Live @ Microsoft Ignite with Phoummala Schmit on the All About 365 podcast

Today at Microsoft Ignite we recorded the latest episode of All About 365 with Jay and Steve, and welcomed Phoummala Schmit – AKA @ExchangeGoddess on Twitter. Phoummala Schmit is a Cloud Ops Advocate at Microsoft, a VMware vExpert, and formally Exchange admin and systems team lead with many years of experience working in the enterprise.

On the show today we wanted to understand a little more about Cloud Ops and what Phoummala’s focus is there, and chat about how Microsoft have shifted from what has been perceived as a niche focus on a part of the IT community – developers – back to the wider picture. In line with the Ignite keynote – use commodity tools and only develop code where it provides benefits back to the business, we wanted to get Phoummala’s take on whether that means less developers in the future and more IT pros, or the reverse.

We chatted about working in enterprise IT and the challenges people working in those roles face, especially when it comes to change. For more on that – check out Phoummala’s session at Ignite “Letting go of fear and taking risks in an ever-changing IT landscape”

Tomorrow we’ll be joined by Jamie Stark, from the Teams Product Group to talk about Teams management. We’ll be there from 9AM till 9:45AM so feel free to pop and say hello at the beginning or end of our time in the podcast studio.

You’ll find Episode 17 above, and at our our podcast site, on iTunes, SpotifyTuneIn RadioStitcher and you can subscribe with your favourite podcast app using the feed. If you’ve got any suggestions for what you’d like to hear on the next shows, let us know. You’ll find us on Twitter as @SteveGoodman & @jaywynn