235 episodes

On the MS Cloud IT Pro Podcast, Scott and Ben discuss the Microsoft Cloud with a focus on IT Pros. They'll discuss the latest in Office 365 News, sprinkle in a little Azure news and talk about their experiences with managing the Microsoft Cloud. They'll cover things such as SharePoint, Exchange, Skype for Business, PowerShell, Azure AD and the many other technologies and products that have made their way into the Office 365 suite. To stay up-to-date on the latest in Office 365 and gain some valuable knowledge as you deploy it within your own organization, make sure to tune in every week!

Microsoft Cloud IT Pro Podcast Ben Stegink, Scott Hoag

    • Technology
    • 4.7 • 49 Ratings

On the MS Cloud IT Pro Podcast, Scott and Ben discuss the Microsoft Cloud with a focus on IT Pros. They'll discuss the latest in Office 365 News, sprinkle in a little Azure news and talk about their experiences with managing the Microsoft Cloud. They'll cover things such as SharePoint, Exchange, Skype for Business, PowerShell, Azure AD and the many other technologies and products that have made their way into the Office 365 suite. To stay up-to-date on the latest in Office 365 and gain some valuable knowledge as you deploy it within your own organization, make sure to tune in every week!

    Episode 234 – Microsoft 365 Defender with Chris Givens

    Episode 234 – Microsoft 365 Defender with Chris Givens

    In Episode 234, Ben sits down with Chris Givens at the Azure + AI conference (a part of DEV intersection) to talk about security in the Microsoft Cloud.







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    * 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 Office 365 or SharePoint, automate their Office 365 governance, and understand their Azure usage & costs

    * Office365AdminPortal.com - Providing admins the knowledge and tools to run Office 365 successfully

    * Intelligink - We focus on the Microsoft Cloud so you can focus on your business





    Show Notes







    Microsoft 365 Defender

    Microsoft Defender for Endpoint

    Microsoft Defender for Office 365

    Microsoft Defender for Identity

    Microsoft Cloud App Security

    Microsoft Defender Antivirus

    Azure Sentinel

    Azure Security Center





    About the sponsors









    Every business will eventually have to move to the cloud and adapt to it. That’s a fact. ShareGate helps with that. Our 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. Visit https://sharegate.com/ to learn more.







    Sperry Software, Inc focuses primarily on Microsoft Outlook and more recently Microsoft Office 365, where a plethora of tools and plugins that work with email have been developed. These tools can be extended for almost any situation where email is involved, including automating workflows (e.g., automatically save emails as PDF or automatically archive emails that are over 30 days old), modifying potentially bad user behaviors (e.g., alert the user to suspected phishing emails or prompt the user if they are going to inadv...

    • 31 min
    Episode 233 – JSON, JSON, JSON (Template Specs and the Graph PowerShell SDK)

    Episode 233 – JSON, JSON, JSON (Template Specs and the Graph PowerShell SDK)

    In Episode 233, Ben and Scott dive into Azure Resource Manager Template Specs, the new Azure Firewall connector for Azure Logic Apps, and some of the changes coming to how you manage Azure AD with PowerShell.

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    * 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 Office 365 or SharePoint, automate their Office 365 governance, and understand their Azure usage & costs

    * Office365AdminPortal.com - Providing admins the knowledge and tools to run Office 365 successfully

    * Intelligink - We focus on the Microsoft Cloud so you can focus on your business



    Show Notes



    * Azure Resource Manager template specs

    * Automated Detection and Response for Azure Firewall with the New Logic App Connector and Playbooks



    * Actions supported by Firewall custom connector

    * Azure Firewall Logic Apps connector and playbook templates





    * Automate and manage Azure AD tasks at scale with the Microsoft Graph PowerShell SDK



    * Microsoft Lays Out Future for Azure AD PowerShell Module

    * Graph Explorer

    * Microsoft Graph REST API v1.0 reference







    About the sponsors









    Every business will eventually have to move to the cloud and adapt to it. That’s a fact. ShareGate helps with that. Our 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. Visit https://sharegate.com/ to learn more.







    Sperry Software, Inc focuses primarily on Microsoft Outlook and more recently Microsoft Office 365, where a plethora of tools and plugins that work with email have been developed. These tools can be extended for almost any situation where email is involved, including automating workflows (e.g., automatically save emails as PDF or automatically archive emails that are over 30 days old), modifying potentially bad user behaviors (e.g., alert the user to suspected phishing emails or prompt the user if they are going to inadvertently reply to all), and increased email security (e.g., prompt the user with a customizable warning if they are about to send an email outside the organization).

    • 38 min
    Episode 232 – Catching Up On Microsoft Build

    Episode 232 – Catching Up On Microsoft Build

    In Episode 232, Ben and Scott catch up on some of their favorite announcements from Microsoft Build 2021, including a quick tour of Continuous access evaluation (CAE) with Azure AD.

    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 Office 365 or SharePoint, automate their Office 365 governance, and understand their Azure usage & costs

    * Office365AdminPortal.com - Providing admins the knowledge and tools to run Office 365 successfully

    * Intelligink - We focus on the Microsoft Cloud so you can focus on your business



    Show Notes



    * Microsoft Build 2021 Book of News

    * Build cloud-native applications that run anywhere

    * Continuous access evaluation

    * Moving towards real time policy and security enforcement

    * Create an access review of Azure resource roles in Privileged Identity Management

    * Create an access review of Azure AD roles in Privileged Identity Management

    * Power Platform - Environments overview

    * Power Apps Developer Plan



    About the sponsors









    Every business will eventually have to move to the cloud and adapt to it. That’s a fact. ShareGate helps with that. Our 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. Visit https://sharegate.com/ to learn more.







    Sperry Software, Inc focuses primarily on Microsoft Outlook and more recently Microsoft Office 365, where a plethora of tools and plugins that work with email have been developed. These tools can be extended for almost any situation where email is involved, including automating workflows (e.g., automatically save emails as PDF or automatically archive emails that are over 30 days old), modifying potentially bad user behaviors (e.g., alert the user to suspected phishing emails or prompt the user if they are going to inadvertently reply to all), and increased email security (e.g., prompt the user with a customizable warning if they are about to send an email outside the organization). Get started today by visiting www.SperrySoftware.com/CloudIT

    • 32 min
    Episode 231 – Let’s Talk About Calendaring Today

    Episode 231 – Let’s Talk About Calendaring Today

    In Episode 231, Ben and Scott talk about calendar management and some options for combining calendars from multiple sources (e.g., several Exchange Online accounts from multiple tenants) and then discuss a new preview capability in Azure Storage that extends native Azure RBAC DataActions to include conditions such as blob index tags.

    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 Office 365 or SharePoint, automate their Office 365 governance, and understand their Azure usage & costs

    * Office365AdminPortal.com - Providing admins the knowledge and tools to run Office 365 successfully

    * Intelligink - We focus on the Microsoft Cloud so you can focus on your business



    Show Notes



    * Share your calendar in Outlook on the web

    * Google Calendar - Share your calendar with someone

    * Fantastical

    * Microsoft Build

    * Azure Storage — Attribute-based Access Control (ABAC) now available for preview

    * Authorize access to blobs using Azure role assignment conditions (preview)

    * What is Azure attribute-based access control (Azure ABAC)? (preview)

    * Assign Azure resource roles in Privileged Identity Management

    * Understand Azure role definitions



    About the sponsors









    Every business will eventually have to move to the cloud and adapt to it. That’s a fact. ShareGate helps with that. Our 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. Visit https://sharegate.com/ to learn more.







    Sperry Software, Inc focuses primarily on Microsoft Outlook and more recently Microsoft Office 365, where a plethora of tools and plugins that work with email have been developed. These tools can be extended for almost any situation where email is involved, including automating workflows (e.g., automatically save emails as PDF or automatically archive emails that are over 30 days old), modifying potentially bad user behaviors (e.g., alert the user to suspected phishing emails or prompt the user if they are going to inadvertently reply to all), and increased email security (e.g., prompt the user with a customizable warning if they are about to send an email outside the organization). Get started today by visiting www.SperrySoftware.com/CloudIT

    • 40 min
    Episode 230 – Considerations for Monitoring in Azure (and The Cloud™️)

    Episode 230 – Considerations for Monitoring in Azure (and The Cloud™️)

    In Episode 230, Ben and Scott discuss considerations for monitoring your workloads in the Microsoft cloud, including Azure and Microsoft 365.

    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 Office 365 or SharePoint, automate their Office 365 governance, and understand their Azure usage & costs

    * Office365AdminPortal.com - Providing admins the knowledge and tools to run Office 365 successfully

    * Intelligink - We focus on the Microsoft Cloud so you can focus on your business



    Show Notes



    * Fully Vaccinated People Can Stop Wearing Masks Indoors And Outdoors, CDC Says

    * COVID-19 Vaccines for Children and Teens

    * Best practices for monitoring cloud applications

    * Azure Monitor overview

    * What is Application Insights?

    * Monitor, diagnose, and troubleshoot Microsoft Azure Storage

    * Fluent Bit



    * Azure Blob connector





    * Microsoft 365



    * Search the audit log in the compliance center

    * Export, configure, and view audit log records







    About the sponsors









    Every business will eventually have to move to the cloud and adapt to it. That’s a fact. ShareGate helps with that. Our 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. Visit https://sharegate.com/ to learn more.







    Sperry Software, Inc focuses primarily on Microsoft Outlook and more recently Microsoft Office 365, where a plethora of tools and plugins that work with email have been developed. These tools can be extended for almost any situation where email is involved, including automating workflows (e.g., automatically save emails as PDF or automatically archive emails that are over 30 days old), modifying potentially bad user behaviors (e.g., alert the user to suspected phishing emails or prompt the user if they are going to inadvertently reply to all), and increased email security (e.g., prompt the user with a customizable warning if they are about to send an email outside the organization). Get started today by visiting a href="https://www.sperrysoftware.

    • 36 min
    Episode 229 – IT Roadmap

    Episode 229 – IT Roadmap

    In Episode 229, Ben and Scott answer a listener's question and get nostalgic about how they got into technology and ended up where they are in their careers today.

    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 Office 365 or SharePoint, automate their Office 365 governance, and understand their Azure usage & costs

    * Office365AdminPortal.com - Providing admins the knowledge and tools to run Office 365 successfully

    * Intelligink - We focus on the Microsoft Cloud so you can focus on your business



    Show Notes



    * Apple IIe

    * Commodore 64

    * TANDY 2500 SX

    * List of TRS-80 and Tandy-branded computers

    * HOW TO BECOME A COMPUTER ENGINEER: COMPUTER ENGINEERING DEGREES & CAREERS

    * Bachelor's in Information Technology Program Guide



    About the sponsors









    Every business will eventually have to move to the cloud and adapt to it. That’s a fact. ShareGate helps with that. Our 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. Visit https://sharegate.com/ to learn more.







    Sperry Software, Inc focuses primarily on Microsoft Outlook and more recently Microsoft Office 365, where a plethora of tools and plugins that work with email have been developed. These tools can be extended for almost any situation where email is involved, including automating workflows (e.g., automatically save emails as PDF or automatically archive emails that are over 30 days old), modifying potentially bad user behaviors (e.g., alert the user to suspected phishing emails or prompt the user if they are going to inadvertently reply to all), and increased email security (e.g., prompt the user with a customizable warning if they are about to send an email outside the organization). Get started today by visiting www.SperrySoftware.com/CloudIT







    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 min

Customer Reviews

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49 Ratings

49 Ratings

SteveTheITDude ,

Podcast Every IT Pro Should Listen Too

Every morning before I start my drive to work I check for a new episode of MS Cloud IT Pro! If you are an IT Pro working with the Microsoft Strack this is an amazing podcast for you. Instead of reading all the blog updates from Microsoft I'm able to get all my updates from Ben and Scott. I've even been lucky enough to submit a question to them and had a whole podcast devoted to the topic. Just wanted to send a huge THANK YOU to Ben and Scott for helping me keep my skills and knowledge up to date.

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As podcast.

Half the podcast is ads. The other half is a guy who rips on Florida and Georgia. Oh, that guy went on vacation to Colorado when things were starting to get bad. Bravo.

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Awesomeness in a Podcast

I cannot explain how great this podcast is in keeping me up-to-date and knowledgeable about all the different aspects of M365. Essential for any IT Cloud Pro.

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