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Episode 215 - Alex Fields

September 17th, 2019

In this episode I speak with Alex Fields about the power of conditional access. You'll learn what it is, how to implement it as well as many best practices recommended by Alex based in his experience and knowledge. The great new is conditional access is part of Microsoft 365 Business, so listen in for the way to make it work to protect your information.

Brenton and I also bring you up to speed with all the latest Microsoft Cloud news, so listen in for the latest as always. We hope you enjoy this episode and don't forget to send us your feedback.





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ITProMentor - Best parctices

Attacker Kill Chain described

ITProMentor - Free Microsoft 365 Business eBook

ITProMentor - Licensing Guide

Telstra Purple

New version of To-Do

Authenticator backup on Android now available

Prepare for iPadiOS Launch

New webparts coming to SharePoint

Azure QuickStart Center

Top 5 advantages of syncing with OneDrive

Modernize your root site



Episode 214 - Mark O’Shea

September 5th, 2019

I chat with MVP Microsoft Mark O'Shea about the Microsoft 365 technical information from the recent Microsoft Inspire in Las Vegas. The focus is not on the partner information but the technical announcements from the conference, and yes there were plenty. Brenton and I are also back together to bring you up to date with everything that is happening in the Microsoft Cloud. Enjoy the episode.

This episode was recorded using Microsoft Teams and produced with Camtasia 2019






Microsoft 365 Dark Mode

What's new in Microsoft 365 [VIDEO]

New to Microsoft 365 in August

Outlook Flow connector changes

Higher tech for higher ed

Soft Delete for Azure Backup Virtual Machines

Microsoft Azure available from new cloud region in Switzerland

Requested features for list groups

Enhanced QuickEdit for SharePoint Online

Meet the new Outlook on the web

Azure Sentintel

Windows 7 end of support

Office 2010 end of support

Microsoft 365 Security and Compliance

Conditional Access

Windows Virtual Desktop

Edge Insider Enterprise preview

Microsoft 365 Training Day: Security and Compliance day


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Episode 213 - Amy Babinchak

August 21st, 2019

A quick news update followed by an engaging interview with Amy Babinchak around some of the cloud topics she will be presenting at some upcoming events. Amy is owner of Harbor Computer, Third Tier Consulting and an Office 365 MVP to boot, so plenty of great learnings to he had listening in.





Samsung and Microsoft Alliance

Updates to SharePoint authoring

Top 5 advantages of OneDrive for Business

MFA and end user impacts

Set up conditional access with Microsoft Search in Bing

New Azure files authentication

Lower pricing for Azure storage

Chromium version of Edge now has a beta channel


Episode 212 - Darrell Webster

August 6th, 2019

In this episode I speak with Darrell Webster about what happens behind the scenes with the Regarding365 community. A really good discussion around community and the process of regularly creating content. Of course there is also the latest Microsoft Cloud news and yes, Brenton is back to explain where he has been. Tune in for all the details.






What's new in Teams - July 2019

New to Microsoft 365 in July

OneDrive round up - July 2019

New Flow and PowerApps licensing

An Office 365 Guide to PowerApps and Flow licensing

Microsoft Defender ATP evaluation lab is now available

Without enrollment and Outlook for iOS and Android general app configuration

What's new with Microsoft 365 - July [VIDEO]

Ring Central Teams

Teams in the Classroom [VIDEO]



Episode 211 - Azure storage

July 26th, 2019

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Microsoft has rolled back it's recent planned partner changes. we have some new Intune security baseline policies to try (and troubleshoot) and Teams leads Slack in user numbers. I speak with Marc Kean to get the low down on what Azure storage is all about. All this and a lot more on this episode.




Updates to partner program (again)

Microsoft Intune announces security baselines

Exchange Online PowerShell WinRM issue

What is Azure Lighthouse?

Without-enrollment and Outlook for iOS and Android

Teams reaches 13 million active users

Planner and To-Do integration

New PowerApps and Flow licensing

Azure storage

Azure File Sync

Episode 210 - Sarah Young

July 10th, 2019

Brenton speaks with global Azure black belt Sarah Young about the new Azure Sentinel service. Of course we also update you on all the happenings in the Microsoft Cloud and there has been plenty of late, so listen along to get all the latest and learn about Azure Sentinel.


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Faster, with a modern design, and new features – the new Outlook on the web is here

Tracking failed logins with Cloud App Security

New Azure discount for CSP partners to come live in October

OneDrive Roundup - June 2019

Announcing question and answer in Yammer

First Microsoft Cloud regions in the Middle East now available

Step 10. Detect and investigate security incidents: top 10 actions to secure your environment

All 10 steps

Episode 209 - Mia McIntyre

June 28th, 2019

Our chat this episode is with Mia McIntyre from MiVirtual about here experiences attending the recent SharePoint 2019 Conference. Mia shares her learnings and experiences with one of the big annual Microsoft product conferences as well as few other interesting topics. If you have ever wondered what it is like to attend these sorts of events, then listen along. Brenton and I kick the show off and bring you up to date with all the Microsoft Cloud happenings as well.






SharePoint Conference

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Conditional access comes to Microsoft 365 Business

Introducing Microsoft Edge preview for older version of Windows

Mac To-Do beta

Adding the SharePoint starter kit

Disable basic authentication in Exchange Online

Windows Terminal beta


Episode 208 - Jeff Alexander

June 10th, 2019

Jeffa is back! Jeff Alexander from Microsoft that is. Jeff is here to talk to about the modern desktop including things like Intune, Identity, Device Management and more. Modern desktops require a modern approach and thinking when it comes to everything from roll outs through to updating, so listen in for all the details on how to jump on board. Of course, Brenton and I give you an update on new things in the Microsoft Cloud so you'll right up to date after this episode.





New to Microsoft 365 in May

Adding the SharePoint Starter Kit

Provisioning Microsoft 365 Learning pathways

Get started with Intune


Episode 207 - Ashanka Iddya

May 27th, 2019

We have an interview with Senior product Marketing Manager for Microsoft 365 Business, Ashanka Iddya. There is of course an update on everything from the Microsoft Cloud with a special focus on the recent SharePoint 2019 Conference. Delta synced files, full Document Library fidelity in Teams and more are covered in this episode.





Small and Medium Business on the Microsoft Tech Community

SharePoint home sites

New mobile features, interactivity and more announced at SharePoint Conference 2019

OneDrive announcements - SharePoint Conference 2019

Turbocharging Microsoft 365 cloud user experiences

Framework for file migrations to Microsoft 365 - https:/

Processes for File migrations to Microsoft 365 -

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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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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