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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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Aug 10, 2017

Explore the streamline update model between Office and Windows 10. See the upcoming changes to Office 365 system requirements so that your Office desktop apps can benefit from the latest Office 365 capabilities. Also, take a look at the improvements that we're making to make it simpler to deploy and update Office 365 ProPlus on Windows 10.

Aug 10, 2017

A look at the recent updates to Microsoft Planner including the updated look and feel, as well as faster web interface, deeper integration with Office 365 app experiences such as Microsoft Teams, assigning multiple users to a task, new ways to access your plans on
the go via mobile and how you can automate your plans with Microsoft Flow.

Jul 5, 2017

A look at Workplace Analytics, a tool that uses the power of Office 365 to provide rich actionable insights into how your organization spends its time. Workplace Analytics shows ways that people network internally and externally and the effectiveness of collaboration across teams. We'll also share how it works, including how you can correlate Workplace Analytics data with other business information to generate powerful models and best practices to drive positive business outcomes.

Jun 20, 2017

Group program manager, Vishal Sood, takes you on a tour of Microsoft Stream, a new enterprise video service built on Microsoft Azure that gives you a dynamic and secure video engagement platform for your organization. Vishal shows you how to get started with the upload experience. From there you can leverage integrated video streaming within Office 365 experiences, as well as unique intelligence capabilities that deliver speech-to-text and face detection as you search for specific content in the video. Finally, stay to the end to learn how Microsoft Stream works as well as the governance model behind it.

Jun 12, 2017

Explore the security across your email and endpoints with the unified ATP (Advanced Threat Protection) experience across Office and Windows. See the spectrum of defense's across known and unknown attacks, including the filters in place to stop known threats in real-time, near real-time threat removal ahead of broad impact, and the discovery investigation containment and response to advanced threats that make it through all prior defenses.

Jun 6, 2017

The latest on reporting insights available for Office 365 Admins, starting with the new Adoption content pack that allows you to track user adoption of Office 365 services.

You can track Licensed versus Active users of the service, apps that are used most for communication and usage trends for collaboration services such as OneDrive and SharePoint.

Also, you'll see updates to the Office 365 Service health dashboard to help you to stay on top of incidents.

May 16, 2017

When we launched SharePoint Server 2016 in May of 2016, we shared a vision of a server that was cloud-born and future-proof. Join Bill Baer for an overview of updates to SharePoint Server 2016 and advances for co-existing with Office 365 services. Learn about your options for integrating SharePoint 2016 with the online services that make sense for your needs and get an overview of new capabilities delivered with SharePoint Server 2016 and Feature Pack 1 including: Hybrid Auditing and Admin Action Logging; custom tiles for the App Launcher and the OneDrive modern user experience. Keep watching, as Bill demonstrates what's coming with Feature Pack 2 with the availability of SharePoint Framework for on-premises development.

May 16, 2017

SharePoint has always been at the heart of collaboration.  With our vision of the mobile and intelligent intranet, we are now expanding the tools to deliver an out of the box experience for broad, internal communications. Join SharePoint engineers Andy Haon and Alyssa Danesh for a demo-rich overview of SharePoint communication sites, which provide a new way for you to publish your content, reach a broad audience and further power your organization's Intranet. Watch as they show you how to: create a fast, beautiful Intranet communication site that works across devices; use new, out-of-the box site designs to quickly get started, and incorporate your own look and feel; easily author pages that use SharePoint web parts to add rich capabilities and pull in data from other services; interact with your readers, and get usage information on how your site and content is doing.

May 16, 2017

With Office 365, we are making it faster and easier for you to create groups for teamwork. As the groups that you work with expand, in SharePoint we’re streamlining your collaboration experience across multiple teams. Join lead engineer Jeremy Mazner, to learn about new personalized, focused experiences across your SharePoint team sites including: Intelligent notifications and organization in our mobile apps; amplifying your SharePoint news posts with deeper integration with Microsoft Teams; personalizing your team home page and site, and using common organizational standards.

May 16, 2017

With SharePoint core to your business, we are making integration with your business processes much easier. Join lead engineer, Kerem Yuceturk to see what’s next for building zero code business apps for SharePoint through deeper integration with Microsoft PowerApps, Flow and Power BI. Watch as Kerem demonstrates: upcoming advances that allow you to create beautiful pages that weave together apps, workflows and Power BI visualizations across your devices; build custom forms that integrate with your data and go beyond what was possible with InfoPath; and lastly new ways to integrate your content with business processes and connect them to other services using Microsoft Flow.

May 16, 2017

With OneDrive for Business, we've set out to bring you a robust and scalable service to securely store, share, view and access your content in Office 365, from anywhere and on any device. Join lead engineer, Eugene Lin, as he demonstrates important new enhancements including: the simplified experience for sharing files and folders in OneDrive; new options to monitor and control who has access to your content; and for admins, controls to keep your data safe while keeping your users productive. Keep watching too, as he demonstrates the OneDrive experience in Windows 10, with the new OneDrive "Files On Demand" capability that allows you to see all your cloud files without needing to download them

May 16, 2017

The SharePoint Framework lets you create engaging SharePoint Pages by building modern web parts using open frameworks and your preferred tools, such as React, Sass, Gulp and more. Join Mike Ammerlaan for a demo-rich overview of updates to the SharePoint Framework with the introduction of new SharePoint Framework Extensions that give you richer customization options, including: site banners, to support site metadata and notification scenarios for your SharePoint Team sites and adding actions and custom fields within SharePoint Lists. Keep watching too as he demonstrates how you can harness Microsoft Flow along with your custom business logic to automate business processes; incorporate Office 365 data and activities using the Microsoft Graph API and finally, compose more sophisticated user experiences using connected Web Parts.

May 15, 2017

For SharePoint and OneDrive Admins, we’re continuing to modernize the experience, in addition to expanding security and compliance controls. Join lead engineer Navjot Virk, for a demo-rich overview of the redesigned SharePoint Admin Center that brings all the information that you need in one place while making tasks like site management much easier; and new conditional access security controls that allow you to manage user session lengths on unmanaged devices. Keep watching too for the latest compliance updates including: multi-geo capabilities for OneDrive for Business that allow you to store your data in different regions or countries and apply differentiated policies; and Service-level encryption, which gives you ultimate control over your data with the use of your own encryption keys.

May 15, 2017

With Yammer, we give you an additional modality for collaboration across your SharePoint sites. Join, Angus Florance for a demo-rich overview of the latest updates to Yammer and how you now can infuse conversations within your SharePoint experiences including: how you can use Yammer to drive viral interest and discoverability of your content; new integrated conversation experiences with enterprise video services; native OneDrive and SharePoint integration to make working with your files easier; using connectors to pull in content from 3rd party services; and new Office 365 Groups integration to ensure the right people have access to your content and conversations. Keep watching, as Angus shares, the simple admin steps to make these capabilities light up for your users.

May 4, 2017

Daniel Escapa from Office engineering joins Jeremy to walk through all the latest connected services to help collaborate, find your files quickly and even revert to previous versions. They'll demonstrate updates to real-time collaboration in Word and PowerPoint as well as new built-in chat capabilities, visibility into activity on your files "while you were away" and improved access to your content from recent folders, files shared with you or stored within sites and groups, and recent files list.

Apr 3, 2017

Office 365 K1 has been updated to include many new experiences, from Microsoft Teams and StaffHub to PowerApps and Skype for Business Online. In this demonstration, Jeremy Chapman from the Office 365 team explains and shows what's new and gives a step-by-step tutorial for how IT admins can bulk add users to Office 365 services - even if they are not in an existing directory service - all using CSV files.

Mar 14, 2017

Microsoft Teams product developer, Dan Stevenson walks you through the latest updates to Microsoft Teams, new with GA. Including: ‘Public Teams’ and how you can find and join them; new integrations with email and other cloud services; improvements to calendar and meetings; new mobile clients and call-kit integration as well as accessibility updates. For IT admins, Dan also demonstrates compliance search and eDiscovery. Try teams for yourself here: aka.ms/startteams

Feb 15, 2017

Jeremy Chapman is joined by Principal engineer and SharePoint security expert, Navjot Virk to demonstrate security and compliance updates in SharePoint and how the platform is  foundational to keeping your files safe across Office 365. See new conditional access controls to safeguard against insecure networks and devices; as well as new data governance capabilities for site classification and unified auditing within hybrid environments. Learn more at aka.ms/sposecurity.

Feb 10, 2017

Principal Engineer Kamal Janardhan, shares a 5-minute overview and demonstration of Office 365 Advanced Data Governance (ADM) including knowing and classifying your data in the Cloud; as well as Cloud intelligence for proactive policy recommendations based on your industry, geography and other criteria. Learn how ADM can help you to determine the data that you need to keep and the redundant and obsolete data to delete. Also, see how default alerts can help monitor data management on your behalf.

Finally, a look at what's coming to explore your data and look for rich visibility and insights that will allow you to better govern your data throughout its lifecycle.

Feb 10, 2017

A 4-minute overview of Office 365 Secure Score, a new tool that helps you to automatically assess the security posture of your Office 365 accounts, data, and devices. Discover the security features and best practices available to you to implement based on your overall security and productivity goals.

Jan 24, 2017

Principal engineer, Randy Wong, highlights updates to the OneDrive sync client to enable users to access and sync their Office 365 files including team sites and folders shared with you. He also gives you a quick tour of the new OneDrive admin center that delivers a simple, centralized experience to configure policies for sharing, sync, device management and more.

Jan 23, 2017

A look at the newly expanded FastTrack to help you successfully rollout Microsoft solutions. Office 365 Senior Product Manager, Sharon Liu will show you how FastTrack helps you to identify and prioritize your key scenarios and stakeholders, build a customized success plan that you can share with others, get assistance from our team of FastTrack engineers and use pre-built assets to inform and train your users. Try it for yourself at FastTrack.Microsoft.com

Jan 12, 2017

Microsoft StaffHub Engineer, Rich Halbert demonstrates the new StaffHub App for deskless workers. From how workers can gain access to their work schedule, communicate with others in their team and review important information; to how managers can easily create and manage schedules and share relevant information with their team, all the while ensuring IT manageability and control.
Learn more at staffhub.office.com

Dec 15, 2016

Office 365 provides helpful tools to automate business processes including the ability to build new apps without custom code. In this demo bench you'll learn how to use PowerApps to gather SharePoint list data on mobile devices, Microsoft Flow and the Data Gateway to bring cloud data to on premises SQL and Power BI to build dashboards that you can easily embed in SharePoint

Dec 7, 2016

Product lead, Catherine Pidgeon, demonstrates MyAnalytics in Office 365 and how you can use it to assess your time at work, including who you’re spending your time with, how you are using your time in meetings, your overall email habits and the impact of your communications with others. Catherine also reveals a “first look” at how her team is extending MyAnalytics to help you to assess your impact within the teams that you work with.

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