RunAs RadioAuthor: Richard Campbell and Greg Hughes
20 Aug 2018

RunAs Radio

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RunAs Radio is a weekly Internet Audio Talk Show for IT Professionals working with Microsoft products.

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    Subsea Data Centers with Ben Cutler

    Computers and water don't mix! Usually. Richard talks to Ben Cutler, one of the team leading Project Natick - building subsea data centers. Ben talks about the history of Natick, starting with the first tests off the coast of California, and the phase 2 project happening now in the Orkney islands. Speed of deployment is one advantage, as is reduced latency by being able to put data centers close to customers. But the focus of Natick is first and foremost environmental - what is the least environmentally impactful way to provide compute to those that need it? There's more to come!

  • Posted on 15 Aug 2018

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    Windows Update Crisis with Susan Bradley

    The month of July 2018 was an especially hard one for updates to Windows - and has prompted an important letter. Richard talks to Susan Bradley about her open letter to the leaders of Microsoft talking about the problems that Windows updates are causing for consumers and IT Professionals alike. There were 47 updates in July, and many of them had significant 'side effects' to Windows workstations and servers - even Microsoft products. Susan talks through the issues and offers some potential solutions - does updating Windows have to be this hard?

  • Posted on 08 Aug 2018

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    The New Windows with Paul Thurrott

    In April 2018, Microsoft re-organized the Windows division - so that there is no Windows division anymore. What does it mean? Richard chats with Paul Thurrott, who has made a career around Windows for years, about what happened with Windows division leader Terry Myerson, and what this re-organization means for Windows going forward. It's a new world!

  • Posted on 01 Aug 2018

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    OneDrive for Business in 2018 with Stephen Rose

    OneDrive for Business continues to evolve! Richard chats with Stephen Rose about the announcements around OneDrive for Business at the SharePoint North America conference. Stephen talks about the improved support for photos taken via smartphones, being first-class citizens in OneDrive for Business - including using the amazing Office Len technology to make photos of whiteboards and documents (like receipts) super crisp and clear. The conversation also gets into getting those key 'known' folders moved into OneDrive, so that no given device has unique files, they're always part of the OneDrive for Business ecosystem. Deeper cloud integration everywhere!

  • Posted on 25 Jul 2018

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    Azure Key Vault Tooling with Andrew Cheung and Paul Yuknewicz

    Where do you keep your secrets? While at Build in Seattle, Richard chatted with Andrew Cheung and Paul Yuknewicz about the latest features for Azure Key Vault. The conversation dives into what should go into the Key Vault beyond the obvious TLS certificate private keys. Any username/password combinations for services accessed by other applications can live there - really, anything with secrets. And as Andrew says, containers have secrets too - they can live in Key Vault!

  • Posted on 18 Jul 2018

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