Announcing memberships for the podcast

We’ve been doing this podcast for over five years, and in that time, we’ve had a number of you ask how you can support the show. Your listenership has been the greatest form of support you can give, and it remains one of the most important reasons that we’ve kept up with the podcast and released at least one episode weekly since we started.

Many of you have also asked if there are other ways you can support the show, and today we’re excited to announce that we’re launching memberships for the podcast. When you become an MS Cloud IT Pro Podcast member, you’ll get access to exciting bonus content while directly supporting the show.

Your support helps us to keep making this podcast each week.

When you become a member, you’ll get access to the following perks:

  • Access to the MS Cloud IT Pro Podcast Members Discord
  • Listen in and chat live during recording each week
  • Access to the Two the Cloud live streams on YouTube
  • Access to the Two the Cloud live stream archive

Membership is $5 USD/mo and you can cancel anytime. If you’d like to support the show through a monthly payment, but do not want access to Discord or care about YouTube, we also have a $3 USD/mo tier. Or you can always buy one (or both of us) a coffee with a one-time contribution.

If you would like to become a member and learn more about these options, you can do so at https://www.msclouditpropodcast.com/membership/.

FAQ

  1. Does the introduction of membership mean the show is changing?
    Nope. We’re still going to be releasing weekly. Membership is a way for you to show your support for the show and help us offset the costs of running the podcast.
  2. Do I need to become a member to continue to listen to the show?
    Nope. This show will always remain free and we appreciate you listening.
  3. What will my monthly membership pay for?
    Your membership will directly contribute to the ongoing production costs of the podcast. We have a website, a hosting plan for the MP3s you listen to in your podcatcher of choice, and an editor who produces the audio for each episode.
  4. What is the Two the Cloud channel on YouTube? Is the podcast going away?
    No, the podcast is not going away. When we started this podcast, it was audio-only and it has remained that way over the years. We have dabbled in doing the podcast on YouTube, but with the short format and the content of the podcast, it never stuck. In hindsight, the podcast itself did not make much sense for YouTube. That being said, we wanted a dedicated place where we could do videos and show off features in Azure and Microsoft 365 as we talk and learn about them together. Our Two the Cloud channel offers you an opportunity to follow along as we get hands-on with new and existing features in the platforms we discuss each week. We will be live streaming once a month and your membership provides exclusive access to the live streams and the full/uncut videos if you want to go back and watch them later. And of course, with access to Discord, you’ll have a forum to make direct requests to us for content you’d like to see on YouTube or hear on the podcast.
  5. Wasn’t access to Discord free? I’m already a member of the Discord server but I do not want to become a member. Am I going to get kicked out?
    Nope. You are grandfathered in for the life of the Discord server. As some of our earliest members on the server, we appreciate your continued interaction and look forward to your continued participation in our community.
  6. What if I have a question not listed above?
    Feel free to reach out anytime via our contact form and ask your question and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

We’ll be Live at Microsoft Ignite!

We’ll be broadcasting our Podcast live from Microsoft Ignite later this month!

We are currently scheduled for Thursday, September 28th from 1 PM – 2 PM EDT. The broadcast will stream live on YouTube and we’re hoping to stream live on Facebook as well.

Watch the Live Stream on YouTube!

We have the event scheduled and posted, make sure you tune in and watch if you can’t join us live!

Take part in the podcast in person or virtually

This is also your chance to take part in our Podcast as well! You can do this in a couple ways:

  1. If you are going to be at Ignite, come watch us live!  There is seating for up to 100 people and you can find our “session” here – https://myignite.microsoft.com/sessions/56605. You can even add it to your session builder to make sure you don’t miss it! Come up afterwards as well and say “Hi!” and get your own podcast sticker!
  2. We have an hour for this podcast, making it a little longer than usual. As such, we would love to get some feedback from our listeners. Questions you want us to address or a topic you want to talk about on the show are all welcome. We’ll cover news from the conference, but would love to work in some audience participation as well.

Come find Scott or Ben for and get your own sticker!

Besides being in the Podcast Center, Scott and Ben will be hanging around the conference with stickers and a couple of mics! Want a sticker or two? Want a chance to be interviewed and be on the show? Come hunt us down during the week and we’ll hook you up. I know, it’s a big conference and a lot of people, so feel free to reach out on twitter to make sure we don’t miss each other.

Ben on Twitter: @benstegink
Scott on Twitter: @ciphertxt
MS Cloud IT Pro on Twitter: @msclouditpro

If anything changes or we get any more details about anything, we’ll make sure to send them out to you as well.

Thanks for listening and hope to see you at Ignite!

Scott and Ben

Welcome to the Microsoft Cloud IT Pro Podcast

Glad you found us! As you can see we still have some work to do on the site and we don’t have any podcast published…yet. We recorded our first one the end of March and want to get 2 or 3 recorded before we start publishing. Then our plan will be to release a podcast a week (with a few in our back pocket in case of vacations or other conflicts).

About Us and the Show

Scott and Myself (Ben) are both IT Pros that have a lost history with SharePoint. Lately though, most of our work is in Office 365 and Azure, so we figured why not start a podcast! Before you ask about the Microsoft Cloud Show, we are aware of it, know both CJ and AC and have even been featured on it in the past. Our goal isn’t to compete with them, but rather to compliment their podcast in a couple of ways:

  1. We’ll avoid the developer stuff those guys like and stick to topics as they relate more to IT Pros and Admins, and even your end users
  2. We want to narrow in on the Microsoft Cloud, specifically, Office 365 and Azure

How you can be Involved

That’s about all we have for now. Keep checking back for updates or just sign up for our mailing list using the widget below. This will get you updates emailed right to your inbox, notifications when we’ve published a new show, or other surveys and ways for your to participate in the show. If you have any questions about the show or questions you want answered on the show, head over the contact page and send us a message.

Thanks and enjoy the show!