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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

CIAOPS Patron program

 

Episode 196 - Marc Kean

November 27th, 2018

I am joined by a familiar guest to many, previous co-host of the Need to Know podcast, Marc Kean, who shares with us what he has been up to lately and his career journey to now being a full time Microsoft employee. Listen along and you'll get some insight into one of the technical job roles at Microsoft.

Of course Brenton and I also bring you up to date with the latest Microsoft cloud news including recent a Azure AD multi factor outage and how Microsoft is now more valuable than Apple! Listen on for full details.

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@marckean

@askbrenton

@directorcia

Marc's blog

Azure AD MFA outage analysis - look for event on 19th November

Microsoft now more valuable than Apple

Microsoft helps create a secure modern workplace

New management for Microsoft Teams

Windows 1809 rollout continues

Episode 195 - Troy Hunt

November 13th, 2018

Troy Hunt makes a return to the podcast to talk about the power of serverless compute. We discuss how Troy has been successfully using serverless compute to run his website haveibeenpwned. Troy also shares with us some insights as to the practical day to day operations of running a site with 5 billion breach records. Brenton and I also update you on the latest Microsoft Cloud news including a raft of updates to Microsoft Teams.

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@troyhunt

@contactbrenton

@directorcia

haveibeenpwned

Azure serverless compute

CIAOPS Patron program

Skype for Business is moving to Teams

What's new in Microsoft Teams - November round up

Top scoring in industry AV tests

How can I get started with machine learning

Episode 194 - Cloud Update

November 6th, 2018

More news this week from the Microsoft Cloud. Plenty of things that you need to know around Microsoft 365 and Azure so we bring it to you in another all news episode.

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@contactbrenton

@directorcia

7 things Steve Jobs can teach you about business

How to be Jason Bourne

Keeping up to date

Microsoft MCA and Acceptance wording

https://uptakedigital.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360000549816

Windows 10 Home on the new Surface PC line

Windows Server 2019 RDS will not support Office Pro Plus from Office 365

New Office deployment customisation tool

What's new for Microsoft To-Do in October 2018

Office 365 soars to 155 million active users

Windows Defender now runs in a sandbox

Hardware OAUTH tokens in Azure MFA in the cloud now available

Outlook for Mac adds administrative controls

CIAOPS Patron program offer

Episode 193 - Gluh

October 21st, 2018

Join us in this episode as Brenton speak with Lorenzo Coppa from Gluh, which is clever way for IT Resellers to sell more hardware with less hassle and overhead. Brenton and I also bring you up to date with all the latest Microsoft Cloud news. Just because Ignite is over doesn't mean that the news stops from the cloud. We'll bring you up to date with everything you need to know.

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@contactbrenton

@directorcia

Gluh

Updated version of Windows 10 1803 rolling out

Ignite book of news

Create an organisation wide team in Microsoft Teams

New capabilities coming to the SharePoint Migration Tool

How Azure AD can help clean up data in your on-premises Active Directory

Reset passwords from all versions of Windows

Ignite 2018 session Youtube index from CIAOPS

ID Fix tool

Episode 192 - More news from Ignite

October 8th, 2018

A follow up from our last episode with more news and updates from Microsoft Ignite. Brenton an I add a few more points of interest that came out of the conference including update on Microsoft Whiteboard, updates from Azure and multi geo for SharePoint and OneDrive plus plenty more. So tune in for the latest and greatest from Microsoft Ignite.

Don’t forget to give the show a rating as well as send us any feedback or suggestions you may have for the show.

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@contactbrenton

@directorcia

More interesting news from Ignite

Absorbing content from Ignite 2018

New features for Microsoft Forms

Introducing Multi-Geo in SharePoint and Office 365 Groups

Passwordless phone sign in

SharePoint powers teamwork in Office 365

Microsoft whiteboard now available on more devices

Azure monitor just got better

Move managed disks and VMs now available

Announcing Microsoft Threat Protection

Episode 191 - News from Microsoft Ignite 2018

October 4th, 2018

Brenton and I get you up to date with all the most important announcements from Microsoft Ignite. You'll hear about the new Microsoft Virtual Desktop services, improvements in OneDrive, and some exciting updates happening with Microsoft Stream. Throw in a Windows 10 update with news about Azure and there isn't enough to cover everything in one episode. All this and whole heap more on this special Ignite update on the Need to Know podcast.

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@contactbrenton

@directorcia

Windows 10 1809 update

Top learnings from Microsoft Ignite

Password-less sign-ins

New in Teams

Episode 190 - Cloud updates

September 22nd, 2018

Brenton and I take an opportunity to get you up to date ahead of Microsoft Ignite on all the latest news in the Microsoft Cloud. We have some news about SharePoint and Outlook as well as some changes to Windows 7 support. Brenton also suggests that maybe we need a dedicated episode on PowerShell. What do you think? Let us know.

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New Outlook on the web

Helping customers shift to a modern desktop

Microsoft Ignite

Microsoft Teams data residency

Windows 7 monthly update charge

PowerShell basics

Initial set up of an Office 365 PowerShell environment

CIAOPS Learn

CIAOPS Patron

Auditing Office 365 logins

Using Azure Automation to schedule mailbox checks

Episode 189 - Marcus Dervin

September 7th, 2018

This is our follow up episode with Marcus Dervine from Webvine speaking about Digital Transformation. We continue with the transformation pillars that Marcus has outlined in his as the road to successful adoption of technologies like Office 365. Of course Brenton joins me again to catch you up on all the cloud news. We've tried to keep the update as short as we can as we noticed that the episodes are getting longer. We'll do a deeper dive into updates in the next episode as we wanted to make sure there was plenty of time for our guest

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@marcusdervin

@contactbrenton

@directorcia

Marcus's book - Digital Transformation, from the inside out (use coupon code CIAOPS for 20% off)

Webvine

Azure outage

New file template management

Mass delete notification

Passwordless Login

Windows 10 sandboxing

Windows 10 Quality updates