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Sep 19, 2019

If you're troubleshooting an issue and wondering whether the problem is on your side or on the Azure side, you'll want to watch. In just a few minutes, Microsoft Azure Product Manager Dante Rasera will walk you through how you can get a personalized view of the health of your Azure services, regions, and resources with Azure Service Health. You'll see how to set up alerts so you can triage service issues like outages and planned maintenance, how to get official incident reports to share with your stakeholders, and your options for architecting your workloads for the appropriate level of resilience.

Sep 10, 2019

If you're new to Azure or just want to quickly learn more, check out our introduction to Azure Quickstart Center. Senior Program Manager at Azure, Ayesha Gaffer will show you how Azure Quickstart Center is the fastest way to explore and onboard yourself to Azure. You'll see how it helps with in-the-moment, pragmatic guidance, and steps that you can accomplish all in one flow by taking you to the exact blade in Azure to perform a specific action. You'll also see how Azure Quickstart Center can help you plan and kick off your VM or data migrations with our new migration guide. Try it for yourself and let us know your feedback https://aka.ms/AQC

Aug 20, 2019

If you're in the middle of your cloud migration, dealing with legacy systems, or you want better integration between Microsoft, third party, and on-premises systems and services, we're going to take a look at how Azure Logic Apps can help. Derek Li from the Logic Apps team will give you the latest updates. You'll see the new SAP connector with bi-directional connectivity, and the new integration service environment for direct, secure access to your virtual network resources.

Aug 20, 2019

With the impending end of support for Windows 7, if you still need help with your Windows 10 migration, Aleks Lopez, who leads the Desktop App Assure team from FastTrack and Microsoft will walk through services for app remediation and upgrade automation using FastTrack to help get your environment to Windows 10, whether you're fully on-premises or using the Cloud.

For more details on Desktop App Assure: https://aka.ms/desktopappassurerequest
For more details on FastTrack: https://microsoft.com/fasttrack

Time Travel Debugging, is a tool that allows you to record an execution of your process running, then replay it later both forwards and backwards. TTTracer.exe in this demonstration is used primarily in conjunction with Microsoft support services. To find out more or get TTTracer.exe for yourself, go to https://aka.ms/ttd

Aug 1, 2019

Run a bare metal VMware private cloud in Azure without using nested virtualization or re-platforming your virtual machines, thanks to Azure VMware Solution by CloudSimple. Markus Hain from the Azure engineering team walks through the experience coming from an on-premises VMware vSphere environment, provisioning an Azure VMware Solution private cloud, getting both environments to communicate, and what you can do once the service is up and running. We show you how new VMs in can be created in the Azure portal and managed in either vSphere or Azure and how you can leverage the broad set of Azure cloud services with your hybrid environment once you're up and running. To get started, just search for "vmware" in the Azure portal.

Learn more about the Azure VMware Solution by CloudSimple at this link: https://aks.ms/VMwareAzure

Jul 25, 2019

Fifth video in our series on employing SCCM to prepare for Office deployment. On this episode, you'll get the steps to keep your managed Office apps up to date, learn when to install Office on top of an existing Office install, and how to troubleshoot day-to-day issues.

Jul 25, 2019

Fourth video in our series on employing SCCM to prepare for Office deployment. On this episode, you'll get the steps to create and configure an Office package: your options to define the experience for users, and the tools you'll want to know about along the way.

Jul 25, 2019

Third video in our series on employing SCCM to prepare for Office deployment. On this episode, we'll cover the rest of the preparation steps for Office deployment and management, inventory and readiness, add-in and macro compatibility, and more. You'll also learn the configuration prerequisites that you need to be aware of, as part of your Office deployment and management.

Jul 25, 2019

Second video in our series on employing SCCM to prepare for Office deployment. On this episode and the next, you'll see what's different and how to plan for your Office deployment. You'll learn what to do and what not to do, and how to make sure any Office add-ins or macros will be compatible. You'll also learn which prerequisites you'll want to set up prior to creating your Office packages.

Jul 25, 2019

First video in our series to help you prepare, upgrade, and manage Office in your organization. The primary focus is to move you from an older version of Office to a current release and how to stay up to date.

Jul 24, 2019

Tips to innovate with the cloud in a highly-regulated industry. Alessio Basso, Chief Architect of PayMe from HSBC will show you how they built an intelligent, secure and analytics rich, digital payment platform for their PayMe for Business App in Hong Kong on Azure.

Check out the PayMe app here: https://payme.hsbc.com.hk
To build tech like this with HSBC. Go to https://www.hsbc.com/techcareers

Jul 23, 2019

Step three (optimize) in our how-to series for preparing, deploying, and optimizing Windows Virtual Desktop. You'll get everything you need to know on optimizing your Windows Virtual Desktop deployment. At the heart of optimization is performance, and on this last of the series, we focus on user experience and storage as well as scaling.

For this video, you should already have your Windows Virtual Desktop tenant, as well as your first host pool running. And if you haven't already, please check out https://aka.ms/WVDplaylist to get caught up.

Download PowerShell and JSON files highlighted in this series at www.aka.ms/MechWVDScriptSamples

Jul 23, 2019

Step two (deploy) in our how-to series for preparing, deploying, and optimizing Windows Virtual Desktop. You'll get the steps and decisions to get to your first host pool and get that running. We'll look at how to build our host pool, then move on to provisioning both full desktop and apps for users.

To get started, you'll need to have taken the pre-requisite steps to set up your initial WVD tenant. If you haven't, check out our first episode on preparing for Windows Virtual Desktop at aka.ms/WVDPrereqs.

Keep watching this playlist (www.aka.ms/wvdplaylist) or continue on to the next demo in the series at www.aka.ms/wvdoptimize

Download PowerShell and JSON files highlighted in this series at www.aka.ms/MechWVDScriptSamples

Jul 23, 2019

Step one (prepare) in our how-to series for preparing, deploying, and optimizing Windows Virtual Desktop. You'll get the prerequisite steps to take in the Azure Portal, along with steps for connecting to your existing directory service, before you deploy your Windows Virtual Desktop virtual machines. You'll also get the exact steps in PowerShell cmdlets that you're going to need to run for the Windows Virtual Desktop preview.

Keep watching this playlist (www.aka.ms/wvdplaylist) or continue on to the next demo in the series at www.aka.ms/wvddeployment

Download PowerShell and JSON files highlighted in this series at www.aka.ms/MechWVDScriptSamples

Jul 23, 2019

First video in our series on Microsoft's Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) Solution on Microsoft Azure.

If your organization is looking for a more efficient, productive, and secure approach to desktop virtualization, this series will walk you through the full solution.

WVD offers a fully managed desktop virtualization solution in the cloud and it works with all your apps and devices as you can expect.

Including full-featured native client support for Windows Mac iOS and Android as well as new HTML5 support so you can access remote desktops and apps for almost any modern browser.

Watch the full video to find out why and how to implement desktop virtualization at your organization.

Keep watching this playlist (www.aka.ms/wvdplaylist) or continue on to the next demo in the series at www.aka.ms/wvdprereqs

Download PowerShell and JSON files highlighted in this series at www.aka.ms/MechWVDScriptSamples

Jul 18, 2019

Automate repeated tasks and extend Microsoft Teams to the field with code-free business apps using Microsoft Flow and PowerApps. Aya Tange returns the show to demonstrate what's possible integrating Flow and PowerApps with Microsoft Teams.

Get more information at https://aka.ms/TeamsFlowPowerApps
Watch more shows on Microsoft teams at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXtHYVsvn_b8FEycz7VsKnljYFmtYxnEv

Jul 11, 2019

Now open source, see the latest updates to the Microsoft Quantum Development Kit. Including how it's easier for you to jump into Quantum programming with self-paced learning exercises called Quantum Katas; the new samples for Numerics and Chemistry that give you examples of quantum programming and algorithms; the enterprise-grade development environment that integrates with Visual Studio and several new chemistry packages including a new release with 1Qubit for intermediate-scale Quantum solutions.

Learn the core concepts of Quantum Computing, go to https://aka.ms/QuantumMechanics
For the Microsoft Quantum Development kit samples repository on GitHub, go to https://aka.ms/quantum-samples
To get Quantum Katas as Jupyter Notebooks, go to https://aka.ms/online-quantum-katas
To learn more or share your feedback, go to https://aka.ms/docs.microsoft.com/quantum

Jul 9, 2019

Run your most demanding workloads with near-limitless growth capacity using Azure SQL Database Hyperscale. Industry expert, Kevin Farlee shows you how you can easily update your existing databases to hyperscale without rearchitecting your apps. We demo the major advantages from super-fast data backup and restore times, and the flexibility that comes from independently and fluidly scaling compute and data replicas.

To learn more on Azure SQL Database Hyperscale, go to https://aka.ms/SQLDB_Hyperscale

For information on the Azure import/export service, go to https://aka.ms/Azure-Import-Export

Jul 9, 2019

Find and fix any issue with the health and performance of your workload. Watch Shankar Sivadasan, Senior Product Manager at Microsoft Azure, review the benefits of using end-to-end full-stack monitoring, advanced analytics and machine learning capabilities of Azure Monitor. If you are running complex workloads on Azure or embracing DevOps you need that single monitoring tool that gives you a 360-degree view across the application code, infrastructure, and network and allow teams and individuals to collaborate. Azure Monitor has consolidated various monitoring tools in Azure to give you that holistic view of your application. Find out how Azure Monitor works and how to use it.

Link to built-in integrations
https://aka.ms/azmon-integrate

Learn more about onboarding resources like VMs, Containers and your applications, check out the links below.
https://aka.ms/azmon-applicationonboarding
https://aka.ms/azmon-containeronboarding
https://aka.ms/azmon-vmonboarding

Jun 13, 2019

Operate a single global Office 365 tenant with pinpoint control in locations all around the world. Administer where each user's content is stored at rest, and where future content will be stored.

If your organization is subject to requirements around where your data is stored, in just a few minutes, you'll see the steps and details around setting up Multi-Geo capabilities in Office 365. You will learn how to manage your diverse, organization-wide data residency needs making it easy for users to seamlessly work together regardless of their location. As an admin, you can easily and confidently manage a distributed global workforce as your organization expands into new markets. Multi-Geo capabilities for OneDrive, Exchange and SharePoint are generally available now.

Jun 4, 2019

See how Symantec shifted from a complex self-managed database infrastructure to a geographically dispersed and low-latency database solution using Azure Cosmos DB. All with minimal code changes and no downtime. You’re also going to see how this was accelerated with their work into insights-driven DevOps and that model for continuous iteration and threat detection services. Joined Symantec technical architect, Michael Shavell in a special edition of “How We Built It” on Microsoft Mechanics, filmed in Amsterdam.

May 22, 2019

Configure where SharePoint's site data is stored and where individual users' OneDrive files reside with Multi-Geo capabilities in Office 365 SharePoint Online, now generally available. If you already use Office 365 Multi-Geo, you'll learn how to make content moves and get details on its updates.

Multi-Geo in Office 365 is all about controlling data residency in regions or countries of your choice. In SharePoint on-premises Multi-Geo deployments are typically extensive and a resource-intensive undertaking. To solve for this, you may have set up separate on-premises farms to meet your local data residency needs, which results in data silos and limited collaboration. With Office 365 Multi-Geo capabilities for SharePoint Online, we help you work as one organization with simple setup and management of where your data resides, while controlling how your data is shared and searched.

Whatch the video demo and implement today.
https://aka.ms/Multi-Geo
https://aka.ms/sharepointmultigeo
https://aka.ms/GetMultiGeo

May 22, 2019

A look at the new Windows Autopilot capability called white glove. Whether you run IT for an organization or you're a vendor providing IT service, white glove, allows you to pre-provision applications, policies, and settings for a Windows 10 device, so users can be up and running on a new Windows 10 computer in a few moments. Also, the latest Windows 10 Autopilot features that we've delivered in Windows 10 1809 and beyond.

May 16, 2019

Join us for a quick look at the new and improved Supervision policies in Microsoft 365. Learn how to create policies to help enforce corporate communications policies, monitor risk management, and meet regulatory compliance requirements. Use custom and intelligent policy conditions, such as the offensive language data model, to capture and flag all email and Microsoft Teams communications. Learn how to easily review and classify captured messages with the new management and reporting experience in the Security & Compliance Center.

For more information on Supervision policies in Microsoft 365, follow this link: http://aka.ms/supervision

May 14, 2019

Watch the latest in Azure Search capabilities. Leverage hosted AI Services to quickly index unstructured data in any format so you can knowledge mine untapped information inside your organization. Principal Program Manager for Microsoft, Cindy Noteboom, walks you through a real-world example to demonstrate the steps you take to make previously idle data fully searchable.

You'll see how to search, discover and visualize relationships across your data and add custom AI models and classifiers.

Mentioned links.
How to create ML-driven custom skills: https://aka.ms/MLCustomSkills

Detailed information on Azure Search: https://aka.ms/LearnAzureSearch

Create an end-to-end solution leverating Azure Search: https://aka.ms/csaccelerator

Julia White's Microsoft Mechanics show on knowledge mining and AI: https://aka.ms/JuliaWhiteMechanics

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