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Some snapshots around MVP Summit 2016

Each year, Microsoft invites members of the MVP program and the RD program to their headquarter in Redmond, Washington state. This year, the MVP Summit took place from 7th to 10th of November. As in the previous years, for Martina and me this event was a great occasion to come to Seattle area, to connect with other MVPs and Microsoft product managers and to provide feedback on Microsoft technologies. We met friends and colleagues from all over the world.

Check out the new Microsoft Regional Directors website

Recently, Microsoft launched the Microsoft Regional Directors website at rd.microsoft.com. Finally! Our CEO, Martina Grom, was awarded as Regional Director in 2015. So we are more than happy that there’s now a place where Microsoft informs officially about the Regional Director program.

Recap and impressions of Microsoft Ignite Conference 2016

It has been a busy week when we’ve been at Microsoft Ignite conference 2016 which took place in Atlanta this September. This was Microsoft’s second Ignite conference with more than 20.000 people attending and more than 1.000 sessions. See our impressions here!

Management capabilities for Office 365 Groups

By default, in Office 365 all users can create an Office 365 group. As IT Administrator you can restrict that users can create Office 365 groups. If you want to have a more granular control to define which users shall be able to create a group that’s more effort. See here, how this works.

How to save costs in Azure PaaS

Recently, I wanted to do a cleanup in my various Azure subscriptions. A lot of websites and databases were created during the last months and years, so the idea was to cleanup and to combine websites into one App Service Plan and to do the same with multiple SQL Databases into one Elastic Database Pool. The goal was to reduce costs from multiple App Plans and single databases into few ones. Here’s how this works.