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Nathan Lasnoski

Nathan Lasnoski

Nathan Lasnoski is Concurrency's Chief Technology Officer, a Datacenter MVP and a recognized leader in Core Infrastructure Design, SharePoint Infrastructure, Virtualization, and Unified Communications technologies.

Contributions by Nathan Lasnoski

An Architecture for Modern Cloud Education and Wildlife Identification

A few years ago I got an idea… there were birds on my bird feeder that I didn’t know the name of. There were some times of the year they showed up and others where they didn’t. I wanted to get a better understanding of why certain birds showed up at certain times, where the […]

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Beer 30: Product Development with Kyle Stevens

I had a great conversation with Kyle Stevens from Northwestern Mutual on Product Development. We talked about modern development, approach, jobs theory, and requirements.

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Smart Restart: Your Employees

A conversation around Smart Restart and the impact on employees. We talk about Smart Restart testing with Power Apps, bots, and staffing considerations.

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COVID Survival Kit: Leadership and Engagement

I had the opportunity to interview the CEO of the Milwaukee Tech Hub, talking about leadership in the response to COVID, the tech economy, skilling/re-skilling, and what employers need to know.

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COVID Survival Kit: Demand & Inventory

I interviewed Michael Walton on Demand and Inventory centric to AI, Microsoft tech, business survival and other topics. Great conversation with a great guest talking about helping businesses maximize their opportunity to succeed in a challenging world.

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Building a Simple Smart Restart Bot with Teams & Azure QnA Maker

You’re returning to work and you want to get your Smart Restart off the ground, but you are concerned about a flood of requests hitting your service desk. You want to create something that will provide immediate value but has a low time to implement. We had the same problem and started with a simple […]

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Azure Function python ModuleNotFoundError from Visual Studio Code

I was working on creating an Azure Function to download an image from Azure Blob Storage and return certain EXIF values. I had loaded some modules but for some reason they weren’t functioning properly in the Azure Function once deployed. I found out that I needed to update my requriements.txt file via pip (after much […]

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Changing Azure Account in Visual Studio Code

I was using an account in Visual Studio Code to access a certain set of subscriptions I was working against and deploying to. This was prior to getting my pipelines ready, as that was my eventual deployment destination. In the meantime, I needed to change the account and noticed there wasn’t any GUI way to […]

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Return JSON from Azure Functions with Python

I was working on an Azure Function for an open source wildlife IoT project and came across a lack of documentation in docs.microsoft.com. I had successfully returned HTTP content from my Azure function, but wasn’t sure how to get it to return JSON so I could interpret it elsewhere. In this case I’m storing latitute […]

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Smart Restart Considerations – Don’t Turtle Shell

I was delivering a webinar recently with Dr. Bob Hall from Launch and we started talking about the two responses to crisis. The first is to hope it goes away and the other is to accept, understand, and respond… seeking a new normal. When many companies talk about “Smart Restart” I think they are hoping […]

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