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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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Aug 6, 2018

Complete guide for hybrid networking, identity, management, data and more. Opting for a cloud integrated, or hybrid, approach brings more advantages than if you were to uniquely host your infrastructure and services on-premises. You'll see explanations on how the development tools and practices that you're currently using can bridge between Azure and your locally hosted resources.

So join Matt McSpirit, Technical Solutions Professional at Microsoft, as he shows you ways you can integrate your on-premises networking, identity, compute, and data resources with Azure.


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:
To learn more about your compute options:
https://aka.ms/Azure-EssentialsComputeOptions

Options overview of data visualization and data analytics
https://aka.ms/Azure-Essentials

For more information on your hybrid options:
https://aka.ms/Azure-HybridOptions

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Aug 1, 2018

Join Shain Wray from the MSTIC security team as he demonstrates the work of Microsoft's intelligence groups to hunt for and protect against malicious activity in Azure -- and how this leads to the hardening of the controls and defenses available to you. Watch as he helps you to use the detections in Azure to hunt for and to uncover attack vectors that can lead to broader exploits starting with: the OS layer with brute force attacks spanning Windows via Remote Desktop Protocol and Linux-based machines using SSH-based attacks; the app layer; SQL brute force attacks and more.

Jump to:
Protections from remoting attacks: https://youtu.be/n58eHSLoU9w?t=6m22s
Hunting malicious actors with log analytics: https://youtu.be/n58eHSLoU9w?t=12m38s
Preventing app layer attacks such as SQL code injection: https://youtu.be/n58eHSLoU9w?t=10m31s

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Jul 25, 2018

Services designed for on-demand scale without having to plan for or manage the infrastructure required to run apps. With serverless, you can publish your code using Azure Functions, build workflows and integrate with other services via Logic Apps and trigger your code via Event Grid. This happens without the need for idle resources between events. In terms of efficiency and utilization, serverless is the evolution of application platforms and provides the most abstraction from the underlying compute resources required to run apps and services.

Join Matt McSpirit, Technical Solutions Professional at Microsoft, as he reviews your serverless options in Azure including Azure Functions, Logic Apps, and Azure Event Grid as core services.


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:
To learn more:
http://www.azure.com/essentials

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Jul 25, 2018

Use data from everyday work in Office 365 to boost productivity and engagement. First, we're introducing nudging to MyAnalytics to help you make better decisions about how you collaborate as you get work done in Outlook. Second, we're introducing a teamwork solution in Workplace Analytics which helps organizations use data to build high performing teams.

Join Peter Bergen, Product Manager, Microsoft 365 as he walks you through the updates to MyAnalytics and Workplace Analytics.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:
To learn more about Workplace Analytics:
http://aka.ms/WorkplaceAnalytics2018

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Jul 24, 2018

See the new capabilities to create and stream live events, how you can easily create and publish video content with PowerPoint and Microsoft Stream. And admins, we'll show you updates to controlling who can create channels, upload content, and how Stream supports GDPR compliance.

Join Jeremy Chapman, Director, Microsoft 365 and Vishal Sood from the Stream engineering team as they look at these updates to Microsoft Stream, our intelligent video service in Office 365, and most recently now available on our small business plans, too.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:
How to get started with Microsoft Stream:
http://stream.microsoft.com

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Jul 24, 2018

Help with rehosting your app in Azure, with a focus on database migration and managed PaaS service. With PaaS, you don't need to worry about managing or configuring your database environment. You can take advantage of hyper-scale, high availability, as well as built-in security. See how you can migrate your database using Azure Database Migration Service. This service allows you to migrate databases such as Oracle and SQL Server 2005 and newer.

Join Brian Shiers, Sr. Product Manager, Azure, as he helps you move your databases step-by-step to Azure.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:
Previous migration episode - App Migration to Azure, Your options explained:
http://aka.ms/AzureMigrateVMs

How to create a DMS instance:
http://aka.ms/CreateDMSInstance

A closer look at the DMS Network Topologies
http://aka.ms/DMSNetworkTopologies

Guidance on creating a migration project within the migration service:
http://aka.ms/NewDMSProject4SQLMI

All the episodes of the Azure Migration Series:
http://aka.ms/azuremigrationseries

Learn more about Azure Migration:
https://azure.com/migrate

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Jul 24, 2018

From rehosting your apps by lifting and shifting them to Azure to choosing to refactor your apps for greater efficiency, rearchitecting your apps to be able to quickly add new capabilities or taking a cloud-native approach by rebuilding them from scratch. We show you how you can use Azure Migrate to plan your shift to Azure. And if you're concerned about the approaching end of support for Windows Server 2008 R2 or SQL Server 2008, we'll look at new options with extended security updates in Azure.

Join Jeremy Chapman, Director, Microsoft 365 and Jeremy Winter, Partner Director, Microsoft Azure as they look at strategies to migrate to Microsoft Azure spanning zero to higher levels of coding, and when to use which.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:
Shows about native management in Azure:
https://aka.ms/SecuredManagedVMs

3-years of additional security update for Windows Server, SQL Server 2008 or 2008 R2:
https://aka.ms/EOS-Migration

Previous migration episode - App Migration to Azure, Your options explained:
http://aka.ms/AzureMigrateVMs

Learn more about Azure Migration:
https://azure.com/migrate

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Jul 23, 2018

Get the free version of Microsoft Teams, available now. And with more people using Teams, we’ll show you updates that extend stability and management, including for developers, how you can now bring your Line of Business applications into Teams. And for IT, how scripting options in Teams allow you to build teams and channels at scale, as well as other updates in managing the lifecycle of Teams over time that span team owners and IT. Join Jeremy Chapman, Director, Microsoft 365 and Dan Stevenson, from the Teams Engineering team on this deep look at this useful look at Microsoft Teams.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:
Learn more about Teams free:
http://aka.ms/freeteams

Updates to Teams a year on, with Anne Michels:
http://aka.ms/TeamsUpdatesMay18

Docs and code samples for LOB apps in Teams:
http://aka.ms/dev4teams

Learn more on naming conventions:
http://aka.ms/namingpolicies

Teams announcement blog:
http://aka.ms/teamsblog

More about the Skype to Teams features:
http://aka.ms/TeamsUpdatesMay18

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Jul 12, 2018

Surface Go is our brand new 10-inch ultra-light device, giving you a highly portable form factor for mobile experiences at a lower price point.

Cindy Martinez from the Surface engineering team explains the componentry, options and design behind the newest and smallest member of the Surface family.

The Surface Go team crafted the device to be versatile enough to function as a tablet or laptop. Combined with Windows 10 Pro, it’s powerful enough for Firstline Workers and students to run full desktop applications.


Surface Go with Wi-Fi is available for pre-order in select countries with products beginning to hit shelves on August 2nd. We’re also happy to share that an LTE model will be arriving later this year.

Find out more at :
http://aka.ms/SurfaceGoForBusiness

Jul 2, 2018

How to use Azure's global cloud platform to keep your business-critical services up and running, and to protect and restore your data from a specific point in time as part of a business continuity, disaster recovery plan for your organization. This is a brief but detailed look at Azure Site Recovery or ASR, and Azure Backup, two core services that provide you with an end-to-end business continuity and disaster recovery solution with unlimited scale.

Jun 23, 2018

Explore your automation options as standalone capabilities and across services in Azure. Azure offers a variety of services, from Runbook automation and resource manager templates to automated commands available in PowerShell or Azure CLI and beyond, as well as capabilities built directly into services and workloads, like scaling, scheduling, eventing, and more.

Jun 20, 2018

With Dynamics 365 for Marketing, now generally available, Eric Boocock from the Dynamics 365 team takes us through its demos and features. You'll see how to build marketing workflows to identify prospects and deliver targeted experiences, spanning the automation of email communication outreach, built-in tools for event management, and insights across all marketing activities.

Jun 12, 2018

Stay connected to your Azure resources—anytime, anywhere. The Azure mobile app, gives you quick access to your Azure resources, allowing you to check on their status, diagnose and quickly fix issues. You'll see how you can run commands, or fire off your favorite script with Cloud Shell, as well as how you can receive push notifications for service health alerts. All of this, directly on your phone.

Jun 7, 2018

Explore the most recent updates to Windows Autopilot, which include a zero-touch experience for the deployment of new Windows 10 devices and device reset capabilities, all powered by Microsoft 365.

Check out the new capabilities:
• Hardware vendors can now automatically register the Windows 10 devices you acquire with your Azure AD tenant.
• Windows Autopilot reset gives you the ability to reset a device and bring it back into a fully business-ready state with the click of a single button in Microsoft Intune.
• Preview of Remote Reset (available through the Windows Insider Program)
• Block users from accessing the desktop until all configured policies, settings, and profile from Intune have been provisioned.
• No longer a need to manually assign a profile to newly acquired Windows 10 devices.
• Preview of self-deploying mode (available through the Windows Insider Program)

Jun 7, 2018

An overview of your compute options in Azure and how you can increase the efficiency and reduce the management effort of running your Apps by moving from virtual machines to container-based and serverless architectures in Azure.

Jun 1, 2018

Latest updates of Microsoft Teams at the one-year anniversary mark. Watch Anne Michels and Jeremy Chapman show you the Microsoft Teams evolution from a persistent chat-based workspace, to an integrated hub for teamwork with complete meeting and calling capabilities built in. See the new ways to bring your favorite apps into Teams and their updated user experiences. Also, if you're an IT admin, we're going to give you a first look at the unified experience to manage Microsoft Teams, along with Skype for Business going forward.

Links mentioned in this show.
Controls for Teams guest experience: https://aka.ms/teamsguest
Teams calling plan information: https://aka.ms/TeamsCallingPlans
Get started with Microsoft Teams: https://Teams.microsoft.com/Start
Try the first version of the Teams Admin Center: https://admin.teams.microsoft.com

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May 26, 2018

Recent updates for planning and implementation of GDPR requirements. This video highlights many tools in Office 365 that help IT compliance teams. Including:

• How to search on specific GDPR articles via the Compliance Manager.
• How to respond to data subject request by searching for an identifying data in Office 365.
• Functionality to export personal data from telemetry logs with the new data export feature.
• Simplified ability to permanently delete users data.
• How to assign global privacy contact to deal with privacy issues, such as a data breach.
• How you can get the information you need to complete your data protection impact assessment for Microsoft services.

To learn more check out the new Privacy tab on Service Trust Portal here: https://servicetrust.microsoft.com

Use Compliance Manager to assess the GDPR compliance posture, and to get guidance. Find it here: https://aka.ms/compliancemanager

For more Microsoft Mechanics shows on GDPR, go to: https://aka.ms/OfficeGDPR

May 7, 2018

Learn how you can use the app environment in Azure Blockchain Workbench to generate an application that uses your blockchain of choice to drive greater accountability in just about any multi-party process like a supply chain and more.

Explore how you can build a Smart Contract and bring that into the Azure Blockchain Workbench, how you can have IoT devices send data to your apps, and how you can even query individualized events that are happening in the blockchain.

May 7, 2018

Take a close look at blockchain and the work Microsoft is doing to help you harness the technology in Azure.

First, we’ll explain how blockchain works, its broader applications for businesses and what Microsoft is doing to make it easier to spin up required infrastructure to harness blockchain and develop apps using the new [aka.ms/tryworkbench]Azure Blockchain Workbench

May 4, 2018

You'll see the latest updates to running your SAP HANA workloads on Azure. And some of the benefits, like scale on-demand, increased performance, analytics, and security. Azure offers on-demand M-series virtual machines and purpose built HANA Large Instances. Both certified to support your SAP workloads. The M-series can support most of your SAP workloads. Allowing you to scale up to 128 virtual CPUs of compute and 4 TB of RAM. On the other hand, purpose built HANA Large Instances are great for your larger SAP workloads. Giving you up to 20 terabytes of RAM.

May 2, 2018

On this show, we take a tour of recent updates to Microsoft Visio. The team has recently added online editing and viewing capabilities to Visio Online along with integration in Microsoft Teams. You can now add connected Visio diagrams to your Power BI reports and Excel spreadsheets can be used to create and populate your Visio diagrams. Keep watching as we'll even show how Visio can be integrated with mix reality to visualize real-time data feeds in a virtual environment. Mukul Kumar from the Microsoft Visio team will show you how everything works and how to build Visio diagrams online, inside your Power BI reports and using Excel templates.

Apr 30, 2018

Office for Mac tour. A complete look at the latest updates from tailored features for the Mac, such as Touch Bar integration, new capabilities to support teamwork in real time co-authoring with integrative chat. Intelligent experiences for content creation. And if you're an IT admin, we're going to show you how advanced protection and unconditional access also now extend to the Mac.

Apr 30, 2018

The next generation of Azure SQL Data Warehouse, now generally available. You'll see how this makes it easier to quickly and efficiently spin up data warehousing capabilities for everyday workloads, allowing you to go from no data warehouse to over 4,000 cores operating at petabyte scale in minutes. And leverage the latest generation of Azure Compute with automatic caching of columns or segments to analyze your data and achieve up to 10x speedups of querying.

Apr 25, 2018

If you're looking to develop a strategy on what data to keep or delete inside of your organization, we're gonna walk you through the data retention capabilities in Office 365 Data Governance, with new updates, including the ability to retain your data in Microsoft Teams, event-based retention triggered by specific events, insights and analytics of your daily use in Labels Explorer, and managing your deletion process through disposition review.
Find more info here: aka.ms/DG

Apr 24, 2018

Learn how Microsoft designs and operates Azure, and get an overview of Azure services and capabilities to secure, manage and monitor your cloud data, apps and infrastructure. In this Azure Essentials, we also go in-depth on the controls of the Azure Security Center and explain the controls your can leverage as well as what Microsoft does to keep your data, apps, compute and networking resources secure. Identity and access management is also a key component in maintaining defense in depth, so check out our Azure Essentials on Azure Active Directory to further your skills here: https://youtu.be/nRk1_koNBB8

www.azure.com/essentials

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