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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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Sep 27, 2021

As you migrate to the cloud, here's a walk-through of Azure options for app modernization, from the updates for the containerization of your apps to run in Azure Kubernetes Service, to running in the Azure App Service. We'll also show you updates to the Azure Migrate tool to help you discover and assess your .net apps at scale before migrating them fully to the managed Azure App Service. Matt McSpirit, Senior Program Manager for Microsoft Azure, joins Jeremy Chapman to go deeper on how you can modernize your apps as you migrate them to Azure.

Target AKS or Azure App Service with the App Containerization tool in Azure Migrate
Know when to choose virtual machine lift-and-shift migration versus modernization with containers or Azure App
Service Server discovery in Azure Migrate can now use multiple local or domain credentials to inventory your servers

► QUICK LINKS:

00:00 - Introduction
00:51 - Options to choose
02:40 - Latest updates- app containerization
06:21 - Azure App Service: custom containers and migration
08:24 - Configure
09:25 - Discovery
10:05 - Assessment
12:33 - Wrap up

► Link References:

Try Azure Migrate at https://aka.ms/TryAzureMigrate
Check out our show that covers different migration paths at https://aka.ms/mechanicsmigrate
Get the steps to discover and assess your apps at https://aka.ms/mechanicsmigration
Enroll in the Azure migration and modernization program at https://azure.com/AMMP

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Sep 27, 2021

We're going to teach you how to use PSTN telephony options with Microsoft Teams Phone. Teams ties together all of the different communications modalities, so you can easily move from one modality to the next. Shift from a text-based chat to a one-on-one voice call. And just like with a video conference, you can easily add people to it to make it a group call.

Beyond pure voice calling, there are rich PSTN telephony capabilities that are available inside of Teams, and we've made it a lot easier to bring any endpoint, including your physical desktop phone to Microsoft Teams, or use the built-in calling functionality that's inside of Teams itself. Scott Van Vliet, Microsoft CVP, joins Jeremy Chapman to show you the latest capabilities and how to set it up.

Operator Connect helps you bring over your existing phone numbers directly from your telephone service operator of choice into Microsoft Teams.
Receive calls from and make calls to normal telephone numbers anywhere, on any device.
Seamlessly transfer calls from your laptop to your mobile device, without having to hang up and redial.
Turn on live captions with real-time speech-to-text AI conversion if you're in a noisy environment.

► QUICK LINKS:

00:00 - Introduction
02:47 - User experience and capabilities
05:42 - How to set it up
06:41 - Match people and services to real telephone numbers
08:41 - Day-to-day management experience
09:35 - Direct routing
10:06 - Wrap up

► Link References:
To learn more go to https://aka.ms/MicrosoftTeamsPhone

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Sep 22, 2021

Surface Laptop Studio is our most versatile laptop with unparalleled performance, all while delivering the best possible experience with Windows 11. Chris Greiser, from the team that engineered and designed Surface Laptop Studio, gives an in-depth, hands-on tour of the newest member in the Surface family.

► QUICK LINKS:

00:00 - Introducing Surface Laptop Studio
00:38 - Designing the hinge
01:09 - CPU and GPU performance
01:58 - AI-powered app demo - NVIDIA Canvas
02:58 - SSD options and serviceability
03:16 - Ports and battery
03:42 - Exterior design and display
04:16 - Inking experience with tactile feedback and haptics
04:55 - Camera and audio optimizations

Core to the innovation in the Surface Laptop Studio, is the flexible, and ultra-durable hinge. It uses a special form of woven fabric together with advanced cable management on the display pivot point and the base of the device, so it can bend up to 180 degrees.

This is also the most powerful device in the Surface portfolio, performance tuned with the latest generation of discrete NVIDIA GPUs and 11th generation Intel® Core™ processors. GPU performance is the highest of the Surface family with discrete NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3050 Ti or NVIDIA® RTX™ A2000 for business. Also, with two USB-C Thunderbolt™ 4 ports, Surface Laptop Studio is capable of high-speed data transfers of up to 40 Gbps and it works with the breadth of peripherals.

Its PixelSense™ Flow touch display is 14.4” with a 3:2 aspect ratio at 2400 x 1600 resolution and it has a 120Hz refresh rate. The optional Surface Slim Pen stores at the front of the base with integrated wireless charging, so it’s always ready when you need it. The screen when paired with the optional Surface Slim Pen 2’s built-in haptics and tactile signals in Windows 11, enable a natural inking feel.

The 1080p front-facing camera has been optimized to perform well in low light conditions and even as you move or cover your face. Combined with Dual Studio Mics and accurate omnisonic sound reproduction, it's the perfect device for Microsoft Teams.

► Link References:

Learn more at https://www.surface.com/business

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Sep 22, 2021

Surface Pro 8 is designed to be the most modern expression of the purpose-built, class-defining Surface 2-in-1, now designed for Windows 11. Dave Mitchell, from the team that engineers and designs Surface 2-in-1s, gives an in-depth, hands-on tour of the Surface Pro 8, along with updates to the rest of the Surface 2-in-1 family.

► QUICK LINKS:

00:00 - Introducing Surface Pro 8
00:27 - Review of Surface Pro 8 user experience
00:58 - Performance updates and specs
02:04 - Exterior design and tour
03:29 - Inking experience with tactile feedback and haptics
04:12 - Camera and audio optimizations
05:51 - Internals, connectivity, battery and thermals
07:43 - Updates to Surface Go, Surface Pro X and Surface Pro 7+

Surface Pro 8 was completely redesigned inside and out for the next level of performance and productivity. Its 13" display combines tactile feedback enabled through Windows 11 and the Surface Slim Pen 2 with a 120Hz refresh rate to give the best Surface inking experience to date. It now has two Thunderbolt 4 ports and the latest 11th Gen Intel Core processors. Commercial models now have the option of built-in LTE Advanced with Intel Core i7, i5 or i3 processors.

Beyond the updates to Surface Pro 8, we introduce updates to the rest of the Surface 2-in-1 lineup. Surface Go 3 has been updated to support Windows 11 with more powerful 10th Gen Intel Core i3 and Pentium processors. Surface Pro X is now available with a new WiFi-only option with Windows 11 on ARM, which now supports 64-bit emulation.

► Link References:

Learn more at https://www.surface.com/business


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Sep 8, 2021

The Windows 11 team gives an exclusive look at the Windows 11 performance optimizations, improvements to the Windows servicing model and orchestration engine, as well as policy management and the rationale behind Windows 11 system requirements. Steve Dispensa, VP of Enterprise Management at Microsoft, joins host Jeremy Chapman to take you under the hood of Windows 11.

This is the first Windows conceived for Zero Trust and a hybrid work world. For users, we've removed distractions as you work to make it easier for you to focus with the new modern interface and refined aesthetics. For IT, we've made incremental improvements that are designed to fit like a glove in your existing management tools and processes.

Save time- Choose which screens you want to focus on most with the new Snap Assist feature.

Save resources- Configure new sleeping tabs to go dark after inactivity.

Resume your PC from sleep instantly. RAM stays energized and other process threads run faster.

MEM policies for Windows 10 also apply to Windows 11.

Feature updates are delivered once per year; Enterprise and Education is supported for 36-months.

► QUICK LINKS:

00:00 - Introduction
02:09 - Prioritizing apps and processes
04:22 - Resume from sleep
05:42 - Reduced disk footprint
06:25 - Windows 11 hardware requirements
07:28 - Application compatibility & servicing model
08:38 - Update process for admins
10:16 - MEM policies
11:38 - Wrap up

► Link References:

Try Windows 11 for yourself at https://insider.windows.com/
Learn more about the new Windows DCH drivers at https://aka.ms/DCHdrivers
IT resources are available at https://aka.ms/Windows11Docs
Check out our shows on Windows 365 at https://aka.ms/CPCMechanics

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