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The Cloud Architects


A podcast about cloud, technology and the people using it


  1. Episode 16: Jeff Mealiffe and the Awesomeness of Exchange(Ahem, Office 365)

    In this episode, Nic and Warren have a chat to the Perf Guy himself, Principal Lead Program Manager at Microsoft, Jeff Mealiffe We talk the evolution of Exchange and get Jeff to spill on which version he liked best! We also talk about Office 365 connectivity and the great things Microsoft is pushing internally to make your Office 365 experience better. …


  2. Episode 15: Automation, DevOps and the evolution of the IT Pro

    The word DevOps seems to be everywhere at the moment, I can’t open LinkedIn without coming across a bunch of posts and articles talking about DevOps. What does it all mean, and more specifically why should IT Pros care about something that seems at first glance to be very much related to software development? I recently caught up with fellow MVPs Simon Waight and Michel de Rooij in an attempt to understand what it is and why it is something worth paying attention to. …


  3. Episode 14: Waxing lyrical about GDPR with Tony Redmond

    The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been on everyone’s mind recently. GDPR became enforceable today, 25 May 2018 and is a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union. It also addresses the export of personal data outside the EU and aims primarily to give control to citizens and residents over their personal data and how that data is used. It seems a lot a organizations left their GDPR strategies to the very last minute - I received a lot of GDPR related email this week! What does it all mean and why should we care? We had the pleasure of talking to Tony Redmond about it recently. …


  4. Episode 13.1: Microsoft Cares about Developers, Here's Why! Tech Summit 2018 Cape Town

    In this episode, live from Tech Summit 2018 In Cape Town South Africa, Warren catches up with Bernd Verst, Bernd is an awesome and passionate Microsoft Developer Advocate that works directly out of Seattle, coming from companies like Google and Twitter, Bernd hails from the same team as Donovan Brown and Jessica Deen at Microsoft and makes sure Microsoft Technology always keeps the developer in mind when it comes to products. Warren and Bernd discuss the various Cloud offerings from different Vendors, awesome new technology and early adoption with a couple of Life hacks and believe it or not, they walk about the weather! You can find Bernd on these links: Twitter Blog Github …


  5. Episode 13: All about Mary-Jo Foley

    In this Episode, Nic and Warren had the privilege of interviewing the legendary Mary-Jo Foley, Mary-Jo has been covering the tech industry and Microsoft for almost 3 decades. Starting off with Berillum Copper Wire, advancing to Unix, then landing in the Microsoft ecosystem. In this episode, we see the human side of Mary-Jo Foley. Mary-Jo’s career has spanned many highlights, including interviewing all three leaders of Microsoft, being banned by Microsoft as well as shunning for being a journalist. …


  6. Episode 12: Skype for Business, Teams and the evolution of Telecommunications

    The telecommunications industry has come a long way since the days of manual service telephone exchanges. We caught up with fellow MVP Greig Sheridan late last year to talk about Skype for Business, Teams and the evolution in technology he has experienced in his 30+ years in the industry. …


  7. Episode 11: "I am not scared of what AI will do, but what humans will do with AI"

    In this incredibly interesting episode, Warren and Nic catch up with Joe Baguley from VMware to talk what it’s like speaking live in front of 90 million people and geek out about virtualization, edge computing and the endless possibilities enabled by AI …


  8. Episode 10: Device Management needn't be complex

    Mobility has been a hot topic for some time - in fact, IDC forecasts that the U.S. mobile worker population will surpass 105 million by 2020. Organizations often struggle when trying to provide flexibility and a choice of devices on the one hand and retain control of sensitive data and security on the other. We sat down with fellow MVP Steve Goodman at Microsoft Ignite late last year to discuss a simplistic approach to implementing Device Management and why it needn’t be so complex. …


  9. Episode 9: "This is not your Grandfathers Sharepoint!"

    This is not your Grandfathers Sharepoint! In this Episode, Nic and Chris talk to two very important ladies in the OneDrive and SharePoint space. What is OneDrive.exe and why is it changing our world for the better? They also discuss how companies can move to SharePoint and OneDrive easily and not to be afraid of the big bad SharePoint …


  10. Episode 8: SharePoint isn't so scary..

    SharePoint can be intimidating, especially for those of use who don’t work with it everyday. In this episode, @WonderLaura tells us why SharePoint isn’t so scary and we discuss some of the SharePoint announcements at Ignite. …