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This is the podcast I've co-hosted since 2013 with my good friend Chris Johnson.

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    Blog: Microsoft Cloud Show - 450 | GoodbyeWorld(); Our last podcast episode

    Today, March 15, 2022, CJ & I released the last episode of the Microsoft Cloud Show. Tune into episode 450 to hear why we’re hanging it up after 3,065 days!
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    Blog: Microsoft Cloud Show - 449 | Our Take on the State of Microsoft 365

    Microsoft 365 is over 11 years old. In this episode, AC & CJ sit down to look back at the evolution of Microsoft 365, evaluate the current state of it, predictions, & some hopes for the future of the platform.
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    Blog: Microsoft Cloud Show - 448 | Our Take on the State of Microsoft Azure

    Microsoft Azure is over 13 years old. In this episode, AC and CJ sit down to discuss the state of the Azure nation, where it stands in the cloud wars, and where they would like to see it improve.
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    Blog: Microsoft Cloud Show - 447 | Office in Microsoft Teams, Microsoft 365 Pitches Legacy G-Suite Customers, and More Cloud News

    In this episode, AC and CJ cover some recent updates and releases in the Microsoft 365 world, get cheeky with Microsoft 365’s offer to customers that will lose their G Suite legacy free edition, more news!
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    Blog: Microsoft Cloud Show - 446 | Microsoft Tries to Make Nice With FTC and Microsoft Teams Saving the Environment

    Microsoft is trying to stave off the wrath of the FTC regarding its latest large acquisition, Microsoft Teams is doing its part to try and help your laptop from exploding & AC and CJ discuss some .NET development with Microsoft Graph.
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    Blog: Microsoft Cloud Show - 445 | Is 2022 the Year of Gaming Consolidation or the Metaverse Burn Pit

    Is 2022 the year of gaming acquisitions after we’ve seen over $80 billion spent in the first 5 weeks? Or will it be the metaverse burn pit after Meta has already blown through $10 billion & Microsoft cans Hololens creating turmoil in the halls of Redmond? Tune into episode 445 and hear what AC & CJ have to say!
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    Blog: Microsoft Cloud Show - 444 | Microsoft's Astronomical Growth, Mainframes in the Cloud & Some News

    This week Microsoft dropped the news of its biggest acquisition to date and AC and CJ dive in to dissect it from their points of view.
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    Blog: Microsoft Cloud Show - Episode 443 | Microsoft's Blockbuster Blizzard Acquisition & Updates to Azure Kubernetes Service

    This week Microsoft dropped the news of its biggest acquisition to date and AC and CJ dive in to dissect it from their points of view.
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    Blog: Microsoft Cloud Show - Episode 442 | New Azure Features, TLS Changes & SDKs for Developers

    Tune in to episode 442 and hear Andrew Connell & Chris Johnson cover the latest news related to Microsoft Azure products & services, Microsoft Teams, and what’s new from Microsoft 365!
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    Blog: Microsoft Cloud Show - Episode 441 - Looking forward to 2022

    I co-host a podcast, the Microsoft Cloud Show , with my good friend Chris Johnson . 2022 has to be better than 2021 right? Surely! This week AC and CJ look forward and discuss their hopes, dreams, wishes, and goals for 2022 and what they would like to see happen in tech, and more. This episode first appeared on the Microsoft Cloud Show: Episode 441 - Looking forward to 2022 It's time for our @andrewconnell & @c_j_ohnson annual Looking Forward to 2️⃣0️⃣2️⃣2️⃣ episode!
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    Blog: Microsoft Cloud Show - Episode 440 - Reflecting on 2021

    I co-host a podcast, the Microsoft Cloud Show , with my good friend Chris Johnson . In this episode, AC & CJ look back at 2021. We also look at AC & CJ’s wishes & goals for 2020 and see how they ended up on the year. This episode first appeared on the Microsoft Cloud Show: Episode 440 - Reflecting on 2021 It's time to get reflective! In episode 4️⃣4️⃣0️⃣ of 2️⃣0️⃣2️⃣1️⃣ (our last episode of the year), @andrewconnell & @c_f_johnson look back at the biggest news & themes from this past year.
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    Blog: Microsoft Cloud Show - Episode 437 - AWS Reinvent Recap

    This week AC & CJ discuss news from the recent AWS conference re:Invent 2021.
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    Blog: Microsoft Cloud Show - Episode 436 - Azure Functions CI & CD

    In episode 436, we looked at a real world implementation of Azure Functions complete with a full continuous integration & continuous deployment (CD & CD) configuration.
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    Blog: Microsoft Cloud Show - Episode 439 - Hacks Crashes and the News

    I co-host a podcast, the Microsoft Cloud Show , with my good friend Chris Johnson . AC and CJ check in on recent news from the past week including another AWS outage, MS winning company of the year, Log4J hacks, Windows news, Azure Space & Teams encryption. This episode first appeared on the Microsoft Cloud Show: Episode 439 - Hacks Crashes and the News In episode 439, @andrewconnell & @c_f_johnson check in on recent news from the past week including another @awscloud #outage, @Microsoft winning company of the year, #Log4J hacks, Windows news, @Azure Space & Teams encryption.
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    Blog: Microsoft Cloud Show - Episode 438 - AWS Outage, Microsoft Azure News & Microsoft 365 Developer Updates

    I co-host a podcast, the Microsoft Cloud Show , with my good friend Chris Johnson . In this 438th episode, AC and CJ cover the recent AWS outage of their US-EAST-1 region as well as some Microsoft Azure and Microsoft 365 news. At the end, hear them bookend the episode with their own blast radius of picks! This episode first appeared on the Microsoft Cloud Show: Episode 438 - AWS Outage, Microsoft Azure News & Microsoft 365 Developer Updates Uh oh, it's another epic @awscloud #Outage - get the details in episode 438 from @andrewconnell & @c_f_johnson!
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    Blog: Microsoft MVP Renewed 17th Year

    Last week, while my head was down and focused on updating my course, Microsoft sent their annual notices out to techies who received their first MVP award. I remember when I was up for consideration and received my first MVP award in 2005. That year, I was recognized as one of five (5) developers awarded for my community work related to Microsoft Content Management Server 2002 (MCMS). Over the years my award category has changed from MCMS to SharePoint to Office Apps & Servers to where it is now: Office Development.
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    Blog: Microsoft Cloud Show - 7.5 years & episode 400

    Earlier this week, the little podcast project, Microsoft Cloud Show , that started in October 2013 as a collaboration with my co-host Chris Johnson published our 400th episode. New Episode Released - Episode 400 | Happy Birthday Cloud Show https://t.co/6bXqKvP1Ry — Microsoft Cloud Show (@mscloudshow) March 16, 2021 I’ve had a great time syncing up with CJ every week and talking tech, mostly in the Microsoft cloudy space on topics like Microsoft Azure & Microsoft 365, as well as other topics in the news and of interest to us.
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    Blog: Microsoft Cloud Show Recent Episodes

    I co-host a podcast, the Microsoft Cloud Show , with my good friend Chris Johnson . We publish new episodes every week and over the last couple months we’ve published few interviews I wanted to call out. Episode 374 | Orchestry with Michal Pisarek On September 2, we were joined by special guest Michal Pisarek on the show to talk about his new startup Orchestry which aims to help companies better manage provisioning, governance, templating, and more in Microsoft Teams and SharePoint.
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    Blog: Microsoft Ignite 2019 Recap

    Last week, Microsoft held their annual Microsoft Ignite conference in Orlando, Florida. I was there recording interviews for my podcast, the Microsoft Cloud Show , presenting one session on Leveraging React in SharePoint Framework solutions (recording available on that link). This year, I made time to attend a handful of sessions. Here’s a fun fact, I attended more sessions at this year’s conference than all previous four (4) Ignite conferences combined, including all sessions I’ve presented & live podcasts I’ve streamed!
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    Blog: Keynote & the SharePoint Framework at NACS: Join me in March for the North American Collaboration Summit!

    In about two months, I am looking forward to participating in the North American Collaboration Summit conference. This conference in Branson, Missouri over two days (March 2-3, 2018) was formerly known as SharePointalooza. It’s situated in the Ozarks at a fun location. The show is incredibly affordable with tickets starting at $65, something they can afford to do based on their non-profit status. You’ll hear from experts coming in to present from around the world on various things for developers, IT Pros, information workers, power users and business decision makers.
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    Blog: Microsoft Cloud Show - Episode 200 + New Branding

    Today CJ and I published the 200th episode of our podcast, the Microsoft Cloud Show . This is a huge milestone for us that I’m very proud of. When we started this venture on October 7, 2013 we committed to maintaining a reliable schedule of publishing a new episode every week and we’ve been able to mostly do that. In celebration of our milestone, we also changed up our branding with a new logo!
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    Blog: Be a Part of Microsoft Cloud Show Episode 200 and Win a Surface Laptop or XBOX One S Bundle!

    Over the last 3.5 years, I’ve co-hosted a podcast, the Microsoft Cloud Show with my Chris Johnson where we talk about Office 365, Microsoft Azure and the related cloud technologies like AWS and the Google Cloud Platform. Over the years we’ve had a ton of fun doing the show. Last year we were invited to broadcast a live show from the Microsoft Ignite conference ( #ep154 & on YouTube ) and had the opportunity to interview Microsoft’s Scott Guthrie ( #165 ).
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    Blog: Thoughts from the Microsoft Ignite 2016 Conference

    Thoughts from the Microsoft Ignite 2016 ConferenceLast week Microsoft held their second Ignite conference in Atlanta, Georgia with just 23,000 of their closest friends. This show is meant to replace Tech Ed, the SharePoint Conference and various other product specific conferences by Microsoft. There are other smaller conferences & events, but a lot of these now tend to be virtual (such as Connect();). They now focus on three major events:
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    Blog: Follow Ignite 2016 with the Microsoft Cloud Show!

    I co-host a podcast with my good friend, Chris Johnson , the Microsoft Cloud Show . This week Microsoft will hold one of the their three premier annual conferences in Atlanta, Georgia. This conference, the Microsoft Ignite 2016 conference , is sold out to over 18,000 attendees! This year we are covering the show as a member of the media. The Microsoft Cloud Show will be covering the keynotes, interviews with key players, checking out the latest news and even broadcasting a live show & a listener meetup!
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    Blog: Women in Technology, SharePoint, my MSCloudShow Interview with Cathy Dew and my #IStandByYou Pledge

    Recently I sat down with fellow MVP Cathy Dew to interview her for my podcast, the Microsoft Cloud Show . In this interview we discussed gender inequality in the workplace, specifically in the IT industry. Cathy has invested a lot of time and energy into this over the years. She’s the one behind Women in SharePoint, various luncheons and meetups at conferences and events for women to network and discuss various topics.
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    Blog: Behind the scenes of recording a podcast

    Last week I was at the MVP Summit and sat down with some friends to interview them about what it’s like being a developer and IT professional in this growing cloud world. We published the episode today, Episode 055 | Panel Discussion: How is the Cloud Impacting IT Pros and Developers , and even had a little fun with some helium baloons at the start. When we did the interviews, we cracked out a GoPro and recorded the discussion.
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    Blog: Interviewed on the Azure Podcast: #46 SharePoint Apps on Azure

    Last week I was interviewed by the hosts of the the Azure Podcast where we talked about a few things related to SharePoint and Azure. This is one of my favorite podcasts that’s related to Azure as it’s buy three Microsoft guys, two in MCS and one in Azure support, where they talk about the latest news in the Azure space. I reached out to them a few times to comment on their episodes which started a bit of a discussion around SharePoint Apps so we thought we should have a show on the topic.
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    Blog: Interviewed on the latest SharePoint Podshow Episode

    In the latest episode of the SharePoint Podshow, episode 87 , I got interviewed with my own podcast co-host Chris Johnson by Rob Foster. This interview took place in late 2013 so it might be a bit dated, but still a great listen! We talked about our podcast as well as our startup
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    Blog: [MicrosoftCloudShow] Episode 8 is live - Latest News in Azure, Office 365 & Amazon

    Episode 8 of the Microsoft Cloud Show is now available! In this episode my co-host Chris Johnson talk about some of the latest news in the Microsoft Azure, Office 365, Google and Amazon cloud space. » Episode 8 - Latest News in Azure, Office 365 & Amazon
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    Blog: [MicrosoftCloudShow] Episode 7 is live - Pros & Cons of Office 365

    Episode 7 of the Microsoft Cloud Show is now available! In this episode my co-host Chris Johnson discuss the pros and cons with the popular hosted service by Microsoft, Office 365. » Episode 7 - Pros & Cons of Office 365
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    Blog: [MicrosoftCloudShow] Episode 6 is live - SharePoint After Dark - Live from SharePoint Intersections

    Episode 6 of the Microsoft Cloud Show is now available! In this episode my co-host Chris Johnson have a conversation at the MGM Grand with some of the speakers attending the SharePoint Intersections conference in Las Vegas, NV the week of October 28-31, 2013. » Episode 6 - SharePoint After Dark - Live from SharePoint Intersections
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    Blog: [MicrosoftCloudShow] Episode 5 is live - SharePoint Deployment Options - On Premises vs. Hosted

    Episode 5 of the Microsoft Cloud Show is now available! In this episode my co-host Chris Johnson and I discuss the world of SharePoint deployments being on-premises, hosted and in the cloud. In addition we also answered questions from Laura Rogers & Jeremy Thake . » Episode 5 - SharePoint Deployment Options - On Premises vs. Hosted
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    Blog: Welcome to the Newest Podcast on the Microsoft Cloud!

    Welcome to the newest podcast, the Microsoft Cloud Show co-hosted by yours truly, dedicated to the Microsoft cloud. I’m a big fan of podcasts and have been listening to a good number across different topics for many years. A few months ago my co-host, Chris Johnson (CJ), pitched the idea that we start our own show. At first I was hesitant, but ultimately relented and the result is what you see here!