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Apr 1, 2019

On this show, we’ll take a closer look at Windows Virtual Desktop, now in public preview. See how you can give your users the only Windows 10 multi-session experience virtualized in the cloud and available on any device. Scott Manchester demonstrates how WVD delivers the best Office experience with multi-session virtual scenarios that virtualize persistent storage in a multi-session environment. Keep watching for a sneak peak of the next generation admin experience for WVD in the Microsoft Azure portal.

To sign up for the Windows Virtual Desktop preview, go to:
https://aka.ms/WVDPreview

Mar 11, 2019

See updates to Windows Admin Center and Windows Server 2019 that line up practical hybrid management scenarios with Microsoft Azure. Windows Server, Principal Program Manager, Jeff Woolsey starts you off with Azure File Sync. Sync your local files to the cloud with virtually unlimited storage and fast, secure access. Next, he'll go over Azure Network Adapter for streamlined and encrypted connectivity from your Windows Server environment to Azure. See how to use your existing hardware, and how you can now easily protect and failover your virtual machines to Azure

Mar 11, 2019

A close look at the Microsoft Teams updates for Firstline Workers and their managers across industries. Microsoft Teams' Product Manager, Keara James, reviews the new mobile features relevant to Firstline Workers such as a new smart camera, the ability to record and share audio, your location, and much more. You'll also see the Shifts capability that enables managers to easily build shift schedules, share daily goals, corporate content, and also enables employees to easily review shifts and make shift change requests. All configurable by IT using the updated admin center.

Mar 5, 2019

Microsoft Information Protection is a family of complementary solutions to help you to discover, classify, protect and monitor your sensitive information, wherever it lives. Whether its on-premises, on devices, or in the Cloud.

Whether you are concerned about protecting the security and privacy of your company data due to regulatory requirements or need to protect specific intellectual property, watch as Gagan Gulati from the Information Protection engineering team at Microsoft demonstrates the latest updates for information protection in Microsoft 365:
- Discover all your data to identify your most sensitive information and ensure the right automated classification and labeling with appropriate controls,
- And take advantage of our risk containment capabilities, including post-breach threat investigation when important data is exposed on your end points

Mar 4, 2019

Harnesses trillions of threat signals from the Microsoft Intelligent Security Graph to secure your workplace using Microsoft Threat Protection. Security CVP Rob Lefferts shows you the unified single consul for visibility of security threats across your identities, endpoints, email, user data, SaaS apps, infrastructure and more. See how this helps build and investigate a connected account of what's going on in your environment. This includes built-in protections and how new AI-powered security playbooks dynamically hardens your environment through automated workflows.

Feb 28, 2019

Microsoft Azure Sentinel is a new Cloud native SIEM service with built-in AI for analytics that removes the cost and complexity of achieving a central and focused near real-time view of the active threats in your environment. Koby Koren from the Azure Sentinel engineering team walks through the entire solution with an end-to-end demonstration from how to set it up, perform queries, investigations and more.

Azure Sentinel is in preview today. Follow the link to try for yourself https://aka.ms/AzureSentinel

Feb 20, 2019

Explore Progressive Web Apps (PWA), a new class of apps that deliver native platform experiences to enhance performance, resilience, installation, and engagement with apps. Aaron Gustafson, Principal Program Manager from the Microsoft Edge browser team, tells you what PWAs are, shows you where to find them, and explains how to build them. You'll also get a look at the most recent PWA addition: the brand new Office app.

Feb 7, 2019

A deep look at the robust foundation for all enterprise analytics, spanning SQL queries to machine learning and AI. Charles Feddersen, Principal Program Mgr. for Azure SQL Data Warehouse, starts you off by looking at the core updates to Azure's SQL Data Warehouse, ranging from improvements to query performance to new capabilities with row-level security and workload importance. And finally, you'll learn how the Modern Data Warehouse Solution pattern, comprised of Data Factory, Data Lake Store, Databricks and SQL Data Warehouse, is revolutionizing data pipelines and enabling the Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit to apply an analytical approach to solving global cybercrime and stop tech scammers in their tracks.

Learn more about the Modern Data Warehouse solution pattern on Azure: https://aka.ms/ModernDataWarehouse

If you suspect that you've been a victim of a tech scam, report it: https://Microsoft.com/reportascam

Jan 31, 2019

Lead engineer Iram Arras takes you on a demo-rich tour of updates to Advanced eDiscovery capabilities for Microsoft 365. See how we’ve streamlined and automated organizational search with a central built-in eDiscovery solution. This allows you to hold, search, and review data as you conduct investigations of any type.

Jan 9, 2019

What’s changed for Office client deployment, with Click-to-Run, now the only installation option for Office. See what gets better with the new Office Client Policy Service and the Office Customization Tool...including fast and predictable removal of previously installed MSI packages and how combined with System Center Configuration Manager you get a greatly improved and single integrated process for Office deployment with Click-to-Run. If you’ve deployed Office client for your organization in the past, you’ll know that with previous versions of Office there were two primary paths for installation, you could choose to either deploy a version of Office with MSI packaging or a version of Office using Click-to-Run packaging. Many of you may have chosen to use the MSI package. It’s familiar, had great customization options, and an affinity with volume activation. Moving forward all current versions of Office, including Visio and Project will only use Click-to-Run for installation and with our new tools you can still perform granular configurations.

Jan 1, 2019

This is step 8 in the desktop deployment process - ensuring that your users are informed, ready and able to benefit from updates to Windows, Office and more. In this step, you'll learn about best practices for communicating to users, phased deployment to move at a measurable pace and pre-built user training for Office 365 via FastTrack's free Productivity Library.

Applies to Windows 10, Office 365 ProPlus, System Center Configuration Manager and related enterprise deployment tools.

More resources:

Modern Desktop Deployment Center:
www.aka.ms/howtoshift

Modern Desktop Deployment Essentials on Mechanics:
www.aka.ms/watchhowtoshift

Modern Desktop Deployment Labs:
www.aka.ms/howtoshiftlabs

Learn about the user and IT benefits of a modern desktop:
www.microsoft365.com/shift

Microsoft FastTrack Productivity Library:
www.aka.ms/productivitylibrary

Windows 10 IT Showcase Readiness Resources:
www.aka.ms/Win10ITShowcase

Jan 1, 2019

This is step 7 in the desktop deployment process - staying up-to-date with Windows-as-a-Service and Office-as-a-Service. In this step you'll learn about and assess the differences between your current software update management approach and how that changes with the introduction of Semi Annual Channel feature updates.

In this video, we explore the update types for Windows 10 and Office 365 ProPlus - including Feature Updates and monthly Cumulative Updates with security, bug and quality fixes. We also take a look at your options for deployment tools, spanning update Group Policies and install-time configuration options to remote admin tools like WSUS, Microsoft Intune and System Center Configuration Manager. Finally, we'll explain how Upgrade Task Sequences in Configuration Manager can be used at massive scale to apply Feature Updates with pre and post installation tasks.

Applies to Windows 10, Office 365 ProPlus, System Center Configuration Manager and related enterprise deployment tools.

More resources:

Modern Desktop Deployment Center:
www.aka.ms/howtoshift

Modern Desktop Deployment Essentials on Mechanics:
www.aka.ms/watchhowtoshift

Modern Desktop Deployment Labs:
www.aka.ms/howtoshiftlabs

Learn about the user and IT benefits of a modern desktop:
www.microsoft365.com/shift

Dec 30, 2018

This is step 6 after you've started preparing and validating your apps and devices for compatibility, have your directory and networking infrastructure ready, a plan for migrating user files and settings and have assessed security solutions and their impact on your modern desktop.
In this step, we look at Bare Metal, PC Refresh and PC Replacement tools and options, how to build images, automate task sequence-based installation and look at new options with Windows Autopilot.

Applies to Windows 10, Office 365 ProPlus, System Center Configuration Manager and related enterprise deployment tools.

More resources:

Modern Desktop Deployment Center:
www.aka.ms/howtoshift

Modern Desktop Deployment Essentials on Mechanics:
www.aka.ms/watchhowtoshift

Modern Desktop Deployment Labs:
www.aka.ms/howtoshiftlabs

Learn about the user and IT benefits of a modern desktop:
www.microsoft365.com/shift

Dec 30, 2018

This is step 5 in the desktop deployment process - your considerations for security and compliance configurations and tools as part of your desktop deployment. In this step you'll assess your existing security solutions across disk encryption, antivirus, policy and more, then make sure you have improved security once you are running Windows 10 and Office 365 ProPlus.

This step covers the apps and services that run on the local computer - like AV and encryption - as well as cloud delivered services - like Advanced Threat Protection, Data Loss Protection, and more.

Applies to Windows 10, Office 365 ProPlus, System Center Configuration Manager and related enterprise deployment tools.

More resources:

Modern Desktop Deployment Center:
www.aka.ms/howtoshift

Modern Desktop Deployment Essentials on Mechanics:
www.aka.ms/watchhowtoshift

Modern Desktop Deployment Labs:
www.aka.ms/howtoshiftlabs

Learn about the user and IT benefits of a modern desktop:
www.microsoft365.com/shift

Dec 29, 2018

When refreshing or replacing PCs, save time by automating user state backup and restore. New options for cloud file sync allow you to enforce per user sync of Desktop, Documents and Pictures folders to OneDrive for seamless file access from new Windows installs.

More resources:

Modern Desktop Deployment Center:
www.aka.ms/howtoshift

Modern Desktop Deployment Essentials on Mechanics:
www.aka.ms/watchhowtoshift

Modern Desktop Deployment Labs:
www.aka.ms/howtoshiftlabs

Learn about the user and IT benefits of a modern desktop:
www.microsoft365.com/shift

Dec 27, 2018

This is step 3 in the desktop deployment process - ensuring you can automate app installation and configuration as part of your desktop deployment. This step applies not only to bare metal, refresh and PC replacement scenarios, but can also apply to Windows upgrades using task sequence-based installation.

In this step, we look application packaging and deployment options for MSI and EXE packaged apps, as well as how Office 365 ProPlus Click-to-Run packages are configured and distributed using tools like System Center Configuration Manager or via scripted installation. We also cover app deployment using UWP, Desktop Bridge and MSIX packages.

Applies to Windows 10, Office 365 ProPlus, System Center Configuration Manager and related enterprise deployment tools.

More resources:

Modern Desktop Deployment Center:
www.aka.ms/howtoshift

Modern Desktop Deployment Essentials on Mechanics:
www.aka.ms/watchhowtoshift

Modern Desktop Deployment Labs:
www.aka.ms/howtoshiftlabs

Learn about the user and IT benefits of a modern desktop:
www.microsoft365.com/shift

Dec 27, 2018

Step 2 in your desktop deployment process helps prepare your infrastructure for deployment. Cloud-connected services in Office 365 ProPlus and new deployment options like Windows Autopilot require Azure Active Directory. Your network and connectivity are also important areas to plan when moving Windows images, apps, drivers and related files to your PCs. Learn how new tools and deployment options reduce and streamline network traffic.

More resources:

Modern Desktop Deployment Center:
www.aka.ms/howtoshift

Modern Desktop Deployment Essentials on Mechanics:
www.aka.ms/watchhowtoshift

Modern Desktop Deployment Labs:
www.aka.ms/howtoshiftlabs

Learn about the user and IT benefits of a modern desktop:
www.microsoft365.com/shift

Dec 21, 2018

This is step 1 as you begin your desktop deployment project with an inventory of your devices and apps, prioritize what you to move forward, test prioritized apps and devices, then remediate what’s needed to get ready for deployment. Applies to Windows 10, Office 365 ProPlus, System Center Configuration Manager and related enterprise deployment tools.

More resources:

Windows Analytics:
www.aka.ms/WindowsAnalytics

Desktop App Assure for help with application compatibility remediation:
www.aka.ms/DesktopAppAssure

Modern Desktop Deployment Center:
www.aka.ms/howtoshift

Modern Desktop Deployment Essentials on Mechanics:
www.aka.ms/watchhowtoshift

Modern Desktop Deployment Labs:
www.aka.ms/howtoshiftlabs

Learn about the user and IT benefits of a modern desktop:
www.microsoft365.com/shift

Dec 20, 2018

Join Microsoft CVP Brad Anderson to discover the benefits of a modern desktop, major changes and considerations versus previous deployments and best practices to ensure a smooth transition to Windows 10 and Office 365 ProPlus. In this introduction we’ll outline what has changed and go on a tour of the Desktop Deployment Wheel. This will guide you through the recommended steps for your shift to Windows 10 and Office 365 ProPlus, detailing how to leverage your existing tools and processes while adopting modern management technology and approaches along the way.

More resources:

Modern Desktop Deployment Center:
www.aka.ms/howtoshift

Modern Desktop Deployment Essentials on Mechanics:
www.aka.ms/watchhowtoshift

Modern Desktop Deployment Labs:
www.aka.ms/howtoshiftlabs

Windows Analytics:
www.aka.ms/WindowsAnalytics

Desktop App Assure for help with application compatibility remediation:
www.aka.ms/DesktopAppAssure

Learn about the user and IT benefits of a modern desktop:
www.microsoft365.com/shift

Nov 15, 2018

Demo-packed tour of modern compute options in Azure with tips on how to plan, build or move your apps to the cloud presented by CVP of Azure Compute, Corey Sanders.

He describes your options to both deploy and manage your workloads so you can quickly lift and shift your apps using virtual machines and IaaS or modernize them by re-architecting or completely rebuilding them using serverless options or micro-service based solutions. Corey also demonstrates Azure Container Instances with new burst compute capabilities and Service Fabric Mesh - a new option well-suited for .NET developers to simply bring your code without the need to manage or scale underlying compute infrastructure.

Session THR2325 - Filmed Tuesday, September 25, 16:00 EDT at Microsoft Ignite in Orlando, Florida.

Subject Matter Expert:
Sanders is responsible for the product and strategy of the Azure Compute team. He has been in the Azure team for 9 years and Microsoft for 14 years. Corey was the creator of Azure Virtual Machines (Infrastructure-as-a-service) and his service responsibilities now include Azure Virtual Machines (both Windows and Linux), Containers, Kubernetes, Service Fabric, Event Grid, Service Bus, and Batch Computing. The Azure revenue for the services Corey is responsible for exceeds $2 billion (yearly run rate). Corey is also responsible for the compute technology supporting large Microsoft internal services like Bing. Prior to Azure, Corey spent five years as a developer in the Windows Serviceability team. In Windows Serviceability, Corey owned networking, kernel, and install technologies of all released versions of Windows.

Nov 15, 2018

An end-to-end look at IT pro updates for device and app readiness for Windows 10 and Office 365 ProPlus. Lead engineer Amesh Mansukhani demos your options and offers real-world guidance for getting off older versions of Office and Windows. Includes updates to Windows Analytics with built-in Office compat, OCT integration with SCCM, how to manage updates and more.

Related Resources:

Windows Analytics:
www.aka.ms/WindowsAnalytics

Desktop App Assure for help with application compatibility remediation:
www.aka.ms/DesktopAppAssure

Session THR2315 - Filmed Wednesday, September 26, 16:00 EDT at Microsoft Ignite in Orlando, Florida.

Subject Matter Expert:
Amesh Mansukhani is a Sr. Program Manager focused on Office 365 ProPlus deployment methodologies within enterprise organizations. Amesh originally joined Microsoft in 2003 and has had the opportunity to work on Windows security, Windows Mobile and identity & access technologies. For over 15 years Amesh main focus has been on multi-tenancy applications and services. With the advent of cloud solutions and Office 365, Amesh has been at the forefront of the software as a service (SaaS) evolution and has helped many mid-to-large enterprises take advantage of cloud solutions such as Exchange online, Exchange Online Archiving and Exchange Online Protection in addition to other SaaS solutions.

Nov 13, 2018

The latest updates to Microsoft Stream - your intelligent and integrated video service in Office 365, presented by lead engineer Vishal Sood. We'll look at the new capability to create and stream live events and admin updates for managing Microsoft Stream.

Session THR2322 - Filmed Thursday, September 27, 10:10 EDT at Microsoft Ignite in Orlando, Florida.

Subject Matter Expert:
Vishal Sood, Partner Group Program Manager, Microsoft Stream

Nov 13, 2018

Mark Russinovich explains Azure Confidential Computing, opening up new opportunities for the processing of sensitive data in the Cloud using secure enclaves and trusted execution environments. Mark presents the core concepts and demonstrates the underlying tech, including new silicon-based approaches with Intel SGX chipsets, the upcoming Azure Confidential Computing DC-series virtual machines and the upcoming software development kit (SDK) that make it easier to create apps that keep your important data and algorithms confidential during computation.

Session THR2322 - Filmed Thursday, September 27, 11:20 EDT at Microsoft Ignite in Orlando, Florida.

Subject Matter Expert:
Mark Russinovich is Chief Technology Officer for Microsoft Azure, Microsoft’s global enterprise-grade cloud platform. A widely recognized expert in distributed systems and operating systems, Mark earned a Ph.D. in computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. He later co-founded Winternals Software, joining Microsoft in 2006 when the company was acquired. Today he remains the primary author of the Sysinternals tools and website, which include dozens of popular Windows administration and diagnostic utilities. Mark is a popular speaker at industry conferences such as IPExpo, Microsoft Ignite and Build, and RSA Conference. He has also authored several nonfiction and fiction books, including the Microsoft Press Windows Internals book series, as well as fictional cyber security thrillers Zero Day, Trojan Horse and Rogue Code.

Nov 13, 2018

First look at the unified admin experience for Microsoft 365 which gives you a common entry point for Windows, Office 365 and Enterprise Management + Security. We’ll show you updates to the Admin Center, where you can customize your view with tasks, insights, and usage reporting, a more streamlined user-centric management experiences with your most common tasks and most user controls available per user in one consolidated view. See intelligent recommendations to guide you through first-time setup and ongoing configuration of Microsoft 365 and related services.

Session THR2318 - Filmed Wednesday, September 26, 11:20 EDT at Microsoft Ignite in Orlando, Florida.

Subject Matter Expert:
Brian Besand has been empowering admins to optimize their everyday tasks, dive deep on the details, make data driven decisions, and deliver the best possible end user experience.

Oct 11, 2018

Demo-rich overview of major advances coming to Windows Server 2019 including: managing hyper-converged infrastructure; support for storage class memory; the new Storage Migration Service; deduplication coming to ReFS; new Hybrid integration between Windows Server datacenter and Azure with the Windows Admin Center and more.

Session THR2320 - Filmed Monday, September 24, 15:25 EDT at Microsoft Ignite in Orlando, Florida.

Subject Matter Expert:
Jeff Woolsey is a Principal Program Manager at Microsoft for Windows Server and a leading expert on Virtualization, Private and Hybrid Cloud. Jeff has worked on virtualization and server technology for over eighteen years. He plays a leading role in the Windows Server Engineering team, helping to shape the design requirements for Windows Server 2019, 2016, 2012 / R2, 2008 R2, Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2019, 2016, 2012/R2, 2008 R2, System Center 2012 / R2, and Windows Admin Center. Jeff is an authority on ways customers can benefit from virtualization, management, and cloud computing across public, private, and hybrid environments.

Jeff is a sought-after hybrid cloud expert presenting in numerous keynotes and conferences worldwide with Bill Gates, Steve Ballmer, & Satya Nadella.

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