Episode 287 – Power BI Field Parameters and Microsoft Entra

Episode 287 – Power BI Field Parameters and Microsoft Entra

In Episode 287, Ben and Scott take a detour to talk about Field Parameters in Power BI before they get back on track and dive into Microsoft Entra.

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Episode 285 – The new Outlook for Windows is here (for real this time)

Episode 285 – The new Outlook for Windows is here (for real this time)

In Episode 285, Ben and Scott have some follow-up on the deprecation of basic auth in Exchange Online, a new learning collection for CMMC, and the pilot release of the new Outlook client for Windows.

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Episode 284 – Take a break from basic authentication in Exchange Online

Episode 284 – Take a break from basic authentication in Exchange Online

In Episode 284, Ben and Scott spend some time reminding all of you that it is time to move off Basic Authentication in Exchange Online before it goes away for good at the end of this year.

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Episode 283 – Azure Bicep with Andrew Connell

Episode 283 – Azure Bicep with Andrew Connell

In Episode 283, Ben brings Andrew Connell out of podcast retirement to discuss Azure Bicep. They discuss why to use Bicep, how and where to go to learn it, uses cases for Bicep as well how you can use it for CICD. Finally, they wrap up by answering the question…will we see a Voitanos course on Bicep?

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Episode 282 – Getting started with Power Query

Episode 282 – Getting started with Power Query

In Episode 282, Scott talks to Ben about a situation he ran into at work where he wanted to automate the ingestion of data from Azure Data Explorer and Azure DevOps into Excel. They talk about how you can query data from multiple data sources using Power Query and bring that data together with relationships and visualizations.

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Episode 281 – Fast account switching comes to M365 web apps

Episode 281 – Fast account switching comes to M365 web apps

In Episode 281, Ben and Scott talk through how account switching for M365 web apps works and then some updates around Azure AD and how change management for the service will work moving forward from March 2022.

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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.
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    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.
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    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.
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Episode 279 – Ben’s rant about content types in SharePoint

Episode 279 – Ben’s rant about content types in SharePoint

In Episode 279, Scott listens in as Ben discusses an issue he recently encountered with content type management and content types being pushed from a content type publishing hub.

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