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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: July, 2020
Jul 28, 2020

A practical use case for Dynamic Data Masking and Row-Level Security through Microsoft Azure Synapse.

See how Grab, a Singapore-based mobile technology company, is evaluating Azure Synapse to improve data governance with dynamic data masking and row-level security to empower business users in different countries to compliantly access and analyze their data. Grab has built a super app to match consumers to common services across eight countries and over 330 cities - from everything to ride sharing, delivery, cashless payments, and more.

Join host Jeremy Chapman, as he speaks with Adhi Utama, Solution Architect at Grab, to find out how they are using Azure Synapse to meet the unique challenges of delivering multiple kinds of services at scale across numerous countries while also in a secure, efficient way.

If you are new to Azure Synapse, it's Microsoft's limitless analytics platform that brings enterprise data warehousing and big data processing together into a single service, removing the traditional constraints for analyzing data of all shapes and sizes.

Watch an introduction to Azure Synapse at https://aka.ms/mechanicssynapse

Check out other early adopters on our How We Built It series at https://aka.ms/AzureSynapseSeries

If you are unfamiliar with Microsoft Mechanics, we are Microsoft’s official video series for IT. You can watch and share valuable content and demos of current and upcoming tech from the people who build it at #Microsoft.

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#AzureSynapse #DataMasking #DataGovernance

Jul 28, 2020

A practical use case for On-Demand Serverless Compute and Querying through Microsoft Azure Synapse.

Find out how UK-based data engineering consultant, endjin, is evaluating Azure Synapse for on-demand serverless compute and querying. Endjin specializes in big data analytics solutions for customers across a range of different industries such as ocean research, financial services, and retail industries. Host Jeremy Chapman speaks with Jess Panni, Principal and Data Architect at endjin, to discuss how they’re using SQL serverless for on-demand compute as well as visualization capabilities to help customers with big data challenges. If you are new to Azure Synapse, it's Microsoft's limitless analytics platform that brings enterprise data warehousing and big data processing together into a single service, removing the traditional constraints for analyzing data of all shapes and sizes.

For more information on endjin and how they help small teams achieve big things, check out their website at https://endjin.com

Watch an introduction to Azure Synapse at https://aka.ms/mechanicssynapse

Check out other early adopters on our How We Built It series at https://aka.ms/AzureSynapseSeries

If you are unfamiliar with Microsoft Mechanics, we are Microsoft’s official video series for IT. You can watch and share valuable content and demos of current and upcoming tech from the people who build it at #Microsoft.

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Jul 22, 2020

A practical use case for Just-In-Time Inventory through Microsoft Azure Synapse.

See how Aggreko is evaluating Azure Synapse to increase operational efficiency with just-in-time supply of their specialist equipment. Aggreko is a global leader in the supply of temporary power generation and temperature control systems, providing backup energy and power supply during times of crisis. Join Jeremy Chapman, as Elizabeth Hollinger, Director of Data Insights at Aggreko, shares how Azure Synapse is now part of their data modernization strategy by bringing inventory to just-in-time and increasing operational efficiency.

If you are new to Azure Synapse, it's Microsoft's limitless analytics platform that brings enterprise data warehousing and big data processing together into a single service, removing the traditional constraints for analyzing data of all shapes and sizes.

Watch an introduction to Azure Synapse at https://aka.ms/mechanicssynapse

Check out other early adopters on our How We Built It series at https://aka.ms/AzureSynapseSeries

If you are unfamiliar with Microsoft Mechanics, we are Microsoft’s official video series for IT. You can watch and share valuable content and demos of current and upcoming tech from the people who build it at #Microsoft.

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Jul 20, 2020

Take a look at the latest updates to the Power Platform that allow you to build intelligent, low-code, cross-platform apps. Join host Jeremy Chapman as Charles Lamanna, Power Platform CVP, shares a hands-on demonstration to walk you through some of these updates in action.

QUICK LINKS:

02:29 - Hands-on-demo

07:12 - Setup Mixed Reality

08:12 - How robotic process automation capabilities work

10:50 - How to build a bot inside of Teams

13:01 - Where do you go to start using the Power Platform

• Discover the new robotic process automation capabilities in Power Automate: record mouse clicks, keyboard inputs, and Win32 application experiences, and then play them back in the background. This allows you to automate tasks (even if there's no API, and all you can use is a Legacy application or Legacy experience).

• Check out improved experiences of Power Virtual Agent, the newest addition to the Power Platform. This includes additional channel support, so you can work inside of Teams and WhatsApp, as well as integrate with Azure Bot Framework or Azure Bot Framework Composer to bring additional code-first skills inside the Power Virtual Agent design surface area.

• And finally, find out how to make the Power Platform respond to your new remote-work reality. With improved Teams integration, Power Apps now has responsive app templates that work on mobile, as well as desktops, and better understanding of the context that's hosting the application. Additionally, Power Apps Mobile has new mixed-reality capabilities and can visualize 3D assets in space.

New to the Power Platform? Sign up and get started at https://aka.ms/lowcode

Check out the Power Platform community at https://aka.ms/power-users

If you are unfamiliar with Microsoft Mechanics, we are Microsoft’s official video series for IT. You can watch and share valuable content and demos of current and upcoming tech from the people who build it at #Microsoft.

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#Microsoft #PowerApps #PowerPlatform

Jul 20, 2020

In this working from home tip, we'll show you how to change default Outlook meeting length in the desktop app to give others - and yourself - a little time between meetings. By default, meetings in Outlook are set to 30 minutes, but did you know you can set them to end earlier – as a default when creating future meetings? You can. And we'll show you how to end meetings 5 or more minutes early for everything you schedule in the future.

Note that this setting also roams and will be the default in Outlook on the web once you make this change.

For more tips like this, check out the working remotely playlist at https://aka.ms/WFHMechanics 

Jul 14, 2020

Watch how Microsoft Power Virtual Agents gives you a fast, intuitive and AI-rich way to create intelligent bots that make decisions and take actions. Join Emma Archer, from the Power Virtual Agents team, and Jeremy Chapman as they review.

If you are new to Power Virtual Agents, it's Microsoft's newest member of the Power Platform. The Power Platform is Microsoft's family of tools for low-to-zero-code modern app development, process automation, business insights, and now – chatbots.

Interested in testing it out for yourself? Go to powervirtualagents.microsoft.com

If you are unfamiliar with Microsoft Mechanics, we are Microsofts' official video series for IT. You can watch and share valuable content and demos of current and upcoming tech from the people who build it at #Microsoft.

Subscribe to our YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/MicrosoftMechanicsSeries?sub_confirmation=1

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#Microsoft #chatbot #PowerPlatform #PowerVirtualAgents #VirtualAgents

Jul 14, 2020

Get time back on your busy schedule with new AI-powered productivity capabilities lighting up with Cortana and Microsoft 365.

Discover three enterprise-ready experiences including a new daily Briefing email to help you start your day on track, Play My Emails in Outlook for iOS to help you triage emails in a voice-forward way, and the revamped Cortana in Windows10 with the new chat-based UI.

These Cortana experiences are delivered using services that fully comply with Office365’s enterprise-level privacy, security and compliance commitments, and are enabled by default.

Links: Explore what’s new with Cortana in Microsoft 365: https://Aka.ms/CortanaUpdatesMay2020

Learn how Cortana handles your data: https://aka.ms/CortanaAdminGuide.

Read details on each experience:

https://aka.ms/BriefingEmail

https://aka.ms/PlayMyEmails

https://aka.ms/CortanaInWindows

If you are unfamiliar with Microsoft Mechanics, we are Microsofts' official video series for IT. You can watch and share valuable content and demos of current and upcoming tech from the people who build it at #Microsoft.

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#Cortana #Microsoft365 #Outlook #Office365 #Windows10

Jul 13, 2020

Get a hands-on tour of Microsoft Search, a tailored experience to search for information in your organization. You can easily find people, files, org charts, sites, and answers to common questions. See how it works, how to set it up quickly, and the advanced capabilities to help your users find the information they need to get work done.

Watch the step-by-step for setting Microsoft Edge prerequisites at https://aka.ms/EdgeforIT

Provision the Chrome browser extension. Download it at https://aka.ms/SearchMSI

To learn more about Microsoft Search, check out https://aka.ms/microsoftsearch 

Jul 13, 2020

Find out how you can now bridge analytics over your live operational data without compromise. Microsoft’s technical fellow, Raghu Ramakrishnan, joins us for an overview of the new cloud-native approach for Hybrid Transactional/Analytical Processing (HTAP) with Azure Synapse Link, along with Cosmos DB.

We'll put it to the test and look at how this new approach enables analytics over your operational data in seconds versus hours.

Azure Synapse Link is an extension of Azure Synapse, Microsoft's single managed service for analytics over your data lake and data warehouse, using either serverless or provision compute. And now with Azure Synapse Link, this extends to your operational data sources.

Sign up for the private preview of Azure Synapse Link at https://aka.ms/AzureHTAP

If you haven't signed up for the public preview of Azure Synapse, you can do so here at https://aka.ms/TryAzureSynapse 

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