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Feb 27, 2020

Azure Migrate is your resource to help migrate your on-premises datacenter to Azure, providing tools to discover, assess, and migrate your on-premises applications and virtual machines in VMware or Windows Server Hyper-V using Microsoft or third-party tools.

In this tutorial, Jeff Woolsey, engineer in the cloud hybrid team, walks you step-by-step through the prerequisites, Azure Migrate setup, configuring the Azure Migrate appliance VM in VMware, discovering and assessing on-premises applications with dependencies, replicating your VMs to Azure storage, then testing and migrating into production. Jeff guides you through the agentless approach in Azure Migrate using Microsoft's assessment and migration tools.

To learn more, check out https://aka.ms/azuremigrate

Link references: Check out our Cloud Adoption Framework at aka.ms/CAF 

See how to get Azure VMware Solution up and running at aka.ms/MechanicsAVS

Demo of Vmotion using HCX into an Azure VMware instance, check out aka.ms/MechanicsHCX

Make sure that the right permissions are set up in Azure aka.ms/VMwarePrereqs

Feb 24, 2020

Now generally available, Microsoft Communication Compliance. Engineer on Microsoft 365's compliance solutions team, Christophe Fiessinger, introduces how Communication Compliance uses machine learning to proactively surface careless or negligent communication that may put your organization at risk, so that you can identify investigate and stop inappropriate conduct as soon as possible. In this demonstration, Christophe walks through a step-by-step tutorial for setting up and monitoring communication compliance, along with new trainable classifiers to automatically identify and alert you of inappropriate communication, then take action.

To learn more, check out https://aka.ms/CommunicationCompliance 

Feb 20, 2020

The top considerations and options. Upgrade from Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams. This video is for two groups: organizations that want to adopt Microsoft Teams and need to transition users from Skype for Business, and organizations staying ahead of Skype for Business Online retirement in 2021.

No matter the path you choose, if you follow this guide, no user will miss a chat message, and every meeting will be accessible, whether that’s from Skype or Teams.

Mentioned links: Teams Automatic Upgrade https://aka.ms/TeamsAutomaticUpgrade. For smaller organizations that do not have hybrid or on-premises dependencies and are using Skype for Business Online only. Great benefit if you don’t have dedicated IT staff.

Microsoft Teams end-user and IT Admin capabilities https://aka.ms/MicrosoftTeamsForIT A full overview, including security and compliance benefits.

Exchange & Microsoft Teams configuration. https://aka.ms/ExchangeTeams Microsoft supports Exchange running on-premises, but there is configuration needed.

Network configurations for Microsoft Teams https://aka.ms/TeamsNetworkPrep Find recommendations for the right network configurations such as having common TCP and UDP ports open.

Hybrid configuration with Skype for Business Online https://aka.ms/TeamsSFBHybrid Steps using PowerShell

Read these considerations https://aka.ms/SkypeToTeams A text overview of the top considerations for your upgrade from Skype to Teams.

Instructor-led workshops Attend at https://aka.ms/SkypeToTeamsPlanning

There is more to come. Keep checking back to watch the series on Microsoft Teams for IT, where next, we’ll go deeper on how to implement your Skype for Teams upgrade and end user training here on Microsoft Mechanics at aka.ms/MicrosoftTeamsForIT.

Feb 14, 2020

To handle a million futbol questions at any given moment, LaLiga built their analytics-rich, fan-engagement platform on Azure. Take a look at what goes into designing a platform that supports millions of queries simultaneously through a virtual assistant accessible on a user's preferred device and channel.

Join Chief Innovation Officer Minerva Santana from LaLiga as she answers these questions.

• How to capture and respond to substantial queries efficiently?

• How are queries dealt with during a live match?

• How to solve for BOT comprehension of dialects, misspellings and mispronunciations?

• How to retrain a BOT to answer questions correctly in the future?

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