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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: July, 2021
Jul 27, 2021

Simplify your app authoring experience with the latest updates in Power Apps. The new modern app designer makes model-driven apps far more accessible and easier to build. Customize pages, then generate Power Fx formulas that write themselves when you specify what you want using natural language. Emma Cooper, Senior Program Manager for Microsoft Power Apps, joins Jeremy Chapman to share how these updates make it easier to build apps and bring in advanced functionality with very low code.

Build your own model-driven apps:
Fully working app, no formulas or code building
Generate data already stored in Dataverse
Preview, then publish

Customize your apps:
Add custom pages
Build custom logic with Power Fx
Make apps available in Microsoft Teams

► QUICK LINKS:
00:00 - Introduction
01:34 - Office Depot’s model-driven app
02:41 - How to build a model-driven app
04:58 - How to customize your app
06:44 - What is Power Fx?
09:56 - Make apps available in Teams
10:25 - Wrap up

► Link References:
Get a full list of the Power Fx functions available at https://aka.ms/powerfxfunctions
For tips, tricks, and guidance on Power Apps, go to https://aka.ms/powerappsresources
Check out our show on Dataverse at https://aka.ms/MechanicsDataverse

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Jul 19, 2021

Take a look at options for migrating your apps to a hybrid cloud and on-premises state with Azure Migrate and Azure Arc. Matt McSpirit, Senior Program Manager for Microsoft Azure, joins host Jeremy Chapman to show how your resources in the Cloud can work seamlessly with resources on premises under a single management plane.

Hybrid migration is a reality for most organizations, especially when some workloads must be kept on premises. The good news is with Azure Migrate, we help you migrate and assess your on-prem environment and can place those resources under management. Your entire environment, whether on-prem or in the Cloud, can come under unified management with Azure Arc that extends the Azure control plane to your hybrid environment.

► QUICK LINKS:

00:00 - Introduction
00:53 - Dependency map
02:43 - Migrate backend to Azure
04:32 - Migrate frontend to Azure
06:53 - Azure Arc
09:02 - Management and compliance
10:32 - Other options
11:25 - Wrap up

► Link References:

For a guide on how to run an assessment with Azure Migrate, check out our show at https://aka.ms/MechanicsAzureMigrate
If you're ready to test out migration with Azure Migrate go to https://aka.ms/azuremigrate
Find out more about Azure Arc at https://aka.ms/AzureArc

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Jul 14, 2021

Windows 365 is your PC in the cloud. Securely stream your personalized Windows experience, including your desktop, apps, settings, and content, at any time to all of your devices. For IT, see how easy it is, as a fully-managed service, to assign and configure Cloud PCs using familiar tools like Microsoft Endpoint Manager.

Given the need to work remotely and securely, there has been a huge demand for cloud based solutions in the past year. Windows 365 modernizes the way Windows experiences are delivered for anyone on any device. It’s a premium experience for both end users and IT. It’s easy to use, and just as easy for IT to manage using familiar tools and processes. Scott Manchester, Partner Director of PM for Windows 365, joins Jeremy Chapman to show how it works and how to set it up.

► QUICK LINKS:
00:00 - Introduction
01:08 - User experience
05:39 - Admin experience: Deployment
09:01 - Monitor health and performance
11:16 - Security and compliance
13:11 - Wrap up

► Link References:
Get started at https://www.microsoft.com/Windows365
Find the latest info on the Trust Center at https://www.microsoft.com/trust

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Jul 7, 2021

Apply zero trust principles and policies to your network and infrastructure with this essentials episode. It's a high-level overview of the principles of the Zero Trust security model, spanning identity, endpoints, applications, networks, infrastructure, and data.

Your network and its underlying configuration provides secure access to your resources. Infrastructure, whether on premises servers, local or cloud hosted VMs, containers, storage, or PaaS databases, all represent a critical threat vector. Jeremy Chapman, Director of Microsoft 365, walks you through how to apply the core Zero Trust tenets of verify explicitly, apply least privileged access, and assume breach for each of these layers, along with your options.

► QUICK LINKS:
00:00 - Introduction
00:42 - Network: Verify explicitly
02:21 - Network: Least privileged access and assume breach
04:20 - Infrastructure: Verify explicitly
05:56 - Infrastructure: Least privileged access and assume breach
08:48 - Wrap up

► Link References:
Check out our other shows on Zero Trust Essentials at https://aka.ms/zerotrustmechanics
Use Azure resource manager templates to deploy hands-on experiences in your Azure subscription at https://aka.ms/AZNetSec
Learn more at https://aka.ms/zerotrust

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