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Now displaying: April, 2019
Apr 30, 2019

Learn everything you need to know about using Microsoft Teams in 15 minutes. Aya Tange from Microsoft Teams walks through the end-to-end user experiences with a full demo tutorial: from chat and collaboration to online meetings and calling capabilities. If you're in IT, we also cover the core set of admin controls for managing Microsoft Teams.

This show was recorded at Microsoft Ignite | The Tour in Amsterdam.

To learn more, check out: http://aka.ms/SuccessWithTeams

Have more questions, check out Aya's Top 10 FAQ: http://aka.ms/TeamsTop10

Apr 23, 2019

Event-driven automation using new Python and PowerShell language support for serverless compute, using Azure Functions. This allows you to bring your automation scripts to the cloud and run them automatically when needed, at minimal cost and exponentially more scale.

Apr 22, 2019

Complete details, demo and specifications of the Surface Hub 2S, an all-in-one collaboration device that’s built for teamwork – delivering a digital whiteboard, meetings platform, and fully integrated Windows 10 computing experience in one device.

In this show, Dave Kearney from the Surface Hub engineering team shows you how the light and mobile design of Surface Hub 2S allows you to turn any space into a teamwork space. We'll give you a tour of the built-in features, from the 4K camera, to the 4K+ screen and audio design that make participating in an online meeting feel less remote. And we'll show you how the modular design of the new Surface Hub 2S along with dormant, built-in hardware components will allow you to unlock Surface Hub 2X capabilities simply by swapping in the removable processor cartridge.

Find out more at: http://aka.ms/SurfaceHub2S

Apr 8, 2019

The latest on governing Azure subscriptions for Cloud Architects or Ops Managers. Satya Vel, from the Azure Governance Team, demonstrates Microsoft's approach to Azure Governance overall, which now includes more granular control of policy across different apps and departments in your organization with management groups. You'll also see the new Azure Blueprint templates that simplify setting up your environment to meet specific compliance requirements such as ISO, as well as easier tracking of policy changes and their impact. We'll show you how you can now apply governance capabilities across your Azure Kubernetes workloads.

Apr 3, 2019

Apply serverless compute securely and confidently to any workload with new enterprise capabilities. Jeff Hollan, Sr. Program Manager from the Azure Serverless team, demonstrates how you can turn on managed service identities and protect secrets with Key Vault integration, control virtual network connectivity for both Functions and Logic apps, build apps that integrate with systems inside your virtual network using serverless capabilities and set cost thresholds to control how much you want to scale with the Azure Functions premium plan.
Want to use the integration service environment for your Logic apps and workflows? Sign up for the preview here: https://aks.ms/integration-service-enviroment
Learn about applicable scenarios and play around with code samples with these Microsoft Learn modules on serverless: https://aks.ms/serverlesslearn

Apr 3, 2019

Recent updates to the Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) for developers and ops. Join Ria Bhatia, Program Manager for Azure Kubernetes Service, as she shows you the new autoscaling options using virtual nodes as well as how you can use Azure Dev Spaces to test your AKS apps without simulating dependencies. Also, check out the and new ways to troubleshoot and monitor your Kubernetes apps with Azure Monitor.

For more information on AKS virtual nodes: https://aka.ms/virtualnode
For more information on Azure Dev Spaces: https://aka.ms/devspaces

Apr 2, 2019

See your options for connecting your on-premises data center and workloads to Azure. Principal Product Manager for Microsoft Azure, Reshmi Yandapalli, will show you how you can establish connectivity with Azure Virtual Network to connect your general workloads, including the protection of your resources with Azure Firewall. Then we'll take things to the next level with a look at establishing your own resilient and secure private connection to Azure from your main sites with ExpressRoute, including new options with ExpressRoute Direct at 100 gigabits which provides you fast transfer speeds from your data center to the cloud. ExpressRoute Global Reach, which allows you to leverage Microsoft global network to connect your sites together, and will show you how you can connect thousands of branch offices by automating the configuration and connectivity of your branch sites at scale with the Azure Virtual WAN service.

Apr 2, 2019

See how to use Azure and Azure Stack to dynamically scale applications between your data center and the public cloud while keeping all of your data on premises and handling massive, unexpected increases in traffic. Senior Program Manager of Azure Stack, Anjay Ajodha, gives you an overview on how Azure Stack is Microsoft's hybrid cloud platform that gives you the flexibility to run some or all of your Azure-based infrastructure within your data center.

Apr 2, 2019

See hybrid security management across your data centers and cloud environments with Azure Security Center. Sr. Director of Azure Security, Scott Woodgate, will show you how we've designed Azure Security Center to be your central hub for monitoring the security status of your resources and to protect against threats across your Azure hybrid on-premises and multi-cloud environments.

Apr 2, 2019

Latest updates to hybrid compute using the power of Microsoft's Azure cloud on-premises with Azure Stack. Partner Director Program Manager, Natalia Mackevicius will show you how to run hybrid apps and process data between Azure Stack and your data center and in the Azure public cloud to meet your regulatory and policy requirements. Plus, see how you can use Azure Stack as a powerful control plane for disconnected scenarios to harness insights from your IoT devices running on the Edge.

Apr 1, 2019

Microsoft CVP, Brad Anderson, takes you through the latest updates to support modern experiences across devices with Windows 10 and Office 365.

In this show, Brad demonstrates cold-booting his personal, highly-managed and secured Windows 10 device in under 20 seconds. We'll also show you new options to get to managed remote Windows sessions and apps across devices using the new Windows Virtual Desktop. And we show new streamlined management experiences for Microsoft 365 administrators as well as what you can do to set baseline protections and device configurations quickly using built-in Security Baselines in Microsoft Intune.

To sign up for the Windows Virtual Desktop Preview at:
https://aka.ms/wvdpreview

Enable updates to the Microsoft 365 Admin Center at:
https://admin.microsoft.com

Find out more about application compatibility as part of your shift to Windows 10 and Office 365 at:
https://aka.ms/AppAssure

Find desktop deployment how-to guidance at:
https://aka.ms/HowToShift

Apr 1, 2019

On this show, we’ll take a closer look at Windows Virtual Desktop, now in public preview. See how you can give your users the only Windows 10 multi-session experience virtualized in the cloud and available on any device. Scott Manchester demonstrates how WVD delivers the best Office experience with multi-session virtual scenarios that virtualize persistent storage in a multi-session environment. Keep watching for a sneak peak of the next generation admin experience for WVD in the Microsoft Azure portal.

To sign up for the Windows Virtual Desktop preview, go to:
https://aka.ms/WVDPreview

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