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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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Now displaying: June, 2018
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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