Microsoft Spotlight Podcast
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

Microsoft Spotlight Episode 26 – Ellie King


In episode 26 of the Microsoft Spotlight podcast, our hosts are joined by Ellie King who is co-founder of Equal.IT! Ellie works with organizations to help diversify tech teams through refined talent acquisition complemented by diversity and inclusion consulting. She also runs our own podcast and YouTube channel about all things DE&I, so make sure you subscribe via the links below. We also learned that Ellie DE&I passion came from our love of football where she was once signed to Arsenal Ladies.

Ellie’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ellie-king-62842777/
Ellie’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/ekdiversitytech
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
https://www.developdiverse.com/
YouTube Ellie King – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLJTFrrjCZx43REQsaZqUWQ
YouTube Equal.IT – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoN-S2Y5KJ2QCUM4thEi8xg
https://youtu.be/IY4OMiT0YgQ

Episode 25 – Heather Newman

In episode 25 of the Microsoft Spotlight podcast, our hosts are joined by Heather Newman who is a Principal PM Manager for Dynamics 365 and Power Platform Community at Microsoft! Andrew and Jon discuss the “real cool shit” on Heather’s LinkedIn profile as we dive into your career path back to Microsoft after a conversation with Dona Sarkar. Heather even shared a stage with Bill Gates very early on in her career when demoed the very first online customer portal.

Heather’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/heathernewman
Heather’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/heddanewman
Microsoft Women In Tech: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/9053874/
Microsoft 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

Episode 24 – Ioana Tanase

In episode 24 of the Microsoft Spotlight podcast, our hosts are joined by Ioana Tanase who is an Accessibility PM at Microsoft!

Ioana, originally from Romania speaks to our hosts about finding out she had dyslexia when she was 32 and how that has affected her life. Ioana has published books including “Life v2” having moved from Romania to London and wanting to write about her experiences. Being an avid shoemaker you can check out Ioana’s website where you can find her Journals and also browse shoes that Ioana has created herself https://www.ioanatanase.com/

We had issues with Ioana video post-recording so had to use her photo instead.

Ioana’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ioana-tanase
Ioana’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/Ioana_in_a11y
Microsoft Women In Tech: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/9053874/
Andrew’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/thewatchernode
Microsoft Spotlight Twitter: https://twitter.com/msftspotlight
Jon’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/jonjarvis

CALLING ALL SPEAKERS 🔊🔊🔊


The Microsoft Spotlight will be hosting a quarter User Group throughout 2022!

This will be hosted by our very our Jon Jarvis and Sophie Dimelow, with a little bit of extra help from Andrew J. Moran, you can expect some amazing tech talks on hot topics within the Microsoft eco-system as well soft skill presentations!!

If you are interested in doing a session at one of our events, please fill out the below Microsoft Form.

This event will be hosted in the UTC (London) timezone from 4 pm until 5:30 pm.

Everyone is WELCOME! 👊

We can’t wait to hear from you! 🤗
https://lnkd.in/dqT4MkqJ

Regards

Andrew

Episode 23 – April Edwards


In todays final episode of the Microsoft Spotlight podcast for 2021, our hosts are joined by April Edwards, who is the Senior Cloud Advocate for Microsoft. April talks to our hosts about her life before Microsoft, moving from and her friendship with Abel Wang who inspired her career. April has spoken at many events across the globe and presents the DevOps Lab which can be found over on YouTube.


April’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/azureapril/
April’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/theapriledwards
Azure DevOps: https://www.youtube.com/c/AzureDevOps
Microsoft Spotlight Twitter: https://twitter.com/msftspotlight
Andrew’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/thewatchernode
Andrew’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewmoran1985/
Jon’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/jonjarvis
Jon’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonjarvisuk/
Microsoft Women In Tech: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/9053874/
https://youtu.be/ufr9123NW2Q