November 29th, 2016
After getting through all the cloud news, Marc and I have a chat to an old and frequent podcast guest, Technical Solution Specialist, Enterprise Mobility and Security, Jeff Alexander. We hope this will be the first in a series focused on the Enterprise Mobility and Security Suite from Microsoft. We kick off the discussions with Jeff telling us all about Azure AD and role that it plays both on premises and in the cloud. We dig deep in how Azure AD is being used to secure the growth of mobile devices and the demands of users to have full access to their information at all times.
Microsoft Enterprise Mobility and Security Suite
Start and Stop Azure VM's using autmation
Announcing auto VM shitdown from the portal
Azure news from Marc
Office 365 group guest access available to all tenants
November 25th, 2016
November 12th, 2016
Marc reports back on what happened during his first trip to the MVP Summit in Redmond. You'll learn his experiences with the events, the people and the places as well as an interesting aside on Microsoft grass! You'll also get the latest Office 365 and Azure news so listen for details of our roving reporter in the belly of the beast.
Automated patching for Azure VMS
Getting started with the new Azure AD Management experience
The Azure portals
Master the art of stage presence with James Whittaker
Azure detailed login auditing
November 4th, 2016
After the usual
cloud news wrap up with both of us Marc dives deep into Azure backup with
Trinadh who is the Program Manager for Azure IaaS backup. He also ropes in
fellow MVP Stephan Budo to learn more about what Azure backup can do and what
options are available.
Marc Kean - @marckean
Stephane Budo - @_TheWorks_
Robert Crane - @directorcia
365 now generally available
Flow and PowerApps now generally available
scheduling experience for Outlook for iOS
Azure Onboarding Guide for IT organizations
October 25th, 2016
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.