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Now displaying: December, 2019
Dec 9, 2019

A demonstration of the compatibility experience both with the modern web and HTML5 via the Project Chromium foundation along with the compatibility for legacy Internet and Intranet sites with the integrated IE Mode, that enables Edge to render Internet Explorer-dependent sites without leaving the Edge experience. You'll also see the enhanced security capabilities with Windows Defender Application Guard, Smart Screen and more.

We demonstrate taking the experience to the next level in the enterprise, Microsoft Search adds tailored and integrated Intranet search results for sites, people, files and more across Edge on the PC, Mac and mobile. Finally, we show how to configure Microsoft Search as part of Microsoft 365. and how to deploy Microsoft Edge from System Center Configuration Manager and Microsoft Intune across platforms.

The Chromium-based Edge enhances and extends the browser experience in Edge and for the broader web. It runs on Windows 10, 8.1 and 7, Windows Server 2019, 2016, 2012, and 2008 R2, macOS, iOS and Android devices.

To learn more, check out: https://aka.ms/deployedge and https://aka.ms/edgeenterprise

This was filmed at Microsoft Ignite 2019, session THR2279: Microsoft Edge and Microsoft Search: Complete tour for IT admins and users.

Chuck Friedman is the CVP of the Microsoft Edge team.

Dec 9, 2019

A look at how Project Cortex builds on the content services of SharePoint while connecting content in Microsoft 365 and external sources. It enables you to manage your information and streamline processes with advanced security, compliance and automated workflow. Sign up for the preview at: https://aka.ms/projectcortex

At Microsoft Ignite 2019, this was session THR2276: Beyond ECM: Building the knowledge network for your organization with Project Cortex.

Naomi Moneypenny is Director of Content Services & Insights. Leading the team delivering the next generation of content and knowledge management and insights for Microsoft 365. Astrophysicist by background, with over 60 patents in AI and anticipatory computing.

Dec 4, 2019

See the evolution of device management, with the new Microsoft Endpoint Manager. Microsoft Endpoint Manager brings together Configuration Manager and Intune in one unified, web-based experience. You'll also see the evolution of our compatibility tools and services to ensure your devices, apps, add-ins and sites are always ready. Plus you'll see new security baselines and Threat and Vulnerability Management to help bring IT and security teams together.

At Microsoft Ignite 2019, this was session THR2265: Brad Anderson presents unifying device management and taking it to the next level.

Brad Anderson is the Corporate Vice President of the Commercial Management Experiences team within the Experiences & Devices Group at Microsoft. Brad's team is responsible for deploying the Microsoft 365 Modern Workplace, and has engineering responsibility for defining and delivering commercial Windows, management, and security of PCs and mobile devices, as well as customer deployment and usage of the Microsoft 365 services. To learn more, check out:

https://aka.ms/endpointmanager and https://aka.ms/appassure

This show was filmed at Microsoft Ignite on November 4, 2019

Dec 4, 2019

Microsoft is transforming virtual desktop delivery by separating operating system, user profile and app layers. You'll see how we’ve improved the Microsoft Teams remote experience with AV redirect and you'll see the preview of the Windows Virtual Desktop admin portal experience.

At Microsoft Ignite 2019, this was session THR2277: Windows Virtual Desktop updates.

Scott Manchester is the Group Program Manager for Windows Virtual Desktop and Remote Desktop Services. He is a 20 year veteran at Microsoft where he has worked on Second Screen Remoting, Multimedia, and Networking technologies and holds over 20 patents in these areas. Scott holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington and an Executive MBA from Washington State University.

Dec 3, 2019

Look at the new capabilities of Microsoft Teams that you can use day-to-day to help transform your workplace collaboration and streamline your business processes. You'll see the new capabilities for chat, collaboration, meetings and file sharing, as well as new private channels, for scoped conversations with specific team members in a team. Plus, take a look at the improved integration with Microsoft 365 apps, like OneDrive, Outlook.

At Microsoft Ignite 2019, this was session THR2269: Using Microsoft Teams: What's new and how to get started.

Aya Tange is a Product Marketing Manager for Microsoft Teams

Dec 3, 2019

See how Microsoft Teams is built to ensure a secure and compliant collaboration environment, and how you can manage it with the controls you need, while keeping a great experience for your users. We’ll share the newest security & compliance features such as data loss prevention, information barriers and new retention policies. And we'll dig into new controls and tools, including network planner, Advisor for Teams, enhanced calling, and device management.

At Microsoft Ignite 2019, this was session THR2270: Microsoft Teams for IT admins: What's new and what you need to know with Anne Michels.

Anne Michels, Director, Microsoft Teams Product Marketing, Microsoft Anne Michels leads the audience marketing and industry team for Microsoft Teams. Anne has been working in the tech industry for over 10 years - driving the marketing strategy for a variety of programs and products. In 2012, she moved to the US to lead the launch of key Office 365 capabilities, including a new Office 365 admin center used by thousands of IT Pros worldwide. Anne started her career at Vok Dams, a leading agency for events and live-marketing in Germany. Anne holds a Master of Arts in Communication and Media Studies from the University of Bonn. She is fluent in German, English and Spanish.

Dec 2, 2019

A deep dive on Azure data services as part of Azure Arc. This provides a central way to provision, then manage your SQL or PostgreSQL databases whether it sits in your datacenter, in Azure, or in other Clouds.

You'll also get a look at how Azure Arc takes advantage of container-based architectures with Kubernetes for instant database provisioning, updating and elastic and hyper scale.

At Microsoft Ignite 2019, this was session THR2299: SQL across infrastructures, your options with Travis Wright.

Travis Wright, Principal Group PM Manager , Microsoft. Travis Wright is the Principal Group PM Manager for SQL Server and Azure Data services responsible for SQL Server big data clusters, ML Services in SQL Server and Azure SQL, PolyBase, performance & scalability, SQL Server on Linux, containers, and Kubernetes, and other forward-leaning strategies.

Dec 2, 2019

The first video in our Microsoft Teams for IT series offers an overview of configuration options and takes IT Admins through important considerations for planning, deploying, and rolling-out of Teams for their organization. You'll get a breakdown of the core components and the enterprise-class policies and security that you need and expect as an IT Admin. In addition, you'll see the easy customization options to tailor Microsoft Teams for your organization.

Network requirements for running Office 365 and Microsoft Teams: https://aka.ms/O365NetworkReqs

More information on rolling out Microsoft Teams: https://aka.ms/RollOutTeams

Resources for Microsoft Teams training can be found at: https://aka.ms/TeamsOnboarding

Save this link to watch the whole series on Microsoft Teams Essentials for IT: https://aka.ms/MicrosoftTeamsforIT

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