Its really not that scary.

Firstly, Yes I’m back after a bit of a hiatus from the blogosphere. The world has changed considerably since the beginning of 2020. For the last year, I’ve been spending a lot of my time looking at the overall multi-cloud world (In this case, the 3 clouds from Microsoft namely, Azure, Microsoft 365, Dynamics 365) strategy and where it has taken this new hybrid world we live in.


Soo many options???

I’m not going to cover what Loryan Strant covered in his post about backing up Office 365. You can read it here. What we have all been wondering since receiving test units from Synology to test drive their Active Backup for Office 365 solution, was why??

I mean, like Loryan mentioned, there are a ton of vendors out there, selling Office 365 backup solutions. Companies like Mimecast, that have been doing Exchange backups since the beginning of time, Veeam, AvePoint, etc. They all do it. They all do it rather well and its all cloud based so no hardware is…


We interrupt your regular programming. Wait, what? Did you say those 2 Guys from SharePoint are back? WHAAAAAT!!!!

Yes, we are back! The Modlin has now recovered from fatherhood and has found time in his day to record hopefully weekly. And naturally AL is amped.

We cover all the new Microsoft Teams features and some SharePoint ones too. Grab it now!!!!

WE.ARE.BACK.


Information Barriers is not this harsh…

I’ve been spending some time looking into security across the Microsoft 365 stack, and as many of you have seen, Alex Fields has been posting about security across the M365 stack. You can grab his latest story about security here. I’ve been advocating information protection for about 3 years now, more specifically Azure Information Protection, which for those of you that have been working in SharePoint, know this as Rights Management Services.
AIP features are now available with an almost 100% feature parity in the new M365 Security Center btw.

Back to Information Barriers.

What is it?

Well the easy answer is that its a mechanism that…


Welcome to AzureConnect.

Where we make Azure Simple.

This is a fortnightly show about all things Azure. We share our thoughts, opinions and learnings whats current, whats coming and whats annoying about Microsoft’s cloud offering. We may even hint at AWS. This week, we talk to our resident industry expert, Herman Swart on all things Azure Boards.

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Welcome to AzureConnect.

Where we make Azure Simple.

This is a biweekly show about all things Azure. We share our thoughts, opinions and learnings about whats current, whats coming and whats annoying about Microsoft’s cloud offering. We may even hint at AWS.
Hi, I’m Alistair Pugin, your host, and this is Warren du Toit, our resident Azure expert. If you are new, welcome, grab a coffee or whiskey, if you are returning, we glad you actually watch the show.

Azure Connect — Episode 4. — Jan 30th 2020 — Server 2008 End of Life.

For the people new to Azure. The easiest…


What, they are back??

This is your captain speaking. The 2 Guys and SharePoint ship has docked and the boys are back!! In this weeks episode, they take a look back on 2019, what was good, what was bad, what they enjoyed and what the did not.

They also talk about 2020, and as always, cover the latest Office 365 announcements. Plus!! Rod has brought back the “PowerShell Commandlet of the week”! Super exciting stuff!


Welcome to AzureConnect.

Where we make Azure Simple.

This is a biweekly show about all things Azure. We share our thoughts, opinions and learnings about whats current, whats coming and whats annoying about Microsoft’s cloud offering. We may even hint at AWS.

Hi, I’m Alistair Pugin, your host, and this is Warren du Toit, our resident Azure expert. If you are new, welcome, grab a coffee or whiskey, if you are returning, we glad you actually watch the show.

This is Episode 3. The first one for 2020. …


My question really is: Has Teams replaced SharePoint as an Intranet?

Don’t take our SharePoint!!!

At Ignite 2017, I had a few people on my 2 Guys and SharePoint podcast to talk about the impact of products like Teams on collaboration. I called it “Chat based Information Management”.

We are 24 months in from then.

For someone that spends a lot of time talking to customers about collaboration, I am the first to admit that I have no idea what the magic elixir is for successful collaboration. We all have a view on what we deem works, based largely on how we use it daily, but a lot of the time…


Is it possible to be an “Expert Generalist”?

More mask than hat.

In today’s crazy cloud first world, we have to wear multiple hats. IT Pro’s find themselves in a bit of a quandary.

Alistair Pugin

Azure and Office Servers MVP | Speaker | Blogger | Podcaster | Evangelist

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