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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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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.

Dec 2, 2016

Office 365 Accessibility Product Manager, Malavika Rewari, walks through specific tips and updates that help you to author accessible content with Office 365 and ensure your peers with disabilities can consume your content without any issues. Watch as she demonstrates accessible templates in Office for PCs and Macs; auto generated descriptions for images and titles for hyperlinks; as well as how Word for Mac now creates Accessible PDFs.

Nov 29, 2016

Ben Walters joins Jeremy Chapman to look at the latest in intelligent Office App Experiences including: Intelligent new capabilities in Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook, including updates to personal work analytics. Ben also demonstrates new browser based experiences including the new customizable App Launcher and great additions that help you to get work done on the go.

Nov 21, 2016

In this demonstration, community manager Anna Chu gives a step-by-step introduction of the recently launched Microsoft Tech Community. She explains how to sign-up, personalize your experience, find experts and get your questions answered. You'll also find out how to discover technical training content, like presentations from Microsoft Tech Summits and Microsoft Ignite.

Nov 10, 2016

Lead accessibility engineer, Jeff Petty demonstrates Microsoft Learning Tools being built into Office Lens, Word Desktop and Word Online. Learning Tools and Editor offer the capability to personalize reading and proofing experiences and are useful if you have a learning difference such as dyslexia. Capabilities demonstrated here start becoming available in November 2016, and more are coming to applications such as OneNote Online. You can learn more about these features and the latest accessibility updates for Office 365 applications on http://aka.ms/A11yInO365

Nov 2, 2016

We take a close look at Microsoft Teams, the latest addition to Office 365, that makes it easier for you to chat in groups, socialize, and collaborate. We’ll walk you through the experience of chatting, sharing files and hosting online meetings. We'll also demonstrate how your teams can connect to external services using connectors. And, if you are an IT admin we'll show you how you can enable and configure Microsoft Teams for your organization.

Oct 11, 2016

Team leaders discuss and demonstrate their use of Power BI, MyAnalytics, Advanced Threat Protection, Advanced Security Management, Advanced eDiscovery, Customer Lockbox and Skype for Business Cloud PBX.

Oct 7, 2016

The latest admin tool updates for administering Office 365 
Including the redesigned Office 365 admin center to make it easier to perform management tasks and customize your dashboard. You'll see new usage reports to track which Office 365 services are being used down to the individual user. Also, how you can share reports and expand reporting insights with the upcoming content pack for Power BI.

Oct 7, 2016

With the developer preview of the SharePoint Framework available, we’ll take a deeper look at how you can deliver new experiences for SharePoint using common Web development tools. You'll see the new SharePoint Framework and the new Client Side Web Parts that provide the ability to extend SharePoint in ways that were previously unavailable in the Cloud.
Also we’ll show you the news ways that you can build, test with SharePoint Workbench and deploy your SharePoint Web Parts in your production environment

Oct 7, 2016

Adam Harmetz, (Group Manager, SharePoint Experiences) gives a rundown of SharePoint's updated team collaboration experience across SharePoint and OneDrive and what's coming in the future. He will show you what the mobile and web experience is like working with and sharing team files. You will see the recently launched improvements to the SharePoint team site which allows for the quick creation of a home for your Office 365 Group’s content. Plus, stay tuned for a look at the Cross-platform mobile apps that help you connect with your team members and content while on the go.

Aug 30, 2016

A tour of the latest updates for Visio. Including enhanced AutoCAD support, one step data linking to your diagrams and the first look at the new cross-platform experiences with Visio Online and Visio on iPad.

Find out how you can get started with the Insider Program for the new Visio iPad app (limited time) and learn how to access the Visio Online Preview.

Aug 22, 2016

Today Microsoft Mechanics takes a deep and hands-on look at updates to Yammer for enterprise-social, from enhanced security and compliance to greater team productivity. Angus Florance from the Yammer team demonstrates new integrated experiences, including Office 365 Video and Delve. And for admins, we’ll show you new controls for analytics, merging networks, and managing users.

Aug 16, 2016

A look at the compliance side of the Office 365 Security and Compliance Center, the central place to view and manage your data - even beyond the Microsoft ecosystem.

Watch and you'll see how the experience is improved by centralized security controls, the ability to view and manage security and compliance for all your cloud services. Insights and intelligence that offer recommendations based on your Office 365 environment. Also, the experience for security and compliance based on your role.

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