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CloudFamily - Brought to you by Gregor Suttie and Richard Hooper

CloudFamily - Brought to you by Gregor Suttie and Richard Hooper

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The official CloudFamily podcast. All about Microsoft Azure and the community.
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Episode 13 - The one about Scottish Summit
This week's podcast is all about the Scottish Summit as we talk to Mark Christie and Iain Connolly the event organisers, tune in and listen to them as we chat all about the Scottish Summit, what it's all about and we hear about what it takes to organise and run such an amazing event. Hope you enjoy it.
January 18, 2021
Episode 12 - The one with Mike Pfeiffer
This week we chat to Mike Pfeiffer who is an entrepreneur, advisor, and mentor for people working with cloud-native technologies and lives in Phoenix Arizona. In this episode we talk to Mike about his career at both Amazon and Microsoft,, writing books, burnout, being an MVP, and his thoughts on Azure, Hope you enjoy it.
December 14, 2020
Episode 11 - The one With Matt Bradley
This week we chat to Matt Bradley who is a Chief Engineer (Azure) at ClearCloud. In this episode we talk to Matthew about how he got started in tech, the Norther Azure user Group, Azure exams, the biggest IT outage he had ever caused and tips for first time speakers. Hope you enjoy.
November 30, 2020
Episode 10 - The one with Dwayne Natwick
This week we chat to Dwayne Natwick who is an MCT regional Lead and MVP in Azure. In this episode we talk to Dwayne about how he got started in tech, Token Rings, Mentoring, what it means to be an MCT lead and the community. Hope you enjoy.
November 23, 2020
Episode 9 - The one with Will Rowe
In this week's episode we talk with Will Rowe. He distils some amazing words of wisdom about how to get noticed, creating an online presence. He also talks about his book and podcast. This episode is one not to be missed.
November 16, 2020
Episode 8 - The one with Shabaz Darr
On this week's show we talk to Shabaz Darr.   Shabaz is a Senior Infrastructure Consultant at Netcompany  We talk to Shabaz about his career journey, his role as an Azure consultant, community work, Windows Virtual Desktop, his love for his family and sport and his favourite thing which is roller coasters.
November 9, 2020
Episode7 - The one with Michael Ryan
This week on the we chat with Micahel Ryan, Michael is the EMEA Manager - Microsoft Azure Engineering from Dublin, Ireland, and we chat about his role, we talk about datacentres and how azure has a new blueprint for each new datacentre, we talk about azure SLA's, Michael's community work and more...
November 2, 2020
Episode 6 - The one with Wesley Haakman
Come join Richard and Gregor talk to Wesley Haakman about his career journey from being an intern to becoming an Azure Architect. We also talk about his Linux skills, AKS, becoming an MVP, Community, Ignite and lots more. Hope you enjoy this episode if you have any feedback please reach out. Links: Wesley Haakman twitter:
October 26, 2020
Episode 5 - The one with Chris Gill
This week Gregor and Richard talk with Chris Gill all about how he got started in IT, how he got where he is now, His talk at Microsoft Ignite and the Humans of IT. Hope you enjoy and let us know what you think via social media or contact us directly. Links: Chris Gill:
October 19, 2020
Episode 4 - The one with Marc Duiker
Come join Richard and Gregor talk to Marc Duiker about serverless, retro gaming including the ones he has made, his favorite place, his hobbies, his talk at Microsoft build and much more. Some links to Marc and his projects.
October 12, 2020
Episode 3 - The one with Chrissy LeMaire
In this episode Gregor and Richard talk to Chrissy LeMaire. We talk about getting into computers, games, Cajun cooking, SQL & PowerShell, infosec, becoming a book publisher, GitHub cli and more. If you want to buy the books you can get the dbatools one at and the Cajun cooking book can be found at  You can find Chrissy on twitter at Thanks for listening, if you have any questions or feedback please reach out!
October 5, 2020
Episode 2 - The one with Skylines Academy
In this Episode myself and Gregor are joined by the team behind Skylines Academy, Nick, Brette and Amy! But before we talk to the team at Skylines Gregor and I talk about what we have been up to and a small about Microsoft Ignite.  In this episode we interviewed the team at Skylines Academy. So, if you want to find out what Skylines Academy is, why they started Skylines, where they see Skylines going then this is the podcast for you.  Skylines Academy is a cloud education and advisory company focused on educating, enabling, and empowering individuals and businesses across the globe to adopt cloud. Links:   DevOps Derek YouTube link:  Patch and Switch Twitch link:  Skylines Academy links:  Main site:  Blog: Cloud Success Program: Cloud Business Program: Membership: YouTube: Azure Study Group (FB): M365 Study Group (FB): Twitter Links:  Skylines Nick Colyer  Brette Bossick  Amy Colyer
September 28, 2020
Episode 1 - The intro
Hello World Welcome to the CloudFamily Podcast!
September 21, 2020