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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 6, 2018

Complete guide for hybrid networking, identity, management, data and more. Opting for a cloud integrated, or hybrid, approach brings more advantages than if you were to uniquely host your infrastructure and services on-premises. You'll see explanations on how the development tools and practices that you're currently using can bridge between Azure and your locally hosted resources.

So join Matt McSpirit, Technical Solutions Professional at Microsoft, as he shows you ways you can integrate your on-premises networking, identity, compute, and data resources with Azure.


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:
To learn more about your compute options:
https://aka.ms/Azure-EssentialsComputeOptions

Options overview of data visualization and data analytics
https://aka.ms/Azure-Essentials

For more information on your hybrid options:
https://aka.ms/Azure-HybridOptions

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Aug 1, 2018

Join Shain Wray from the MSTIC security team as he demonstrates the work of Microsoft's intelligence groups to hunt for and protect against malicious activity in Azure -- and how this leads to the hardening of the controls and defenses available to you. Watch as he helps you to use the detections in Azure to hunt for and to uncover attack vectors that can lead to broader exploits starting with: the OS layer with brute force attacks spanning Windows via Remote Desktop Protocol and Linux-based machines using SSH-based attacks; the app layer; SQL brute force attacks and more.

Jump to:
Protections from remoting attacks: https://youtu.be/n58eHSLoU9w?t=6m22s
Hunting malicious actors with log analytics: https://youtu.be/n58eHSLoU9w?t=12m38s
Preventing app layer attacks such as SQL code injection: https://youtu.be/n58eHSLoU9w?t=10m31s

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Jul 25, 2018

Services designed for on-demand scale without having to plan for or manage the infrastructure required to run apps. With serverless, you can publish your code using Azure Functions, build workflows and integrate with other services via Logic Apps and trigger your code via Event Grid. This happens without the need for idle resources between events. In terms of efficiency and utilization, serverless is the evolution of application platforms and provides the most abstraction from the underlying compute resources required to run apps and services.

Join Matt McSpirit, Technical Solutions Professional at Microsoft, as he reviews your serverless options in Azure including Azure Functions, Logic Apps, and Azure Event Grid as core services.


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:
To learn more:
http://www.azure.com/essentials

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Jul 24, 2018

Help with rehosting your app in Azure, with a focus on database migration and managed PaaS service. With PaaS, you don't need to worry about managing or configuring your database environment. You can take advantage of hyper-scale, high availability, as well as built-in security. See how you can migrate your database using Azure Database Migration Service. This service allows you to migrate databases such as Oracle and SQL Server 2005 and newer.

Join Brian Shiers, Sr. Product Manager, Azure, as he helps you move your databases step-by-step to Azure.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:
Previous migration episode - App Migration to Azure, Your options explained:
http://aka.ms/AzureMigrateVMs

How to create a DMS instance:
http://aka.ms/CreateDMSInstance

A closer look at the DMS Network Topologies
http://aka.ms/DMSNetworkTopologies

Guidance on creating a migration project within the migration service:
http://aka.ms/NewDMSProject4SQLMI

All the episodes of the Azure Migration Series:
http://aka.ms/azuremigrationseries

Learn more about Azure Migration:
https://azure.com/migrate

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Jul 24, 2018

From rehosting your apps by lifting and shifting them to Azure to choosing to refactor your apps for greater efficiency, rearchitecting your apps to be able to quickly add new capabilities or taking a cloud-native approach by rebuilding them from scratch. We show you how you can use Azure Migrate to plan your shift to Azure. And if you're concerned about the approaching end of support for Windows Server 2008 R2 or SQL Server 2008, we'll look at new options with extended security updates in Azure.

Join Jeremy Chapman, Director, Microsoft 365 and Jeremy Winter, Partner Director, Microsoft Azure as they look at strategies to migrate to Microsoft Azure spanning zero to higher levels of coding, and when to use which.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:
Shows about native management in Azure:
https://aka.ms/SecuredManagedVMs

3-years of additional security update for Windows Server, SQL Server 2008 or 2008 R2:
https://aka.ms/EOS-Migration

Previous migration episode - App Migration to Azure, Your options explained:
http://aka.ms/AzureMigrateVMs

Learn more about Azure Migration:
https://azure.com/migrate

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Jul 2, 2018

How to use Azure's global cloud platform to keep your business-critical services up and running, and to protect and restore your data from a specific point in time as part of a business continuity, disaster recovery plan for your organization. This is a brief but detailed look at Azure Site Recovery or ASR, and Azure Backup, two core services that provide you with an end-to-end business continuity and disaster recovery solution with unlimited scale.

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

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.

May 7, 2018

Learn how you can use the app environment in Azure Blockchain Workbench to generate an application that uses your blockchain of choice to drive greater accountability in just about any multi-party process like a supply chain and more.

Explore how you can build a Smart Contract and bring that into the Azure Blockchain Workbench, how you can have IoT devices send data to your apps, and how you can even query individualized events that are happening in the blockchain.

May 7, 2018

Take a close look at blockchain and the work Microsoft is doing to help you harness the technology in Azure.

First, we’ll explain how blockchain works, its broader applications for businesses and what Microsoft is doing to make it easier to spin up required infrastructure to harness blockchain and develop apps using the new [aka.ms/tryworkbench]Azure Blockchain Workbench

May 4, 2018

You'll see the latest updates to running your SAP HANA workloads on Azure. And some of the benefits, like scale on-demand, increased performance, analytics, and security. Azure offers on-demand M-series virtual machines and purpose built HANA Large Instances. Both certified to support your SAP workloads. The M-series can support most of your SAP workloads. Allowing you to scale up to 128 virtual CPUs of compute and 4 TB of RAM. On the other hand, purpose built HANA Large Instances are great for your larger SAP workloads. Giving you up to 20 terabytes of RAM.

Apr 30, 2018

The next generation of Azure SQL Data Warehouse, now generally available. You'll see how this makes it easier to quickly and efficiently spin up data warehousing capabilities for everyday workloads, allowing you to go from no data warehouse to over 4,000 cores operating at petabyte scale in minutes. And leverage the latest generation of Azure Compute with automatic caching of columns or segments to analyze your data and achieve up to 10x speedups of querying.

Apr 24, 2018

Learn how Microsoft designs and operates Azure, and get an overview of Azure services and capabilities to secure, manage and monitor your cloud data, apps and infrastructure. In this Azure Essentials, we also go in-depth on the controls of the Azure Security Center and explain the controls your can leverage as well as what Microsoft does to keep your data, apps, compute and networking resources secure. Identity and access management is also a key component in maintaining defense in depth, so check out our Azure Essentials on Azure Active Directory to further your skills here: https://youtu.be/nRk1_koNBB8

www.azure.com/essentials

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.

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