189 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 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.

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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

    * 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
    Episode 184 – OneDrive for Business Shortcuts

    Episode 184 – OneDrive for Business Shortcuts

    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 Office 365 governance, and understand their Azure usage & costs

    * 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



    * Apple WWDC 2020 keynote in 18 minutes

    * iOS 14 beta: It’s complicated…finally

    * Platforms State of the Union

    * Rosetta 2 lacks support for x86 virtualization, Boot Camp not an Apple Silicon option [u]

    * Add shortcuts to shared folders in OneDrive for work or school

    * OneDrive for Business increases file size limit to 100GB

    * Modernizing SharePoint Managed Metadata Services (MMS)



    * May 20: Content understanding and MMS







    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 wi...

    • 34 min
    Episode 183 – Microsoft 365 Network Monitoring Goodness

    Episode 183 – Microsoft 365 Network Monitoring Goodness

    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 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



    * Intelligink Microsoft Teams Policies Workshop Registration

    * Network performance recommendations in the Microsoft 365 Admin Center (preview)



    * Microsoft 365 network assessment (preview)

    * https://portal.microsoft.com/adminportal/home#/networkperformance





    * Azure Files enhances data protection capabilities

    * General availability of Azure Files on-premises Active Directory Domain Services authentication

    * Troubleshooting: Azure point-to-site connection problems

    * Invoke-AzStorageSyncChangeDetection



    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 ...

    • 35 min

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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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