October Azure Webinar resources

Slides from the very first CIAOPS Azure webinar are now available for download here:

https://www.slideshare.net/directorcia/ciaops-need-to-know-azure-webinar-october-2017/

The recording is also available at:

http://www.ciaopsacademy.com.au/p/need-to-know-azure-webinars

which CIAOPS patrons get free access to as part of their subscription.

This webinar set the ground work for upcoming monthly webinars that will go deeper into Azure features and abilities.

So make sure you sign up for next month’s webinar.

October Cloud Updates

Lots and lots of updates this month thanks to recent Microsoft Ignite conference. The above slides and accompanying video are what I believe are the highlights, but rest assured there are plenty more.

It was exciting to see the number of updates coming out for OneDrive and SharePoint. OneDrive really has some energy around it at the moment and is coming out with some great updates that I think are very, very positive. People everywhere seem so much more jazzed about OneDrive and with good reason. The upcoming files on demand and the ability to easily roll back multiple files are major improvements in functionality that will really resonate with the market.

On the Azure side I am super stoked about the release of Azure File Sync. Although still in preview I forsee big things for this service and expect it to rapidly mature, so stay tuned. I did more in depth blog post on Azure file sync here:

An introduction to Azure File Sync Service

I also hope to be posting more information on this soon.

All in all a very exciting time for Azure and Office 365. Tune in, get updated and start rolling out these new features.

Need to Know podcast–Episode 166

We pour over the news from Microsoft Ignite and give you what we believe are the major announcements to come out of Microsoft’s annual IT Pro conference.

Take a listen and let us know what you think –feedback@needtoknow.cloud

You can listen directly to this episode at:

https://ciaops.podbean.com/e/episode-166-ignite-news/

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

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Marc’s Azure stuff

Skype for Business becomes Microsoft Teams

New SharePoint admin console

Microsoft SharePoint migration tool

SharePoint Hub sites

New ways to share with OneDrive for Business

OneDrive files on demand

Other OneDrive updates from Ignite

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Azure Cloud Shell

Azure file sync

Azure data box

SQL Server 2017 on Linux

Azure free account

New VM sizes

Reserved instances

Improved VM management

This episode brought to you buy:

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An Introduction to Azure File Sync Service

One of the exciting announcements for me that came from Microsoft Ignite 2017 was the announcement of a new Azure File Sync Service. This basically back ends into Azure SMB files shares but allows you to sync files between servers quickly and easily.

What I also really like about this service is the integration that exists (or is coming) with other Azure services, like backup. This makes it an extremely powerful and compelling solution in my books.

It is still early days for the service and I found it a little tricky to get set up initially so I created the above video to make it easy for you to get started. Here are also some handy reference articles about the services that I suggest you take a look at:

Announcing the public preview of Azure File Sync

How to deploy Azure File Sync

Planning for Azure File Sync

Troubleshooting Azure File Sync

I can see a very bright future for this product as I think it fills a major requirement many businesses have. Is it a replacement for something like SharePoint or OneDrive for Business in Office 365? Definitely not. It is simply another option you have to solve business challenges.

I’ll be posting further updates on this product, so stay tuned for more soon.

CIAOPS Need to Know Azure Webinar–October 2017

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Lots of news and updates to share care of the recent Microsoft Ignite conference in Orlando. We’ll also do a deep dive into Azure SMB files and hopefully a look at the new Azure sync offering. There will be open Q and A so you can answer all those burning Azure questions.

You can register for free at:

October Azure Webinar Registrations

The details are:

CIAOPS Need to Know Azure Webinar – October 2017
Friday 13th of October 2017
2pm – 3pm Sydney Time

All sessions are recorded and posted to the CIAOPS Academy.

There of course will also be open Q and A so make sure you bring your questions for me and I’ll do my best to answer them.

The CIAOPS Need to Know Webinars are free to attend but if you want to receive the recording of the session you need to sign up as a CIAOPS patron which you can do here:

http://www.ciaopspatron.com

or purchase them individually at:

http://www.ciaopsacademy.com/

Also feel free at any stage to email me directly via director@ciaops.com with your webinar topic suggestions.

I’d also appreciate you sharing information about this webinar with anyone you feel may benefit from the session.

CIAOPS Need to Know Office 365 Webinar–October 2017

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October is going to be very busy and hopefully not unlucky as I am scheduling this month’s free Office 365 webinar on Friday the 13th of October from 11am – 12pm. There is heaps of news to cover from the recent Microsoft Ignite conference in Orlando but we’ll also be taking a closer look at OneDrive during our deep dive section.

You can register for free at:

October Webinar Registrations

The details are:

CIAOPS Need to Know Webinar – October 2017
Friday 13th of October 2017
11am – 12am Sydney Time

All sessions are recorded and posted to the CIAOPS Academy.

There of course will also be open Q and A so make sure you bring your questions for me and I’ll do my best to answer them.

The CIAOPS Need to Know Webinars are free to attend but if you want to receive the recording of the session you need to sign up as a CIAOPS patron which you can do here:

http://www.ciaopspatron.com

or purchase them individually at:

http://www.ciaopsacademy.com/

Also feel free at any stage to email me directly via director@ciaops.com with your webinar topic suggestions.

I’d also appreciate you sharing information about this webinar with anyone you feel may benefit from the session.