191 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
    • 4.6, 44 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 190 – Sometimes The Waveforms Lie

    Episode 190 – Sometimes The Waveforms Lie

    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 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



    * Scientists rename human genes to stop Microsoft Excel from misreading them as dates

    * Attention! #MSIgnite PSA from Patch and Switch

    * COLLAB365 GLOBALCON3 MICROSOFT 365 VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

    * Automatic deletions from deployment history

    * Microsoft Authenticator app lock now enabled by default



    * Frequently asked questions (FAQ) about the Microsoft Authenticator app





    * Azure AD My Sign-Ins Activity Report Now Generally Available

    * Take your communications to the next level with new offerings in Microsoft Teams



    * Microsoft Teams will support standard SIP phones in the first half of 2021







    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.,

    • 39 min
    Episode 189 – Teams Client Updates

    Episode 189 – Teams Client Updates

    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 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



    * Google to Keep Employees Home Until Summer 2021 Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

    * North American Collaboration Summit

    * mmhmm

    * COVID19 has done more to further your company’s digital transformation than the last dozen CIOs.

    * Teams Pop-Out Windows for Chats and Meetings

    * Microsoft Teams: Here comes the new Tasks app so get ready

    * Manage the Tasks app for your organization in Microsoft Teams



    * Hide My tasks if you don’t want users to see it





    * A Closer Look at Data Platform Capabilities in Dataflex for Teams



    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 188 – Are You Inspired Yet?

    Episode 188 – Are You Inspired Yet?

    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 to manage your inbox

    * 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 Inspire 2020 Book of News

    * Announcing the preview of Azure Shared Disks for clustered applications

    * Network File System (NFS) 3.0 protocol support in Azure Blob storage (preview)

    * Azure Data Factory Managed Virtual Network

    * Microsoft Lists begins general availability roll out to Microsoft 365

    * Universal Print is available in public preview, try it now!

    * Introducing Microsoft Dataflex, a new low-code data platform for Microsoft Teams

    * What is Microsoft’s Dataflex and how does it tie in with Teams?

    * In service of Microsoft 365 and Teams, Microsoft to rebrand Common Data Service as Dataflex

    * New Meeting and Calling Experience in Microsoft Teams!



    About the sponsors









    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 customer...

    • 35 min
    Episode 187 – AAD Alternate Login ID and Sensitive by Default in SharePoint

    Episode 187 – AAD Alternate Login ID and Sensitive by Default in SharePoint

    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 busy to manage your inbox

    * 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



    * Enable user-friendly sign-in to Azure AD with email as an alternate login ID



    * Sign-in to Azure Active Directory using email as an alternate login ID (preview)





    * The PowerShell code below is something everyone with an Azure AD Tenant should be running in their environment to spot check Granted OATH permissions



    * Get-AzureADServicePrincipalOAuth2PermissionGrant





    * Find all Service Principals with credentials expiring in the next 60 days

    * Announcing GA: Mark new files as “sensitive by default” in OneDrive & SharePoint



    * Mark new files as sensitive by default





    * Announcing general availability of the new version of Microsoft Secure Score



    * What’s new in the public preview for Microsoft Secure Score

    * Microsoft Secure Score

    * What’s new?







    About the sponsors









    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

    • 34 min
    Episode 186 – Azure Synapse, Cognitive Search, and Forms Recognizer

    Episode 186 – Azure Synapse, Cognitive Search, and Forms Recognizer

    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 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



    * Players react to NFL banning jersey swaps after games: ‘This has to be a joke’

    * Azure Synapse Analytics end-to-end solution

    * What is Azure Synapse Analytics (formerly SQL DW)?

    * What is Form Recognizer?

    * What is Azure Cognitive Search?

    * Quickstart: Train a Form Recognizer model and extract form data by using the REST API with cURL



    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.

    • 39 min
    Episode 185 – Microsoft Teams for Personal Life

    Episode 185 – Microsoft Teams for Personal Life

    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 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



    * Mac Apps



    * Magnet

    * BetterSnapTool

    * Paste





    * OpenEdX

    * The last days of Mixer

    * Use Microsoft Teams with Friends and Family

    * Bring the power of Tasks into your personal life to stay organized



    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

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44 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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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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