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Episode 206 - Ghost in the machine

May 16th, 2019

A short sharp episode focusing on the latest news and updates from Microsoft Build. Brenton and I cover off all the Microsoft Cloud news, good and bad as there is unfortunately some bad news to report in recent experiences with Azure. However, there is also lots of good news about updates to your favourite services. Tune in and give us your feedback.

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@contactbrenton

@directoria

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Azure cheat sheet

Azure global outage

What's new in Microsoft 365 user management

New people centered experiences in Microsoft 365

Microsoft Edge - All the news from Build

Minimize distractions and stay focused with AI powered updates in Microsoft 365

Episode 205 - Buyers remorse

April 26th, 2019

Welcome to episode 205. In this episode we'll learn why Brenton has buyer's remorse, how restoring files in SharePoint has been improved and how I protect my family using Microsoft 365 and the Microsoft Cloud. That and whole more are in this episode for your listening pleasure.

This episode was recorded using Microsoft Teams

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@contactbrenton

@directorcia

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Files restore for SharePoint and Microsoft Teams

Do you need to backup Office 365

How I protect my parents using Microsoft 365

New cloud based policy management service for Office 365 ProPlus

What's new in OneNote for Windows 10

MDATP Threat and Vulnerability Management now publicly available

Microsoft Kaizala rolls out to Office 365 customers globally and will become part of Microsoft Teams

PowerShell Version 7

Introducing Security Policy Advisor

Azure Backup support to move Recovery Service vaults across subscriptions and resources groups

 

 

Episode 204 - The prodigal host returns

April 15th, 2019

I'm back from MVP Summit and we have a huge amount of news to cover off in this episode. You'll hear about the latest in Office 365 ATP, Windows Virtual Desktop, the new Microsoft Edge Browser and so much more. So much in fact that we had to hold a lot of material off until our next episode. However, don't fear, you'll get the most important stuff right here, so tune in and let us know what you think.

Podcast recording done using Microsoft Teams

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@contactbrenton

@directorcia

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New Edge Browser - https://blogs.windows.com/msedgedev/2019/04/08/microsoft-edge-preview-channel-details/ 

Shared Computer Access comes to M365 Business - https://blog.ciaops.com/2019/03/19/microsoft-365-business-adds-shared-computer-activation-sca-rights/ 

New Office 365 ATP licenses

Office 365 ATP Automated response

Window Virtual Desktop now in public preview - https://azure.microsoft.com/en-au/blog/windows-virtual-desktop-now-in-public-preview-on-azure/?WT.mc_id=reddit-social-marouill 

Getting Started with Windows Virtual Desktop - https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Windows-IT-Pro-Blog/Getting-started-with-Windows-Virtual-Desktop/ba-p/391054 

25% of Phishing email bypass Office 365 default security - https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/25-percent-of-phishing-emails-bypass-office-365-default-security/ 

Your approach to Office 365 needs to change

Episode 203 - Certifications

March 11th, 2019

We catch you up with everything in the Microsoft Cloud and then spend some time talking about the new certifications that have just become available from Microsoft for both Microsoft 365 and Azure. I share some of my experiences and thought around doing these exams and their value to all IT Professionals going forward. We'll be covering more about certifications down the track but this one should get you thinking about which one you should do!

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@contactbrenton

@directorcia

Patron Community

Azure opens datacenters in Africa

Microsoft announces Azure Sentinel

Introducing Microsoft Threat Experts

Get the latest Microsoft Security Intelligence report

Teams V Slack

Connect to Office 365 PowerShell via GUI

MS-100 Certification

MS-101 Certification

 

Episode 202 - Kaizala

February 19th, 2019

The Microsoft Ignite tour has been to town so Brenton and I share our thoughts on attending the event. We wrap up what we believed to be the best sessions and overall take aways from the premier Microsoft IT Professional conference in Australia for 2019. We also cover off a few of the important updates from the Microsoft Cloud to make sure that you don’t miss anything in the meantime. I also share my thoughts on using the Kaizala app during the conference with the CIAOPS Patron community which is great lead in for our interview this episode – Parveen Maloo who is the Senior Product Marketing Manager for Kaizala. Sit back and enjoy something about a product you probably never knew Microsoft had.

Episode 201 - Back to normal

February 4th, 2019

We've recovered from our 200th episode and are getting back into the swing of our regular programming with some updates, information and opinions from the Microsoft Cloud. We cover some recent important updates, especially in the area of security, as well as some news around Microsoft 365 and Azure. We also dip our toes quickly into the area of certifications but we'll need more time to do justice to the topic. So stay tuned for that episode coming real soon. For now, sit back and enjoy as we get back to what we like doing - keeping you up to date with everything that's happening in the Microsoft Cloud.

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@contactbrenton

@directorcia

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Microsoft Cloud outage information

Duplicating a Microsoft Planner plan using PowerShell

GitHub and free access to private repositories

Office 365 will automatically block Flash and Silverlight

Azure AD makes sharing and collaboration seamless for any user account

Microsoft's Cyber defense Operations Center shares best practices

Step 3 - Protect your identities. Top 10 actions to secure your environment

Get ready for the new Microsoft 365 Security Center and Microsoft 365 Compliance Center

Microsoft 365 NIST 800-53 action plan

 

Episode 200 - Let’s celebrate

January 21st, 2019

Well we made it! 200 episodes are now done and dusted. We thanks our special guests for attending this episode live, Mark O'Shea and Marc Kean.  Of we can't forget the co-host Brenton Johnson, who helped make this episode special. We'd also like to thank everyone who shared best wishes and congratulations. It is fantastic to know that people are out there and enjoying what we put together.

This of course is only the beginning of the march towards our next 200 episodes and we hope you'll all join us for the journey. We've come a long way in around 10 years of podcasting and so too has the Microsoft Cloud. What's it going to be like in another 10 years? Join us on the journey.

Thanks again to both Mark O'Shea and Marc Kean for being part of our special episode and supporting the podcast over the years.

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@intunedin

@marckean

@contactbrenton

@directorcia

Microsoft Ignite sessions on YouTube 

Episode 199 - Iaan Wiltshire

January 8th, 2019

I speak with Program Manager Windows Defender ATP, Iaan Wiltshire, from Microsoft all about this security offering and how it fits into the market. We discuss what Defender ATP is and what it includes, so if you are keen to hear how Microsoft is integrating threat management from the desktop through to the cloud, listen along.

Brenton and I, of course, give you all the latest Microsoft Cloud news in this first episode for 2019. There is still lots happening so listen in to stay up to date.

Also, don't forget our invite to join us during the live recording of episode 200 on the 21st of January 2019. Just sign up at http://bit.ly/n2k200

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Iaan.Wiltshire@microsoft.com

@IaanDW

@contactbrenton

@directorcia

MSP risks for clients

Questions to ask your MSP

Report into MSP hacking

Discounted cyber security for your client

December updates video

Ignite 2019 - Sydney agenda

Contextualizing Attacker Activity within Session in Exchange Online

MyAnalytics, the fitness tracker for work is now more broadly available

Watch Microsoft Stream on the go

SharePoint Roadmap Pitstop: December 2018

Introducing new advanced security and compliance offerings for Microsoft 365

Evaluating Windows Defender ATP

Windows defender Test Ground

Microsoft Security Blog

Defender ATP Overview

 

Episode 198 - NIgel Moore

December 23rd, 2018

Join me with Nigel Moore for this episode as he talks about what successful Managed Service Providers (MSP) are doing and thinking with the Microsoft Cloud and also into the future. Nigel shares his wealth of experience from running a successful MSP and now running a coaching business focused on helping MSPs become more successful. being the last episode before Christmas and New Year, both Brenton and I wish you all the best for the holiday season. We appreciate your support in 2018 and look forward to you joining us again in 2019.

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@contactbrenton

@directorcia

The Tech Tribe - Nigel Moore

Zapier and Microsoft Teams integration

Introducing the Microsoft 365 freelance toolkit

Microsoft Teams adoption hub

What's the difference between OneNote and OneNote 2016?

Teams usage passes Slack

Microsoft 365 update for November 2018

Updates to Azure AD Terms of Use functionality within conditional access

An easy way to bring back your Azure VM with in place restore

 

Episode 197 - Yubikey

December 12th, 2018

In this episode we focus on security starting with our interview of Alex Wilson from Yubico talking all about multi factor authentication. We take the time to dive deep into the benefits of using devices like the Yubikey to protect identities an help prevent phishing attacks. Brenton and I also discuss a number of interesting security items before the interview as well as give you the latest updates from the Microsoft Cloud.

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Alex Wilson - alex.wilson@yubico.com

Yubico

@contactbrenton

@directorcia

Join us for the 200th episode

Australia gets world-first encryption busting laws

Australia passes new law to thwart strong encryption

Microsoft adopts ethical principles aiming to bar misuse of facial recognition technology

New breakthrough in combating tech support scams

Mastercard and Microsoft join forces to Advance Digital Identity Innovations

New Office app icons

Outlook on iOS gets a redesign

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