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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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Dec 11, 2017

Krysta Svore, principal researcher at Microsoft, demonstrates the new Microsoft Quantum Development Kit, now in preview.

The Quantum Development Kit makes it easy for you to start experimenting with quantum computing now and includes:
· A native, quantum-focused programming language called Q#
· Local and Azure-hosted simulators for you to test your Q# solution
· And sample Q# code and libraries to help you get started

In this demo, she walks through a few code examples and explains where quantum principles like superposition and entanglement apply. She explains how quantum communication works using teleportation as your first "Hello World" inspired program. And keep watching to see more complex computations with molecular hydrogen.

Get started by accessing the preview at www.microsoft.com/quantumdevkit and there you can access Q#, the simulators, code samples and tutorials.

Dec 3, 2017

Gabe Long, Senior Product Manager for Office 365, offers a demo-rich overview of the new Microsoft 365 Business which gives small business owners a single solution comprising the productivity and collaboration capabilities of Office; plus built-in data protection and an easy way to manage users, devices and data, all within a single admin console.

Dec 2, 2017

A look at the most recent Microsoft StaffHub updates as presented by Principal Program Manager for Office 365, Rich Halbert.

Based on user feedback, StaffHub has been updated with new tools to schedule and communicate with your team. Easily view and manage work schedules, communicate with your team, as well as simplify sharing of content and training resources while keeping access to company
information secure.

StaffHub is purpose-built for the firstline workforce to manage their workday and get more done. For more information go to staffhub.office.com or give the StaffHub team your feedback at staffhub.uservoice.com

Dec 1, 2017

Microsoft 365 Director, Jeremy Chapman, shows you Microsoft's approach to security with Microsoft 365. Learn about the spectrum of built-in security defenses that protect your users, information, and devices. This rich capability set spans Windows 10, Office 365, enterprise mobility and security while leveraging a number of services within Microsoft Azure. To go even deeper, check out the link: aka.ms/m365workshops/security

Dec 1, 2017

Microsoft 365 Director, Jeremy Chapman, covers the teamwork essentials to Microsoft 365. Starting with tools built for teamwork using apps designed for easy file sharing and co-authoring experiences. As well as tools to make your team's work broadly discoverable by your intranet while engaging with other teams
across the organization via Enterprise Social. All connected with a shared foundation of built-in security and compliance controls, discovery and intelligence via the Microsoft Graph, and Office 365 Groups with an Azure Active Directory. To go even deeper, check out the link: aka.ms/m365workshops/teamwork

Dec 1, 2017

The core things to know about when deploying and managing
Microsoft 365 powered devices. Microsoft 365 Director, Jeremy Chapman, takes you through the IT aspects of planning, building, deploying, and operating the technologies that comprise Microsoft 365 power devices. To go even deeper, check out the link: aka.ms/m365workshops/deployment

Nov 15, 2017

An introduction to the new Cassandra API for Azure Cosmos DB from Principal Engineering Manager for Azure Cosmos DB, Kirill Gavrylyuk. This new API allows you to move your existing Cassandra applications to Azure Cosmos DB without modifying a single line of code. Watch and learn how you can take advantage of this fully managed globally distributed database service with limitless scale.

Nov 14, 2017

Join Jeremy Winter for a comprehensive guide of updates for securing your virtual machines in Azure. From monitoring VM health and getting proactive recommendations to new ways for defending against ransomware using MFA, we'll show you everything new and provide tips for securing your virtual machine infrastructure.

Microsoft Ignite Session: THR2248

 

Nov 13, 2017

Join Microsoft Azure CTO Mark Russinovich to go inside the design and architecture of the Azure platform and services. Get answers to your questions about how we got here and where things are going.

Microsoft Ignite Session: THR2116

 

Nov 9, 2017

LinkedIn integrations in Office 365, bring you rich, contextual insights and intelligent services that harness the knowledge and the power of your professional network. In this demo, Tom Batcheler explains how the LinkedIn integrates with the people card experience in Office 365 to easily find and connect with people on LinkedIn without leaving the context of your work. In Microsoft Word, we can leverage the intelligence of LinkedIn to make authoring your resume and finding your next job easier. Resume Assistant will find you the best work experience descriptions to help you author your resume, plus top skills for your desired role and even help with your search for your next job. Finally, within Office, you'll get instant access to over 200+ how-to videos available on LinkedIn learning corresponding to common Office help questions.

Nov 7, 2017

Microsoft Quantum Compute, thought leader and engineer Krysta Svore, walks through her team's critical breakthroughs and their potential for solving the worlds biggest problems, with computationally-intensive tasks now resolved at record speed

Microsoft Ignite Session: THR2273

 

Nov 7, 2017

Join Microsoft CVP, Brad Anderson, to take a look at deploying and managing Microsoft 365 powered devices. We'll show you new capabilities that make it possible to automatically provision new devices using Windows Autopilot and deliver apps including Office 365 ProPlus and Win32 line of business apps. Learn about integrated, modern management experiences to plan Windows 10 deployments at scale and to help stay compliant and up-to-date.

Microsoft Ignite Session: THR2245

Nov 5, 2017

Join Microsoft CVP Jeff Teper to take a look at recent and coming updates to SharePoint and OneDrive, and how they power collaboration experiences across Office 365.

Microsoft Ignite Session: THR2121

 

Nov 3, 2017

Microsoft CVP, Kirk Koenigsbauer's demo-rich tour of how Microsoft 365 updates boost teamwork with integrated experiences, simplifies the creativity process with intelligent authoring tools, and increase your impact with cloud service connectivity.

Microsoft Ignite Session: THR2269

 

Oct 31, 2017

Product Manager for Office 365/MyAnalaytics, Peter Bergen, walks through updates to MyAnalytics, which is expanding by adding new visualizations and tips on how to be more productive. If you are not familiar with MyAnalytics, it is an Office 365 application that helps you understand how you spend your time at work with suggestions on how you can improve.

Oct 31, 2017

The new Surface Pro with LTE Advanced, comes with a purpose-built state of the art LTE architecture for a new class of always-on connectivity from almost anywhere on the planet.
As Tim Golik, Director of Surface Program Management, shares on this episode of Microsoft Mechanics, delivering on this while remaining true to the design heritage of Surface devices, is a significant milestone requiring a number of breakthrough engineering techniques. Watch the full 5-minute episode to learn more and check out aka.ms/SurfaceProLTEAdvanced

Oct 18, 2017

Principal Program Manager for SQL Server Engineering, Travis Wright, discusses SQL Server 2017 which brings the mission-critical performance security and availability of SQL Server to Linux and containers.

On this show, you learn how the SQL Server that you know now runs on Linux and the new platform abstraction layer, and you'll see how well that performs.

Also, you'll see Active Directory authentication on Linux and the high availability options as well as failover between Windows and Linux platforms. And finally, you'll see the support for graph analysis to identify new relationships in your data and more.

Oct 18, 2017

Watch Senior Program Manager Microsoft Identity Services, Swaroop Krishnamurthy, show you a new way you can harness the power of cloud authentication while still keeping your passwords on-premises using Azure Active Directory pass-through authentication and
seamless single sign-on capabilities.

You'll see how Azure AD can now validate securely your passwords against on-premises Active Directory all without the need for expensive on-premises infrastructure and automatically sign your users in while they're at work.

Oct 12, 2017

Take a look at updates to machine learning and artificial intelligence with the Azure machine learning workbench. Senior PM Manager for Microsoft Cloud, Sandhya Vankamamidi, will show you a new solution that assists in the construction and delivery of intelligent AI enabled data models. You'll see how it can be used efficiently to understand datasets through visualization. Increase the rate of experimentation, and monitor and manage your models wherever they're being used in production. All as part of a unified workflow.

Oct 12, 2017

See the capabilities of Multi-Geo in Office 365 which allows you to determine, where your data resides within a single Office 365 tenant across multiple regions and countries. Presented by Principal Program Manager for SharePoint & OneDrive, Sesha Mani.

Oct 12, 2017

On this show, Roy King, Sr. Product Manager for Office 365 Security takes us through General Data Protection Regulation and how Microsoft 365 can help with your compliance journey. If your organization is in the European Union or you have customers or employees in the EU, this regulation applies to you.

We'll walk you through service level controls that make Microsoft a trusted platform. How regulation control sets have been mapped to Microsoft cloud capabilities. And we'll make the IT experience real with the things that you can configure as an admin.

Oct 12, 2017

Take a look at deploying and managing Microsoft 365 powered devices with Microsoft's Enterprise & Mobile Client CVP, Brad Anderson. He'll be going over the capabilities that make it possible to provision new devices using Windows AutoPilot and deliver apps and services including Office 365 ProPlus on a line of business apps. You'll see simplifying the management of identity, devices, apps and data with an integrated management experience. And planning Windows 10 deployments at scale with readiness efforts and stay compliant and up-to-date. Keep watching to learn more about new upcoming co-management capabilities that allow you to take advantage of cloud based modern management at your own pace.

Sep 22, 2017

A first look at the improvements Microsoft has made to bring you a more personalized experience on Office.com and in the Office 365 app launcher.

Katie Kivett, Principle Program Manager for Office 365, will show you the updates for sign-in and how to quickly get started with apps, documents, and sites that are most relevant to you. You'll see how easy it is to open and switch between web apps. You'll also learn how to get valuable information, for the apps you already have, using the new Office 365 gallery.

Sep 20, 2017

The first look at updates to remote desktop. Now with deeper cloud integration from endpoints and authentication to back-end infrastructure.

Principle PM Manager for Remote Desktop Services, Scott Manchester, shows you the new service architecture options to improve security and authentication. You'll see the simplified setup and management leveraging Azure and transformative app delivery as well as the end-user experiences.

Aug 15, 2017

A look at Cloud Shell. A new way for managing resources in the cloud. See how, within the browser, you can use BASH or PowerShell to troubleshoot and automate your most common management tasks. And manage on-the-go, by keeping your favorite scripts in the cloud so you can trigger them for Cloud Shell from any modern browser or the Azure mobile app.

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