Marc and I round up all the cloud news and then I spend some time with Nigel Moore talking about selling an IT business. Nigel has extensive and current experience in exactly this having just sold his own IT business. Nigel shares some real world learnings that will benefit anyone who runs a business.
October 25th, 2016
October 10th, 2016
Marc and I are joined by MVP Bill Chestnut, maybe better known as Biz Talk Bill, to speak about the wave of automation that is sweeping Microsoft products. Bill brings us up to date about Microsoft Biztalk Server and then shares with us his insights around things such as Azure functions, Microsoft Flow and PowerApps. We also cover the latest Azure, Office 365 and Microsoft Cloud news for you to ensure you have the latest.
October 3rd, 2016
Newly crowned Microsoft MVP and I speak with MVP Grant Paisley about Power BI. Grant shares with us his insight into this Microsoft tool that can be used to analyse just about any sorts of data to give you a visual dashboard of information quickly and easily We also cover the latest updates from the Microsoft Ignite conference and all the changes that are happening in the Microsoft cloud.
September 20th, 2016
Marc spends some time with Steve Luper, Worldwide Technical Director, Azure Managed Partners at Microsoft talking Azure. Marc and I of course also give you our regular update on all the cloud news and events from Azure, Office 365 and more. don;t forget you can also provide us you feedback at email@example.com.
September 5th, 2016
A special episode with a true technology superstar. Jeffrey Snover, Microsoft Technical Fellow/Lead Architect for Enterprise Group, Azure Stack and PowerShell Architect joins us to talk about Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS) and of course, all about his baby, PowerShell. Jeff shares some really great insights into the birth of PowerShell and why scripting is so valuable is today's modern IT environment. Of course you'll also get a cloud news update from Marc and I as well as a special report about upcoming changes to the Microsoft reseller initiatives around Office 365. It's a bumper episode packed with content. So listen along, give us some feedback and listen to wisdom the father of PowerShell.
@jsnover - Jeffrey Snover: Microsoft Technical Fellow/ Lead Architect for Enterprise Cloud Group/ Azure Stack Architect/ PowerShell Architect
Here is the must watch video on Jeff’s history at Microsoft https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Uvq38XOark
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August 28th, 2016
Marc and I kick off the show with a few topical news items and then I dive into an interview with Rayanne Buchianico from Sell my MSP. Rayanne and I cover off what you need to know about selling your IT business. We examine the reasons and how to go about actually doing the selling. There is more to it than you think but that doesn't mean it's a process you should put off. even if you currently don't plan to sell your IT business you never know what the future might hold. The smart move is always be positioning your business for sale, that give you the maximum advantage.
August 23rd, 2016
In this episode we dive into the world of containers and Docker. We learn about what they are, why they are relevant to IT Pros and how Microsoft is providing more ways to utilise these technologies today. Our special guest subject matter expert is Trevor Sullivan who is a Microsoft MVP and able to explain to us why containers and Docker are so important in today's technology landscape. Listen and learn
August 18th, 2016
Marc and I kick off the show with the latest cloud news as usual but then I talk to SMB reseller Jeff Huze from Interconnekt all about the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) that is now available for Microsoft Cloud products like Office 365 and Azure. We talk about the differences it brings for licensing and the tangible benefits it provides resellers when it comes to growing the cloud business. If you haven't looked at Microsoft CSP, then you should. so tune in and let Jeff explain all about it.
August 13th, 2016
Join returning guest Chip Reaves from Bigger Brains as he and I discuss the challenges of reaping productivity benefits from implementing technology in the business express edition of the CIAOPS Need to Know podcast. Who's to blame? The vendors? The resellers? Or the end users?
August 3rd, 2016
Marc Kean and I provide a round up of all the Azure and Office 365 news that's happened of late (and there has been plenty). There are plenty of Azure services going GA along with new Office 365 services that are rolling out. Listen along as we tell you all the latest plus provide our own unique commentary and opinions on everything Microsoft Cloud. Stay up to date right here.