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The Cloud Architects


A podcast about cloud, technology and the people using it


  1. Episode 56: Is Exchange leaking your creds?

    If you follow the Microsoft productivity space, you have no doubt seen or heard about the Autodiscovering the Great Leak research paper recently published by Amit Serper, a security researcher at Guardicore. The paper details more than five months’ research into the Autodiscover service used by Microsoft Exchange. Amit’s research was picked up and in many instances misreported by the tech press, which in turn caused a certain degree of panic. We’re deeply passionate about Exchange and have been for a very long time, so we thought it would be a good idea to sit down with Amit to talk through his research and better understand his findings. …


  2. Episode 55: Microsoft Security and EDR

    We’ve often joked on the show that Microsoft is the world’s largest security vendor and when you consider their massive investment in security-related R&D and innovation it really isn’t far from the truth. We had a great time sitting down with Microsoft’s Stephen Revel recently to talk about the security features and functionality available to customers in Microsoft 365 and hopefully debunk the myth that you can’t be secure without having an M365 E5 license or additional investments in third-party solutions. …


  3. Episode 54: Wine and whine

    We’ve all heard the statement “Fast, Cheap or Good? Pick two” and it seems this continues to ring true. Does the current rate of innovation and change in technology come at the expense of quality? We recently had the pleasure of sitting down with our friends Martina Grom and Tony Redmond to discuss this and hear about what has been keeping them busy lately. …


  4. Episode 53: Catching up with Stephen L Rose

    We recently has a lot of fun catching up with our old friend and possibly our biggest fan - Stephen L Rose. We talked a little about his passion for really listening to customers and some of the new innovations in Microsoft Teams. Stephen also as passionate about community and sharing knowledge through various platforms, including his own podcast “Inside Microsoft Teams” …


  5. Episode 52: Knowledge has a Price Tag

    We had the pleasure of finally welcoming Martina Grom to the podcast. The Cloud Architects have followed and collaborated with the incredible Martina for many years. In this episode, Warren learns some German :) We also discuss Microsoft Viva and some different views on the product, as well as Martina’s history and how she got her love for the cloud. Please enjoy this incredible episode with Martina. …


  6. Episode 51: Zero Trust Network Architecture

    After our recent ‘reflections’ episode, we felt it would be a great idea to catch up with our long-time sponsor KEMP to talk about how the load balancing world has changed in recent years. As we find ourselves moving away from the traditional fixed perimeter and rethinking ‘castle and moat’ principles an inevitable question arises, where does the humble load balancer fit into today’s Zero Trust world? …


  7. Episode 50: Reflections

    Episode 50! In this episode we reflect on our journey to 50 episodes - thinking about the fun we’ve had, everything we’ve learned and the guests we’ve had the privilege to speak to along the way. This is definitely a more personal episode, but don’t worry - we also discuss the much talked about Microsoft Exchange vulnerabilities and the recent Azure AD outage. …


  8. Episode 49: What is ATO and why do I care?

    It’s 2021! Well, technically it’s been 2021 for three months and it looks like many of the trends established in 2020 are continuing - not only in our daily lives but also from a cyber threat perspective. In this episode we sit down with Donovan Stevens to talk about account takeovers (ATO) - what it is, why it is something you may want to pay attention to and what you can do to help safeguard against it. …


  9. Episode 48: Digital fatigue and laying your pipes

    2020 has been an interesting and very different year for most of us. We’re doing more things online than ever before - Microsoft recently announced that Teams reached 115 million daily active users, but this new normal extends well beyond the business world. There are countless positive stories of how technology has helped teachers connect with students or doctors connect with patients, but there are some not-so-positive consequences too. In this episode, Anna, Nic and Warren talk about Microsoft Ignite that took place recently and explore the concept of digital fatigue and how to set some boundaries (or lay your pipes) to help protect your mental health. …


  10. Episode 47: "Never trust, always verify"

    Zero Trust is a term that is thrown around a lot these days and seems to mean many different things to different folks. At its core, Zero Trust is a philosophy or security concept whereby no one is trusted by default on the network, and verification is always required from everyone attempting to access any resources. In this episode we sit down with Ashwin Pal to better understand Zero Trust, why it can be complex to adopt and how to get started on your journey. …