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Episode 262 - Daniel Chronlund

December 21st, 2020

Security is big this week and you'll get it all here. Our cloud news will provide you with all the latest information you'll need to understand the Solar Winds attack. in this episode we also speak with Daniel Chronlund around Conditional Access. Daniel shares his extensive knowledge around this service and how it can improve your security posture. He also has some great scripts available on his Github repository, so check them out! 

I take this opportunity to wish listeners happy holidays. Stay safe and thanks for all your support in 2020. Onwards to 2021 we go, hi ho, hi ho.

This episode was recorded using Microsoft Teams and produced with Camtasia 2020.



Daniel's blog

Daniel's GitHub


A moment of reckoning: the need for a strong and global cybersecurity response

Analyzing Solorigate, the compromised DLL file that started a sophisticated cyberattack, and how Microsoft Defender helps protect 

SolarWinds Post-Compromise Hunting with Azure Sentinel 

Ensuring customers are protected from Solorigate

Microsoft Defender for Office 365 investigation improvements coming soon 

A “quick wins” approach to securing Azure Active Directory and Office 365 and improving your security posture

4 ways Microsoft 365 is improving the experience for Mac users 

Sleeping Tabs in Microsoft Edge: Delivering better browser performance 

Guest Access in Yammer using Azure AD B2B is now in preview! 

Stay current with in-demand skills through free certification renewals

Microsoft Clarity | Free behavioral analytics product for website managers

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Episode 261 - Mark O’Shea

December 10th, 2020

I speak with a returning guest Mark O'Shea around the changes we've seen recently in Microsoft 365, especially around device management and Microsoft Endpoint Manager. The whole device deployment and management landscape is changing fast. It all used to be about Intune but now the focus is really Endpoint Manager and Mark helps us understand the why's and what fors.

I've also got a swag of Microsoft Cloud news to share with you to bring up to date with the latest happenings.

As always, thanks for being a subscriber and don't hesitate to share what I do with others.

This episode was recorded using Microsoft Teams and produced with Camtasia 2020




What's New with Microsoft 365 | November 2020 [VIDEO]

What’s New in Microsoft Teams | November 2020

Teams Breakout rooms go GA 

Microsoft Edge v.88: Deprecate support for FTP protocol

Microsoft Edge v.88: Adobe Flash support will be removed 

Microsoft Edge v.88: Alerts if your passwords are found in an online leak

Add to OneDrive is generally available

Introducing the SharePoint Success Site – Drive adoption and get the most out of SharePoint

Threat actor leverages coin miner techniques to stay under the radar – here’s how to spot them

New datacenters for Sweden, Denmark, and Chile

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Episode 260 - Brenton Johnson

November 23rd, 2020

We welcome back Brenton Johnson to speak about his success with Intune and how he's using it to manage devices for his customers. Brenton shares his journey as well as some handy best practices during our chat.

Of course, there is also all the Microsoft Cloud news to get through, so sit back and enjoy this bumper episode.

This episode was recorded using Microsoft Teams and produced with Camtasia 2020




Uptake Digital

Power Apps Community plan

Meet the Microsoft Pluton processor – The security chip designed for the future of Windows PCs 

The Microsoft Cloud App Security (MCAS) Ninja Training is Here! 

Extend data loss prevention to your devices with Microsoft Endpoint Data Loss Prevention, now generally available 

It's Time to Hang Up on Phone Transports for Authentication 

See how to easily keep tabs on your Azure Sentinel ingestion costs 

What’s new: Microsoft 365 Defender connector now in Public Preview for Azure Sentinel 

Microsoft's Cloud PC: Leak reveals new details on upcoming Azure-powered remote desktop

What’s New in Microsoft Teams | October 2020 

The definitive guide to Productivity Score 


Episode 259 - Baselines

November 16th, 2020

This episode was recorded using Microsoft Teams and produced with Camtasia 2020

FAQ 20


Use security baselines to configure Windows 10 devices in Intune

Preset security policies in EOP and Microsoft Defender for Office 365

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Episode 258 - David Bjurman-Birr

November 2nd, 2020

Apart from all the latest Microsoft Cloud news, I speak with David Bjurman-Birr who is a security architect, especially focused on the SMB space. David shares plenty of great tips when it comes to ensuring your Microsoft 365 tenant. Listen along to stay safe.

This episode was recorded using Microsoft Teams and produced with Camtasia 2020


David Bjurman-Birr


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The definitive guide to Productivity Score

Microsoft Teams reaches 115 million DAU—plus, a new daily collaboration minutes metric for Microsoft 365 

Darknet Diaries podcast

Security Unlocked podcast

Uncovering hidden risk podcast

Microsoft announces plans to establish its first cloud region in Austria to accelerate local innovation and growth

Microsoft to establish its first datacenter region in Taiwan

Microsoft's commercial cloud continues to hum with Azure sales up 48% in Q1

Plus Addressing Now Available in Exchange Online

NIST cybersecurity framework

Australian cybersecurity guidance for SMBs

Australian essential eight explained

Office 365 investigation tooling

Guide to implementing CIS Controls with Microsoft 365 Business Premium

Practical guide to securing remote work using Microsoft 365 Business Premium

SMB Tech community



Episode 257 - Windows Autopilot

October 26th, 2020

This episode was recorded using Microsoft Teams and produced with Camtasia 2020

FAQ 18


Modern Device Management - Part 7

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Episode 256 - Lars Klint and llamas

October 12th, 2020

We've crossed the 8 bit barrier and now into 16 bit episode numbers! I'll give you a quick round up of what I thought was the most important announcements from Microsoft and where you can go to get all the information Microsoft recently provides about its products. Then I'l speak with Microsoft MVP Lars Klint about his project with llamas. Yup, that's the animal, not some secret code word. So listen in for some fun as well as interesting take away Lars has to share in this episode.

This episode was recorded using Microsoft Teams and produced with Camtasia 2020




Introducing llama cam

llama cam

Lars Klint blog

Ignite book of news

Ignite on demand sessions

New management capabilities for Microsoft Defender Antivirus in Microsoft 365 Business Premium

Announcing Microsoft 365 Lighthouse for Managed Service Providers serving small & medium customers

Seven ways we’re empowering every person and every organization to thrive in a new world of work

Discover the new Teams feature that supports social-emotional learning

Microsoft Defender for Endpoint adds depth and breadth to threat defense across platforms

Announcing SharePoint Syntex

Celebrating the top OneDrive moments from Microsoft Ignite 2020

SharePoint admin and migration announcements at Ignite 2020

What's New in Microsoft Teams

Collaboration, communication and knowledge sharing with Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, Project Cortex


Episode 255 - Modern Device Management

October 5th, 2020

This episode was recorded using Microsoft Teams and produced with Camtasia 2020

FAQ 17

Modern Device Management - Part 1

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Episode 254 - David Gardiner

September 21st, 2020

In this episode we go a bit Dev and talk with MVP David Gardiner about software and using things like GitHub to make life easier for all those scripts you have developed. Having a handle on using software is a very important skill for IT Professionals to have in the cloud and David gives us some insight and experience as a developer that I think will help.

Of course I bring you up to date with all the news on the even of Microsoft Ignite and the fire hose we expect afterwards. Listen in an enjoy this episode.




Microsoft Ignite 2020

Guidance for delivering Virtual Events

In development for Microsoft Intune

Move flows across environments

End of support for Office 2010

New conversations button in Teams

The changing security environment with Microsoft 365

A couple of new additions to Azure Sentinel


Episode 253 - Automation optiona

September 14th, 2020

This episode was recorded using Microsoft Teams and produced with Camtasia 2020

FAQ 16

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