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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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May 16, 2017

When we launched SharePoint Server 2016 in May of 2016, we shared a vision of a server that was cloud-born and future-proof. Join Bill Baer for an overview of updates to SharePoint Server 2016 and advances for co-existing with Office 365 services. Learn about your options for integrating SharePoint 2016 with the online services that make sense for your needs and get an overview of new capabilities delivered with SharePoint Server 2016 and Feature Pack 1 including: Hybrid Auditing and Admin Action Logging; custom tiles for the App Launcher and the OneDrive modern user experience. Keep watching, as Bill demonstrates what's coming with Feature Pack 2 with the availability of SharePoint Framework for on-premises development.

May 16, 2017

SharePoint has always been at the heart of collaboration.  With our vision of the mobile and intelligent intranet, we are now expanding the tools to deliver an out of the box experience for broad, internal communications. Join SharePoint engineers Andy Haon and Alyssa Danesh for a demo-rich overview of SharePoint communication sites, which provide a new way for you to publish your content, reach a broad audience and further power your organization's Intranet. Watch as they show you how to: create a fast, beautiful Intranet communication site that works across devices; use new, out-of-the box site designs to quickly get started, and incorporate your own look and feel; easily author pages that use SharePoint web parts to add rich capabilities and pull in data from other services; interact with your readers, and get usage information on how your site and content is doing.

May 16, 2017

With Office 365, we are making it faster and easier for you to create groups for teamwork. As the groups that you work with expand, in SharePoint we’re streamlining your collaboration experience across multiple teams. Join lead engineer Jeremy Mazner, to learn about new personalized, focused experiences across your SharePoint team sites including: Intelligent notifications and organization in our mobile apps; amplifying your SharePoint news posts with deeper integration with Microsoft Teams; personalizing your team home page and site, and using common organizational standards.

May 16, 2017

With SharePoint core to your business, we are making integration with your business processes much easier. Join lead engineer, Kerem Yuceturk to see what’s next for building zero code business apps for SharePoint through deeper integration with Microsoft PowerApps, Flow and Power BI. Watch as Kerem demonstrates: upcoming advances that allow you to create beautiful pages that weave together apps, workflows and Power BI visualizations across your devices; build custom forms that integrate with your data and go beyond what was possible with InfoPath; and lastly new ways to integrate your content with business processes and connect them to other services using Microsoft Flow.

May 16, 2017

With OneDrive for Business, we've set out to bring you a robust and scalable service to securely store, share, view and access your content in Office 365, from anywhere and on any device. Join lead engineer, Eugene Lin, as he demonstrates important new enhancements including: the simplified experience for sharing files and folders in OneDrive; new options to monitor and control who has access to your content; and for admins, controls to keep your data safe while keeping your users productive. Keep watching too, as he demonstrates the OneDrive experience in Windows 10, with the new OneDrive "Files On Demand" capability that allows you to see all your cloud files without needing to download them

May 16, 2017

The SharePoint Framework lets you create engaging SharePoint Pages by building modern web parts using open frameworks and your preferred tools, such as React, Sass, Gulp and more. Join Mike Ammerlaan for a demo-rich overview of updates to the SharePoint Framework with the introduction of new SharePoint Framework Extensions that give you richer customization options, including: site banners, to support site metadata and notification scenarios for your SharePoint Team sites and adding actions and custom fields within SharePoint Lists. Keep watching too as he demonstrates how you can harness Microsoft Flow along with your custom business logic to automate business processes; incorporate Office 365 data and activities using the Microsoft Graph API and finally, compose more sophisticated user experiences using connected Web Parts.

May 15, 2017

For SharePoint and OneDrive Admins, we’re continuing to modernize the experience, in addition to expanding security and compliance controls. Join lead engineer Navjot Virk, for a demo-rich overview of the redesigned SharePoint Admin Center that brings all the information that you need in one place while making tasks like site management much easier; and new conditional access security controls that allow you to manage user session lengths on unmanaged devices. Keep watching too for the latest compliance updates including: multi-geo capabilities for OneDrive for Business that allow you to store your data in different regions or countries and apply differentiated policies; and Service-level encryption, which gives you ultimate control over your data with the use of your own encryption keys.

May 15, 2017

With Yammer, we give you an additional modality for collaboration across your SharePoint sites. Join, Angus Florance for a demo-rich overview of the latest updates to Yammer and how you now can infuse conversations within your SharePoint experiences including: how you can use Yammer to drive viral interest and discoverability of your content; new integrated conversation experiences with enterprise video services; native OneDrive and SharePoint integration to make working with your files easier; using connectors to pull in content from 3rd party services; and new Office 365 Groups integration to ensure the right people have access to your content and conversations. Keep watching, as Angus shares, the simple admin steps to make these capabilities light up for your users.

May 4, 2017

Daniel Escapa from Office engineering joins Jeremy to walk through all the latest connected services to help collaborate, find your files quickly and even revert to previous versions. They'll demonstrate updates to real-time collaboration in Word and PowerPoint as well as new built-in chat capabilities, visibility into activity on your files "while you were away" and improved access to your content from recent folders, files shared with you or stored within sites and groups, and recent files list.

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