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Microsoft Cloud IT Pro Podcast

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Episode 379 – Azure Verified Modules
Welcome to Episode 379 of the Microsoft Cloud IT Pro Podcast. In this episode, Ben and Scott take a look at Azure Verified Modules, a new initiative from Microsoft to consolidate and set the standards for what a good Bicep and/or Terraform module looks like. Like what you hear and want to support the show? Check out our membership options. Show Notes Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug 2, 14 Oz, App-Controlled Heated Coffee Mug with 80 Min Battery Life and Improved Design, Black Azure Verified Modules What, Why, How  Module Indexes Module Support Terraform Modules Community Calls John Savill - Azure Verified Modules Overview About the sponsors Would you like to become the irreplaceable Microsoft 365 resource for your organization? Let us know!
33:00 7/4/24
Episode 378 – Azure Compute Fleet
Welcome to Episode 378 of the Microsoft Cloud IT Pro Podcast. In this episode we discuss Azure Compute Fleet, a new Preview service announced at Microsoft Build 2024. Azure Compute Fleet is a new Azure infrastructure service that lets you deploy Azure compute capacity across different virtual machine SKUs, availability zones, and pricing models. It's all about acquiring VM capacity at scale. If you're familiar with AWS EC2 and Spot fleet, this is effectively the equivalent in Azure. Like what you hear and want to support the show? Check out our membership options. Show Notes GoveeLife WiFi Freezer Thermometer Alarm, Remote App Alert with Anti-False, Wireless Smart Temperature Monitor Sensor, 2 Years Free Data Storage Export, Digital Thermometer for Refrigerator Pool Tub EC2 Fleet – Manage Thousands of On-Demand and Spot Instances with One Request Azure Compute Fleet PREVIEW Announcing the Public Preview of Azure Compute Fleet Build 2024: Microsoft Announces New Azure Virtual Machines for AI and Cloud-Native Workloads What is Azure Compute Fleet? (Preview) FAQ for Azure Compute Fleet Deploying Azure Compute Fleet virtual machines - YouTube About the sponsors Would you like to become the irreplaceable Microsoft 365 resource for your organization? Let us know!
34:08 6/6/24
Episode 377 – Microsoft Copilot for Security
Welcome to Episode 377 of the Microsoft Cloud IT Pro Podcast. In this episode, Ben and Scott talk about a recent incident at Google Cloud where one of their customer accounts was completely wiped out without notice. Then they dive into Microsoft Copilot for Security. Ben has been getting hands on with it and it is expensive. They discuss pricing for Copilot for Security, how to think about approaching the multiple embedded experiences in it, and how to think about building a corpus of knowledge and truly leveraging it as an assistant and accelerator for upping your security game in your Microsoft cloud. Like what you hear and want to support the show? Check out our membership options. Show Notes “Unprecedented” Google Cloud event wipes out customer account and its backups A joint statement from UniSuper CEO Peter Chun, and Google Cloud CEO, Thomas Kurian What was the recent outage caused by? Microsoft Copilot for Security Microsoft Security Copilot to be available April 1 as a capacity-based service Microsoft Copilot for Security - Pricing Manage usage of security compute units in Copilot for Security What is Microsoft Copilot for Security? Microsoft Copilot for Security experiences Copilot for Security prompting tips - Create effective prompts About the sponsors Would you like to become the irreplaceable Microsoft 365 resource for your organization? Let us know!
38:57 5/23/24
Episode 376 – Catching up on the Microsoft 365 Community Conference
Welcome to Episode 376 of the Microsoft Cloud IT Pro Podcast. In this episode. Ben and Scott discuss some of the announcements from the Microsoft 365 Community Conference. Like what you hear and want to support the show? Check out our membership options. Show Notes Microsoft 365 Community Conference Microsoft launches SharePoint eSignature integration with Adobe and Docusign SharePoint eSignature Set up SharePoint eSignature Securely digitize document workflows with eSignature in Microsoft 365 | OD17 Unveiling the Newest OneDrive Capabilities OneDrive Adds New Offline Capabilities Work with OneDrive web app when offline The Intrazone - Add to OneDrive About the sponsors Would you like to become the irreplaceable Microsoft 365 resource for your organization? Let us know!
38:32 5/9/24
Episode 375 – Securing Your Digital World: An Intro to Global Secure Access
Welcome to Episode 375 of the Microsoft Cloud IT Pro Podcast, where we discuss Microsoft's Global Secure Access offering. We explain how Global Secure Access brings identity, network, and endpoint access together under one service and how it combines with Defender for Cloud Apps and is built around the capacity of the Microsoft WAN. Join us as we take a deep dive into the world of digital security and learn how Global Secure Access can help you secure your digital world. Like what you hear and want to support the show? Check out our membership options. Show Notes What is Global Secure Access (preview)? Global Secure Access clients Global Secure Access client for Windows (preview) Global Secure Access (preview) traffic forwarding profiles Learn about Microsoft Entra Private Access Learn about Microsoft Entra Internet Access for all apps How to use the Global Secure Access (preview) enriched Microsoft 365 logs About the sponsors Would you like to become the irreplaceable Microsoft 365 resource for your organization? Let us know!
37:54 4/25/24
Episode 374 – Azure Trusted Launch Virtual Machines
Welcome to Episode 374 of the Microsoft Cloud IT Pro Podcast where Ben and Scott break down Azure Trusted launch virtual machines - what they are, how they're different from Gen 1 Azure VMs, and how you can enable them for your new and existing workloads. Like what you hear and want to support the show? Check out our membership options. Show Notes Trusted launch for Azure virtual machines Supported SKUs Enable Trusted launch on existing Azure VMs Deploy a VM with trusted launch enabled Enable Trusted launch on existing Azure VMs Trusted Launch FAQ About the sponsors Would you like to become the irreplaceable Microsoft 365 resource for your organization? Let us know!
32:28 4/11/24
Episode 373 – Microsoft Intune (Part Trois)
Welcome to Episode 373 of the Microsoft Cloud IT Pro Podcast where Ben and Scott close out their review of Microsoft Intune and its third pillar - Endpoint security. They discuss the core components of Endpoint security, including antivirus, disk encryption, and firewall configuration. Ben also takes Scott on a tour of some more hidden gems in Endpoint security, including managed installers along with endpoint detection and response policies. Like what you hear and want to support the show? Check out our membership options. Show Notes Microsoft Intune troubleshooting Manage endpoint security in Microsoft Intune Manage BitLocker policy for Windows devices with Intune Use FileVault disk encryption for macOS with Intune Monitor device encryption with Intune Endpoint security firewall rule migration tool overview Enforce compliance for Microsoft Defender for Endpoint with Conditional Access in Intune Endpoint detection and response policy for endpoint security in Intune Manage approved apps for Windows devices with App Control for Business policy and Managed Installers for Microsoft Intune About the sponsors Would you like to become the irreplaceable Microsoft 365 resource for your organization? Let us know!
36:24 3/28/24
Episode 372 – Microsoft Intune (Part Deux) – App
Welcome to Episode 372 of the Microsoft Cloud IT Pro Podcast, where we'll be discussing more of Microsoft Intune, one of the most powerful tools for managing your organization's devices, apps, and endpoint security. In this episode, we continue our discussion on the three pillars of Intune - Devices, Apps, and Endpoint Security - with Apps. We'll cover App protection policies, touch on the management experience, how MDM and MAM come into play, and how App protection policies protect your corporate data. Like what you hear and want to support the show? Check out our membership options. Show Notes Overview of Windows Autopilot App protection policies overview App configuration policies for Microsoft Intune Policies for Office apps About the sponsors Intelligink utilizes their skill and passion for the Microsoft cloud to empower their customers with the freedom to focus on their core business. They partner with them to implement and administer their cloud technology deployments and solutions. Visit Intelligink.com for more info.
40:12 3/14/24
Episode 371 – Microsoft Intune (Part Une) – Devices
Welcome to Episode 371 of the Microsoft Cloud IT Pro Podcast, where we'll be discussing Microsoft Intune, one of the most powerful tools for managing your organization's devices, apps, and endpoint security. In this episode, we'll start exploring the three pillars of Intune: Devices, Apps, and Endpoint Security. We'll cover what devices you can enroll, how to onboard them, and what configurations are available. Like what you hear and want to support the show? Check out our membership options. Show Notes Washington's Dream - SNL - YouTube Microsoft Intune plans and pricing Microsoft Intune licensing Device-only licenses Microsoft Intune planning guide Get started with your Microsoft Intune deployment Supported operating systems and browsers in Intune Manage endpoint security policies on devices onboarded to Microsoft Defender for Endpoint Import custom ADMX and ADML administrative templates into Microsoft Intune (public preview) Create a Settings Catalog policy using your imported GPOs in Microsoft Intune (public preview) Password and account lockout policies on Microsoft Entra Domain Services managed domains About the sponsors Intelligink utilizes their skill and passion for the Microsoft cloud to empower their customers with the freedom to focus on their core business. They partner with them to implement and administer their cloud technology deployments and solutions. Visit Intelligink.com for more info.
45:59 2/29/24
Episode 370 – Revisiting Microsoft 365 Copilot
The restrictions have been lifted for Microsoft 365 Copilot licensing and you can now purchase licenses in tenants with less than 300 users. With the flood gates open, Ben and Scott revisit Microsoft 365 Copilot now that they both have access to it in their own tenants. Is it just a summarization tool? Is it any good for helping out Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Microsoft Teams? Listen in and find out! Like what you hear and want to support the show? Check out our membership options. Show Notes Microsoft 365 Copilot 'generally available' – if you can afford 300 seats Expanding availability of Copilot for Microsoft 365 Where can I get Microsoft Copilot? Microsoft Copilot help & learning Copilot in Microsoft Teams help & learning Email coaching with Copilot in Outlook Copilot in OneNote help & learning Copilot Pro plans & licensing About the sponsors Intelligink utilizes their skill and passion for the Microsoft cloud to empower their customers with the freedom to focus on their core business. They partner with them to implement and administer their cloud technology deployments and solutions. Visit Intelligink.com for more info.
40:24 2/15/24
Episode 369 – Microsoft 365 Backup and Archive
In Episode 369, Ben and Scott explore the new Backup and Archive options for Microsoft 365 and Office 365 workloads - Microsoft 365 Archive and Microsoft 365 Backup. These two features may sound similar, but they have different functionalities. Microsoft 365 Archive provides coverage for SharePoint, while Microsoft 365 Backup provides coverage across SharePoint, OneDrive, and Exchange. We will be discussing why you should use these features, how to set them up, and their options. Additionally, we'll cover the differences between the two features, such as the fact that Microsoft 365 Backup does not require an Azure subscription, unlike Microsoft 365 Archive. We'll also delve into the policies, frequency and retention, and recovery options for each service. Like what you hear and want to support the show? Check out our membership options. Show Notes Microsoft 365 Backup Microsoft 365 Backup - Microsoft Adoption Overview of Microsoft 365 Backup (Preview) Set up Microsoft 365 Backup (Preview) Pricing model for Microsoft 365 Backup (Preview) Microsoft 365 Roadmap - Feature ID 188799 Microsoft 365 Archive Microsoft 365 Archive - Microsoft Adoption Overview of Microsoft 365 Archive (Preview) Set up Microsoft 365 Archive (Preview) Pricing model for Microsoft 365 Archive (Preview) Microsoft 365 Roadmap - Feature ID 171100 About the sponsors Intelligink utilizes their skill and passion for the Microsoft cloud to empower their customers with the freedom to focus on their core business. They partner with them to implement and administer their cloud technology deployments and solutions. Visit Intelligink.com for more info.
45:28 2/1/24
Episode 368 – Loop vs Notion vs Confluence vs OneNote – use the right tool for the job
In Episode 368, Ben and Scott talk through the differences between Notion and Microsoft Loop with a sprinkling of Confluence. Like what you hear and want to support the show? Check out our membership options. Show Notes Microsoft officially launches Loop, its Notion competitor Loop vs. Notion: Microsoft’s new document app is a promising mess Is Microsoft Loop A Notion Alternative? Microsoft Loop - A Smarter Way to OneNote? Get started with Microsoft Loop Loop components in Whiteboard Get started with Copilot for Microsoft 365 in Loop Loop app Public Preview limits Guides and Tutorials - How to use Notion Confluence vs Notion Comparison Notion vs Confluence - Switch from Confluence Why Choose Microsoft Loop as Your Wiki About the sponsors Intelligink utilizes their skill and passion for the Microsoft cloud to empower their customers with the freedom to focus on their core business. They partner with them to implement and administer their cloud technology deployments and solutions. Visit Intelligink.com for more info.
46:50 1/18/24
Episode 367 – Azure Files vs a Server with an SMB Share
In Episode 367, Ben and Scott kick off 2024 with a discussion of Azure Files. They start out reviewing a customer scenario Ben encountered and how they would approach it, breaking down the options available with Azure Files, hosting traditional SMB shares in Azure, and how a hybrid deployment can be the best of both worlds. Like what you hear and want to support the show? Check out our membership options. Show Notes Planning for an Azure Files deployment Replace or extend Windows file servers with Azure Files and Azure File Sync Authentication & Identity Overview of Azure Files identity-based authentication options for SMB access Data protection What are the benefits of Microsoft Defender for Storage? Prevent accidental deletion of Azure file shares Accidental delete protection for Azure file shares using Azure Backup Azure Files data redundancy Costing Optimize costs for Azure Files with Reservations Understand Azure Files billing Performance and scale Azure Files scalability and performance targets Azure Files networking considerations NFS file shares in Azure Files Robocopy sees Cloud Tiered files in Azure File Sync as "modified" even though they are not, how to fix? About the sponsors Intelligink utilizes their skill and passion for the Microsoft cloud to empower their customers with the freedom to focus on their core business. They partner with them to implement and administer their cloud technology deployments and solutions. Visit Intelligink.com for more info.
46:34 1/4/24
Episode 366 – Old Man Yells At Cloud
In this episode, Ben and Scott touched on some updates on their social media presence due to some recent happenings in the social media services space. As they transition into the Microsoft cloud world, they discuss updates to cloud computing software and user experience design. They also provided some insight into conditional access policies and break-glass accounts and examined strategies for managing these elements for optimal efficiency. They wrapped up their conversation on a contemplative note about the future of native apps versus progressive web apps (PWAs), and some frustrations about the increasing trend towards PWAs. It's also the season of giving, and we're raising money for Girls Who Code. Donate today at https://give.girlswhocode.com/msclouditpro! Like what you hear and want to support the show? Check out our membership options. Show Notes @mattnavarra on Threads Emergency Pod: Sam Altman is Out at Open AI Show declined events on the calendar The new Forms app is here! Exclude Breakglass Accounts from Conditional Access Policies with PowerShell Update-BreakGlassUsersCAPolicies.PS1 Minimize the number of Conditional Access policies About the sponsors Intelligink utilizes their skill and passion for the Microsoft cloud to empower their customers with the freedom to focus on their core business. They partner with them to implement and administer their cloud technology deployments and solutions. Visit Intelligink.com for more info.
35:35 12/28/23
Episode 365 – Still looking for gift ideas
In Episode 365, Ben and Scott break away from tech news to talk about some of their favorite gadget purchases in the past year. If you (or a geek in your life) are looking for ways to spend those Christmas gift cards or you need some last-minute ideas, give them a listen. It's also the season of giving and we're raising money for Girls Who Code. Donate today at https://give.girlswhocode.com/msclouditpro! Like what you hear and want to support the show? Check out our membership options. Show Notes Aqara Smart Lock U100, Fingerprint Keyless Entry Door Lock with Apple Home Key, Touchscreen Keypad, Bluetooth Electronic Deadbolt, IP65 Weatherproof, Supports Apple HomeKit, Alexa, Google, IFTTT, Gray I tried every Apple Home Key Lock, here’s the best Kwikset 916 Traditional Touchscreen SmartCode Electronic Deadbolt Smart Lock featuring SmartKey Security and ZigBee 3.0 Technology in Venetian Bronze, 1.19 x 2.81 x 5.06 inches, Metal OBSBOT Tail AIR AI-Powered PTZ Camera 4K Webcam,1.8" CMOS,f/1.8 Aperture,AI Auto Track, Gesture & Remote Controls,TOF Sensor, Support NDI,Wired&Wireless Connection,LiveStream for Churches/Music Live OBSBOT Tiny 2 Webcam 4K Voice Control PTZ, AI Tracking Multi-Mode & Auto Focus, Web Camera with 1/1.5" Sensor, Gesture Control, 60 FPS, HDR Light Correction, Webcam for PC, Streaming, Meeting, etc. This is a 4k Webcam You Should Know About- The OBSBOT Tiny 2 ODISTAR Desktop Vacuum Cleaner,Mini Table dust Sweeper Energy Saving with auto Power-Off Function,High Endurance up to 400 mins,Cordless&360º Rotatable for Keyboard/Home/Office (White Charging) USBC to Lightning adapter ALTI Wireless Charging Desk Mat BESTEK 150W Power Inverter DC 12V to 110V AC Converter 4.2A Dual USB Car Plug Adapter Outlet Converter (Blue) TRPPV375 - Tripp Lite PowerVerter 375-Watt Ultra-Compact Inverter Anker Prime 6-in-1 USB C Charging Station, 140W Compact Power Strip for Work and Travel, 5 ft Detachable Extension Cord with 6 Ports, for iPhone 15/15 Plus/15 Pro/15 Pro Max(Non-Battery, Non-Wireless) G.E.T. 6632-1-CL Heavy-Duty Plastic Restaurant Tumblers, 32 Ounce, Clear (Set of 12) About the sponsors Intelligink utilizes their skill and passion for the Microsoft cloud to empower their customers with the freedom to focus on their core business. They partner with them to implement and administer their cloud technology deployments and solutions. Visit Intelligink.com for more info.
42:18 12/21/23
Episode 364 – Microsoft Designer, Azure Updates, and Enterprise IoT Security changes
In Episode 364, Ben and Scott discuss the recently announced Microsoft Designer, cover a handful of updates to Azure including Azure Automation and Azure Container Storage. Then they close out with some updates to the licensing model for Enterprise IoT Security. It's also the season of giving and we're raising money for Girls Who Code. Donate today at https://give.girlswhocode.com/msclouditpro! Like what you hear and want to support the show? Check out our membership options. Show Notes Microsoft Designer joenandez/joenandez_chatgpt_custom_instructions.txt General Availability: Azure Automation supports PowerShell 7.2 runbooks Azure Automation runbook types PowerShell End-of-support dates What is Azure Container Storage? Preview Enterprise IoT security is now included in Microsoft 365 E5 and E5 Security plans About the sponsors Intelligink utilizes their skill and passion for the Microsoft cloud to empower their customers with the freedom to focus on their core business. They partner with them to implement and administer their cloud technology deployments and solutions. Visit Intelligink.com for more info.
36:23 12/14/23
Episode 363 – Hibernation is for more than bears
In Episode 363, Ben and Scott talk through some new hibernation capabilities coming to an Azure VM near you and the announced retirement of SharePoint Add-Ins. It's also the season of giving and we're raising money for Girls Who Code. Donate today at https://give.girlswhocode.com/msclouditpro! Like what you hear and want to support the show? Check out our membership options. Show Notes Hibernating virtual machines Hibernate a dev box in Microsoft Dev Box Microsoft adds Outlook to cloud.microsoft domain for its services SharePoint Add-In retirement in Microsoft 365 Azure ACS retirement in Microsoft 365 About the sponsors Intelligink utilizes their skill and passion for the Microsoft cloud to empower their customers with the freedom to focus on their core business. They partner with them to implement and administer their cloud technology deployments and solutions. Visit Intelligink.com for more info.
37:46 12/7/23
Episode 362 – The Flustration of Microsoft Ignite
In Episode 362, Ben and Scott get sidetracked with some of the announcements coming out of Microsoft Ignite. It's also the season of giving and we're raising money for Girls Who Code. Donate today at https://give.girlswhocode.com/msclouditpro! Like what you hear and want to support the show? Check out our membership options. Show Notes Microsoft Ignite 2023: AI transformation and the technology driving change Microsoft Ignite 2023: all the AI news from Microsoft’s IT pro event Reduce Compute Costs by Pausing VMs (now in public preview) ​What's new and what's next with Azure IaaS | BRK245H What is rate limiting for Web Application Firewall on Application Gateway? Attach or detach a Virtual Machine to or from a Virtual Machine Scale Set The new Microsoft Planner: A unified experience bringing together to-dos, tasks, plans and projects Introducing SharePoint Premium – the future of AI powered content management and experiences About the sponsors Intelligink utilizes their skill and passion for the Microsoft cloud to empower their customers with the freedom to focus on their core business. They partner with them to implement and administer their cloud technology deployments and solutions. Visit Intelligink.com for more info.
46:15 11/30/23
Episode 361 – TLS updates in Azure
In Episode 361, Ben and Scott discuss how Ben solved a data analysis problem with Azure Data Explorer and Scott shares some tips and tricks for Kusto. It's also the season of giving and we're raising money for Girls Who Code. Donate today at https://give.girlswhocode.com/msclouditpro! Like what you hear and want to support the show? Check out our membership options. Show Notes What is Azure Data Explorer? Get data from file Get-MessageTrackingLog Two The Cloud -�Azure Data Explorer - One-click Ingestion parse-where operator case() TLS 1.2 to become the minimum TLS version for Azure Storage KB4017023 - SQL Server 2012, 2014 or 2016 Backup to Microsoft Azure Blob storage service URL isn't compatible for TLS 1.2 TLS 1.2 support for Microsoft SQL Server Upcoming TLS 1.3 on Azure App Service for Web Apps, Functions, and Logic Apps Update Microsoft Deprecates Three Features in Windows 11 Version 23H2 Windows CE, Microsoft's stunted middle child, reaches end of support at 26 years Automatic Conditional Access policies in Microsoft Entra streamline identity protection About the sponsors Intelligink utilizes their skill and passion for the Microsoft cloud to empower their customers with the freedom to focus on their core business. They partner with them to implement and administer their cloud technology deployments and solutions. Visit Intelligink.com for more info.
33:41 11/23/23
Episode 360 – Who owns your data in Azure?
In Episode 360, Ben laments about a change in the data processing for Azure Sentinel and Scott contributes some suggestions around Microsoft's data processing policies and how customers can keep up to date on them along with some suggestions for how to manage your personal data in Log Analytics and Application Insights. Then they close out the show talking about how to track resource ownership over time for your Azure resources. It's also the season of giving and we're raising money for Girls Who Code. Donate today at https://give.girlswhocode.com/msclouditpro! Like what you hear and want to support the show? Check out our membership options. Show Notes Microsoft Azure Legal Material Microsoft Products and Services Data Protection Addendum (“DPA”) Large Language Model (LLM) Managing personal data in Log Analytics and Application Insights The latest Microsoft Digital Defence Report came out and it is a sobering read Azure Monitor Insights overview Azure Monitor activity log Azure resource logs Define your tagging strategy About the sponsors Intelligink utilizes their skill and passion for the Microsoft cloud to empower their customers with the freedom to focus on their core business. They partner with them to implement and administer their cloud technology deployments and solutions. Visit Intelligink.com for more info.
39:51 11/16/23
Episode 359 – Microsoft Applied Skills and Azure Bastion Developer SKU
In Episode 359, Ben and Scott discuss Microsoft Applied Skills - a new skilling platform for Microsoft customers to get hands-on in a live, on-demand lab environment to validate their skills in a specific area and how Applied Skills compares to the existing role-based certification exams. Next up, it's a quick review of an upcoming roadmap item that impacts Microsoft-managed conditional access policies and how to monitor and keep up to date with Message Center messages that are applicable to your tenant. Then it's time to wrap up with a Developer SKU that was recently launched for Azure Bastion, offering lower cost to Bastion at the expense of some of the bells and whistles in the Basic and Standard SKUs. It's also the season of giving, and we're raising money for Girls Who Code. Donate today at https://give.girlswhocode.com/msclouditpro! Like what you hear and want to support the show? Check out our membership options. Show Notes Announcing Microsoft Applied Skills, the new credentials to verify in-demand technical skills Microsoft Applied Skills Azure Active Directory: Auto-rollout of Conditional Access policies Track new and changed features in the Microsoft 365 Message center Track your message center tasks in Planner Quickstart: Deploy Bastion using the Developer SKU (Preview) About Bastion configuration settings About the sponsors Intelligink utilizes their skill and passion for the Microsoft cloud to empower their customers with the freedom to focus on their core business. They partner with them to implement and administer their cloud technology deployments and solutions. Visit Intelligink.com for more info.
39:46 11/9/23
Episode 358 – Amazon spends $1 billion on Microsoft 365
In Episode 358, Ben and Scott talk about Ben's new Teams-certified Poly Sync, a new teleprompter Scott ordered, and Amazon's investment in Microsoft 365. It's also the season of giving and we're raising money for Girls Who Code. Donate today at https://give.girlswhocode.com/msclouditpro! Like what you hear and want to support the show? Check out our membership options. Show Notes POLY - Sync 20+ USB-A Personal Bluetooth Smart Speakerphone (Plantronics) - Connect to Smartphones via Bluetooth-PC/Mac via - BT600 Dongle -Works with Teams (Certified), Zoom & More,Black Elgato Prompter  Amazon to drop a cool $1B on Microsoft 365 cloud suite Support for Office 2016 and 2019 clients connecting to Microsoft 365 services has ended Office versions and connectivity to Microsoft 365 services Microsoft Ignite About the sponsors Intelligink utilizes their skill and passion for the Microsoft cloud to empower their customers with the freedom to focus on their core business. They partner with them to implement and administer their cloud technology deployments and solutions. Visit Intelligink.com for more info.
38:59 11/2/23
Episode 357 – Community galleries for Azure Compute Gallery
In Episode 357, Ben and Scott run through the recently announced Community gallery capability that has been added to the Azure Compute Gallery service. They also take a few minutes to discuss the public preview of table-level RBAC read-access controls for your Log Analytics workspaces. Like what you hear and want to support the show? Check out our membership options. Show Notes Microsoft Ignite Share images using a community gallery Create a VM from a generalized image version Direct shared gallery Manage access to Log Analytics workspaces Set table-level read access About the sponsors Intelligink utilizes their skill and passion for the Microsoft cloud to empower their customers with the freedom to focus on their core business. They partner with them to implement and administer their cloud technology deployments and solutions. Visit Intelligink.com for more info.
36:56 10/26/23
Episode 356 – The ROI of Microsoft 365 Copilot
In Episode 356, Ben and Scott revisit the ROI of Microsoft 365 Copilot, discuss some methods for bulk restores from the SharePoint Online Recycle bin, and some upcoming changes to default outbound internet access for your Azure VMs. If you have a chance, nominate the show for Best Podcast at the ESPC Inspire Awards! Like what you hear and want to support the show? Check out our membership options. Show Notes Microsoft 365 Copilot: Release Date, Price, Download & more Microsoft 365 CoPilot: Licensing, Cost, ROI Acquired.fm - NVIDIA Parts I, II, III Breaking Bard + Who Owns Your Face? + Gamer News! After Five Years, Gmail Finally Sheds the 'Beta' ShareGate - Copy Content Restore Recycle bin SharePoint Online with PowerShell Avoid getting throttled or blocked in SharePoint Online Microsoft Enters the Backup Business with a New Syntex Service ESPC Inspire Award Default outbound access for VMs in Azure will be retired- transition to a new method of internet access How can I transition to an explicit method of public connectivity (and disable default outbound access)? About the sponsors Intelligink utilizes their skill and passion for the Microsoft cloud to empower their customers with the freedom to focus on their core business. They partner with them to implement and administer their cloud technology deployments and solutions. Visit Intelligink.com for more info.
41:39 10/19/23
Episode 355 – SharePoint Framework On-premises is a Moving Target (with Andrew Connell)
In Episode 355, Ben and Scott sit down with SharePoint developer extraordinaire Andrew Connell from Voitanos to talk about SharePoint Server Subscription Edition and some changes in SharePoint Framework (SPFX) support. You'll definitely want to listen in to make sure that you're falling into the "Pit of Success" for developing SPFX solutions for your on-premises installations of SharePoint. `Note: We get into the weeds with things like version numbers between SharePoint Server Subscription Edition and the SharePoint Framework. You can use the links below to follow along. Like what you hear and want to support the show? Check out our membership options. Show Notes Blog Post - SPFx Devs: Beware of the SharePoint SE 23H2 Feature Update YouTube - Beware of the SharePoint SE 23H2 Feature Update SharePoint Framework Developers! New and improved features in SharePoint Server Subscription Edition New and improved features in SharePoint Server Subscription Edition Version 23H2 Cyberattack protection by default and other enhancements to SharePoint Server - September 2023 SharePoint Framework (SPFx) component upgrades Support for SharePoint Framework (SPFx) version 1.5.1 New Add: Upgrade components in SPFx development with SPSE #9215 package-lock.json SharePoint Framework v1.5.1 release notes Episode 344 – The paradox of choice as a SharePoint Developer with Andrew Connell The Phoenix Project: A Novel about IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win About Andrew Connell Andrew is a web developer who loves to learn new in tech and help others learn! Microsoft has recognized me every year since 2005 with its annual MVP Award. I started teaching in 2007 in just about every way I can. During most of that time, I’ve focused on enterprise platforms like Microsoft Azure & Microsoft 365 including, SharePoint, and Microsoft Teams. Connect with AC Voitanos LinkedIn YouTube Threads Twitter Newsletter About the sponsors Intelligink utilizes their skill and passion for the Microsoft cloud to empower their customers with the freedom to focus on their core business. They partner with them to implement and administer their cloud technology deployments and solutions. Visit Intelligink.com for more info.      
52:34 10/12/23
Episode 354 – Splunk and Cisco sitting in a tree
In Episode 354, Ben and Scott catch up on news and the latest announcements starting with Cisco and Splunk merging. Then they discuss the Surface and AI event where we saw the latest Surface hardware and learned about the straight to GA release of Microsoft 365 and Windows Copilot. Like what you hear and want to support the show? Check out our membership options. Show Notes Cisco to Acquire Splunk, to Help Make Organizations More Secure and Resilient in an AI-Powered World Cisco and Splunk: Driving the Next Generation of AI-Enabled Security and Observability Announcing Microsoft 365 Copilot general availability and Microsoft 365 Chat How to transform work with plugins for Microsoft 365 Copilot and AI apps Microsoft's Surface and AI event: all the news and announcements We don't know how AI works. .We're trusting it anyway About the sponsors Intelligink utilizes their skill and passion for the Microsoft cloud to empower their customers with the freedom to focus on their core business. They partner with them to implement and administer their cloud technology deployments and solutions. Visit Intelligink.com for more info.
30:30 10/5/23
Episode 353 – Microsoft Ignite is coming. Prepare thyself.
In Episode 353, Scott talks to Ben about how he's using Portainer for container management on his home network and some tips and tricks for managing apps on your Mac (sorry Windows users). Then they pivot to Microsoft's largest conference of the year - Microsoft Ignite - coming Nov 14-17, 2023 for in-person attendees and November 15-16, 2023 for virtual attendees. Like what you hear and want to support the show? Check out our membership options. Show Notes AppCleaner CleanMyMac X Portainer Microsoft Ignite Registration Download convince your manager letter Apple Wonderlust event Apple Event - September 12 iPhone 15 event in 17 minutes Everything Apple Announced at Today's Event in Six Minutes Anker Powerline II 3-in-1 Cable, Lightning/Type C/Micro USB Cable for iPhone, iPad, Huawei, HTC, LG, Samsung Galaxy, Sony Xperia, Android Smartphones, iPad Pro 2018 and More(3ft, Black) USB charging blocks About the sponsors Intelligink utilizes their skill and passion for the Microsoft cloud to empower their customers with the freedom to focus on their core business. They partner with them to implement and administer their cloud technology deployments and solutions. Visit Intelligink.com for more info.
45:40 9/28/23
Episode 352 – Newsletters in SharePoint? Yes please!
In Episode 352, Ben and Scott discuss their workflow and approach for "Read it later" services and Scott introduces Ben to a new service he's started using called Omnivore. Then they discuss a new feature coming to a SharePoint site and e-mail inbox near you - newsletter publishing from SharePoint. Like what you hear and want to support the show? Check out our membership options. Show Notes Raindrop.io Omnivore.app Lenny's Newsletter Introducing new SharePoint news for email feature SharePoint News in Outlook About the sponsors Intelligink utilizes their skill and passion for the Microsoft cloud to empower their customers with the freedom to focus on their core business. They partner with them to implement and administer their cloud technology deployments and solutions. Visit Intelligink.com for more info.
37:29 9/21/23
Episode 351 – Rock me like a hurricane… or Python in Excel
In Episode 351, Ben and Scott catch up on some of the latest news around Power Automate, Microsoft Entra, and Microsoft Excel. First, they discuss the Public Preview of Application Insights integration with Power Automate for debugging your cloud flows. Next, they break down the still in Private Preview features of platform SSO for macOS clients. And then they close on some exciting announcements around the addition of Python functions to Microsoft Excel. Like what you hear and want to support the show? Check out our membership options. Show Notes Announcing the integration of Power Automate telemetry data with Azure Application Insights Workspace-based Application Insights resources Set up Application Insights with Power Automate (preview) Coming Soon – Platform SSO for macOS Microsoft Enterprise SSO plug-in for Apple devices 10 ways Microsoft Intune improves Apple device management Introducing a New Flexible Way of Bringing Identities from Any Source into Microsoft Entra ID! Frequently asked questions about API-driven inbound provisioning (Public preview) Announcing Python in Excel: Combining the power of Python and the flexibility of Excel. Data security and Python in Excel Introducing Python in Excel 😱 About the sponsors Intelligink utilizes their skill and passion for the Microsoft cloud to empower their customers with the freedom to focus on their core business. They partner with them to implement and administer their cloud technology deployments and solutions. Visit Intelligink.com for more info.
45:02 9/14/23
Episode 350 – Take a look, it’s in a book, or in a Microsoft Learn exam
In Episode 350, Ben and Scott talk about some of the ambiguity in features between several types of Teams channels, a new model that includes access to Microsoft Learn for those taking role-based Microsoft certification exams, and a simplified experience for creating and managing CDN endpoints using Azure Front Door for Azure Storage customers. Like what you hear and want to support the show? Check out our membership options. Show Notes Overview of teams and channels in Microsoft Teams Introducing a new resource for all role-based Microsoft Certification exams Open Book Microsoft Certification Exams | Interview with Microsoft's Liberty Munson Quick create Azure Front Door endpoints for Azure Storage accounts About the sponsors Intelligink utilizes their skill and passion for the Microsoft cloud to empower their customers with the freedom to focus on their core business. They partner with them to implement and administer their cloud technology deployments and solutions. Visit Intelligink.com for more info.
36:12 9/7/23

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