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Writing comes easy when you don't have distractions!
My family and I traveled to Oklahoma City (from Atlanta) to watch my daughter play in her softball tournament. We also were able to catch the Softball World Series while we were there.
It's amazing how much content I can write in my head while driving for 14 hours without distractions. Then when I get back and in front of a computer, all of those thoughts somehow disappear. Writing comes easy when you don't have distractions! We can sit with our thoughts and really think about what we want to say. It seems like, once I get going, I can't shut it off. I can practically see an entire article, word-for-word, going through my mind. I know exactly what to say and how to say it.
Then I get back to reality, and I feel like the content is still there, but locked up and hidden somewhere. I need to dig deep to try and extract some valuable pieces and salvage what I can.
Have you ever experienced this?
🆕 New Content
I experienced productivity burnout, and now I'm more productive than ever.
I wrote some quick thoughts about how my productivity system has evolved (and became much simpler) over the years.
📰 Additional Reading
First Look at LEAKED Windows 11 - Impressions from an ex-Microsoft PM
There has been a "leak" of the new Windows 11 operating system if you haven't heard. Microsoft is announcing something on June 24. We can assume it is about Windows 11. This video shows us what it looks like in the current build.
Time Anxiety or the fear of wasting your time (is it too late to get started?) - Anne-Laure
This video explores Time Anxiety and how we fear wasting our time.
🛠 Helpful Resources
Remote Repositories extension for Visual Studio Code
This extension for Visual Studio Code allows you to work with source code repositories in GitHub from directly within VS Code.
Microsoft 365 Extensibility look book gallery
This gallery is chalked full of helpful sample solutions and documentation for Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, OneDrive, Microsoft Office, Power Automate, and Power Apps. Here are a few highlights.
- Request a Team
- Scrums for Channels
- Staff Check-ins
- Visitor Management
- Profile Card Properties
- Microsoft Teams Bots
- Power Automate Approval Flows
- Power Apps Canvas Apps
📖 What I'm Reading
Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir
I'm only a few chapters in, but I'm having a lot of fun with this book so far. It is from the author of The Martian and has a similar theme, but it is much more sci-fi.
Azure for Architects
A free e-book. Quite a boring read, but still packed full of helpful information. I'm trying to skim through all of the highlights. This e-book is a good overview of what is available in Azure from an architect's perspective.
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