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Join Brian, Kyle and James as they set the bar high for this episode: Enthralling

To chase that dream, our intrepid podcasters cover everything from cricket (the game, not the bug), the hockey blue halo, OneDrive as a productivity tool all the way to an in-depth discussion about cloud architecture exams.

Along the way you’ll discover

  • We know Gandalf, we’ve met Gandalf, and Brian is no Gandalf.
  • Brian learns about The Blob
  • James is eerily prescient about how long it will take him to get this episode posted
  • Why Kyle tries to avoid Brian
  • Chicago restaurant recommendations
  • And more!

 

Join Brian, Kyle and Wayne  for a rollicking romp through a range of topics including . . .
Zimmer frames, what are they?
Brian’s gadgets and gizmos
MVP Summit reviews
The quiet room
Conference Comparison
Wayne offends our British friends . . .
And confirms that he’s older than dirt

Check out Brian’s Gadgets and Gizmos session here:¬†https://collab365.community/gadgets-gizmos-designed-make-training-life-easier/

Live from a secret location, like the Chancellor Room at the Bellevue Embassy Suites Hotel, our intrepid crew are joined by MCTs from around the world for a live panel session.

This week you’ll hear them welcome some newly-minted MCTs to the fold, and then try to put them off the career path they just chose.

What's Your One ThingFind out:

  • What their “1 Thing” is to succeed as a trainer
  • How to handle the “Alpha Student” in the room
  • Favorite Trainer Tech and Tips
  • Why Glenn thinks we should welcome our Robot Overlords (AI)
  • The Future of Training
  • The Days We’d Rather Forget (aka What not to do)

(aka Brian is a Stand-Up Guy)

Brian and Kyle catch up with Wayne just after Christmas, and go over the pressing events of the day such as:

  • Brian’s new audio toys for his van down by the river
  • Keeping an eye out for Brian’s new album–Brian Reads the Blues
  • Headset Stories from the Frontlines
  • Standing v. Setting
  • Brian wants to show us his if we’ll show him our . . . . . projectors
  • Microsoft Courseware Trends
  • Spoiler-Free Movie Reviews
  • Why Do You Do What You Do, the Beginnings.
  • Something about Violet Crumble blah blah blah (we stopped paying attention at that part)

Recorded Live in a top secret location inside the Washington State Convention Center (Room 601)–Brian, Kyle, and Sound Guy James are joined by regular visitors Wayne and Glenn, as well occasional guests Mike, Neil, and Ed. (And yes I used a the Oxford comma. You got a problem with that? Huh? Do you?)

In this episode our merry band of MCTs cover:

  • Mac v PC-Is it something or is it nothing?
  • Are ITPros a dying breed?
  • Corkery hates cats and squirrels
  • Gadget time!
  • Why Glenn needs a mannequin’s hand
  • And why you should be care which way you put things in…


Music: “Our Town” by Macklemore

(aka The One Where They are Serious for a Bit)

Skype for Business guru Richard Luckett joins Brian, Kyle and James for an interesting and thorough walk through what it takes to teach course 40409: Deploying Voice Workloads for Skype for Business Online and Server 2015

The entire team at Trainers Talking Tech on Tuesdays (ok, that’s only three of us, but still, it’s the thought that counts, right? Right?) would like to wish our listener (Hi Brian’s Mom!) Happy Holidays! As a special treat we’ve got an extra Christmas podcast for you.

Brian and Kyle talk about what tech gadgets they think will make good gifts and tell us what is on their list. As if they made it on the “Nice” list.

See you next year!

Credits: “Christmas at Ground Zero”, Weird Al Yankovic (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t039p6xqutU)

(aka The One Where Brian Opened the Door and James Went Through It)

Don’t miss the latest installment where:

Kyle makes up a word
Brian lets Skype for Business get the better of him
Video Cards and XBoxes and Notes, Oh My!
Brian introduces us to the world of jazz
Kyle and Brian practically dared me to do it . . .
Why Graph has nothing to do with Excel

Jazz Music: Cosmic Dust Blue by Himiko Kikuchi (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvoNHP5yIu4)

(aka The Podcast Comes of Age)

James Ran a Marathon

James the Soundguy ran a marathon. It has nothing to do with this podcast, but since James the Soundguy also writes the summaries for the podcast and uploads all the stuff, he can get away with shameless self-promotion such as this.

Kyle and Brian are joined by Soundguy James and they cover such weighty topics as:

  • Is James irregular or just semi-regular?
  • Brian got hit by the ID-Ten-T virus
  • Kyle’s travel diary, hover bikes and massive halls
  • James passes an exam!
  • Brian reveals Kyle’s dirty little secret
  • Getting started on your exam path and how to study
  • Brian gets chuffed-or maybe he doesn’t-nobody really knows
  • Windows S, the new RT?

Exam Links:

Exam 70-535: Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions

Exam 70-533: Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions

70-533 Exam Changes (triggers a pdf download)

Credits:

Opening music: “All the best”, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-5u4bpE2sg

Closing music: “We’re Going to Fail, Aren’t We?”, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZUFeEadP68

 

(aka Brian and Kyle show their age)

A wide-ranging, rollicking discussion that tramples through final Ignite thoughts, robots vs. cyborgs, Knight Rider, the demise of Windows phones; rumor, innuendo and leaks, Cortana digital assistants and more!

As an added bonus you’ll get to hear why someone needs to take a concrete pill . . .

As an added added bonus you won’t get to hear Kyle’s longest recorded “ummmmmm” (at nearly 2 seconds) because James the Sound Guy edited it out. You’re Welcome.