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Need to Know Podcast–Episode 137

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Another special Microsoft Ignite Australia 2017 podcast focused on the presenters. This time we are talking with Michael Friedrick about his upcoming sessions:

Jenkins and Azure

See why Jenkins is a great pipeline tool and how you can use it increase the quality and speed of you deployments to Azure. Experience demos on multi-branch pipeline deployment from GitHub to Azure using Jenkins, and see how it integrates with tooling like Microsoft Teams for notifications.

and

Node.js + Azure App Service = 🙂

Explore how open and flexible the Azure App Service is and how easy it is to get going with Node. In a series of demos, you’ll see how automated deployments using Github, custom deployments showing the ability to add additional tasks using Grunt/Gulp and other automated tools, and look at multi branch deployment using a custom CI/CD pipeline. We will also explore Azure Functions, Azure App Service on Linux and deploying Node to Azure using Open tooling such as VS Code.

Don’t forget to send us your feedback at feedback@needtoknow.cloud

You can listen to this episode directly at:

https://ciaops.podbean.com/e/episode-137-michael-friedrich/

or on Soundcloud here: 

Subscribe via iTunes at:

https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/ciaops-need-to-know-podcasts/id406891445?mt=2

The podcast is also available on Stitcher at:

http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/ciaops/need-to-know-podcast?refid=stpr

Don’t forget to give the show a rating as well as send us any feedback or suggestions you may have for the show.

Resources

@fredderf204

@marckean

@directorcia

https://jenkins.io/

DevOps fundamentals video

Micheal’s Blog

 

February 2017 Microsoft Cloud Updates

 

Thanks to the good folk at Ingram Micro Cloud Australia, I’ve uploaded my part of a recent webinar they hosted.

My presentation was around providing information around some of the most recent and relevant updates to both the Office 365 and Azure platforms.

It was great to be given the opportunity to do a session like this because I have been toying with doing something similar so I thought I’d produce something and see what people think?

I’ve used a couple of new techniques and technologies during the process so I’m keen to hear what people think about:

– the content

– the format

– the look and feel

Finally, I’d also like to know whether you’d like to see me continue to do these style of video updates around Azure and Office 365 once a month?

Here are the slides from the presentation as well:

 

Love to hear from you directly via email (director@ciaops.com), Twitter (@directorcia) or whatever.

A quick overview of adoption

 

Here is a video with some of my high level thoughts around how important adoption is when it comes to technology, especially Office 365.

The video will give you an overview of the user demographics as well as the important audiences to target. You’ll also see what motivates each audience so you can start crafting policies to appeal to those users specifically.

Having this knowledge is crucial if you want to ensure new technologies are adopted throughout the organisation. There is a lot more to this but hopefully this video will get you thinking and moving in the right direction when it comes to adoption.

Need to Know Podcast–Episode 136

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Our focus on Microsoft Ignite Australia speakers continues. In this episode we interview Dux Raymond Si who is the CTO of Avepoint but also a Microsoft MVP and Regional Director. Dux has three great sessions at Ignite that are:

Microsoft Teams, Office 365 Groups, SharePoint, Yammer…What Should I Use, and When?

For today’s fast-paced, mobile-driven, and globally dispersed workplace, Microsoft offers tons of great ways to effectively communicate and collaborate. But which tools are right for your organisation? Solutions like Microsoft Teams, Office 365 Groups, Yammer, Skype for Business, SharePoint, OneDrive for Business, PowerApps, and Microsoft Flow all offer something unique to your business. In this interactive session, you will gain practical guidance on finding the right tools to facilitate efficient communications and collaboration both inside and outside the walls of your organisation. We’ll also explain how to drive adoption and keep your chosen solution under control. Get ready to walk away with the ability to chart a productive and pragmatic collaboration approach that delivers immediate and lasting value to your modern workplace.

and

How to Accelerate Office 365 Success: Develop Your Information Governance Strategy in 4 Steps

So you’ve made the decision to move to Office 365 – now how do you ensure your critical business information is secure in the cloud? In this interactive session, you will learn how to reduce risk and ensure your users do the right thing by employing industry best practices for information governance, risk, and compliance. We’ll also explain how recent enhancements from Microsoft – including Office 365 Security & Compliance Center and Azure Information Protection – as well as other related technologies can help. This session will empower you to implement proven tactics to ensure your Microsoft Cloud investment meets business needs while protecting your most sensitive data.

and finally,

3 Steps to Innovate and #HackTheStatusQuo

Innovation comes from those who hack – those who refuse to accept the way things are and pursue changes based on an idea, hunch, or instinct. Innovation doesn’t come from those who adapt themselves to fit the status quo. Believe it or not, but your organisation’s success now depends on how well you hack. You are the source of innovation and hold the keys to unlock the possibilities cloud, Internet of Things, machine learning, virtual reality, and augmented reality can create by fully understanding how to harness these technologies. Join Dux and learn his three steps to start you on your hacking journey. Learn how he helped a non-profit organisation do more good through hacking. Don’t miss what will be one of the most upbeat and stimulating sessions at Ignite Australia.

If there is ever a reason to attend Ignite then these sessions are it!

Don’t forget to send us your feedback at feedback@needtoknow.cloud

You can listen to this episode directly at:

https://ciaops.podbean.com/e/episode-138-dux-raymond-si/

or on Soundcloud here: 

Subscribe via iTunes at:

https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/ciaops-need-to-know-podcasts/id406891445?mt=2

The podcast is also available on Stitcher at:

http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/ciaops/need-to-know-podcast?refid=stpr

Don’t forget to give the show a rating as well as send us any feedback or suggestions you may have for the show.

Resources

@avepoint_inc

@meetdux

@marckean

@directorcia

Microsoft Ignite Australia: Innovation Track – with Dux Raymond Si

AvePoint Ignite 2017 Activities

AvePoint Office 365 Groups Playbook

GitLab Data Loss Lessons for Office 365 Customers

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In late January of this year GitLab, a Git repository and source-code management service similar to GitHub, suffered the permanent loss of some customer data. As reported by The Register:

Behind the scenes, a tired sysadmin, working late at night in the Netherlands, had accidentally deleted a directory on the wrong server during a frustrating database replication process: he wiped a folder containing 300GB of live production data that was due to be replicated.

Just 4.5GB remained by the time he canceled the rm -rf command. The last potentially viable backup was taken six hours beforehand.

I’m going to leave the

SharePoint Modern Bing Web Part

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Yesterday, I discovered a new modern web part for the modern SharePoint pages. The Bing Web Part! Oh Bing, Google’s sad little brother. Never been able to step out of the shadows of its bigger brother. Let’s be honest with each other, Bing isn’t very good. I execute a Search query, looking for Microsoft content, and find more relevant results on Google instead of Microsoft’s own Search engine. That said, it never hurts to have a Maps web part. Let’s take a quick look:

 

After adding the web part a random address is highlighted. Ok, let’s search

Slides and Video (Sharepoint Search Meetup)/Presentacion y Video(Busqueda en Sharepoint)

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Slides and Video (Sharepoint Search Meetup)/Presentacion y Video(Busqueda en Sharepoint)

Hoy 8 de Febrero de 2017 se llevo a cabo el Meetup de Sharepoint Search, una presentacion muy completa sobre la configuracion y desarrollo de todos los elementos de la busqueda en Sharepoint. Con conceptos desde nivel 100 hasta nivel 300 se tocaron todos los temas esenciales sobre el tema para Sharepoint OnPremises y que muchos de los desarrolladores no utilizan en sus proyectos.

El video de la presentacion lo pueden encontrar aqui:

Slides and Video (Sharepoint Search Meetup)/Presentacion y Video(Busqueda en Sharepoint)

Los slides para reutilizar los pueden encontrar aqui:

http://www.slideshare.net/LuisValencia47/sharepoint-search-2013-back-to-front

Algunas imagenes del evento:
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Slides and Video (Sharepoint Search Meetup)/Presentacion y Video(Busqueda en Sharepoint)

Slides and Video (Sharepoint Search Meetup)/Presentacion y Video(Busqueda en Sharepoint)

Slides and Video (Sharepoint Search Meetup)/Presentacion y Video(Busqueda en Sharepoint)

Update to the Office 365 Message Center Digest Email Script

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A couple of weeks ago I released my PowerShell script for generating an email report of Office 365 Message Center notifications. After it was released one reader, Ryan Mitchell, kindly sent me some changes that he had made to improve the styling of the email report. My original styling was a bit bland, and just dumped the message text from the notification into the email without tidying up any of the formatting. Ryan has fixed both of those issues, and the updated script is now available on the TechNet Script Gallery. You can read more about how to use the

Need to Know Podcast–Episode 135

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More interviews with speakers at the upcoming Microoft Ignite Australia. This time we feature Gino Barletta and speak about his two sessions:

What you need to know about Windows Server 2016 Security

Windows Server 2016 introduces more security features than any previously released Microsoft server operating system. Making your organization more secure is one of the big benefits of Windows Server. In this demo heavy session you’ll learn about new features included Credential Guard, Device Guard, Privileged Access Management (Just in Time Administration), Just Enough Administration, DNS policies, Guarded Fabrics, Shielded VMs as well as the security benefits of Nano Server, Windows Server and Hyper-V Containers. You’ll also learn how you can integrate Advanced Threat Analytics into your on-premises Windows Server deployment.

and

Azure Financial Management, Reporting and Subscription Hygiene through Power BI

This session, helps you understand your current Azure subscription, resources, billing and spend. Controlling spend through analytics and leveraging Microsoft Power BI to visually see your spend / consumption via powerful GUI dashboards.

Don’t forget to send us your feedback at feedback@needtoknow.cloud

You can listen to this episode directly at:

https://ciaops.podbean.com/e/episode-135-gino-barletta/

or on Soundcloud here: 

Subscribe via iTunes at:

https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/ciaops-need-to-know-podcasts/id406891445?mt=2

The podcast is also available on Stitcher at:

http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/ciaops/need-to-know-podcast?refid=stpr

Don’t forget to give the show a rating as well as send us any feedback or suggestions you may have for the show. Resources

@ginobarletta

@marckean

@directorcia

gino.barletta@andeim.com.au

Whitelist Senders and domains in office 365 to bypass Spam filters

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Introduction

Office 365 provides  number of tools to maximize the security to secure corporate information based on unique business and technical needs. When built-in Office 365 filters over qualify suspected SPAM, there are a few simple steps administrators can take to whitelist senders and domains in Office 365 to bypass spam filters. It can be a bad experience for end users when legitimate email is being quarantined or blocked as spam and landing in a quarantine folder.

It’s recommended that you being an admin should review your filters so that critical messages bypass the spam folder and reach their intended recipients

You can