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Microsoft Mechanics

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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Apr 4, 2018

Explore the comprehensive set of services Microsoft Azure has for ingesting, storing and analyzing data of almost all types of scales, spanning table, file, streaming and other data types. The Azure platform provides tools across the data analytics' life-cycle.

Mar 7, 2018

Azure SQL Database Managed Instance combines the best aspects of SQL Server and Azure SQL as a platform service. It enables you to run applications with dependencies on SQL CLR, SQL Server Agent or cross database queries like you would on a physical or virtual server running SQL Server, but as a managed instance you get the as a service benefits so you don't need to spend time keeping servers patched and up-to-date, plus machine learning powered capabilities like auto-tuning to improve query performance and proactive security recommendations. Lara Rubbelke explains and demonstrates all of this, including how you can set up you own Azure SQL Database Managed Instance in this show.

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.

Jan 31, 2018

In this demo-filled overview, Bahram Banisadr from the Azure Event Grid engineering team, explains the efficiencies and benefits of using events to trigger actions versus polling. Bahram then walks through 3 common working examples using code to call the Event Grid service for automating an operational workflow spanning new database record creation, equipment ordering, and custom email generation.

For more information, visit: http://azure.com/eventgrid

Azure blog: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-the-general-availability-of-azure-event-grid/

Dec 15, 2017

Jeff Woolsey, principal program manager from the Windows Server team, explains and demos the steps to discover, assess and migrate Windows and Linux virtual machines from VMware to Azure. The new Azure Migrate service helps you find on-premises VMs and apps using a collector appliance, then exposes VM attributes - including utilization, sizing and dependency information - to help you plan your migration. Azure Site Recovery then provides the tools to replicate discovered and targeted VMs into Azure storage, then allows you to test and move workloads into production. Along the way, Jeff explains how the tools in Azure help you determine costs and take advantage of potential cost savings via the Azure Hybrid Benefit for Windows Server.

Dec 15, 2017

Coming up on the show we look at the steps you can take in Azure to secure and manage your VMs in production. From how you can enable threat prevention, receive security alerts, and take advantage of the new just-in-time admin capability. To how you can use Azure backup with multi-factor authentication to protect against ransomware attacks. And how you can leverage your latest in log analytics to discover and mitigate potential issues.

Nov 15, 2017

An introduction to the new Cassandra API for Azure Cosmos DB from Principal Engineering Manager for Azure Cosmos DB, Kirill Gavrylyuk. This new API allows you to move your existing Cassandra applications to Azure Cosmos DB without modifying a single line of code. Watch and learn how you can take advantage of this fully managed globally distributed database service with limitless scale.

Oct 18, 2017

Principal Program Manager for SQL Server Engineering, Travis Wright, discusses SQL Server 2017 which brings the mission-critical performance security and availability of SQL Server to Linux and containers.

On this show, you learn how the SQL Server that you know now runs on Linux and the new platform abstraction layer, and you'll see how well that performs.

Also, you'll see Active Directory authentication on Linux and the high availability options as well as failover between Windows and Linux platforms. And finally, you'll see the support for graph analysis to identify new relationships in your data and more.

Oct 18, 2017

Watch Senior Program Manager Microsoft Identity Services, Swaroop Krishnamurthy, show you a new way you can harness the power of cloud authentication while still keeping your passwords on-premises using Azure Active Directory pass-through authentication and
seamless single sign-on capabilities.

You'll see how Azure AD can now validate securely your passwords against on-premises Active Directory all without the need for expensive on-premises infrastructure and automatically sign your users in while they're at work.

Oct 12, 2017

Take a look at updates to machine learning and artificial intelligence with the Azure machine learning workbench. Senior PM Manager for Microsoft Cloud, Sandhya Vankamamidi, will show you a new solution that assists in the construction and delivery of intelligent AI enabled data models. You'll see how it can be used efficiently to understand datasets through visualization. Increase the rate of experimentation, and monitor and manage your models wherever they're being used in production. All as part of a unified workflow.

Oct 12, 2017

Take a look at deploying and managing Microsoft 365 powered devices with Microsoft's Enterprise & Mobile Client CVP, Brad Anderson. He'll be going over the capabilities that make it possible to provision new devices using Windows AutoPilot and deliver apps and services including Office 365 ProPlus on a line of business apps. You'll see simplifying the management of identity, devices, apps and data with an integrated management experience. And planning Windows 10 deployments at scale with readiness efforts and stay compliant and up-to-date. Keep watching to learn more about new upcoming co-management capabilities that allow you to take advantage of cloud based modern management at your own pace.

Sep 20, 2017

The first look at updates to remote desktop. Now with deeper cloud integration from endpoints and authentication to back-end infrastructure.

Principle PM Manager for Remote Desktop Services, Scott Manchester, shows you the new service architecture options to improve security and authentication. You'll see the simplified setup and management leveraging Azure and transformative app delivery as well as the end-user experiences.

Aug 15, 2017

A look at Cloud Shell. A new way for managing resources in the cloud. See how, within the browser, you can use BASH or PowerShell to troubleshoot and automate your most common management tasks. And manage on-the-go, by keeping your favorite scripts in the cloud so you can trigger them for Cloud Shell from any modern browser or the Azure mobile app.

Aug 10, 2017

Explore the updates to Dynamics 365 from a B2B and B2C perspective. Check out the new capabilities in relationship insights per sales optimization as well as talent discovery and hiring with LinkedIn integration. You'll also see a demo of the latest intelligent and unified digital and in-store experiences for consumers and retailers. This all concludes with a demo on how to light up these capabilities if you are an IT Pro.

Jul 31, 2017

See how Azure Serverless offerings allow you to build and deploy elastic scale, cost-efficient apps on Azure. You'll see how adopting a serverless compute approach removes the need to worry about hardware resources and the operational complexity of running applications.

Jul 27, 2017

See how Azure Site Recovery can help you to keep your applications available, including setting up replication for your on-premises applications to Azure and testing that the solution meets your compliance needs.

Jul 10, 2017

Today we take a look at Azure Stack integrated systems, a combination of optimized hardware, software and services that delivers Azure, with Azure Stack, to your data center. We catch up with Vijay Tewari from the Azure Stack engineering team to see how it works and how to get Azure Stack up and running with your hardware partners.

And as you take on the role as your own Cloud operator, we'll explain the Azure Stack integrated systems approach and demonstrate the end to end IT experience including planning the size of your system and setting yourself up for scale, configuring your system with your hardware partner, provisioning resources to your developers, plus ongoing management and monitoring of your apps and services running on Azure Stack.

Get started here: https://aka.ms/Azurestackintegratedsystems

Jun 26, 2017

Today on Microsoft Mechanics, we are joined by the Chief Technology Officer and co-founder of Finnish mobile gaming company Next Games, Kalle Hiitola, for the next episode of “How we built it.”
Next Games has built a successful global connected gaming platform on Azure spanning 166 countries and growing.
Their popular “Walking Dead No Man’s Land” game is aligned to the popular Walking Dead TV series, which uniquely releases a rapid cadence of new gaming chapters and characters to compliment the release of each new show episode.

Jun 23, 2017

Lead architect, Dave Green, from British online fashion retailer ASOS, helps us take a closer look at their design goals and approach for moving from a locally-operated monolith to a fully architected built-for-Cloud online retail system.

Jun 6, 2017

With orchestration and containers taking over modern- App Management we look at the role of Kubernetes (now generally available) for managing reliable and scalable Cloud-native Apps using Linux and Windows containers.

Brendan Burns, the co-creator of Kubernetes, who leads the team for Azure Container Service at Microsoft, will guide us as we look at the advantages to moving to container-based, modern approaches, how Kubernetes compares to existing IT tools and processes. And, what IT needs to do to take advantage of this and provide the infrastructure for containers to run.

Apr 19, 2017

Lead engineer, Craig Marl, joins Simon May to demonstrate updates to Microsoft Intune on Azure. This includes: the new admin experience in the Azure Portal with new Role Based Access Controls, tighter integration with Azure Active Directory with Groups; reporting and automation capabilities leveraging the Microsoft Graph API and much more. For more information check out: https://aka.ms/microsoftintune

Apr 12, 2017

Lead engineer for Microsoft Identity Services Sarat Subramaniam, offers a detailed overview of Azure Active Directory B2B collaboration, now generally available. The Azure AD B2B service simplifies the secure sharing of your Apps and services with your external business partners and colleagues. It allows users to easily share common Apps and services to collaborate with their peers and IT to add and manage these external users without having to add them to the corporate directory or requiring partners to have Azure Active Directory in place. Further, conditional access authorization policies - including Multi-factor authentication enabled by Azure Active Directory keep data safe. Learn more at: aka.ms/AddB2Busers

Apr 8, 2017

Chris Van Wesep, takes you through how you can use your on-premises Windows Server licenses with Software Assurance to deploy Azure virtual machines for your workloads, using the Azure Hybrid Use Benefit. As Chris explains for every 100 Window server licenses you can run up to 200 virtual Machines with a potential savings of over $300,000 a year based on the popular D3-V2 VM size. Learn more at: aka.ms/HybridUseBenefits

Mar 31, 2017

Lead Azure engineer, Ashwin Kamath provides an overview of Azure Monitor, just released to GA, which gives you built-in platform monitoring for all-up visibility into the performance, health and state of your Azure Resources. Ashwin walks through you how it works; how to create alerts and enable deeper insights and analytics with your preferred monitoring system to inform troubleshooting.

Mar 20, 2017

Azure Analysis Services is a proven analytics engine that connects and analyzes disparate data sources whether on-premises or in the cloud without having to manage your own infrastructure. Josh Caplan & Jeremy Chapman show you how you can gain insights from your data using analysis services semantic model, the speed of in-memory processing and querying of your enterprise data sets and migrating your on-premises data models to the cloud.

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