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RunAs Radio

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A weekly Internet Audio Talk Show for IT Professionals
Getting Your Data Ready for Analytics with Jen Stirrup
Jan 16 • 41 min
Your company is sold on the idea of data analytics, but is it ready for it? Richard talks to Jen Stirrup about her experiences getting organizations started with data analytics, which means really focusing on the quality of the data that a company is…
ReverseDSC with Nik Charlebois
Jan 9 • 31 min
Desired State Configuration now works boths ways! Richard talks to fellow Canadian Nik Charlebois, a Microsoft Premier Field Engineer, about his work building ReverseDSC. The open source tool is available in the PowerShell Gallery and opens the door to a…
Making Work Visible with Dominica DeGrandis
Jan 2 • 31 min
How do you make your work visible to your team, your division, your entire organization? Richard talks to Dominica DeGrandis about her book ‘Making Work Visible’ and the challenges that IT folks have showing workloads and flow. The discussion turns to the…
Office Macro Security with Karim El-Melhaoui
Dec 26, 2017 • 26 min
Office macros need security? Yes! Richard chats with Karim El-Melhaoui about the issues around Office macros. With default settings, VBA macros in the Office suite are incredibly powerful and are an effective malware vector. While Microsoft has some…
Microsoft Analytics Stack with Andrew Brust
Dec 19, 2017 • 31 min
Data analytics has evolved - have you kept up? Richard chats with Andrew Brust about the revolution taking place in data analytics in general and Microsoft efforts in the space specifically. Andrew talks about how tools like SQL Server OLAP Services…
SQL DevOps with Michael Upton
Dec 12, 2017 • 30 min
Can SQL Server be part of a DevOps practice? It has to be! While at Connect in New York, Richard sat down with Michael Upton to discuss the role of SQL Server in the DevOps practice and the tooling that can make your life easier. The conversation digs…
Azure Service Fabric with Mikkel Mork Hegnhoj
Dec 5, 2017 • 29 min
Service Fabric is not just for Azure! While at Connect in New York, Richard sat down with Mikkel Mork Hegnhoj to talk about what Service Fabric can do for your applications. Mikkel talks about the ability to host both Windows and Ubuntu VMs in Service…
CosmosDB Update with Kirill Gavrylyuk
Nov 28, 2017 • 28 min
Have you looked into CosmosDB? While at Connect in New York, Richard sat down with Kirill Gavrylyuk of the CosmosDB team to talk about the latest features. CosmosDB an update to Azure DocumentDB that focuses on global distribution and ultra-high…
PowerBI Reporting with Jason Himmelstein
Nov 21, 2017 • 34 min
How do you do your business intelligence? While at DevIntersection in Las Vegas, Richard sat down with Jason Himmelstein to talk about PowerBI, the latest reporting and analytics tool from Microsoft. Jason talks about how PowerBI fits into Azure and…
SQL Q and A from SQLIntersection Fall 2017
Nov 14, 2017 • 53 min
Fall in Vegas - time for a SQL Server Questions and Answer panel! Richard hosts a panel of Kim Tripp, Paul Randal, Aaron Bertrand, Jes Borland, David Pless and Tim Radney to answer the questions that the SQL Intersection attendees have. The conversation…
Security Guidance and SysInternals Update with Aaron Margosis
Nov 7, 2017 • 30 min
Are you using SysInternals? Richard chats with Aaron Margosis about the venerable SysInternals tools originally developed by Mark Russinovich. But first, a discussion about Aaron’s main job at Microsoft, developing security baseline guidance for operating…
Office 365 Hybrid with Scott Hoag
Nov 1, 2017 • 34 min
Hybrid Cloud is the new normal! Richard chats with Scott Hoag about his experiences migrating organizations onto Office 365 and embracing the reality that no one is ever ‘pure’ cloud - on-premises hardware is here to stay and necessary. Scott talks about…
IT Certifications and Training with Greg Shields
Oct 25, 2017 • 37 min
What IT certifications do you hold? Richard chats with Greg Shields about the value proposition behind various IT certifications. In the fast moving software industries, it’s pretty difficult to effectively measure the capabilities of someone. The…
GDPR and You with Seb Matthews
Oct 18, 2017 • 32 min
In May 2018, the EU General Data Protection Regulation laws take effect. Are you ready? Richard chats with Seb Matthews about what IT Pros can do to get ready for the GDPR. The regulations are broad, covering personally identifiable information, data…
SharePoint Update with Todd Klindt
Oct 11, 2017 • 32 min
What’s next for SharePoint? While at Ignite in Orlando, Richard sat down with Todd Klindt to talk about the next version of SharePoint - announced at Ignite as Office 2019. Todd talks about the recurring nightmare of the end of on-premises versions of…
DevOps Practices inside Microsoft with Donovan Brown and Martin Woodward
Oct 4, 2017 • 34 min
Microsoft has a DevOps practice too! While at Ignite in Orlando, Richard sat down with Donovan Brown and Martin Woodward to talk about their experiences helping various Microsoft teams move along the DevOps journey. The conversation starts out on Visual…
Database Reliability in 2017 with Allan Hirt
Sep 27, 2017 • 32 min
Databases still need to be reliable, but what does that look like in 2017? Richard chats with Allan Hirt about how he makes databases reliable today. The conversation also turns to how reliability works with the Linux version of SQL Server - clustering is…
The DSC Book with Missy Januszko
Sep 20, 2017 • 28 min
Desired State Configuration continues to evolve, are you? Richard chats with Missy Januszko about her work (with Don Jones) on The DSC Book. DSC is short for Desired State Configuration, and a key part of PowerShell and the Windows Management Framework.…
OMS and SCOM with Cameron Fuller
Sep 13, 2017 • 34 min
Here come the acronyms! Richard chats with Cameron Fuller about Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS), the cloud-based instrumentation, diagnostics and automation tool from Microsoft that is all the rage - and not just for cloud related products!…
Thinking IT Cloud with Tim Warner
Sep 6, 2017 • 34 min
Still on the fence about moving services to the cloud? Richard chats with Tim Warner about the on-going evolution of the cloud and the increasing pressure that IT folks feel to incorporate it into the infrastructure strategy of an organization. The…