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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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Feb 27, 2018

A complete tour of data ingestion, modeling and BI options with Azure. We'll explore the services Azure offers to help you model and visualize your data for interactive reporting and business intelligence. Wherever your data is stored, Azure offers Azure comprehensive lineup of services to help you ingest, transform and store the aggregate data so that it can be modeled and explored with commonly used visualization tools, like Microsoft Power BI, Excel and more.

Feb 27, 2018

On this episode, Will Thompson from the Power BI team joins Jeremy Chapman to take a hands-on look at updates to Power BI, including new capabilities to help you to bookmark and spotlight your data during presentations, enhanced AI for Quick insights and Q&A, options for bi-directional integration between Power BI and other apps like Visio, new metrics to see how your reports are being consumed, and how you can to securely share your reports externally.

Feb 26, 2018

The Quantum Development Kit preview is now available for macOS and Linux. Jeff Henshaw from Microsoft's quantum computing team demonstrates how to get up and running on a Mac with Visual Studio Code, new interoperability with Python and Microsoft's Q# quantum programming language and how you can participate in the open source community to find and share your quantum code.

To get up-to-speed with the core concepts in Microsoft's quantum approach and see everything in action, check out the quantum playlist: www.aka.ms/quantumplaylist

And visit www.microsoft.com/quantum to find more information and resources.

Feb 22, 2018

In this episode of Microsoft Mechanics, we go hands-on with the updates to Azure Information Protection with its lead program manager, Gagan Gulati. We demonstrate and give step-by-step instructions for creating labels, scanning your files in Office 365 and on-prem server locations using the new AIP Scanner. And we'll show how these protections extend beyond Microsoft platforms, locations and file types as we show how AIP protections can extend to third party SaaS services like Box, using Microsoft Office apps on Windows or MacOS and even in non-Microsoft apps with a first look of AIP label integration coming to Adobe Acrobat Reader for PDF files.

Feb 22, 2018

We take a look at the new tools and controls in Microsoft 365 - including Office 365 - to prepare for GDPR. Gagan Gulati from Microsoft's information protection engineering team goes hands-on with the new Compliance Manager to help you assess and manage your GDPR preparation for files stored in Office 365, file servers and SharePoint on-premises. We also highlight how the new capabilities in Microsoft's information protection tools extend beyond Microsoft platforms, locations and file types with a preview of Adobe Reader.

For more information, visit www.microsoft.com/gdpr

Feb 14, 2018

Microsoft Office is infused with artificial intelligence (AI) throughout app experiences to save you time and help you do your best work; from authoring in Word to designing slides in PowerPoint, automatically analyzing data in Excel (with the Excel Insights preview) and more. In this episode of Microsoft Mechanics, Jeremy Chapman is joined by Jack Elmore to take a hands-on demo tour of updated AI-driven capabilities across core Office apps, Office 365 services and other infused AI capabilities in the context of Office.

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