Episode 227 – Scott Got Hacked

Episode 227 – Scott Got Hacked

In Episode 227, Ben listens as Scott vents about his Q-NAP NAS was attacked with ransomware and some things you can think about doing to have a better posture for configuring and securing your NAS. Then they get into the Azure Retail Prices API, a publicly accessible API for accessing retail rates for PayGo and reservation pricing for Azure services and Operator Connect for Microsoft Teams.

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Episode 226 – Azure Storage Updates, Automated STIG Compliance, and PowerShell SecretManagement

Episode 226 – Azure Storage Updates, Automated STIG Compliance, and PowerShell SecretManagement

In Episode 226, Ben and Scott talk through some of the latest Azure news, including the preview release of STIG VM deployments in the public cloud and GCC, 200TB 🤯. blobs in Azure storage, Azure Storage Day, and a PowerShell module called SecretManagement you can use to store your secrets to simplify your demos. (more…)

Episode 224 – Windows Hello for Business, Passwordless Authentication, and CMMC

Episode 224 – Windows Hello for Business, Passwordless Authentication, and CMMC

In Episode 224, Ben and Scott go down a rabbit hole to explore Windows Hello for Business and passwordless authentication options in Windows. They also talk about how these features can be used to satisfy requirements for standards such as CMMC. (more…)

Episode 223 – State of Microsoft 365: Migration, Modernization, and Security in 2021

Episode 223 – State of Microsoft 365: Migration, Modernization, and Security in 2021

In Episode 223, Ben and Scott sit down with Laurent St-Pierre from ShareGate to discuss the release of their report State of Microsoft 365: Migration, Modernization, and Security in 2021. You can learn more about ShareGate at and connect with Laurent on LinkedIn and follow him on Twitter. (more…)

Episode 222 – Azure AD Gets Glitterbombed

Episode 222 – Azure AD Gets Glitterbombed

In Episode 222, Ben and Scott talk about considerations for upping your presentation game with a teleprompter and Teams and then spend some time talking through the latest Azure Active Directory outage and considerations for customers when Azure AD is unavailable. (more…)

Episode 221 – Azure Routing Preference and Trusted launch

Episode 221 – Azure Routing Preference and Trusted launch

In Episode 221, Ben and Scott talk about Ben’s new M1 Mac Mini, the general availability of Routing Preference, and the introduction of Azure Trusted launch which brings support for vTPMs, trusted boot, and virtualization-based security (VBS). (more…)

Episode 220 – All Your Meetings Are In VR Now

Episode 220 – All Your Meetings Are In VR Now

In Episode 220, Ben and Scott talk through follow-up post-Microsoft Ignite, some ways you can track changes to the governance plane of Azure using AzAdvertizer, and a new tool for tracking documentation changes in docs.microsoft.com with Docs Update Tracker. (more…)

Episode 218 – Join The Club[house]

Episode 218 – Join The Club[house]

In Episode 218, Ben and Scott talk about opportunities to interact directly with Microsoft Teams engineering, changes to the timeline for the switchover from Stream to OneDrive and SharePoint for recordings in Teams, and the future of MTA certifications. (more…)