Azure News 2017 – Week 6

Azure VM Managed Disks, Cisco joins Azure Stack, Apache Kafta on HDInsight, Azure SQL Database Threat Detection and Azure IoT Hub Supports Cassandra Databases. Lots of Azure news this time with only days till Ignite Australia. Azure News as heard on the Need to Know Podcast. Follow us on Twitter @n2kpodcast. Cisco Integrated System for…

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Azure News 2017 – Week 5

Wow, February already!!! Holy s**t!  Where did the time go? Lots of Azure news coming through this time of the year in the lead up to Microsoft Ignite AU. Azure News below, as heard on the Need to Know podcast. Follow the Need to Know podcast on Twitter @n2kpodcast. In the lead up to Microsoft Ignite,…

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Azure News 2017 – Week 4, pt2

Lots of Azure news coming through this time of the year in the lead up to Microsoft Ignite AU. Azure News below, as heard on the Need to Know podcast. Follow the Need to Know podcast on Twitter @n2kpodcast. In the lead up to Microsoft Ignite, we are featuring on the podcast all the presenters that are…

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Azure News 2017 – Week 4

Lots of Azure news coming through this time of the year in the lead up to Microsoft Ignite AU. Azure News below, as heard on the Need to Know podcast. Follow the Need to Know podcast on Twitter @n2kpodcast. In the lead up to Microsoft Ignite, we are featuring on the podcast all the presenters that are…

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Azure News 2017 – Week 3

Azure news this week as heard on the ‘Need to Know‘ podcast. No more pay as you go Microsoft is eliminating the pay-as-you-go option for new Azure customers using MPSA (Microsoft Products & Services Agreement) starting February 1 this 2017. In case you don’t know, the Microsoft Products & Services Agreement (MPSA) is a simplified agreement…

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Azure News 2017 – Week 1

Azure news as heard on the latest Need to Know podcast – Episode 125 Re-Org/re-structure chances at Microsoft Microsoft is planning a big reorganisation of partner and services groups starting Feb. 1 will affect the company’s sales, partner and services teams. This “One Commercial Partner” announcement is a continuation of Microsoft’s “One Microsoft” campaign kicked off under…

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Azure News 2016 – Week 52

Azure news below as heard on the need to know podcast Episode 124: Microsoft Azure Storage Import/Export Announcements Azure Import/Export Service enables transfer of data in and out of Azure Blob Storage by using hard drives filled with your very own data sent to Microsoft. Rather than waiting for ages till your data copies over the…

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Azure AD – SSPR, SSPC & MFA

SSPR (Self Service Password Reset), SSPC (Self-service password change) and MFA (Multi-Factor Authentication) are all features of AAD (Azure AD). Both MFA and SSPC are part of Azure AD Premium P1 & P2 editions as explained here. SSPR however requires Azure AD Premium or Basic explained here. First things first, follow the requirements listed here for AD Connect.…

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Azure News 2016 – Week 50

This week’s Azure news as heard on the Need to Know podcast. Microsoft Stream It’s a video portal which can be setup in minutes to share videos with a YouTube like experience, but with the added advantage of using security. While YouTube is great to get videos out to market, Microsoft Stream takes it one…

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