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Microsoft Mechanics Podcast

Why, how & when to use current and upcoming Microsoft tech for IT implementers, developers and tech enthusiasts. Hosted by Microsoft Director Jeremy Chapman and his colleagues. An official Microsoft video series.
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Now displaying: June, 2021
Jun 24, 2021

Need to present a video to a group of people online, but when you play it on your computer and share your desktop, it’s laggy and dropping frames for others in a Microsoft Teams meeting, or maybe it’s missing the audio track?

In this remote and hybrid working tip, Jeremy Chapman from the Microsoft 365 team at Microsoft will show you a simple trick that will avoid those issues using web streaming along with PowerPoint Live as part of a Microsoft Teams presentation, so everyone can watch your video without lag or missing audio.

He'll also explain what’s causing the lag or dropped frames when you share a video using desktop or window sharing and give you a step-by-step tutorial so can share videos the right way in your future presentations.

► QUICK LINKS:
00:00 - Introduction
00:28 - Video playback challenges when sharing your desktop
01:24 - The solution using web streaming
01:58 - Using PowerPoint Live to share and synchronize video playback
02:22 - Demo: adding online videos using PowerPoint on the web
03:34 - Demo: Microsoft Teams meeting experience for the presenter and other participants
04:29 - Demo: Using PowerPoint desktop to add a video from your device
04:50 - Demo: Uploading a local PowerPoint file to enable web-based video streaming in a Teams meeting
05:39 - Closing thoughts and link to similar videos

► Link References:
To find more videos in this series, go to https://aka.ms/WFHMechanics

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Jun 21, 2021

Look at Azure as a platform for running your Linux virtual machine and open source database workloads. Check out options for how you can lift and shift existing VMs and databases to Azure and modernize them using cloud native approaches. Matt McSpirit, from the Azure engineering team, joins Jeremy Chapman to show how Azure supports open source platforms across operating systems, with different Linux distros as well as their publishers and open source databases.

Azure has been working with Red Hat, SUSE, Canonical, Flat Car, Elastic and HashiCorp, and open source databases like MySQL, Postgres, Cassandra, MariaDB for years. More than 60% of our marketplace solutions run on Linux, and we support open source native PaaS services, as well. Beyond the workload level, we contribute back to the upstream Linux and Kubernetes communities that many of the modern and cloud native architectures rely on.

► QUICK LINKS:
00:00 - Introduction
01:09 - Run Linux VMs in Azure
03:01 - Move an open source app from on-prem into Azure
06:04 - How to migrate VMs
07:36 - How to move database into Azure
10:52 - Repackage your VM to run as a container
12:40 - Configure an app
13:31 - Other options
14:48 - Wrap up

► Link References:
To find information related to Linux running on Azure, check out https://azure.com/Linux
Go to Azure migrate and test out a migration at https://aka.ms/azuremigrate
Find the tools to migrate your data stores at https://aka.ms/datamigration
Deploy Red Hat solutions on Azure at https://Azure.com/RedHat
Run SUSE Linux on Azure at https://Azure.com/SUSE
For more on Azure, go to https://Azure.com/AzureMigrate

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Jun 17, 2021

See how Microsoft Viva Insights delivers data-driven privacy, protected insights, and recommended actions to help individuals and teams improve productivity and wellbeing. Engineering leader, Kamal Janardhan, joins Jeremy Chapman for a deep dive and a view of your options for configuration.

If you're new to Microsoft Viva, it comprises four modules that deliver new employee experiences across knowledge, communications, learning, and insights, all in the context of your work. These leverage the foundational technologies of Microsoft 365, Microsoft Graph and AI to deliver a modern employee experience platform.

With hybrid work at home and in the office as the new normal, Viva Insights gives individuals, managers, and leaders the insight to develop healthier work habits and a better work environment. It is an intelligent experience designed to leverage MyAnalytics, Workplace Analytics, and Exchange Online to deliver insights that recommend actions to help prioritize well-being and productivity.

As an individual: Get personalized reminders to book focus time or to take regular mental breaks. Integration with Headspace brings in guided meditations to help relax your mind.

As a manager and a leader: Get granular visibility into work patterns to detect trends like burnout. Stay more connected with your team and minimize attrition.

► QUICK LINKS:
00:00 - Introduction
00:54 - What is Viva Insights?
02:52 - Individual user experience
07:43 - Configuration
08:40 - Manager & leader experience
09:42 - Org leader experience
10:43 - Customization
11:40 - Privacy
12:26 - Wrap up

► Link References:
Learn more about Viva Insights at https://aka.ms/VivaInsights
For more on configuration, go to https://aka.ms/SetVivaInsights
Watch our Essentials episode at https://aka.ms/VivaEssentials
Check out the rest of our series for Microsoft Viva at https://aka.ms/VivaMechanics

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Jun 16, 2021

Take a look at the latest Microsoft hardware innovations in support of remote and hybrid work at home and in the office. Engineering leader, Branden Powell, joins Jeremy Chapman to show how the new Microsoft and Surface accessories deliver the best experience on Microsoft Teams.

All our accessories are made with premium materials, so they look great and are built to last. They're compact and lightweight to optimize your space, no matter where you're working from. We've prioritized all-day comfort and mobility, and everything is certified for use with Microsoft Teams to give you a great online meeting experience. The convergence of hardware plus software helps minimize meeting fatigue, so you can stay fresh and in the flow of your work.

The latest round of accessories is available today: Surface Headphones 2+ for Business, Modern USB, Modern Wireless Headsets, Modern USB-C Speaker, and the new Modern Webcam.

► QUICK LINKS:
00:00 - Introduction
01:27 - Mobility
02:26 - Comfort
03:26 - Microsoft Teams button
04:08 - Mute button
06:20 - Dongle vs. Bluetooth
07:23 - Audio and video experiences
09:24 - Accessories work across platforms
10:09 - Wrap up

► Link References:
Get detailed specs at https://aka.ms/modernaccessories
For more on Surface, go to https://www.surface.com

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Jun 10, 2021

See how you can apply Zero Trust principles and policies to your endpoints and apps; the conduits for users to access your data, network, and resources. Jeremy Chapman walks through your options, controls, and recent updates to implement the Zero Trust security model.

Our Essentials episode gave a high-level overview of the principles of the Zero Trust security model, spanning identity, endpoints, applications, networks, infrastructure, and data. For Zero Trust, endpoints refer to the devices people use every day — both corporate or personally owned computers and mobile devices. The prevalence of remote work means devices can be connected from anywhere and the controls you apply should be correlated to the level of risk at those endpoints. For corporate managed endpoints that run within your firewall or your VPN, you will still want to use principles of Zero Trust: Verify explicitly, apply least privileged access, and assume breach.

We've thought about the endpoint attack vectors holistically and have solutions to help you protect your endpoints and the resources that they're accessing.

► QUICK LINKS:

00:00 - Introduction
01:16 - Register your endpoints
01:49 - Configure and enforce compliance
02:31 - Search policies with new settings catalog
03:15 - Group Policy analytics
04:00 - Microsoft Defender for Endpoint
04:36 - Microsoft Cloud App Security (MCAS)
06:36 - Reverse proxy
07:06 - Authentication context
08:44 - Anomaly detection policies
09:21 - Wrap up

► Link References:

For more on our series, keep checking back to https://aka.ms/ZeroTrustMechanics
Watch our Zero Trust Identity episode at https://aka.ms/IdentityMechanics
Learn more about the Zero Trust approach at https://aka.ms/zerotrust

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Jun 7, 2021

Go deeper on Microsoft Viva Learning, a central place for individuals and teams to discover personal learning content and build skills within the flow of everyday work. Swati Jhawar, Principal Program Manager for Microsoft Viva, joins Jeremy Chapman to share options for setup, learning content curation, and integration with your existing learning management system.

Microsoft Viva has four modules (Connections, Insights, Topics & Learning) that deliver new employee experiences in the context of their work. Viva leverages the foundational technologies of Microsoft 365, Microsoft Graph and AI to deliver a modern employee experience platform.

With Viva Learning, you have a center for personalized skill development that offers a unique social experience where learning content is available in the flow of work. It recommends and manages the progress of key trainings all from one place and is built on top of SharePoint, Microsoft Search, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Graph, and Substrate.

► QUICK LINKS:

00:00 - Introduction
01:00 - What is Viva Learning?
02:35 - See the personal learning experience
04:46 - How to share content
06:40 - Content within Teams app and others
08:04 - Setup for admins
09:03 - How to configure required training
10:14 - What’s next for Viva Learning?
10:46 - Wrap up

► Link References:

Watch our Essentials episode at https://aka.ms/VivaEssentials
Build out your SharePoint site with a step-by-step guide at https://aka.ms/SPVivaLearning
For the latest news and updates go to https://aka.ms/vivalearning
Check out the rest of our series for Microsoft Viva at https://aka.ms/VivaMechanics

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Jun 3, 2021

Take a closer look at how the Power Platform can be used for professional developers’ most demanding business apps. Per Mikkelsen, GPM for Microsoft Power Platform, joins host Jeremy Chapman to share how you can build APIs as serverless functions, integrate Power Apps as part of your CI/CD pipelines, and publish Power Apps to Microsoft Teams for increased discoverability.

The Power Platform is designed for any app and any developer. We've set out to remove a lot of the pain in the software development process and speed things up that can take a lot of time. This makes it simple to build new apps or extend existing apps, fast.

Most of what you need to build your UI and to integrate your business logic and workflow processes can be done by the Power Platform. It sits on top of Dataverse to give you a powerful and managed data backend for any data, so that you have common data and logic stack that all your apps and services can use. On top of that, we give you all 400 data connectors, which seamlessly connect with the barrier systems and services that you may have in your organization. And if you need more custom logic on the backend, you also have all the coding environments available in Azure.

► QUICK LINKS:

00:00 - Introduction
01:55 - Build complex apps
03:00 - T-Mobile example app
04:41 - How to build custom APIs
08:52 - How Power Apps works with existing DevOps or CI/CD processes
11:35 - How to make apps more discoverable
12:11 - Wrap up

► Link References:

Watch our show on Dataverse at https://aka.ms/DataverseMechanics
If you're using Azure DevOps, check out https://aka.ms/PowerBuildTools
For more on governance capabilities available with the Power Platform, go to https://aka.ms/GovernPowerPlatform
Check out the new learning path we published at https://aka.ms/FusionDevPath

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Jun 1, 2021

Take a look at new project management options from Microsoft, and how they meet your project needs. From integrated experiences with Microsoft Teams using Project for the web, all the way to Project Operations in Dynamics 365 to support the delivery of project-based services with seamless integration into your ERP system, and manage all phases of your projects.

We've set out to take our mature project management engine with Microsoft Project, and make project management more accessible to everyone in your organization. George Bullock, joins host Jeremy Chapman, to share project management options for sophisticated projects.

Project for the web

Now use it within the context of Microsoft Teams.
Easy to create and manage projects — see completed tasks, track progress, and modify details
Contacts are in Teams, natively, right in your directory service.

Dynamics 365 Project Operations

Project for the web capabilities are embedded within, so core project planning and resource management is the same.
Expanded set of capabilities across sales management and project accounting.
Easily manage your entire project life cycle, from planning to billing and finance.

► QUICK LINKS:

00:00 - Introduction
02:32 - Project for the web in Teams
04:30 - How to manage a more sophisticated project
06:06 - Project Operations in Dynamics 365
08:46 - Billing capabilities
09:33 - Finance capabilities
09:59 - Set up: Project for the web
10:47 - Set up: Project Operations
11:27 - Wrap up

► Link References:
For more on how to set up Project for the web, go to https://aka.ms/ProjectMechanics
Request a trial for Dynamics 365 Project Operations at https://aka.ms/ProjectOperationsTrial
Try Project for the web at https://aka.ms/TryProjectNow

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