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Mar 8, 2021

Review the latest governance capabilities in Microsoft’s Power Platform, including more granular data loss prevention controls and enhanced visibility through new tenant-wide built-in analytics.

Power Platform makes it easy for anyone to build rich experiences around their data, apps, and processes, and integrate them with the apps they use every day. While this adds value to the business and developers, governance and productivity must be balanced. Microsoft CVP, Charles Lamanna, joins Jeremy Chapman to give you all the controls to support the shift to low-code development safely.

Visibility: Out-of-the-box analytics allow you to easily discover and monitor flows and apps and how they're being used.

Connector Action Control: A new feature to create more granular controls over the actions you can allow or deny.

Endpoint Filtering, Tenant Isolation, Block Email Exfiltration: For more control over what's permitted or blocked.

Out-of-box Analytics: Track adoption usage and health monitoring across Dataverse, Power Automate, and Power Apps. See which apps are being used across your environments, and quickly spot best performing apps.

Troubleshooting & Diagnostics: Run your own diagnostics and troubleshooting using data about your app included out-of-the-box.

► QUICK LINKS:

00:00 - Introduction

03:21 - Visibility

04:35 - Granular controls: Connector Action Control

06:24 - Endpoint filtering

08:04 - Out-of-box analytics

08:56 - Troubleshooting and diagnostics

11:01 - Wrap Up

► Link References:

For more about security and governance with the Power Platform, go to https://aka.ms/PowerPlatformGovern

To see best practices our largest customers are using, check out our detailed white paper at https://aka.ms/powerappsadminwhitepaper

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Mar 8, 2021

See how the latest updates to Azure Migrate provide one unified environment to discover and assess your servers, databases, and apps, and easily migrate them to Azure. Jeremy Chapman is joined by Abhishek Hemrajani, Group PM Manager for Azure Migration, to explore how we’ve merged three different tool sets for discovery and assessment into one unified, at scale, agentless discovery and assessment experience.

Discovery: Track multiple SQL server instances on the same server, and discover the different user databases within those instances.

Assessment: Understand the compatibility of various applications running on the server for successful migration. Assess for Azure SQL, Azure VMware Solution or AVS.

Issues & warnings: Understand the readiness and any potential migration concerns.

Cost details: Review compute and storage costs for every instance that has been assessed. Estimate monthly compute and storage costs when you run your SQL server databases on Azure SQL.

Experiment & modify assessments: Modify your assessment properties at any time, and recalculate the assessment. Compare assessments across different dimensions that were used to create them.

► QUICK LINKS:

00:00 - Introduction

02:01 - Discovery

04:32 - Assessment

06:28 - Issues & warnings

09:27 - Cost details

09:59 - Experiment & modify

10:47 - How to start

11:54 - Wrap up

► Link References:

For more on migration, go to https://aka.ms/LearnAzureMigration

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Mar 5, 2021

Eliminate passwords by users and their organizations with the latest authentication updates in Azure AD, now generally available. Joy Chik, Microsoft CVP from the identity engineering team, joins host Jeremy Chapman to review friction-free ways of going passwordless with the introduction of the new temporary access pass.

USERS:

Azure AD now supports FIDO2 security keys as an authentication method for signing into operating systems, applications, and services

FIDO2 keys – make life easier for frontline workers using shared devices

Microsoft Authenticator app – never need to remember, or even type a password

Secure and convenient, on-prem or in any cloud

IT:

Easier to drive passwordless adoption

Roll out passwordless authentication methods in Azure AD

Automate the management of passwordless using PowerShell or our new Microsoft Graph APIs

New reporting to help track how well your organization is doing

► QUICK LINKS:

00:00 - Introduction

02:33 - Users: FIDO2 Security Key

03:41 - IT: Passwordless adoption

05:01 - See it in action

07:23 - How to enable experiences in Azure AD Portal

09:30 - Set up Temporary Access Pass

11:11 - How to issue a Temporary Access Pass to a user

12:57 - Wrap Up

► Link References:

Register your key at https://aka.ms/mysecurityinfo

If you are a Microsoft 365 admin, use an interactive guide at https://aka.ms/passwordlesswizard

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Mar 5, 2021

Host webinars directly from the Microsoft Teams environment, and offer unique attendee experiences that help tailor the event to participants' needs. Teams is now one single and familiar tool for all your meeting types. Online meetings can be extended to webinars and scale out to a significantly larger audience. As a Teams user, there is no additional expertise required to set up a Team's webinar. It's a rich, interactive, and engaging experience for both presenters and attendees, combining voice, chat, video, and of course, live reactions.

Troy Batterberry, Microsoft Teams Vice-President, joins host Jeremy Chapman to show you the set up experience before the event, the presenter and attendee experience during the event, and the organizer experience after the event.

Set Up Experience: Easy and customizable. Just hit dropdown menus and select. Host up to a thousand people with full interactivity. If a meeting exceeds one thousand, tens of thousands more participants can join seamlessly using a View Only experience.

Presenter & Attendee Experience:

PowerPoint Presenter View — Establish better eye contact and connection with the audience.

Presenter Mode — Overlay yourself on content, so your attendees feel as if you're speaking directly to them.

Promote attendees to speaker — Allow your audience to interact. Give your attendees an engaging experience, and still stay in control of your event.

Post Event Experience:

See who attended, and how long they joined. Export data from your webinar to build your own custom reports.

► QUICK LINKS:

00:00 - Introduction

01:09 - Audience size

01:47 - Set up experience

03:12 - Attendee experience

04:25 - Presenter View

05:13 - Presenter Mode

06:11 - Promote attendees to speaker

07:02 - Post event experience

07:23 - Wrap up

► Link References:

Try it out for yourself at https://aka.ms/teams_virtual_events

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Mar 5, 2021

Bring state-of-the-art search capabilities to your custom applications in content management systems with Azure Cognitive Search. Tour the latest enhancements with Semantic Search to surface relevant answers to your search queries.

Azure Cognitive Search is a PaaS solution that allows you to integrate sophisticated search capabilities into your applications. It helps you quickly ingest, enrich, and explore structured and unstructured data, and is available to everyone.

Azure and Bing teams have worked together to bring learned ranking models to Azure for you to leverage in your custom search solutions. Now search can extract and index information from any format, applying machine learning techniques to understand latent structure in all data. Distinguished engineer, Pablo Castro, joins host Jeremy Chapman, to walk you through the improvements and show you how the intelligence works behind these powerful capabilities. Semantic Search: Relevance, Captions, and Answers: Create similar experiences to web search engines, but for your own application and on your own data. Search matches words, but also understands the context of the words relative to the words surrounding them. Offers a significant improvement in relevant results; all you have to do is enable it.

Spell correction, Inverted index, Prep model, and Re-ranker Keyword searches return exact matches and ranking is often only based on the rate of relevant frequencies of the words. Capture nuances in the language for a more sophisticated machine learning model that's course document relevant in the context of the query.

► QUICK LINKS:

00:00 - Introduction

01:18 - Data ingestion

02:38 - Semantic Search

04:48 - How to get it running

06:59 - How the intelligence works

08:43 - Advancements in natural language processing

10:52 - How it avoids slow search results

11:35 - Wrap Up

► Link References:

Get started with Azure Cognitive Search at https://aka.ms/SemanticGetStarted

Sign up for the public review of semantic search at https://aka.ms/SemanticPreview

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Mar 3, 2021

Experience and build collaborative and shared, cross-platform mixed reality experiences with Microsoft Mesh. Take a hands-on tour with the co-creator of Mesh, Simon Skaria, lead engineer on Microsoft's mixed reality team to see how Mesh works, experiences with the preview Microsoft Mesh for HoloLens 2 app and how you can build these experiences as an application developer.

► QUICK LINKS:

00:00 - Introduction

01:47 - Microsoft Mesh for HoloLens 2 preview

02:20 - Demonstration of the multi-user experience

07:50 - Microsoft Mesh platform

09:35 - App developer platform introduction

10:50 - Spatial maps

11:29 - Immersive presence

12:57 - Holographic rendering

14:07 - Multi-user sync

15:12 - Developer tooling and SDK

15:49 - Wrap Up

Microsoft Mesh is a new mixed reality platform from Microsoft that connects the physical and the digital worlds allowing you and the people you connect with to transcend the traditional boundaries of space and time.

In Microsoft Mesh you can collaborate with others in shared spaces, so you can feel true presence and create together from your device of choice, whether that’s Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), or through the screens of your PC, tablet or phone.

For application developers, Microsoft Mesh enables you to build immersive, multi-user, cross-platform mixed reality applications leveraging AI-powered tools for spatial maps, immersive presence, holographic rendering, and multi-user sync

You can use Microsoft Mesh to conduct virtual design sessions, learn together virtually, enhance virtual meetings, host virtual social gatherings and meet-ups and much more - all with a geographically diverse set of participants.

► Link References:

Learn more and request access to the Microsoft Mesh preview at https://microsoft.com/mesh

Find written developer guidance at https://aka.ms/MeshDocs

See more details on the developer experience at https://aka.ms/MeshIgnite

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Mar 3, 2021

Take a deep dive on the recent and upcoming updates in Microsoft 365, including new files experiences across OneDrive and Microsoft 365, new admin controls, and the brand new employee experience platform, Microsoft Viva. With more of us working remotely, we're reliant on being able to securely work on files and content. Microsoft 365 VP, Omar Shahine, joins Jeremy Chapman to share how the newest Microsoft 365 updates help people and organizations to stay connected and secure.

Shared Channels in Teams:

Be part of multiple organizations without having to switch between accounts.

Keep existing team structures, and create new chair channels within those teams.

Lists:

Define custom lists and manage which templates are available to people based on their job role.

Hit milestones on time and automate alerts using rules in Teams. Make editing more efficient with rich text editing capabilities.

OneDrive & SharePoint: Store all your files in a location everyone can access. New team members automatically gain or lose access when they join or leave.

Stream video player: All your meeting recordings in one place. Catch up quickly on calls you missed by searching the transcript.

Microsoft Viva: Search results come to you: Hover over a word or click on it to get more info on a topic page.

Viva Topics: Questions are answered automatically. The more it learns, the richer the content gets on the topic page.

Viva Connections: Unique experiences with personalized news and announcements tailored to your role and location.

For Admins: Unified SharePoint and OneDrive means more consistency with shared controls and reports.

Better reporting for file sync.

Connect common issues and efficiently reach out to your users.

► QUICK LINKS: 00:00 - Introduction

01:17 - Shared Channels in Teams

04:52 - Lists

07:07 - OneDrive & SharePoint

09:51 - Microsoft Viva

12:40 - New for admins

13:49 - Wrap up

► Link References:

For more information about Microsoft Viva, go to https://aka.ms/viva

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Mar 3, 2021

Tour the newest updates to Azure Communication Services (ACS). Microsoft CVP, Scott Van Vliet, joins host Jeremy Chapman to give you the details, from core capabilities generally available this month, to new capabilities available in preview, including interoperability with Microsoft Teams and using the Azure Bot Framework to enable Intelligent Voice Response.

If you're new to Azure Communication Services, it's a new platform for building rich custom communication experiences that leverage the same enterprise-grade services that back Microsoft Teams all through Azure.

Generally available:

Foundational capabilities with voice, video chat, SMS and PSTN calling

Bring your own existing phone numbers via direct routing with your own SIP trunks.

Public preview:

ACS’s interoperability with Microsoft Teams

Integration with Azure bot framework for IVR scenarios.

UI controls: starting with react controls for video calls and expanding controls available on GitHub

To automate, use a no-code approach in ACS with Logic App Designer

► QUICK LINKS:

00:00 - Introduction

01:17 - Updates to foundational capabilities: voice, video chat, SMS and PSTN calling

02:49 - Public preview: interoperability with Teams, bot framework, UI controls

03:26 - Demo: see Communication Services in action

07:02 - How to get it working

08:05 - No-code approach using Logic App Designer

10:28 - What’s next for ACS?

10:45 - Wrap Up

► Link References: Find out more and get started at https://aka.ms/GetStartedWithACS

For the public preview of new features for Azure Communications Services, go to https://aka.ms/ACSPreview

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Feb 9, 2021

Watch how to implement a serverless architecture in Azure from Azure SQL Database serverless to Azure container instances. Join solution provider Icertis and watch how they use serverless technology from Azure SQL Database serverless to give their customers a customizable, turnkey and scalable contract intelligence platform.

The Icertis Contract Intelligence (or ICI platform) is used by the world's most iconic brands and turns contracts from static documents into strategic advantage by structuring and connecting the critical contract information that defines how an organization runs. The ICI platform is hosted entirely in Azure, but now Icertis has gone to the next step of optimization by incorporating serverless technologies. Monish Darda, Chief Technology Officer for Icertis, joins host Jeremy Chapman to share the architecture of the Icertis platform using Azure SQL Database serverless.

Ideal for databases with intermittent usage patterns or extended periods of inactivity.

Just-in-time compute only runs as queries come in.

Set min-max ranges and define when you want the service to pause.

Billing is per second vs per hour using provision compute, reducing costs.

Azure Resource Manager template options:

Fully automated and you can integrate it with your current systems of record.

Start with single server architecture, then move to enterprise architecture as needed.

Add optional services, AI integration, or other SaaS apps.

► QUICK LINKS:

00:00 - Introduction

01:38 - Architecture of the platform

03:38 - Why serverless?

04:06 - Transition from PaaS into serverless

06:02 - Query performance demonstrations

08:13 - Billing with serverless

08:34 - Azure Resource Manager template options

10:10 - What’s next for Icertis?

11:22 - Wrap up

► Link References:

To learn more about Icertis Contract Intelligence platform, check out https://www.Icertis.com

Try the platform for yourself from the Azure marketplace at https://aka.ms/icertisAM

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Feb 2, 2021

Take a deep dive on Azure Cost Management and Billing, a free tool that helps you set budget accountability and find optimizations to keep Cloud cost down. Whether you are managing your Cloud expenditure, want to ensure a specific workload or project stays within budget, or want to identify optimizations, Azure Cost Management can help. And Cost Management comes free with your Azure subscription, so there’s no excuse not to use it.

Antonio Ortoll, Product Manager for Microsoft Azure, joins Jeremy Chapman to help you understand the costs of everything running in your environment and show you how Azure Cost Management and Billing solves for:

Visibility into the workloads and related resources that are driving spend. See spending patterns or even detect specific anomalies in spend.

The ability to track spend against budget so you can drive accountability and charge costs back to individual teams or departments.

Identify optimizations that can help you to save money through dynamic recommendations available through Azure Advisor, which is integrated with Azure Cost Management.

► QUICK LINKS:

00:00 - Introduction

01:01 - Solve for visibility, accountability, and identify optimizations

02:05 - Walk through demo

03:26 - Custom aggregate view

04:41 - Budgets by cost center

07:06 - How to keep track of your budget

10:22 - Optimizations to save money

12:46 - Track spend across different Cloud implementations

14:17 - Closing notes

► Link References:

For more guidance check out https://aka.ms/acmdocs

Download the Azure Cost Management and Billing App for Power BI at https://aka.ms/ACMApp

Watch the episode for optimizing your Cloud investments at https://aka.ms/AzureEconomics

Learn more about enforcing budget caps through automation, and see our sample scripts at https://aka.ms/acmrunbook

Leverage our Azure Consumption APIs at https://aka.ms/acmdocs

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Jan 25, 2021

As you migrate or build new solutions in the Cloud with Azure Landing Zones, set yourself up for success with a set of reference environments that provide an operational foundation to host your workloads in Azure.

Azure Landing Zones gives you the building blocks and scaffolding at the workload or organizational level to ensure any resource you build or migrate to Azure aligns with the rules and policies you set. We provision a set of Azure baseline services that you deploy as code to give you a landing zone to host your workloads. This ensures consistency across foundational services, like how you configure networking, identity, resource organization, governance policy, and operations.

Matt McSpirit, Microsoft Azure’s Senior Product Manager, joins host Jeremy Chapman to give you a hands-on introduction to landing zone options from ‘Start Small and Expand’, which helps you incrementally govern your environment, to ‘Enterprise Scale’, that enables you to operationalize and construct many landing zones at scale.

► QUICK LINKS:

00:00 - Introduction

02:07 - Landing Zone options: migration, foundation blueprint, Terraform

02:44 - See Landing Zones in action

03:17 - How to get started

04:49 - How to edit blueprints

05:50 - How to add more policies or artifacts

06:34 - Publish and assign blueprints

08:26 - How it links to Azure Migrate

09:12 - Enterprise-scale Landing Zones

12:05 - Wrap Up

► Link References:

To get started, check out the Azure Landing Zones documentation as part of the Cloud Adoption Framework at https://aka.ms/Adopt/LandingZone

Additional tutorials are available on Microsoft Learn at https://aka.ms/LearnLandingZones

Check out our best practice guidance at https://aka.ms/IDAMBestPractices

For more guidance on using Azure Migrate to move your VM and other resources into Azure, go to https://aka.ms/MechanicsAzureMigrate

For Enterprise Scale Landing Zones on GitHub, visit https://aka.ms/GitHubEnterpriseScale

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Jan 19, 2021

Create intelligent chatbots directly in Microsoft Teams using Power Virtual Agents (PVA). We'll also show how the integration with the Bot Framework Composer lights up new capabilities for building even richer custom experiences. Jeremy Chapman is joined by Emma Archer, Principal Group Program Manager for Power Virtual Agents, who shows you how easy it is to create a new PVA bot in Teams and how to extend it with custom capabilities, leveraging the Bot Framework Composer.

With so many of us working remotely, it can be harder to get your questions answered. We’ve integrated PVA to give you an instant bot authoring canvas to build intelligent and responsive chatbots without even leaving Teams. You can build custom virtual chat experiences to engage with your team, address frequently asked questions, and save time by triaging common IT questions. And the good news is that Power Virtual Agents is included in your Teams license.

Just released to public preview is our deep integration of PVA with the Azure Bot Framework Composer.This offers richer experiences, such as adaptive dialogues that give you a way to code complex event-driven dialogues. Bots can easily switch contexts mid-conversation and then switch back, so they appear less robotic. Or use adaptive cards that give you a rich, interactive display and enable you to incorporate images and videos.

► QUICK LINKS:

00:00 - Introduction

02:03 - See an example of a chatbot

02:55 - How to build your own chatbot

04:54 - How to create a complex interaction

07:21 - Azure Bot Framework Composer

08:39 - See Bot Framework Composer in action

10:39 - How to make chatbots available within Teams

12:33 - Closing notes

► Link References:

Watch an introduction to Power Virtual Agents at https://aka.ms/PVAMechanics

To learn more go to www.powervirtualagents.microsoft.com

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Jan 19, 2021

Get the basics for configuring and managing Microsoft Teams. Watch this video and you'll see the prerequisites for the best Microsoft Teams experience including; planning for network capacity and deployment; org-wide tenant-level controls; as well as ways to customize Microsoft Teams for any organization. Configure Microsoft Teams as part of your install: https://config.office.com Learn more details on configuration of Office 365: https://aka.ms/OfficeITSeries Complete list of Microsoft setting and policies: https://aka.ms/SuccessWithTeams Save this link to watch the whole series on Microsoft Teams Essentials for IT: https://aka.ms/MicrosoftTeamsforIT

Jan 14, 2021

Navigate Cloud Economics in Azure, and see radical cost savings for your organization based on your specific workloads. Cloud billing is tied to compute and storage, which includes the underlying software licensing fees. Costs accrue via a pay for what you consume model, versus the up-front server infrastructure and software licensing costs that you would typically pay on-premises in your data center. Join Matt McSpirit, Microsoft Azure’s Senior Product Manager, to see how the cloud consumption model in Azure applies.

The Cloud is infinitely flexible; it’s not “one size fits all.” A major advantage of the Cloud is the power it gives you to elastically scale compute resources in response to different peaks in your business. As you pay for what you consume, consider how you will consume resources for your specific workloads in order to get the best pricing.

Unpredictable workloads:

Add and subtract resources as you need them, resulting in variable costs.

Purposefully architecting for elasticity can help to save costs

Predictable workloads:

Make an upfront commitment to consume at a certain level for a longer period of time, and you can benefit from fixed costs at reduced pricing.

Azure Dedicated Host provides the physical servers you need dedicated to your Azure subscription

Azure Reservations allows you to commit resources for one-year or three-year plans for multiple services

Across both of these consumption approaches, one of the most important levers to keep your costs in check, is software licensing which can make up to 30-40% of your Cloud bill. Once you are in Azure, the Azure Cost Management tool allows you to set target budgets and track against spending. And if you are trying to reduce your carbon footprint, studies show that Microsoft cloud services are up to 93 percent more energy-efficient and up to 98 percent more carbon-efficient than datacenters run on-premises.

► QUICK LINKS:

00:00 - Introduction

00:22 - How cloud pricing works

02:39 - Software licensing

03:35 - Paying for what you consume

04:08 - Variable costs

05:15 - Fixed costs

06:29 - See economic tips put to the test/Azure pricing calculator

09:57 - Managing costs over time

► Link References:

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

For more information on licenses, visit https://aka.ms/Licensing

Leverage the free Azure Pricing Calculator, available at https://aka.ms/azurepricingcalculator

Check calculations at https://aka.ms/WSOpenLicensing  and https://aka.ms/SAMechanics

Find pricing details for SQL Server at https://aka.ms/SQLOpenLicensing

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Jan 14, 2021

Build a consistent experience for frontline workers with Microsoft Teams updates. Take a look at the latest updates for frontline workers in Microsoft Teams. The past year has revealed a gap that exists for essential workers in terms of equal access to technology. By proactively extending the Team's platform to them, you can avoid workers finding their own potentially risky solutions.

Microsoft Teams can run on either personal devices or shared devices, it's integrated with your back office, and it's secured by design. You can also configure it to meet the specific needs of your frontline workers, their managers, or IT. Everybody benefits, and it's a consistent experience. Daniel Hidalgo, Product Manager for Microsoft Teams, joins host Jeremy Chapman to share Teams updates for:

• Frontline workers- easy sign-in, and new capability called Walkie Talkie

• Managers- new ways to manage your Teams with My Staff portal.

• IT- new policy packages, Team templates to speed up configuration, as well as new options for managing shared devices in Endpoint Manager

► QUICK LINKS:

00:00 - Introduction

02:01 - Demo: sign in, navigate the app

04:08 - Communication elements: tasks, private chats, team conversations

05:37 - Walkie Talkie

07:15 - Create unique apps using Power Apps

09:05 - My Staff manager experience

10:51 - Team templates, policy packages

12:02 - New Endpoint Manager preview features to enable shared devices

13:35 - Wrap up

► Link References: To get started, check out https://aka.ms/TeamsForFrontline

Walk through an entire power app build start to finish at https://aka.ms/PowerAppsMechanics

Build a simplified Azure AD experience called My Staff at https://MyStaff.microsoft.com

Find out more about Azure AD shared device mode at https://aka.ms/MSALdocs

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Jan 11, 2021

Get an inside look at the new Surface Hub 2S 85”, the largest device in the Surface family. Combining state-of-the-art hardware with Microsoft 365 productivity and meeting experiences, it’s designed to enable stronger person-to-person and Team connection, bringing in-person and virtual meeting participants together in one seamless experience. Also notable is its modular design with removable camera and compute module.

Experience: Ideal for teamwork spaces and conference rooms Walk up and use it as a shared device without the need to authenticate Join meetings instantly from Surface Hub or your own personal device with proximity join Combine Surface Hubs together to present participants on one hub and content on the other.

Design: More screen real estate than the original Offers a fluid, multi pen inking experience Detachable camera captures 4k video at a 90 degree horizontal field of view Removable compute module with a comprehensive array of ports.

► QUICK LINKS:

00:00 - Introduction

00:38 - Experience

02:10 - Design

03:38 - Modularity

04:41 - Mounting and Mobility

05:20 - Manageability

06:16 - Security

06:47 - Closing notes

► Link References:

For availability and more information, check out https://www.surface.com

Learn more about partner certified peripherals at https://aka.ms/certifiedperipherals

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Jan 11, 2021

The Surface Pro 7+ is the latest generation of the purpose-built, class defining Surface 2-in-1, available exclusively for commercial customers and educational institutions. It's capable of transforming from a laptop to a tablet, or into studio mode, while also serving as a desktop when docked and connected to external displays.

And while the signature form factor remains consistent, it brings the next level of performance and versatility to its category, it comes with options for:

- Quad core compute running 11th generation Intel Core processors, which at its most popular spec, is more than twice as fast as its ’predecessor’

- A new removable SSD enables allows you to retain and protect your sensitive information

- Configurations available now with up to 32 GB of RAM

- Optional built-in LTE Advanced, with eSIM and physical SIM support

- And a 50.4 watt-hour battery, which is the highest capacity battery ever in the Surface Pro line

► QUICK LINKS:

00:00 - Introduction and highlights

01:08 - Color options and accessories

01:38 - Tour of Surface Pro 7+ hardware

03:41 - Surface Pro 7+ internals

05:17 - LTE Advanced option

06:04 - Manageability for IT

06:27 - Bulk packaging improvements

07:17 - Wrap-up

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Jan 6, 2021

Global investments company, BNY Mellon shows how they leverage Azure Database for PostgreSQL - Hyperscale (Citus), and Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) to design an intelligent system for data ingest and transformation.

Keith Pijanowski, Senior Principal Consultant at BNY Mellon, joins host Jeremy Chapman to share the team’s implementation story and how they unified their data in Azure, established an integrated data and analytics platform, and built new SaaS applications that could leverage the unique IP in their data quickly and at scale.

If you’re new to BNY Mellon, it's the world's largest custodian bank and asset servicing company. It helps many of the world's largest and most sophisticated asset managers and asset owners manage and service their financial investments and reach data-driven decisions.

► QUICK LINKS:

00:00 - Introduction

01:39 - Take a look at the app

02:48 - How they built it

03:39 - Intelligent system for data ingest and transformation

05:50 - How Azure database for PostgreSQL - Hyperscale helps

06:19 - How to process queries quickly

09:23 - Serving the data from PostgreSQL into the app

11:02 - What’s next for BNY Mellon?

► Link References:

Learn more about BNY Mellon’s solutions check out https://aka.ms/BNYMellon

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