Price

Microsoft Spotlight Episode 33 – Anne Wykes


In episode 33 of the Microsoft Spotlight podcast, our hosts are joined by Anna Wykes who is a Senior Consultant at Advancing Analytics. Anna is a Microsoft Valued Professional and shares her story of how she entered the world of IT after studying Photography.

Anna’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/anna-maria-wykes-31939454/
Anna’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/annawykes
Microsoft Women In Tech: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/9053874/
Spotlight User Group: https://www.meetup.com/microsoft-spot…
Andrew’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/thewatchernode
Microsoft Spotlight Twitter: https://twitter.com/msftspotlight
Jon’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/jonjarvis
Sophie’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/dimelow_sophie

Notes:
None

Episode 32 – Miri Rodriguez

Microsoft Spotlight Episode 32 – Miri Rodriguez
In episode 32 of the Microsoft Spotlight podcast, our hosts are joined by “Maverick” Miri Rodriguez who is a Senior Storyteller Future of Work at Microsoft. Miri has released her own book on storytelling which is currently being used in schools as a source of learning, and if you are interested in purchasing her book it is available in all good book stores. We learned that Miri originally wanted to be a Fighter Pilot but thankfully for Microsoft and us that never happened, also Miri had recently beat breast cancer which has given her a new lease of life.

Miri’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mirirod/
Miri’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/mirirod
Microsoft Women In Tech: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/9053874/
Spotlight User Group: https://www.meetup.com/microsoft-spot…
Andrew’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/thewatchernode
Microsoft Spotlight Twitter: https://twitter.com/msftspotlight
Jon’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/jonjarvis

Notes:
Brand Storytelling: Put Customers at the Heart of Your Brand Story: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Brand-Storytelling-Customers-Heart-Story/dp/0749490470/?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_w=19lno&pf_rd_p=4d619998-507a-44d3-b580-1c7fc24282f7&pf_rd_r=2FMFREN56EHCDKHHKYY2&pd_rd_r=e2c3f33f-70d1-4cfd-bf16-1f8980ac77e4&pd_rd_wg=mZFK4&ref_=pd_gw_ci_mcx_mr_hp_atf_m
https://youtu.be/Bfx46Zr6niQ

Microsoft Spotlight Episode 31 – Kat Greenan


In episode 31 of the Microsoft Spotlight podcast, our hosts are joined by Kat Greenan who is a Microsoft Solutions Specialist for Core Technology Systems and a recently awarded Microsoft MVP. Kat is a member of the Cloud Conversation podcast which discusses tech, career, and all things Microsoft. We learned how Kat became an MVP within an 18-month period from a non-tech background and has seriously made waves within the community.

Kat’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/katgreenan/
Kat’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/GreenanKat
Microsoft Women In Tech: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/9053874/
Spotlight User Group: https://www.meetup.com/microsoft-spot…
Andrew’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/thewatchernode
Microsoft Spotlight Twitter: https://twitter.com/msftspotlight
Jon’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/jonjarvis

Notes:

Cloud Conversation Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/c/CloudConversations

Are you a Women In Tech and fancy joining us on a future episode?

Microsoft Spotlight is looking for more Women In Tech who would like to share their stories about working either in technical /or non-technical roles. We

Our podcast now has been running since March 2021 and we have shared the stories of some amazing women around the globe. We are looking at maintaining our bi-weekly schedule by including more guests on our roster.

If you fancy joining us, please fill out the below Microsoft Forms, and will be in touch as soon as possible

https://forms.office.com/r/H1GHs65c4H

Make sure you hit that subscribe button on our YouTube Channel

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAlwyX2vyn0pmQ6CRnu0siA

Regards

Andrew

Microsoft Spotlight Episode 30 – Isidora Katarnic


In episode 30 of the Microsoft Spotlight podcast, our hosts are joined by Isidora Katanic who is a Community Manager for Experts Inside and a Microsoft MVP. Issy is the 2nd half of the Head in the Cloud, Heart in the Community podcast which she shared with our former guest Holly. She explained to us how she went from being a nanny to Women in Tech and her love for the community.

Issy’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/isidora-katanic-mvp-0b479534/
Issy’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/IsidoraKatanic
Microsoft Women In Tech: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/9053874/
Spotlight User Group: https://www.meetup.com/microsoft-spot…
Andrew’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/thewatchernode
Microsoft Spotlight Twitter: https://twitter.com/msftspotlight
Jon’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/jonjarvis

Notes:
Heart in the Community, Head in the Cloud Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/c/HeadintheCloudHeartintheCommunity
https://youtu.be/YCjKTG8IX0A

Microsoft Spotlight Episode 29 – Kema Davies

In episode 29 of the Microsoft Spotlight podcast, our hosts are joined by Kema Davies who was UK Early Careers Recruitment Lead for Microsoft before joining Meta. Kema has a successful career within IT Recruitment within the tech industry and shares her knowledge and passion for DE&I.

Kema’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kema-davies/
Kema’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/KemaDavies
Microsoft Women In Tech: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/9053874/
Spotlight User Group: https://www.meetup.com/microsoft-spot…
Andrew’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/thewatchernode
Microsoft Spotlight Twitter: https://twitter.com/msftspotlight
Jon’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/jonjarvis

Notes:
#internationalwomensday2022

Microsoft Spotlight Episode 28 – Nikki Chapple

In episode 28 of the Microsoft Spotlight podcast, our hosts are joined by Nikki Chapple who is Principal Cloud Architect for Cloudway. Nikki has been recently awarded Office Apps and Services MVP for her excellent community work within the Microsoft Compliance arena.

Nikki has also Ryan John Murphy from Microsoft to create a new podcast called “M365 Compliance”

Nikki’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikkichapple/
Nikki’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChappleNikki
Microsoft Women In Tech: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/9053874/
Spotlight User Group: https://www.meetup.com/microsoft-spotlight-user-group/
Andrew’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/thewatchernode
Microsoft Spotlight Twitter: https://twitter.com/msftspotlight
Jon’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/jonjarvis

Notes:
M365 Compliance Podcast: https://msftcompliance.com/blog/coming-soon/

Microsoft Spotlight Episode 27 – Tricia Sinclair


In episode 27 of the Microsoft Spotlight podcast, our hosts are joined by Tricia Sinclair who is Dynamics 365 Customer Service Lead for Avanade. Tricia is also the founder of an amazing project called “The Power Platform School” which helps adults of diverse backgrounds learn the Microsoft Power Platform for free with the view of upskilling and finding a new career within IT.

Tricia’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/triciasinclair/
Tricia’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/tassyja
Microsoft Women In Tech: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/9053874/
Spotlight User Group: https://www.meetup.com/microsoft-spotlight-user-group/
Andrew’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/thewatchernode
Microsoft Spotlight Twitter: https://twitter.com/msftspotlight
Jon’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/jonjarvis

Show notes
The Power Platform School – https://powerplatformschool.com/
The Power Platform School Twitter: https://twitter.com/powerplatschool

You can also find us on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook
LinkedIn: https://lnkd.in/dhQcKT6
Twitter: https://lnkd.in/dZuD8pB
Facebook: https://lnkd.in/dQQJXZj
Meetup: https://lnkd.in/dxr_gvbq

The Microsoft Spotlight User Group – February 2022 recording now available

Join the Microsoft Spotlight User Group on the 16th of February, our sessions for this session will be:

4:30pm – Welcome and introduction to the Microsoft Spotlight User Group

4:40pm – Stop Ransomware in its tracks with Windows Defender App Control by Dean Ellerby (MVP)

5:10pm – “Loop” back with Zoe Wilson and Luke Evans as they “Mesh” their heads together and talk tech in this session’s Cameo on the Microsoft Spotlight Podcast (Yes, that’s really the title of their session)

5:50pm – Close

Join our very first Microsoft Spotlight User Group on 16th February 2022 4:30pm GMT

This event will be online only with all details made available on our meetup page, so please do keep your eyes peeled. We will be joined by a follow guest to the Microsoft Spotlight podcast Zoe Wilson and her colleague Luke Evans and Dean Ellerby.

The agenda is as followed.

4:30pm – Welcome and introduction to the Microsoft Spotlight User Group
4:40pm – “Loop” back with Zoe Wilson and Luke Evans as they “Mesh” there heads together and talk tech in this session’s Cameo on the Microsoft Spotlight Podcast (Yes, that’s really the title of there session)
5:20pm- Top 10 free tools for Intune and ConfigMgr by Dean Ellerby (MVP)
5:50pm – Close

So make sure you get signed up for these excellent sessions. If you are unable to attend, all events will be released on our YouTube Channel. So make you subscribe to our channel

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAlwyX2vyn0pmQ6CRnu0siA

https://www.meetup.com/microsoft-spotlight-user-group/events/283215514/

Andrew