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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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Apr 5, 2017

Senior Windows Product Manager, Heike Ritter offers a cohesive overview of Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection for Windows 10. This includes new capabilities with the Windows Creators Update for detecting, investigating and containing breaches such as in-memory attacks and Kernel exploits. See how Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection works at scale to expose otherwise undetected threats; investigate and understand the scope of breaches and contain and respond to threats. Learn more at: http://aka.ms/wdatp

Apr 5, 2017

Windows Program Manager, Desmond Lee, demonstrates the new MBR2GPT disk conversion tool that’s part of Windows 10 Creators Update. This is a comprehensive yet concise overview that explains how you can safely and non-destructively convert a Windows 10 machine from legacy BIOS to UEFI disk partitioning; and how you can automate the conversion as part of your in-place upgrade process from Windows 7 to Windows 10. Importantly, unlike wipe and load methods, all of this can be achieved without having to move your data off the disk. To learn more please also check out: http://aka.ms/mbr2gpt

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 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 28, 2017

Principal Program Manager Lead, Paul Barr, joins us again to demonstrate the top things to know about provisioning, managing and monitoring Surface Hubs in your organization, including an overview of the software update model.

Mar 20, 2017

A walk through of the design and capabilities of the new Surface Dial. The Surface Dial is a new input accessory that allows you to interact naturally with your applications on any current Windows 10 device. You'll see the Surface Dial's design and features as well as experience both off-screen and on-screen usage with Surface Studio. This overview is perfect for everyday or advanced users.

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.

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

Mar 8, 2017

Microsoft engineer and identity expert Alex Simons, joins Simon May to demonstrate updates to Conditional Access, part of Microsoft's Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS), that allows you to apply access controls to company data. These include: the new unified administration experience in the Azure Portal; the expansion of contextual controls that specify app and data access based on specified users, permitted locations and compliant devices; and risk-based conditional access controls that incorporate machine learning to continuously safeguard access to your apps and data in real-time. Learn more at: aka.ms/AADConditional_Access

Mar 6, 2017

An in-depth tour of Surface Hub user experiences. Including joining and running meetings using Skype for business, usage of touch and pen to navigate, create, and annotate and we'll look at how you bring your own content to Surface Hub.

Mar 1, 2017

Lead Azure engineer, Natalia Mackevicius joins host, Jeremy Chapman, to explore the industry shift from the traditional development and operations lifecycle to DevOps practices. They look at what DevOps aims to solve and demonstrate how with Azure Stack, the approach can be applied to the development and management of your apps as part of a hybrid cloud strategy.

Feb 21, 2017

Information security expert, Dan Plastina from the Azure security team shares the top 5 tips for successfully accelerating information protection inside of your organization. Watch too as Dan also highlights key technology updates for Azure Information Protection, including: ‘scoped policies’ for scaling up and personalizing default information classification labels for specialized teams and next generation RMS-protected secure email.

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.

Feb 7, 2017

Principal Program Manager Lead for Surface Hub, Paul Barr, walks us through the top defense in depth strategies behind the design of Microsoft’s Surface Hub. As a communal device, the engineering team had the challenge of maintaining Surface Hub’s user friendly, ready to use multi-media experience without compromising on security. Paul takes on possible attack vectors to illustrate Surface Hub’s defense in depth strategies at the level of physical hardware, OS, app and users of the device. Learn more at aka.ms/surfacehubadminguide and aka.ms/endofsession

Jan 26, 2017

Windows Server engineer Greg Cusanza, joins Matt McSpirit to demonstrate the new Software Defined Networking capabilities in Windows Server 2016. Watch as he explains the technology underpinnings and shows you how you can use SDN to: dynamically create, secure and connect your network to meet the evolving needs of your apps; speed up the deployment of your workloads and contain security vulnerabilities from spreading across your network, all while reducing your overall infrastructure costs.

Jan 25, 2017

On today's show, Luis Camino from the Dynamics 365 team joins Jeremy Chapman to explain your options for Dynamics 365 extensibility. They demo simple experiences to customize process workflow and create contextual PowerApps for managing customer relationships to more advanced options powered by Visual Studio to incorporate advanced cognitive services in the cloud - like sentiment analysis using Azure Functions.

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 23, 2017

Director of Surface Hub engineering, Peter Oehler, gives you a comprehensive tour of the hardware and design of Microsoft Surface Hub. Surface Hub is an intelligent, multi-touch, large screen collaboration device with powerful and simple video and teleconference capabilities in one integrated package. Watch as Peter illustrates what went into the creation of this new class of device from the: large screen, interactive all in one computer, with fully immersive experience; best-in-class 4K resolution, using an optically bonded screen that supports 100-point touch and inking and more.

Jan 19, 2017

Lead security engineer, Michael Dubinsky demonstrates Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics, which combines machine learning and deterministic capabilities to detect, prioritize and investigate advanced attacks and insider threats within your datacenter. Watch as he orchestrates real-world attack scenarios and ATA detection in action in near-real time. Learn also how ATA integrates with your existing SIEM solutions. You can try ATA at the following link: Aka.ms/download-ATA

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

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.

Dec 16, 2016

Principal Windows security engineer Janani Vasudevan, walks you through the latest in modern management for Windows 10. Watch as she demonstrates how users can bring in a new retail device and be up and working with their personalized settings and a managed experience in a few minutes, without being on the corporate network. Janani also demonstrates how IT can apply policies and configurations to ensure device compliance.

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