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Episode 126 - Andrew McMurray

January 15th, 2017

For our continued focus on speakers at the upcoming Microsoft Ignite event on the Gold Coast we speak with Andrew McMurray from Microsoft about Azure Information Protection. Andrew’s presentation is:

Prevent unwanted and embarrassing leakage with Azure Information Protection

Microsoft Azure Information Protection helps you safeguard your data throughout the complete data lifecycle. Data is "born" protected and carries the protection wherever it travels. So you don't need to worry where it's stored or with whom it's shared - you can rest assured it's always protected. Join us to learn more about the technology and how it can solve your information protection challenges.




AIP Slides:
AIP video of slides:
Security Overview:
AAD Sync:

Azure news from Marc

Azure AV2 machines now available

Microsoft Staffhub is here

Study says Teams to pass Slack


Episode 125 - Troy Hunt

January 12th, 2017

We are back for 2017! Marc and I do our usual news and cloud updates followed by a returning guest, MVP Troy Hunt. Troy chats to us about his upcoming Microsoft Ignite Australia presentation - Applied Azure: Building a Large Scale Real World Application on a Coffee Budget, which makes for real interesting listening.






Have I been Pwned

Azure updates from Marc

Updated SharePoint Team Sites move beyond first release

Microsoft Partner services being revamped

New unified DLP in Office 365

Microsoft Connect car platform

Replacement to Azure RemoteApp coming soon


Azure Backup protects against ransonware



Episode 124 - Mark O’Shea

December 31st, 2016

Marc and I are join by another Mark in this episode (just in case things weren't confusing enough on this podcast already!). Mark O'Shea joins us to talk about Microsoft Intune and where it fits into today's IT landscape. Mark shares with us what Microsoft Intune is, how it can be purchased and what role it plays for IT Pros.

You'll also get our latest Microsoft cloud news at the top of the show to keep you up to date with everything happening in the Microsoft Cloud-verse.


Mark O'Shea - @Intunedin

Marc Kean - @marckean

Robert Crane - @directorcia

Marc's Azure news

New CIAOPS VPN online course

Azure VPN performance


New OneDrive for Business client coming for all

Copy from OneDrive for Business to Team Sites now available


Integration of Flow and PowerApps into Team Sites

If This Then That


New OneDrive for Business admin console rolling out


Microsoft Intune

Microsoft Intune features

Microsoft Intune pricing

Microsoft EMS


Episode 123 - SCOM vs OMS

December 18th, 2016

Marc is joined by Daniel Apps to talk all about the differences between the Microsoft monitoring products of System Center Operations Management and Operations Management Suite. Which is better? Is OMS replacing SCOM? Listen in for insight from Daniel Apps.

Marc and I also cover the latest Microsoft Cloud news in what will be out finale for 2016. Merry Christmas to all our listeners. Thanks for tuning in. We'll see you all again in 2017.





Azure news from Marc

Calendar help preview

SharePoint smart filters







Episode 122 - Cloud News

December 11th, 2016

Marc and I run through all the latest cloud news in the wind down to the holiday season. Still plenty of things happening, especially around Azure so listen in for the latest.




New Skype for Business Mac Client

Azure AD PAss through authentication

New capabilities for EMS




Episode 121 - Jeff Alexander

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

EMS blog

Start and Stop Azure VM's using autmation

Announcing auto VM shutdown from the portal

Azure news from Marc

Office 365 group guest access available to all tenants




Episode 120 - Cloud update

November 25th, 2016

Marc and I chew the fat over the latest updates from the Microsoft Cloud. No guest for this episode just us giving you the latest news. Don't worry we are buys teeing up some great guests for future episodes but we thought we'd get this update out for everyone.


Satya's Australian visit

Azure N Series machines available

Azure functions now generally available

Azure backups directly from VM blade in portal

CMD to be replaced by PowerShell

Azure news from Marc

Outlook Customer Manager in Office 365

New SharePoint Team news authoring

New Microsoft documentation site



Episode 119 - MVP Summit

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

Microsoft Teams





Episode 118 - Azure backup

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

Dynamics 365 now generally available

Microsoft Flow and PowerApps now generally available

New scheduling experience for Outlook for iOS

Azure Onboarding Guide for IT organizations


Episode 117 - Nigel Moore

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.

Nigel Moore - @nigel_moore

Marc Kean - @marckean

Robert Crane - @directorcia

Dynamics 365
Facebook Workplace
PowerBI Office 365 Content Pack