Microsoft Cloud IT Pro Podcast

Ben Stegink, Scott Hoag

Your Microsoft Cloud News from a couple of IT Pros

Episode 0 – Introductions
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In Episode 195, Ben and Scott talk about the “Conversation Button” that has (finally) come to Microsoft Teams and some things to think about in the lead up to Microsoft Ignite. Sponsors Sperry Software – Powerful Outlook Add-ins developed to make your email life easy even if you’re too busy to manage your inbox ShareGate – […] The post Episode 195 – New Conversation Button in Microsoft Teams?!? appeared first on Microsoft Cloud IT Pro Podcast.

Sep 17

33 min

In Episode 194, Ben and Scott dive into the recent announcement of the GA of Microsoft Lists in Microsoft Teams. Sponsors Sperry Software – Powerful Outlook Add-ins developed to make your email life easy even if you’re too busy to manage your inbox ShareGate – ShareGate’s industry-leading products help IT professionals worldwide migrate their business to […] The post Episode 194 – Microsoft Lists GAs in Microsoft Teams appeared first on Microsoft Cloud IT Pro Podcast.

Sep 10

32 min

In Episode 193, Ben and Scott talk about how to protect your organization with Exchange Online transport rules and prevent the forwarding of messages from other applications like Power Automate. They also talk about Project Moca and how it can be used to organize your personal information through Outlook on the web. Sponsors Sperry Software – […] The post Episode 193 – Organize All The Things With Project Moca appeared first on Microsoft Cloud IT Pro Podcast.

Sep 3

34 min

In Episode 192, Ben and Scott talk about the deprecation of Internet Explorer, the impacts of Cloud Shell being open-sourced, and a new button Microsoft Teams for starting new conversations. Sponsors Sperry Software – Powerful Outlook Add-ins developed to make your email life easy even if you’re too busy to manage your inbox ShareGate – ShareGate’s […] The post Episode 192 – SkyNet Is Real appeared first on Microsoft Cloud IT Pro Podcast.

Aug 27

35 min

In Episode 191, Ben and Scott get distracted and talk about how good Fortnite is when lawsuits are involved, new exciting world of foldables with the Surface Duo, and the preview of Azure AD role-assignments to cloud-based Azure AD groups. Sponsors ShareGate – ShareGate’s industry-leading products help IT professionals worldwide migrate their business to the […] The post Episode 191 – Fortnite, Foldables, and Azure AD, Oh My! appeared first on Microsoft Cloud IT Pro Podcast.

Aug 20

32 min

In Episode 190, Ben and Scott talk about the difficulties of naming human genes when Excel gets in the way, improvements coming to the automatic cleanup of deployment history within Azure Resource Manager, and the automatic enablement of App Lock in the Microsoft Authenticator app. Sponsors Sperry Software – Powerful Outlook Add-ins developed to make your […] The post Episode 190 – Sometimes The Waveforms Lie appeared first on Microsoft Cloud IT Pro Podcast.

Aug 13

40 min

In Episode 189, Ben and Scott discuss some of the enhancements to the Microsoft Teams client on desktop and mobile with the public rollout of pop out meetings and chats as well as the Tasks app in Teams for task management across Planner, To Do, and Outlook/Exchange Online mailboxes. Sponsors Sperry Software – Powerful Outlook Add-ins […] The post Episode 189 – Teams Client Updates appeared first on Microsoft Cloud IT Pro Podcast.

Aug 6

33 min

In Episode 188, Ben and Scott discuss some of the latest announcements from Microsoft Inspire, including NFS support of Azure Blob Storage, the GA of Microsoft Lists, and the announcement of Microsoft Dataflex and Microsoft Dataflex Pro. Sponsors Sperry Software – Powerful Outlook Add-ins developed to make your email life easy even if you’re too busy […] The post Episode 188 – Are You Inspired Yet? appeared first on Microsoft Cloud IT Pro Podcast.

Jul 30

36 min

In Episode 187, Ben and Scott discuss the newly announced preview for alternate login IDs in Azure Active Directory, enabling “sensitive by default” labels with DLP in SharePoint Online, and the GA of the new Microsoft Secure Score. Sponsors Sperry Software – Powerful Outlook Add-ins developed to make your email life easy even if you’re too […] The post Episode 187 – AAD Alternate Login ID and Sensitive by Default in SharePoint appeared first on Microsoft Cloud IT Pro Podcast.

Jul 23

35 min

In Episode 186, Ben and Scott talk through several scenarios around the use of Azure Synapse, Forms Recognizer, and Azure Cognitive Search. Sponsors Sperry Software – Powerful Outlook Add-ins developed to make your email life easy even if you’re too busy to manage your inbox ShareGate – ShareGate’s industry-leading products help IT professionals worldwide migrate their […] The post Episode 186 – Azure Synapse, Cognitive Search, and Forms Recognizer appeared first on Microsoft Cloud IT Pro Podcast.

Jul 16

40 min

In Episode 185, Ben and Scott discuss the new features that are coming to Microsoft Teams for personal accounts including group chats and task management. Sponsors Sperry Software – Powerful Outlook Add-ins developed to make your email life easy even if you’re too busy to manage your inbox ShareGate – ShareGate’s industry-leading products help IT professionals […] The post Episode 185 – Microsoft Teams for Personal Life appeared first on Microsoft Cloud IT Pro Podcast.

Jul 9

37 min

In Episode 184, Ben and Scott get into Scott’s inability to dive headfirst into iOS 14 and some of the announcements from WWDC and then discuss some new functionality coming to OneDrive for Business. Sponsors ShareGate – ShareGate’s industry-leading products help IT professionals worldwide migrate their business to the Office 365 or SharePoint, automate their […] The post Episode 184 – OneDrive for Business Shortcuts appeared first on Microsoft Cloud IT Pro Podcast.

Jul 2

35 min

In Episode 183, Ben and Scott go through some of the recent announcements for network performance recommendations and the general availability of Azure Files AD DS authentication. Sponsors Sperry Software – Powerful Outlook Add-ins developed to make your email life easy even if you’re too busy to manage your inbox ShareGate – ShareGate’s industry-leading products help […] The post Episode 183 – Microsoft 365 Network Monitoring Goodness appeared first on Microsoft Cloud IT Pro Podcast.

Jun 25

36 min

In Episode 182, Ben and Scott sit down with Nills Franssens, a Senior Cloud Solution Architect at Microsoft to talk about his new Kubernetes book, “Hands-On Kubernetes on Azure”. Sponsors ShareGate – ShareGate’s industry-leading products help IT professionals worldwide migrate their business to the Office 365 or SharePoint, automate their Office 365 governance, and understand […] The post Episode 182 – Hands-On Kubernetes on Azure with Nills Franssens appeared first on Microsoft Cloud IT Pro Podcast.

Jun 18

38 min

In Episode 181, Ben and Scott go deeper into Azure Sentinel, discussing considerations for the design and segmentation of your Sentinel workspaces. Sponsors ShareGate – ShareGate’s industry-leading products help IT professionals worldwide migrate their business to the Office 365 or SharePoint, automate their Office 365 governance, and understand their Azure usage & costs Sperry Software – […] The post Episode 181 – Deep[er] Dive on Azure Sentinel appeared first on Microsoft Cloud IT Pro Podcast.

Jun 11

44 min

In Episode 180, Ben and Scott talk through a recent experience Scott had when working with service principals in Azure AD for use with Azure Kubernetes Service. They also get into some of the fun that can be had with parsing JSON from the command line with jq and JMESPath. Sponsors ShareGate – ShareGate’s industry-leading […] The post Episode 180 – JSON All The Things! appeared first on Microsoft Cloud IT Pro Podcast.

Jun 4

30 min

In Episode 179, Ben and Scott discuss some of their favorite announcements from Microsoft Build 2020 including Azure Static Web Apps, Microsoft Lists, improvements to Teams, and more! Sponsors Sperry Software – Powerful Outlook Add-ins developed to make your email life easy even if you’re too busy to manage your inbox ShareGate – ShareGate’s industry-leading products […] The post Episode 179 – Azure Static Web Apps != Azure Static Websites appeared first on Microsoft Cloud IT Pro Podcast.

May 28

43 min

In Episode 178, Ben and Scott dive into what you should think about when securing Microsoft 365 at a high level and run down the areas you’ll want to focus on first. Sponsors ShareGate – ShareGate’s industry-leading products help IT professionals worldwide migrate their business to the Office 365 or SharePoint, automate their Office 365 […] The post Episode 178 – Securing remote work using M365 appeared first on Microsoft Cloud IT Pro Podcast.

May 21

44 min

In Episode 177, Ben and Scott break down the changes in Microsoft 365 Business Premium and how it compares against Office 365 Enterprise Plans including the Office 365 E3. Sponsors Sperry Software – Powerful Outlook Add-ins developed to make your email life easy even if you’re too busy to manage your inbox ShareGate – ShareGate’s industry-leading […] The post Episode 177 – Friends Should Let Friends Buy Microsoft 365 Business Premium appeared first on Microsoft Cloud IT Pro Podcast.

May 14

34 min

In Episode 176, Ben and Scott dive into the April announcements around feature updates to Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Threat Protection, and Azure Active Directory. Sponsors ShareGate – ShareGate’s industry-leading products help IT professionals worldwide migrate their business to the Office 365 or SharePoint, automate their Office 365 governance, and understand their Azure usage & costs […] The post Episode 176 – April Showers Bring May Microsoft 365 Updates appeared first on Microsoft Cloud IT Pro Podcast.

May 7

31 min

In Episode 175, Ben and Scott talk about using Azure Files as a remote file share in the cloud for client devices and the things you’ll want to think about to get everything up and running. Sponsors Sperry Software – Powerful Outlook Add-ins developed to make your email life easy even if you’re too busy to […] The post Episode 175 – File Shares for Clients in the Cloud with Azure Files appeared first on Microsoft Cloud IT Pro Podcast.

Apr 30

58 min

In Episode 174, Ben and Scott dive into Azure App Service for Linux and Azure Web App for Containers as a hosting option for microservices and more. Sponsors Sperry Software – Powerful Outlook Add-ins developed to make your email life easy even if you’re too busy to manage your inbox ShareGate – ShareGate’s industry-leading products help […] The post Episode 174 – Azure Web App for Containers appeared first on Microsoft Cloud IT Pro Podcast.

Apr 23

36 min

In Episode 173, Ben and Scott talk about their experiences with online meeting platforms such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and Slack as all of us continue to cope with remote work. Sponsors Sperry Software – Powerful Outlook Add-ins developed to make your email life easy even if you’re too busy to manage your inbox ShareGate – […] The post Episode 173 – Zoom, Teams, and Slack, Oh My! appeared first on Microsoft Cloud IT Pro Podcast.

Apr 16

35 min

In Episode 172, Ben and Scott break down some announced changes around the rebranding of several Office 365 for Business SKUs to Microsoft 365. Sponsors ShareGate – ShareGate’s industry-leading products help IT professionals worldwide migrate their business to the Office 365 or SharePoint, automate their Office 365 governance, and understand their Azure usage & costs Sperry […] The post Episode 172 – Office 365 for Small and Medium Business Rebranding appeared first on Microsoft Cloud IT Pro Podcast.

Apr 9

29 min

In Episode 171, Ben and Scott are joined by Sarah Lean, Microsoft Cloud Advocate, to talk about working from home and some ways to adapt to remote presentations. Sponsors Sperry Software – Powerful Outlook Add-ins developed to make your email life easy even if you’re too busy to manage your inbox ShareGate – ShareGate’s industry-leading products […] The post Episode 171 – Working from home with Sarah Lean appeared first on Microsoft Cloud IT Pro Podcast.

Apr 2

40 min

In Episode 170, Ben and Scott are joined by Alex Neihaus to talk about Azure Resource Manager Templates, PowerShell, and the Azure CLI. Sponsors ShareGate – ShareGate’s industry-leading products help IT professionals worldwide migrate their business to the Office 365 or SharePoint, automate their Office 365 governance, and understand their Azure usage & costs Sperry […] The post Episode 170 – Azure Resource Manager All The Things! appeared first on Microsoft Cloud IT Pro Podcast.

Mar 26

42 min

In Episode 169, Ben and Scott take a break from the cloud and talk about the current situation with COVID-19 and how it’s impacting many of us with work from home policies that have been put in place to maintain social distancing. Sponsors ShareGate – ShareGate’s industry-leading products help IT professionals worldwide migrate their business […] The post Episode 169 – Working From Home appeared first on Microsoft Cloud IT Pro Podcast.

Mar 19

38 min

In Episode 168, Ben and Scott come to you live from Collab365 GlobalCon1 (well, really the comfort of their homes) and talk about Universal Print coming to Azure, the announcement that org-wide teams are coming to Office 365 for tenants with less than 5,000 users, and the GA of PowerShell 7.0. Sponsors ShareGate – ShareGate’s […] The post Episode 168 – Live from Collab365 GlobalCon1! appeared first on Microsoft Cloud IT Pro Podcast.

Mar 12

49 min

In Episode 167, Ben and Scott discuss some updates that allow you to deploy resources in Azure to scopes above a resource group and then break down some big changes coming to the Azure certifications. Sponsors ShareGate – ShareGate’s industry-leading products help IT professionals worldwide migrate their business to the Office 365 or SharePoint, automate their […] The post Episode 167 – Azure Certification Updates! appeared first on Microsoft Cloud IT Pro Podcast.

Mar 5

40 min

In Episode 166, Ben and Scott take a break from talking about the cloud and get into some of the gear and software they’ve picked up over the last few months. Sponsors ShareGate – ShareGate’s industry-leading products help IT professionals worldwide migrate their business to the Office 365 or SharePoint, automate their Office 365 governance, and […] The post Episode 166 – Gear and Tech appeared first on Microsoft Cloud IT Pro Podcast.

Feb 27

33 min

In Episode 165, Ben and Scott run through Power Virtual Agents, a feature of Power Platform that allows you to create and manage “no-code” (or to be more realistic – “low-code”) bots. Sponsors ShareGate – ShareGate’s industry-leading products help IT professionals worldwide migrate their business to the Office 365 or SharePoint, automate their Office 365 governance, […] The post Episode 165 – Power Virtual Agents appeared first on Microsoft Cloud IT Pro Podcast.

Feb 20

30 min

In Episode 164, Ben and Scott dive in and discuss some new features that are coming to the Office 365 Admin Center and Azure Lighthouse that are going to make your life easier if you manage more than one tenant. Sponsors Skill Me Up – Only Skill Me Up provides the bridge from fundamentals to certification paths […] The post Episode 164 – Certificates are hard appeared first on Microsoft Cloud IT Pro Podcast.

Feb 13

30 min

In Episode 163, Ben and Scott dive in Power Platform and the PL-900 Power Platform Fundamentals exam. Along the way, they discuss what makes up Power Platform and how you can approach learning about Power Platform. Sponsors ShareGate – ShareGate’s industry-leading products help IT professionals worldwide migrate their business to the Office 365 or SharePoint, […] The post Episode 163 – So… what is Power Platform? appeared first on Microsoft Cloud IT Pro Podcast.

Feb 6

35 min

In Episode 162, Ben and Scott discuss one of the latest bad moves out of Redmond – forcefully installing the Microsoft Search in Bing extension in Google Chrome. Sponsors Skill Me Up – Only Skill Me Up provides the bridge from fundamentals to certification paths to advanced skills to accelerate digital transformation in 1 subscription with 5 […] The post Episode 162 – Bing, Office 365 ProPlus, and Microsoft Search – Oh My! appeared first on Microsoft Cloud IT Pro Podcast.

Jan 29

30 min

In Episode 161, Ben and Scott discuss the updated timeline for the migration from Office 365 to Microsoft Stream and some new functionality coming to Office 365 and Outlook on the web that will make it easier to import personal calendars from Outlook.com, Live.com, and Google. Sponsors ShareGate – ShareGate’s industry-leading products help IT professionals […] The post Episode 161 – Office 365 News appeared first on Microsoft Cloud IT Pro Podcast.

Jan 23

33 min

In Episode 160, Ben and Scott dive into the Office Cloud Policy Service, part of the Office Admin Center and talk through how to manage the user configuration for your Office clients all in the cloud without GPOs. Sponsors Sperry Software – Powerful Outlook Add-ins developed to make your email life easy even if you’re too […] The post Episode 160 – Office Cloud Policy Service appeared first on Microsoft Cloud IT Pro Podcast.

Jan 16

32 min

In Episode 159, Ben and Scott kick off 2020 with a discussion about the deprecation of Low Priority VMs in Azure and the introduction of Spot VMs and then they talk about a new feature available in Azure AD that can help you synchronize users and groups from disconnected domains. Sponsors ShareGate – ShareGate’s industry-leading […] The post Episode 159 – Azure Spot VMs and Azure AD Cloud Provisioning appeared first on Microsoft Cloud IT Pro Podcast.

Jan 9

32 min

In Episode 158, Ben and Scott dive into a change that is going to impact all Microsoft Partners and their security posture in Azure Active Directory. Sponsors ShareGate – ShareGate’s industry-leading products help IT professionals worldwide migrate their business to the Office 365 or SharePoint, automate their Office 365 governance, and understand their Azure usage […] The post Episode 158 – What are security defaults? appeared first on Microsoft Cloud IT Pro Podcast.

Jan 2

32 min

In Episode 157, Ben and Scott go sideways and talk about Microsoft’s approach to documenting not only the How but the Why of services and products that they release and how customers can obtain operational guidance today. Sponsors Opsgility – Your Cloud enablement partner to help guide your organization through all phases of Cloud migration […] The post Episode 157 – The “why” of Microsoft cloud services? appeared first on Microsoft Cloud IT Pro Podcast.

Dec 2019

36 min

Ben and Scott go down a deep, dark hole and discuss some issues with Microsoft Teams screen sharing on MacOS Catalina. After that, they discuss the newly announced Microsoft Team Exploratory license and some impacts to your tenant if you allow trials. The post Episode 156 – Microsoft Teams Problems! appeared first on Microsoft Cloud IT Pro Podcast.

Dec 2019

34 min

In Episode 155, Ben and Scott dive into a discussion around tenant-level services in Microsoft 365 and Office 365 and what you need to think about as you license users and potentially scope deployments within your tenancy to ensure your compliance with your Microsoft 365 licensing. The post Episode 155 – Microsoft 365 Tenant Level Services appeared first on Microsoft Cloud IT Pro Podcast.

Dec 2019

34 min

Ben and Scott sit down at Microsoft Ignite with Ramiro Calderon, Principal Program Manager - Azure Active Directory, and Stefan van der Wiele, Senior Program Manager - Azure Active Directory, to talk about Azure Active Directory and how as the core of authentication for Office 365, Azure, and Microsoft you can configure your tenancies in a secure and usable way. The post Episode 154 – Azure AD Security with Ramiro Calderon and Stefan van der Wiele appeared first on Microsoft Cloud IT Pro Podcast.

Dec 2019

38 min

In Episode 153, Ben sits down at Microsoft Ignite with Stephen Rose, Sr PMM, Microsoft 365 Storytelling and Branding Team, to talk about what it takes to align demos across the Microsoft 365 product suite and how to craft a great story. Sponsors ShareGate – ShareGate’s industry-leading products help IT professionals worldwide migrate their business to […] The post Episode 153 – Crafting the Story for Microsoft 365 with Stephen Rose appeared first on Microsoft Cloud IT Pro Podcast.

Nov 2019

40 min

In Episode 152, Ben and Scott sit down with Steven Murawski, Lead Cloud Ops Advocate at Microsoft, at Microsoft Ignite to talk about the power and freedom that comes from managing your infrastructure as code using tools like Azure Repos and Azure Pipelines inside of Azure DevOps. You can follow Steven on Twitter @StevenMurawski. Sponsors […] The post Episode 152 – Using Azure DevOps to Automate Azure Deployments with Steven Murawski appeared first on Microsoft Cloud IT Pro Podcast.

Nov 2019

33 min

In Episode 151, Ben sits down at Microsoft Ignite with Gagan Gulati, Head of Product for Azure Information Protection, and Adam Hall, Director, Microsoft Security to discuss the history of information protection at Microsoft and the material impacts of protecting your organization’s sensitive data in Office 365, including the transition from AIP to MIP (such […] The post Episode 151 – Microsoft Information Protection with Gagan Gulati and Adam Hall appeared first on Microsoft Cloud IT Pro Podcast.

Nov 2019

34 min

In Episode 150, Ben sits down at Microsoft Ignite with Julie Love, Senior Director, Quantum Computing at Microsoft, to talk all about quantum computing and the newly announced service Azure Quantum. Sponsors ShareGate – ShareGate’s industry-leading products help IT professionals worldwide migrate their business to the Office 365 or SharePoint, automate their Office 365 governance, […] The post Episode 150 – Azure Quantum with Julie Love appeared first on Microsoft Cloud IT Pro Podcast.

Nov 2019

30 min

In Episode 149, Ben and Scott wrap up their whirlwind tour of AIP with Unified Labels. Sponsors ShareGate – ShareGate’s industry-leading products help IT professionals worldwide migrate their business to the Office 365 or SharePoint, automate their Office 365 governance, and understand their Azure usage & costs SaneBox – SaneBox brings sanity back to your inbox by prioritizing […] The post Episode 149 – The End Of Acronym Soup (aka Unified Labels) appeared first on Microsoft Cloud IT Pro Podcast.

Oct 2019

37 min

In Episode 148, Ben and Scott discuss MC193609, “Announcing self-service purchase capabilities for Power Platform products” and some of the things you’ll need to think about as this new capability comes to an Office 365 tenant near you. Sponsors ShareGate – ShareGate’s industry-leading products help IT professionals worldwide migrate their business to the Office 365 […] The post Episode 148 – Power Platform Self-Service appeared first on Microsoft Cloud IT Pro Podcast.

Oct 2019

33 min

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Oct 2019

36 min

In Episode 146, Ben and Scott start to break down Azure Resource Manager templates and some of the tooling and benefits to managing your Azure infrastructure (and yes, that includes PaaS services!) as code. Sponsors ShareGate – ShareGate’s industry-leading products help IT professionals worldwide migrate their business to the Office 365 or SharePoint, automate their […] The post Episode 146 – Azure Resource Manager Templates appeared first on Microsoft Cloud IT Pro Podcast.

Oct 2019

32 min

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