In Episode 114, Ben and Scott have a chat with Sarah Lean, a Cloud Solution Architect from Microsoft about why you should be looking at the cloud, thinking about how to approach the new terminology you’ll be exposed to, and how to govern your Azure environments.


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  • Sperry Software – Powerful Outlook Add-ins developed to make your email life easy even if you’re too busy to manage your inbox
  • Opsgility – Your Cloud enablement partner to help guide your organization through all phases of Cloud migration and adoption
  • – Providing admins the knowledge and tools to run Office 365 successfully
  • Intelligink – We focus on the Microsoft Cloud so you can focus on your business

Show Notes

About Sarah Lean

Sarah fell in love with technology at an early age and have made it her career. She has a deep and wide-ranging knowledge of a variety of best-in-breed technologies. In recent years she has started to focus and specialize in all things Cloud, especially Microsoft Azure. Sarah joined Microsoft as a Cloud Solution Architect in January 2018 and her focus is on helping organizations with their Data Center Transformations. Within her role, she gets to combine her 13+ years’ experience of managing and designing on-premises environments and her passion for Azure, helping customers start their cloud journey is an ideal role for her.
Sarah is a STEM Ambassador and is hopeful that sharing her story can help inspire the next generation into a STEM career.

In February 2017 Sarah founded the Glasgow Azure User Group, which is a community group that meets every two months and aims to bring together people who are looking to learn and network with their peers.

As well as running a user group Sarah loves to attend other groups and speak at them as well.

Sarah can be found on Twitter @techielass, GitHub at, and her blog at

About the sponsors

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Intelligink utilizes their skill and passion for the Microsoft cloud to empower their customers with the freedom to focus on their core business. They partner with them to implement and administer their cloud technology deployments and solutions. Visit for more info.