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Microsoft Mechanics

A weekly show that covers your favorite tech and news across Microsoft, including Office, Azure, Data Platform, Windows, and Surface. It focuses on demos, how-tos and insights from Microsoft's tech leaders and engineers - Mark Russinovich, Corey Sanders, Julia White, Jeffrey Snover and more.
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Now displaying: November, 2016
Nov 29, 2016

Ben Walters joins Jeremy Chapman to look at the latest in intelligent Office App Experiences including: Intelligent new capabilities in Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook, including updates to personal work analytics. Ben also demonstrates new browser based experiences including the new customizable App Launcher and great additions that help you to get work done on the go.

Nov 21, 2016

Lead engineer Nick Burling, joins Matt McSpirit to demonstrate the new Service Map capability that provides application dependency discovery and mapping across Windows and Linux, in the Cloud, on-prem or hybrid environments. Watch as Nick demonstrates how Service Map automatically discovers app and system dependencies to accelerate troubleshooting and root cause analysis; and using Service Map expedite your app and workload migrations, whether you are migrating to the Cloud or other destinations. You can learn more at: www.microsoft.com/oms

Nov 21, 2016

Lead engineer, Eamon O’Reilly walks you through the latest update management capabilities for Windows and Linux as part of the new automation control service in Azure. Includes demos of how this gives you visibility and control of updates across your hybrid environments and how you can now deploy software updates with respect to your defined maintenance windows. To learn more go to: aka.ms/automationsvc

Nov 21, 2016

In this demonstration, community manager Anna Chu gives a step-by-step introduction of the recently launched Microsoft Tech Community. She explains how to sign-up, personalize your experience, find experts and get your questions answered. You'll also find out how to discover technical training content, like presentations from Microsoft Tech Summits and Microsoft Ignite.

Nov 16, 2016

Lead engineer, Travis Wright demonstrates SQL Server on Linux, including how you can: download and install SQL Server on a Linux Virtual Machine; run your SQL Server-based apps inside of Docker containers and improve the performance of your applications using powerful features such as Column Store in SQL Server.

Nov 15, 2016

Corey Sanders from the Azure compute engineering team, explores what is now possible with high-performance computing and Microsoft Azure. He'll go over how you can use it for enabling powerful visual simulations and engineering scenarios. As well as dynamic rendering for GPU intensive work, and compute scenarios for deep learning.

Nov 10, 2016

Lead accessibility engineer, Jeff Petty demonstrates Microsoft Learning Tools being built into Office Lens, Word Desktop and Word Online. Learning Tools and Editor offer the capability to personalize reading and proofing experiences and are useful if you have a learning difference such as dyslexia. Capabilities demonstrated here start becoming available in November 2016, and more are coming to applications such as OneNote Online. You can learn more about these features and the latest accessibility updates for Office 365 applications on http://aka.ms/A11yInO365

Nov 7, 2016

Corey Sanders from the Azure compute engineering team, demonstrates just how fast it is to spin up containers with pre-installed apps using ACS and how to configure and manage an app on the service to meet scale requirements dynamically using a Linux-based environment. If you are a developer, this gives you an agile way to package and deploy your apps; if you are an IT admin, you get a simple infrastructure solution to manage your IT environment and easily spin up or spin down resources as required. As outlined in the show, to try out just go to the Azure Portal and select ACS under containers in the Gallery.

Nov 2, 2016

We take a close look at Microsoft Teams, the latest addition to Office 365, that makes it easier for you to chat in groups, socialize, and collaborate. We’ll walk you through the experience of chatting, sharing files and hosting online meetings. We'll also demonstrate how your teams can connect to external services using connectors. And, if you are an IT admin we'll show you how you can enable and configure Microsoft Teams for your organization.

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