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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 12, 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

Mar 21, 2018

In this episode, we take a look at updates to Project Honolulu and PowerShell Core to manage your server infrastructure. Jeff Woolsey explains the updates IT pros will want to know about and demonstrates what's new in Project Honolulu - including Remote Desktop Protocol, Windows client management and PowerShell support. Speaking of PowerShell, Jeff also shows how everything has evolved to PowerShell Core, so you can manage your Windows and Linux workloads from one unified scripting place. You'll even see how with a single cmdlet, you can talk to both Windows and Linux machines and get cross-platform joined outputs.

Feb 27, 2018

On this episode, Will Thompson from the Power BI team joins Jeremy Chapman to take a hands-on look at updates to Power BI, including new capabilities to help you to bookmark and spotlight your data during presentations, enhanced AI for Quick insights and Q&A, options for bi-directional integration between Power BI and other apps like Visio, new metrics to see how your reports are being consumed, and how you can to securely share your reports externally.

Feb 26, 2018

The Quantum Development Kit preview is now available for macOS and Linux. Jeff Henshaw from Microsoft's quantum computing team demonstrates how to get up and running on a Mac with Visual Studio Code, new interoperability with Python and Microsoft's Q# quantum programming language and how you can participate in the open source community to find and share your quantum code.

To get up-to-speed with the core concepts in Microsoft's quantum approach and see everything in action, check out the quantum playlist: www.aka.ms/quantumplaylist

And visit www.microsoft.com/quantum to find more information and resources.

Feb 22, 2018

In this episode of Microsoft Mechanics, we go hands-on with the updates to Azure Information Protection with its lead program manager, Gagan Gulati. We demonstrate and give step-by-step instructions for creating labels, scanning your files in Office 365 and on-prem server locations using the new AIP Scanner. And we'll show how these protections extend beyond Microsoft platforms, locations and file types as we show how AIP protections can extend to third party SaaS services like Box, using Microsoft Office apps on Windows or MacOS and even in non-Microsoft apps with a first look of AIP label integration coming to Adobe Acrobat Reader for PDF files.

Feb 14, 2018

Microsoft Office is infused with artificial intelligence (AI) throughout app experiences to save you time and help you do your best work; from authoring in Word to designing slides in PowerPoint, automatically analyzing data in Excel (with the Excel Insights preview) and more. In this episode of Microsoft Mechanics, Jeremy Chapman is joined by Jack Elmore to take a hands-on demo tour of updated AI-driven capabilities across core Office apps, Office 365 services and other infused AI capabilities in the context of Office.

Dec 11, 2017

Krysta Svore, principal researcher at Microsoft, demonstrates the new Microsoft Quantum Development Kit, now in preview.

The Quantum Development Kit makes it easy for you to start experimenting with quantum computing now and includes:
· A native, quantum-focused programming language called Q#
· Local and Azure-hosted simulators for you to test your Q# solution
· And sample Q# code and libraries to help you get started

In this demo, she walks through a few code examples and explains where quantum principles like superposition and entanglement apply. She explains how quantum communication works using teleportation as your first "Hello World" inspired program. And keep watching to see more complex computations with molecular hydrogen.

Get started by accessing the preview at www.microsoft.com/quantumdevkit and there you can access Q#, the simulators, code samples and tutorials.

Dec 2, 2017

A look at the most recent Microsoft StaffHub updates as presented by Principal Program Manager for Office 365, Rich Halbert.

Based on user feedback, StaffHub has been updated with new tools to schedule and communicate with your team. Easily view and manage work schedules, communicate with your team, as well as simplify sharing of content and training resources while keeping access to company
information secure.

StaffHub is purpose-built for the firstline workforce to manage their workday and get more done. For more information go to staffhub.office.com or give the StaffHub team your feedback at staffhub.uservoice.com

Jan 10, 2017

With Windows 10, Microsoft made the shift to delivering Windows as a service which introduces a new way for how it's built, deployed and serviced. In the next five minutes, Michael Niehaus will demystify the core components of the Windows as a service model. The build release process and update cadence as well as review the upcoming enhancements that further streamline the model.

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