Tim Warner


Tim Warner is a senior content developer with Microsoft, specializing in Azure Governance. A former Microsoft MVP, in his spare time Tim teaches thousands of people worldwide how to get certified and build meaningful careers using Microsoft products. Reach Tim at his website, TechTrainerTim.com.

Published by Tim Warner

5 Specific Tips for High-Impact ChatGPT Prompt Engineering

- 7 min read-Tim Warner
ChatGPT can provide an incredible boost to our productivity as IT professionals, but there is an art to unlocking its potential. Learn how to do that with these five helpful prompt engineering tips.

Optimizing Azure Virtual Desktop Session Host Images

- 9 min read-Tim Warner
Optimizing Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) Session Host images is crucial for many reasons. It aligns with the Microsoft Azure Well-Architected Framework's pillars. The process involves using the Virtual Desktop Optimization Tool (VDOT), implementing roaming user profiles with FSLogix, application layering with FSLogix Application Masking, and deploying golden images to the Azure Compute Gallery. Regular evaluations and updates are necessary for maintaining optimal AVD performance.

Choosing a Big Data Analytics Platform in Microsoft Azure

- 8 min read-Tim Warner
Explore the process of choosing the ideal big data analytics platform in Microsoft Azure! In this article we focus on key services such as Azure Virtual Machines, Azure HDInsight, Azure Databricks, and Azure Synapse. Learn how these platforms leverage advanced analytics techniques, including machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI), to help organizations make informed decisions, predict trends, and optimize processes. Discover the benefits and challenges of each solution and find the best fit for your organization's data storage, processing capabilities, integration, and ease-of-use requirements.

Understanding DAN in a ChatGPT World

- 11 min read-Tim Warner
This article discusses the rise of the mythical DAN "jailbreak" hack in the ChatGPT world and the importance of understanding its implications. ChatGPT, OpenAI's advanced AI language model, is capable of providing high-quality responses to a wide range of questions. By employing prompt engineering techniques, users can guide ChatGPT towards generating more accurate and relevant responses. The article describes the unauthorized modification or manipulation of chatbot software, known as "jailbreaking," which is against OpenAI's terms of service. Using clever prompt engineering to bypass pre-programmed controls can lead to ethical, legal, and security concerns.

Use Azure DevOps to Create an End-to-End Cloud Deployment Pipeline

- 8 min read-Tim Warner
Windows systems administrators should consider “future-proofing” their careers by embracing DevOps principles such as infrastructure as code (IaC) and continuous integration and delivery. This article presents a lesson for Windows system admins; you’ll quickly pick up the basics using Azure DevOps as the development and deployment platform.

Differentiate Microsoft Defender for Cloud and Microsoft Sentinel

- 6 min read-Tim Warner
Learn the ways in which Microsoft Defender for Cloud is both similar and distinct from Microsoft Sentinel to ensure you're protecting your hybrid/multi-cloud environment with maximum efficiency.