MSFT Today is creating a Microsoft and technology focused podcast and online community.
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patrons
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If you find our content entertaining or informative, please consider subscribing to our Patreon to help fund our endeavors. Your support through Patreon enables us to deliver a better product, more often - and for that we thank you!

If you want to know more about what we have in store, and about us, please keep reading below.

What is MSFT Today?

In short, MSFT Today is a podcast and web community dedicated to Microsoft, technology and the impending automated world.

Why Microsoft?

Microsoft is an often misunderstood global corporation with massive influence and a product strategy like no other technology company in the world. For this reason, the media, bloggers and consumers tend to misunderstand or misrepresent what Microsoft, their products, services and people.

When is the Podcast?

New episodes are released every Tuesday and Thursday, where you can join Brad Groux, a Microsoft enterprise expert, as he guides you through the countless products, services, initiatives and brilliant minds at One Microsoft Way. There are also Patreon exclusive podcasts!

Who is the Podcast For?

If you're interested in technology, automation, business, education and/or setting yourself up for future success, then the MSFT Today community and podcast is for you. This is not your typical technology podcast, we not only discuss Microsoft and their products and services, but we discuss how they can improve your life while they are changing the world - and enabling you to change the world right along with them.

What Makes You a Microsoft Expert?

I've spent nearly 20 years in global enterprise IT environments, and I worked at Microsoft for nearly four year as a Premier Field Engineer. In that role, I supported and was invited into over 100 of Microsoft's enterprise customers infrastructures, which gives me a unique inside perspective into enterprise IT.

There are only a handful of people with the varied and vast work experience that I have, and you may view my  LinkedIn profile for more information. I'm not saying I know more than anyone, just that I've seen and experienced far more than most. This is the reason I've been on countless podcasts and news panels as a Microsoft Expert, including BBC World News.

Why a Community?

I've been running online communities for nearly 20 years, including the first ever Xbox Achievements website which I sold in 2008. I then went on to blog for more than four years at a now defunct Microsoft Blog that I had to scuttle when I joined Microsoft. I love being part of an online community, and sharing with and learning from like-minded individuals.

I believe that you for you to truly know Microsoft, you must know enterprises and the only possible way to know enterprises, is to learn and discuss from others... because every environment is different and dynamic, and Microsoft somehow successfully navigate that seemingly impossible landscape.

What is Patreon?

Patreon is a platform that lets you support the creators you love, and it allows them to offer you perks and rewards for your support. We here at MSFT Today, have come up with what we feel are seriously awesome perks. If you want to learn more about Patreon, check out the Patron Q&A page.

Why Do You Need Money?

There are costs associated with creating the content, beyond the countless hours that also go into. Our first hope is to "break even" and then grow from there. Every dollar that we make from Patreon goes back into creating more great content for everyone. We have a list of goals that you can view right here on Patreon to see what we have planned as we grow.

Do I get anything in return?

Besides our undying thanks and gratitude? You betcha! We have many, many awesome perks available across our six different tiers to choose from. All tiers come with exclusive Patreon only content and Discord, website and Reddit perks. Form there you can also unlock cool stuff like access to our super-secret OneNote notebooks, sweet swag, social media shout outs, podcast pop-ins, technical support calls, and much, much more! We feel that there is something for everyone, but let us know if you think we need more!
Tiers
Windows 95
$3 or more per month

Get started with a revolutionary new GUI and plug and play support, along with these perks:

  • Patron-only Discord channels
  • Patron-only Discord emojis
  • Patron-only website forums
  • Patron-only forums perks
  • Patron-only supporter badge
  • Patron-only Reddit badge
  • An ad-free website experience
  • Access to ad-free podcasts
  • A shout out on the @MSFTtoday Twitter
  • MSFT Today sticker and magnet (annual)
Includes Discord rewards
Windows XP
$5 or more per month

Things are starting to heat up, you've now got touch support, ClearType and Luna visual styles, plus - 

  • All of the Windows 95 perks
  • Early access to featured articles
  • Early access to interview podcasts
  • A shout out on a podcast episode
  • A MSFT Today mouse pad or hat (annual)
Includes Discord rewards
Windows 7
$10 or more per month

Ooh baby, Aero Peek is here, as are taskbar hover previews, windows snapping and:

  • All Windows 95 and XP perks
  • Exclusive access to Q&A sessions
  • A bi-annual 5 minute Skype session
  • Access to the MSFT Today OneNote notebook
  • A MSFT Today coffee mug (annual)
Includes Discord rewards
Windows 10
$25 or more per month only 50 left

Aww yeah, Universal Windows Apps, Xbox Integration, Continuum and DirectX 12 give you a "It has a killer refresh rate" and: 

  • All Windows 95, XP and 7 perks
  • Exclusive access to "Ask the Experts" Discord channel
  • Be interviewed on a Patron podcast episode
  • A retweet by @MSFTtoday (monthly)
  • A MSFT Today t-shirt (annual)
Includes Discord rewards
Windows Server
$50 or more per month only 5 left

You've said to hell with the GUI and PowerShell is your friend… you basically run the place plus you get:

  • All Windows consumer perks
  • Become a Discord mod
  • Become a Reddit mod
  • Become a forum mod
  • Choose a topic to be covered (monthly)
  • A Microsoft Enterprise Expert consulting call (annual)
  • An MSFT Today polo (annual)
Includes Discord rewards
Windows as a Service
$100 or more per month only 2 left

You've moved to the cloud and have become sentient, and now have access to Brad's baby, his technical OneNote notebook that he's been curating for nearly a decade:

  • Access to all Windows perks
  • Patron exclusive one-on-one podcast interview
  • Executive producer credits
  • Access to Brad's technical OneNote
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
3 of 10 patrons
Add the show to Soundcloud Pro and Vimeo Pro
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If you find our content entertaining or informative, please consider subscribing to our Patreon to help fund our endeavors. Your support through Patreon enables us to deliver a better product, more often - and for that we thank you!

If you want to know more about what we have in store, and about us, please keep reading below.

What is MSFT Today?

In short, MSFT Today is a podcast and web community dedicated to Microsoft, technology and the impending automated world.

Why Microsoft?

Microsoft is an often misunderstood global corporation with massive influence and a product strategy like no other technology company in the world. For this reason, the media, bloggers and consumers tend to misunderstand or misrepresent what Microsoft, their products, services and people.

When is the Podcast?

New episodes are released every Tuesday and Thursday, where you can join Brad Groux, a Microsoft enterprise expert, as he guides you through the countless products, services, initiatives and brilliant minds at One Microsoft Way. There are also Patreon exclusive podcasts!

Who is the Podcast For?

If you're interested in technology, automation, business, education and/or setting yourself up for future success, then the MSFT Today community and podcast is for you. This is not your typical technology podcast, we not only discuss Microsoft and their products and services, but we discuss how they can improve your life while they are changing the world - and enabling you to change the world right along with them.

What Makes You a Microsoft Expert?

I've spent nearly 20 years in global enterprise IT environments, and I worked at Microsoft for nearly four year as a Premier Field Engineer. In that role, I supported and was invited into over 100 of Microsoft's enterprise customers infrastructures, which gives me a unique inside perspective into enterprise IT.

There are only a handful of people with the varied and vast work experience that I have, and you may view my  LinkedIn profile for more information. I'm not saying I know more than anyone, just that I've seen and experienced far more than most. This is the reason I've been on countless podcasts and news panels as a Microsoft Expert, including BBC World News.

Why a Community?

I've been running online communities for nearly 20 years, including the first ever Xbox Achievements website which I sold in 2008. I then went on to blog for more than four years at a now defunct Microsoft Blog that I had to scuttle when I joined Microsoft. I love being part of an online community, and sharing with and learning from like-minded individuals.

I believe that you for you to truly know Microsoft, you must know enterprises and the only possible way to know enterprises, is to learn and discuss from others... because every environment is different and dynamic, and Microsoft somehow successfully navigate that seemingly impossible landscape.

What is Patreon?

Patreon is a platform that lets you support the creators you love, and it allows them to offer you perks and rewards for your support. We here at MSFT Today, have come up with what we feel are seriously awesome perks. If you want to learn more about Patreon, check out the Patron Q&A page.

Why Do You Need Money?

There are costs associated with creating the content, beyond the countless hours that also go into. Our first hope is to "break even" and then grow from there. Every dollar that we make from Patreon goes back into creating more great content for everyone. We have a list of goals that you can view right here on Patreon to see what we have planned as we grow.

Do I get anything in return?

Besides our undying thanks and gratitude? You betcha! We have many, many awesome perks available across our six different tiers to choose from. All tiers come with exclusive Patreon only content and Discord, website and Reddit perks. Form there you can also unlock cool stuff like access to our super-secret OneNote notebooks, sweet swag, social media shout outs, podcast pop-ins, technical support calls, and much, much more! We feel that there is something for everyone, but let us know if you think we need more!

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Tiers
Windows 95
$3 or more per month

Get started with a revolutionary new GUI and plug and play support, along with these perks:

  • Patron-only Discord channels
  • Patron-only Discord emojis
  • Patron-only website forums
  • Patron-only forums perks
  • Patron-only supporter badge
  • Patron-only Reddit badge
  • An ad-free website experience
  • Access to ad-free podcasts
  • A shout out on the @MSFTtoday Twitter
  • MSFT Today sticker and magnet (annual)
Includes Discord rewards
Windows XP
$5 or more per month

Things are starting to heat up, you've now got touch support, ClearType and Luna visual styles, plus - 

  • All of the Windows 95 perks
  • Early access to featured articles
  • Early access to interview podcasts
  • A shout out on a podcast episode
  • A MSFT Today mouse pad or hat (annual)
Includes Discord rewards
Windows 7
$10 or more per month

Ooh baby, Aero Peek is here, as are taskbar hover previews, windows snapping and:

  • All Windows 95 and XP perks
  • Exclusive access to Q&A sessions
  • A bi-annual 5 minute Skype session
  • Access to the MSFT Today OneNote notebook
  • A MSFT Today coffee mug (annual)
Includes Discord rewards
Windows 10
$25 or more per month only 50 left

Aww yeah, Universal Windows Apps, Xbox Integration, Continuum and DirectX 12 give you a "It has a killer refresh rate" and: 

  • All Windows 95, XP and 7 perks
  • Exclusive access to "Ask the Experts" Discord channel
  • Be interviewed on a Patron podcast episode
  • A retweet by @MSFTtoday (monthly)
  • A MSFT Today t-shirt (annual)
Includes Discord rewards
Windows Server
$50 or more per month only 5 left

You've said to hell with the GUI and PowerShell is your friend… you basically run the place plus you get:

  • All Windows consumer perks
  • Become a Discord mod
  • Become a Reddit mod
  • Become a forum mod
  • Choose a topic to be covered (monthly)
  • A Microsoft Enterprise Expert consulting call (annual)
  • An MSFT Today polo (annual)
Includes Discord rewards
Windows as a Service
$100 or more per month only 2 left

You've moved to the cloud and have become sentient, and now have access to Brad's baby, his technical OneNote notebook that he's been curating for nearly a decade:

  • Access to all Windows perks
  • Patron exclusive one-on-one podcast interview
  • Executive producer credits
  • Access to Brad's technical OneNote
Includes Discord rewards