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Australia Virtual Inspire 2020

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3 pieces of Tech i'd take on a desert island (presuming food sources are in abundance) -


Solar Generator to power my ...

Surface Pro

Long-range drone to seek attention to get me outta there!!! (Only so much solitude I can handle)

Level 4 Contributor

Today has been awesome! Blown away that there is 4.1BILLION... BILLION minutes used on Meetings on Teams Daily. 


Here's the real brains behind my computer when I'm working from home! 


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Us Melbournians are back to Schooling from Home, so these two guys are my co-workers.. again!

It's quite tricky juggling a crazy work schedule while trying to support learning needs of dependents - and there's a tech opportunity right there! - but these two are my reason for being, so why wouldn't I?!



Level 3 Contributor

the office Pup Head of lap warming and floor cleanup



Level 5 Contributor

I love those desert islands with free unlimitied wifi! 🙂


  1. Hololens 2 - with the limited edition "Bear Grylls: everything you need to know to survive on a desert island mixed reality tutorial boxset"
    You know the one...

  2. Drone with fishing attachments

  3. One of the oldest pieces of technology, a good knife (with fingerprint recognition and a USB of course)


Non-tech...of course everyone needs a companion on a desert island...WILSON!!!


Level 4 Contributor

Favorite Co-Worker waving like mad knowing why i'm taking this photo.....




Unfortunately the office dog is hiding 😞

Level 5 Contributor

My co-workers at home, clearly working hard on my latest jig-saw whilst I'm at Inspire! 

From left to right: Eeyore, Pierre, and Berty the Sloth


Level 3 Contributor

so like many I'm looking forward to some sleep!


but on a Inspire side of things today would have to be

Securely deliver Azure managed services at scale with Azure Lighthouse and Azure Arc

Hope to get a better understanding of scale up with Azure to reduce implementational nd support time to increase research around security and performance implementations for customers

Level 4 Contributor

I'm looking forward to Rachel Bondi's Australia session this afternoon and hearing about FY21 and ways we can optimise our collaborations in the year ahead.


What I'm looking forward to the most however, is winning the Surface Pro X!! 🤣



Level 4 Contributor

My favourite co-workers....



Level 5 Contributor

Fortunately I've been working from the office the whole time (except for April)....

But if I could choose a favourite WFH co-worker...it would be one of these guys


Level 4 Contributor

Looking forward to expanding my MSFT community and learning about what is to come for us here in Australia this FY21 at the Australia Area General Session! 


Aussie Aussie Aussie! 



Level 4 Contributor

The sessions I'm looking forward today are:


Keynote from Microsoft (Satya etc)

The Australia Area General Session

Zero trust starts with a strong foundation


Level 3 Contributor

Today I'm most looking forward to the Australia Area General Session ICOM02. It's always great to get the local perspective on the corporate content.

Level 5 Contributor

I'm looking forward to this one the most:

3pm AEST

Our joint opportunity in the nonprofit industry: Drive growth and accelerate social impact

Level 5 Contributor

11am What are you looking forward to most today? 

I'm really looking forward to checking out "Always-on, always on target: Why digital marketing has more power to close". 

Not explicitly the work I do, certainly outside of my expertise, but a session that I will undoubtedly take plenty out of. Whenever I attend something like this, I always try to mix it up with a few sessions that initially don't 'speak to me', and funnily enough they're often the sessions I get the most out of! Keen to see what I get out of this session tonight! 

Level 4 Contributor

This was probably the most difficult thing I've had to do so far - stopping long enough to take a photo of my coffee rather than absorb it straight away!!



Level 4 Contributor

My morning caffeine hit.....


How appropriate for someone in the IT industry; Bring the Chaos and Damage Control 🙂



Level 3 Contributor


Coffee and Inspiring Candy

Level 4 Contributor

Already feeling excited listening to Satya this morning! But... also getting comfy from working outside! 


Doubble shot, flat white to get me going! I'm feeling INSPIRED!



Level 3 Contributor

Coffee with a heartCoffee with a heart


Level 5 Contributor

Gooooood morning 😀 🍵

Here is my 10am entry! A nice oolong black tea, loose leaf, brewed at 100°C for 3 minutes.Caffeine.jpg

Level 4 Contributor

How I'm Feeling - Burnt!


Hook it up to my Veins!!!Hook it up to my Veins!!!

Level 4 Contributor

My next 2 days Agenda 


Thursday - 


IKEY002 - Key segments featuring Satya Nadella, Brad Smith and other Microsoft executives

IDB141-R1 - Digital experiences in a pandemic era – connecting with customers when it is hard to connect


IKEY003-R3 - Envisioning Tomorrow: How Microsoft approaches innovation

IKEY002-R1 - Key segments featuring Satya Nadella, Brad Smith and other Microsoft executives (Re-watch because #Satya)
IDB104-R1 - Securely deliver Azure managed services at scale with Azure Lighthouse and Azure Arc

IDB108-R1 - Grow your business with Azure hybrid portfolio including Azure Arc and Azure Stack

IDB172-R2 - Accelerate customer success with infrastructure, data, and application migration

ICOM02 - Australia Area General Session

IDB161-R2 - Zero Trust starts with a strong identity foundation. Grow your business with Azure Active Directory

IDB146-R2 - Relentless empathy: Allyship for the inclusive leader

ICOM104-R1 - Ask the Expert: Securely deliver Azure managed services at scale with Azure Arc

IDB140-R2 - Why sustainability is good for business


I was most looking forward to Satya's core note but as I got up early to watch I'm now looking most forward to attending - IDB146-R2 - Relentless empathy: Allyship for the inclusive leader


Friday - SLEEP!!!

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Here is my 3PM entry.

Yay for Microsoft Lists! 😃