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Host Anna Chu will be traveling and introducing you to people all over the world as she follows the path of Microsoft Ignite The Tour. The show covers topics in the world of tech, as well as uncovers people’s journeys - and how-tos - of professional learning, development and community building. You will meet inspiring people in the community of tech and get inspired to be a part of a vast and expanding community in your area and beyond.

Transcripts provided with each episode.

Jan 14, 2020

Microsoft Ignite The Tour is in London! Anna talks with UK-based Microsoft MVP guests Simon Denton and Chris Hoard, two people whose career paths have taken impressive turns from civil engineering and education to tech. You’ll learn about how to get certified, what it means and how it boosts your proven experience for your career, to your organization and peers. Also, join the debate of marmite versus vegemite, what’s your choice?


Social and Info Links:

Anna Chu | @_achu

Simon Denton |@buildbod

Chris Hoard | @microsoft365pro

Microsoft Tech Community | @MSTCommunity

Microsoft Ignite The Tour | @MS_Ignite

Office 365 Community

Humans of IT Community


Luise Freese sketchnote artist | @LuiseFreese



Microsoft Ignite The Tour London

Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) 

Microsoft Technical Certifications

Microsoft "Why get certified? Verify your skills and unlock your creativity"

Marmite vs. Vegemite


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