Episode 370 – Revisiting Microsoft 365 Copilot

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!

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Episode 369 – Microsoft 365 Backup and Archive

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.

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Episode 367 – Azure Files vs a Server with an SMB Share

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.

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Episode 366 – Old Man Yells At Cloud

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.

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Episode 365 – Still looking for gift ideas

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.

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