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Episode 158 - Cloud News

July 14th, 2017

An episode full of Microsoft Cloud news and what's going on in places like the Microsoft Insprire conference currently underway in Washington DC. We cover off news on some recent layoff at Microsoft, the recent announcement of Microsoft 365 as well as plenty of what's been happening with both Azure and Office 365. Listen in to get the latest.

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@marckean

@directorcia

Azure news from Marc

Introducing Microsoft 365

New apps for Office 365 Business Premium

Workplace analytics

Calendar.help

New Word and PowerPoint online viewing experience

Job cuts at Microsoft

 

 

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Episode 157 - Migrating to the Cloud II

July 5th, 2017

Marc joins us from his deathbed as he struggles with the 'man-flu' to stay lucid. You'll get to experience his flem up close and personal in this episode along with our regular cloud news. After some medication we continue our deep dive into how to migrate from on premises to Azure and Office 365. We build on our previous episode and discuss topics such as file migrations and AD integrations.

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@marckean

@directorcia

Azure news from Marc

Microsoft Teams external access gets delayed

Microsoft Forms now available to commercial customers

SharePoint communication sites now rolling out

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Episode 156 - Automating Office 365 billing

June 27th, 2017

In this episode we talk to Tas Gray about the tools and processes he has developed to allow resellers to automate Office 365 billing. We discuss the solutions, how to set it up as well as the benefits of billing automation via CSP licensing.

Marc and I also give you the latest cloud news on Azure and Office 365 to help you stay up to date in this fast paced environment. Don;t forget to rate us and let us know your feedback.

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@tasgray

@marckean

@directorcia

Office 365 WHMCS

WHMCS

Azure news from Marc

Microsoft Build Australia

Amazon now a big Azure customer

Amazon vs WalMart

Microsoft Forms now available

Microsoft Stream

Microsoft Teams and Dropbox

New Azure VPN gateways

Storage service encryption for Azure managed disks

Increased Azure disk size

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Episode 155 - Cloud news

June 15th, 2017

We'll apologise up front for the poor sound quality on this episode. The stars didn't quite align for us. We'll work to fix it for the next episode. In this episode we focus on bringing you up to date with the latest Cloud news from Microsoft. Plenty fo events and updates to services like Azure and Office 365 that we cover for you. So tune in to stay up to date.

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@marckean

@directorcia

Azure news from Marc

Upcoming Microsoft Ignite session

Skype for Business PSTN calling in Germany and Belgium

New sharing experience for Onedrive for Business and SharePoint

Office 365 Saturday Australia

Azure AD conditional access now supports Microsoft Teams

System state backup for Azure file backup

Modern Flow Approvals

New Windows phone flow app

OneDrive support for Apple files app

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Episode 154 - Migrating to the cloud

June 1st, 2017

We again cover off the latest Microsoft Cloud news for you and then we dive into a real world migration scenario. We spend our time discussing the best way to move a legacy server environment like Microsoft Small Business Server (SBS) to Azure and Office 365. There isn't a single path along this journey so we need to consider many things. That's why this topic is going to run into a few episodes no doubt, but here's the first one to get you started.

Resources

@marckean

@directorcia

Azure news from Marc

New Planner app on iOS

SharePoint and OneDrive updates

New SharePoint Communication sites

Migrate Azure Recovery Vaults

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Episode 153 - Microsoft Build 2017

May 17th, 2017

Marc and I report on our impressions of the recent Microsoft Build conference. There are quite a few things that caught our eye that we thought we'd like to share with our audience. Everything from CosmosDB to OneDrive on Demand and a few things in between. Get the latest information about all the important stuff for IT Pros from Build along with our thoughts on why they are things that you should be paying attention to.

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@marckean

@directorcia

Azure news from Marc

Build Keynotes

OneDrive on demand

Windows Timeline

Cloud powered clipboard

iTunes comes to the Windows Store

Video remix

Channel 9 Xbox preview app

 

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Episode 152 - Rob Farley

May 10th, 2017

We're joined in this episode by the chief of Lobster Pot, Rob Farley a Microsoft MVP focused on SQL. However, in this episode we speak to Rob about his experiences in giving a keynote at a recent conference. As Rob explains here, there is far more to a keynote that you think. Luckily we get the low down and all the pointers so stay tuned.

Of course, Marc and I cover off all the latest Office 365 and Azure news to keep you up to date with the latest that's happening in the Microsoft cloud.

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@marckean

@directorcia

@rob_farley

Lobster Pot

On keynotes by Rob Farley

Rhino room comedy club

Azure news from Marc

Outlook Customer manager rolling out

Groups now in Mac, iOS and Android

Server 2016 performance tuning

SharePoint Virtual Summit

Microsoft Build 2017

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Episode 151 - Experts Live 2

May 5th, 2017

We welcome Marc back after a 'near death' experience, well according Marc that is. That hasn't stopped us bringing you the latest Microsoft Cloud news around Office 365 and Azure. We also feature some additional interviews Marc conducted in the halls of Experts Live 2017 recently with the likes of Daniel Mar, Thomas Maurer and Wally Mead. Listen along for loads of great Microsoft Cloud news and info.

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@marckean

@directorcia

@danielmar268

@ThomasMaurer

@Wally_Mead

Azure news from Marc

MIcrosoft To Do

No password sign in for Micrfosoft accounts

Changes to Power BI

CIAOPS Introduction to PowerShell course

Upcoming Understanding collaboration in Office 365 CIAOPS training

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Episode 150 - Exclaimer

April 24th, 2017

This episode is proudly brought to you by Exclaimer, the best option for Exchange signatures on premise or in the cloud.

After our usual updates of the latest cloud news you'll hear a few sound bytes from local MVPs at the recent MVP Community event in Sydney. Marc and I then speak with Brad Shepard, Senior Product Specialist, from Exclaimer all about their product. You'll learn what Exclaimer is and how it can be used to reduce the burden of managing email signatures in your business. You'll also get some deeper insight into how the products works behind the scenes and the technology it uses.

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@marckean

@directorcia

@greiginsydney

@leontribe

@martycatherall

Exclaimer

Azure news from Marc

External access coming to Microsoft Teams

Editing posts in Yammer now available

Team news rolls up come to SharePoint homepage

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Episode 149 - Cloud News

April 18th, 2017

Marc and I bring you up to date with the latest Azure and Office 365. Lot's been happening so tune in for the latest information on what been happening in the Microsoft Cloud.

Resources

@marckean

@directorcia

Azure news from Marc

Azure VM pre checks

Improved Office 365 login experience

SharePoint page Team news now visible

New file viewers in OneDrive for Business available

Removal of restricted file characters in SharePoint

Recover deleted Groups in Office 365

Assigning multiple users to tasks in Planner now available

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