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Microsoft's official video series for IT Pros. Watch & share valuable content and demos from the people who build it. A focus on demos, how-tos and insights for Microsoft 365, Azure, Office, Windows, Surface and quantum computing.
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Now displaying: June, 2020
Jun 30, 2020

Check out the new and upcoming capabilities in Microsoft Teams. As more and more of us are working remotely, Teams has become the go-to app for digital collaboration, online meetings, and the unified canvas to deliver powerful integrated app experiences.

Here's what we'll show you:

• Expanded view of participants from 4 to 9 of the most recently active.

• Raise Hand feature allows you to get the attention of others in a meeting.

• New pre-join meeting experience lets you dial in your settings and background effects prior to joining a meeting.

• Pop-out windows for meetings, chats, and apps coming soon to Teams.

• Microsoft Lists brings the power of lists and related workflow automation into Teams as an integrated app experience.

• Developer and admin experiences get better with the Visual Studio extension for Microsoft Teams and simplified publishing flow from Power Apps into Microsoft Teams.

Learn more about Microsoft Lists at https://aka.ms/MicrosoftLists

For a comprehensive roundup of all the new capabilities in Microsoft Teams, check out https://aka.ms/Teams2020Updates

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Jun 30, 2020

If you're managing infrastructure, see how to gain more control over pre-production test environments by shifting to Azure and taking advantage of our dev/test subscription —you pay for infrastructure use only. Join Microsoft dev/test expert, Steven Murawski as he reviews great ways to get started with Azure Dev/Test.

Assess the cost of spinning up a Dev/Test environment for your organization at https://aka.ms/azuredevtestpricing

Watch a step-by-step overview with Jeff Woolsey who details the full Azure Migrate process at https://aka.ms/mechanicsazuremigrate

Try out DevTest Labs for yourself at https://aka.ms/azuredevtestlabs 

Jun 29, 2020

Surface Go 2, the smallest, most affordable Surface 2-in-1, now with a more brilliant higher-resolution 10.5” “PixelSense" display and even more performance and battery life packed into the same compact form factor.

At just over half a kilogram or 1.2 pounds, Surface Go 2 brings laptop-to-tablet flexibility, that goes anywhere. And its fanless design means the Surface Go 2 is an excellent choice for high dust or sterile working environments.

Surface Go 2 adds an optional Intel 8th generation Core M3 processor, that is 64% faster than Surface Go, as well as an Intel Pentium Gold option.

And the LTE model now works with eSIM and you can manage this through Endpoint Manager.

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Jun 29, 2020

The new Surface Dock transforms your Surface into a desktop PC. It offers a complement of USB-C, USB-A, audio, and Ethernet ports, its more than just a simple port replicator and brings with it smart, enterprise-grade controls. Such as individually disabling USB data, audio, or Ethernet on the Surface Dock with certificate-based management. It also has the capability of driving two 4K displays at 60Hz or two 5K at 30Hz.

You’ll see the new Surface Dock shares a consistent, quality look and feel with the previous Surface Dock.

On the front: • 2x USB-C 3.2 ports. Charge at 15 watts each

On the back: • 2x USB-C 3.2 ports at Display Port 1.4 spec • 2x USB-A ports • 3.5mm headset jack • Gigabit Ethernet

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Jun 29, 2020

Designed to give you the best balance of computational power and versatility in a laptop. The Surface Book 3, in its most powerful configuration, can create 3D designs, produce graphical content with real-time ray tracing and advanced shading; and run GPU-intensive machine learning and AI workloads.

Surface Book 3 has options for discreet GPUs with Nvidia GeForce or Nvidia Quadro for businesses with certifications for professional grade apps. It uses 10th generation Intel Core processors, available in either Core i7 or Core i5 configurations. And for the first time with Surface Book, you can choose options with up to 32 gigabytes of RAM.

The 13.5-inch model comes with a color-calibrated 3000 by 2000 pixel display and the 15-inch model has a 3240 (thirty-two-forty) by 2160 twenty-one-sixty) resolution.

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Jun 25, 2020

If you're managing infrastructure, see how to gain more control over pre-production test environments by shifting to Azure and taking advantage of our dev/test subscription —you pay for infrastructure use only. Join Microsoft dev/test expert, Steven Murawski as he reviews great ways to get started with Azure Dev/Test.

Assess the cost of spinning up a Dev/Test environment for your organization at https://aka.ms/azuredevtestpricing

Watch a step-by-step overview with Jeff Woolsey who details the full Azure Migrate process at https://aka.ms/mechanicsazuremigrate

Try out DevTest Labs for yourself at https://aka.ms/azuredevtestlabs 

Jun 25, 2020

Walk through all the steps an admin will take to assess and migrate client virtual machines (VMs) and their related dependencies to Azure, using Azure Migrate.

If you are unfamiliar with Azure Migrate, it is a central hub to discover, assess, and migrate workloads to Azure. It provides tooling and monitoring to both Microsoft and partner migration services for moving servers, databases, websites, and virtual desktop infrastructure to the cloud.

In this video, the focus will be on the steps used for migrating your virtual desktop infrastructure. This includes two primary paths:

• Migrate your existing host infrastructure to new Windows Virtual Desktop host infrastructure on Azure and tailor your VDI images to the new environment (great for shared virtual machines)

• Choose to replicate existing persistent virtual machines to the new infrastructure (works well for user-dedicated, personal VMs)

For our “how-to” on migrating servers with Azure Migrate, go to https://aka.ms/MechanicsAzureMigrate

For the FSLogix migration preview module for Powershell, go to https://aka.ms/FSLogixMigrationPreviewModule

Get the WVD agent at https://aka.ms/WVDVMAgent

Find out more information about Azure Migrate at https://aka.ms/azuremigrate 

Jun 24, 2020

See the admin-focused updates to Windows Virtual Desktop for the first half of 2020. Starting with the brand new Windows Virtual Desktop admin center, we'll show you the new integrated processes for creating host pools, managing apps, workspaces, and users - without dependencies on PowerShell scripting. The new experiences are also integrated with Azure Monitor and Log Analytics for performance tracking and Azure Automation for auto-scaling.

To help meet the needs of remote workers, the recent updates to our managed Windows Virtual Desktop service will provide a more efficient, productive, and secure approach to desktop virtualization.

Get the PowerShell script Windows Virtual Desktop autoscaling here at https://aka.ms/WVDautoscaling

Watch the Windows Virtual Desktop virtual event on-demand at https://aka.ms/WVDVirtualEvent

For more info on Windows Virtual Desktop and how to set it up, see our full playlist at https://aka.ms/wvdplaylist 

Jun 24, 2020

Brad Anderson, Microsoft 365 CVP, introduces updates to help IT better support secure remote work. He covers the growth in Microsoft Teams during this unprecedented time and its pivotal role in today’s work environment. Brad demonstrates updates to Microsoft Endpoint Manager and Configuration Manager 2002 with tenant attach, the new Company Portal app, improved macOS management, and more.

You'll also see the new Windows Virtual Desktop admin experience, with improvements in provisioning, app and user management, plus global expansion and more robust scaling automation with Azure Automation.

Finally, you'll get an early look at the new Microsoft Productivity Score, which gives you insights that transform how work gets done - across collaboration, mobility, communication, endpoint analytics, and network connectivity.

Guides for deploying Microsoft Teams at scale can be found at https://aka.ms/MicrosoftTeamsforIT

Try the new Endpoint Manager portal yourself, it can be found at https://endpoint.microsoft.com

To see what's new about Productivity Score, check out https://aka.ms/ProductivityScoreBlog

To learn more and find additional news for IT, check out https://aka.ms/AprilITNews 

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