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Oct 12, 2020

Full tutorial of the end-to-end experience that makes it easier for you to communicate and work more effectively with your teams. Aya Tange, Microsoft Teams Product Manager, joins host Jeremy Chapman to walk through some of the core capabilities and highlight all the updates along the way.

Teams brings together three main experiences:

• Chat, so you can collaborate with your team

• Meetings and calling, so you can always stay connected

• Apps and automation of your everyday business workflows

We've been working around the clock to make sure you have the best experience possible, which includes optimizing the service and bringing new experiences that allow you to have a natural human connection when using Teams – whether that's joined from the office, from home, or remotely. Dive into our Quick Links to see each new update in detail:

► QUICK LINKS:

00:00 - Introduction

02:40 - Chat- call, video chat, share content, and multiple chats

03:12 - Teams- invite-only channels, thread messages, rich-text editing, and tabs

07:34 - Pre-join screen- new audio and video controls and background effects

08:54 - Dynamic view- adjusts to prioritize what's most important

09:45 - Large gallery view- supports up to 49 people

10:04 - Together mode- brings your Team into one virtual shared space

10:57 - AI capabilities- will remove distracting background noise

11:29 - Live captions- see who is speaking

12:09 - Live transcription- see the full transcript accessible in the meeting chat

13:30 - Manage tasks- new unified view to track everything you need to do

► Link References:

Watch our seven-part Teams series at https://aka.ms/MicrosoftTeamsforIT.

See how to have multiple copies of Microsoft Teams open https://aka.ms/wfhmechanics.

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Oct 6, 2020

eep your users and data safe wherever they're working from, take a tour of all the recent upcoming updates for Microsoft 365 admins. As people work remotely or in hybrid work environments, potentially on unmanaged devices or less trusted networks, information protection is more important than ever. We’ve created a simple environment for everybody — from end-users to administrators, in a way where the data is secure and able to be accessed from any device, in any location. Jeff Teper, Microsoft 365 CVP, joins Jeremy Chapman to discuss how his team is helping make the lives of our admins easier.

► Flag Locations:

Discover the locations in Microsoft Teams and SharePoint where your most sensitive information is generated and stored, so you can holistically apply these labels at that site or team level.

► Endpoint DLP:

Configure rules to detect and take actions at the file system level and manage Windows devices, so you can protect your files if they're moved from the cloud to a local device.

► Split tunneling:

To get best optimal performance, connect the user to the nearest Azure Front Door with a new service called Network Connection Insights found in the M365 Admin Center.

► Migration Tools:

On-Prem File Servers require VPN connectivity for remote work. Moving these files to the cloud can help the VPN saturation, get you to the cloud even faster, and ultimately allow you to take advantage of everything in Microsoft 365.

QUICK LINKS:

00:00 - Introduction

00:36 - What's easier for admins now?

01:49 - Apply labels at site or team level

06:06 - DLP to enforce responsible sharing policies

07:26 - Endpoint DLP

09:38 - Split Tunneling

11:17 - Migration Tools

Link References:

Find out more about security controls at https://aka.ms/securityinM365.

To learn more about migration, go to https://aka.ms/MigrateToM365.

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Oct 5, 2020

Go on a tour of Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD), and see all the latest updates. If you're new to WVD, it's a desktop and app virtualization service hosted in Azure, and it’s more popular than ever with the global acceleration of people working remotely. Kam VedBrat, Partner Group Program Manager for Windows Virtual Desktop, joins host Jeremy Chapman to show how they’ve been accelerating efforts to improve elasticity, simplify deployment and management, and optimize latency for customers all over the world.

► Updates include:

• Microsoft Teams A/V redirect: improves latency and reduces CPU usage, which lowers costs

• QuickStart: streamlines the setup experience, and makes deployment easier

• Service Monitoring: a dashboard with all the essential KPIs to monitor user experience and performance

• Policy management and security configuration: Windows 10 Enterprise multi-session support is coming to Microsoft Endpoint Manager for hybrid AAD joined VMs

• MSIX App Attach: you can have a slim virtual desktop image and customize the apps that are available for each user

► QUICK LINKS:

00:00 - Introduction

00:17 - WVD Progress

02:12 - Microsoft Teams A/V redirect

03:07 - QuickStart

04:07 - Service Monitoring

05:49 - Policy Management

07:18 - MSIX App Attach

09:04 - How to Lower Costs

► Link References:

The new WVD QuickStart can deploy a full WVD environment for you with the click of a button at https://aka.ms./WVDQuickStart.

Learn how to scale your VM's and find guidance on setting up the scaling tool at https://aka.ms/wvdautoscale.

Check out our updated learning path for WVD, and walk through the new setup and management processes at https://aka.ms/LearnWVD.

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Oct 1, 2020

The latest updates for endpoint and app management, to enable secure remote work experiences from wherever your users are. Due to the pandemic, “work from everywhere” is the new normal. Common tasks like hardware procurement and provisioning, and help desk are radically different when users and IT teams aren’t coming into the office. People have quickly realized not all of their hardware is up to the task of enabling work from everywhere. Brad Anderson, Microsoft 365 CVP, joins host Jeremy Chapman to walk through the latest updates.

► Windows Autopilot: Dropship devices directly to your users – whether that is a work or home address. We recently added support for co-management to Autopilot. Apps you’ve been managing from Configuration Manager can now easily be deployed as part of the Autopilot process.

► Tenant attach: You get a unified list of devices and don’t need to choose between one tool or the other. This is a huge update and simplification on enabling customers to attach the Microsoft 365 Cloud to their ConfigMgr deployment.

► ADMX Templates: We keep these up-to-date with not only the latest Windows policies, but all of the policy settings you need to manage Microsoft 365, the Edge browser, Office 2016 – which manages everything Office 2016 and newer, as well as your Office 365 apps and OneDrive policies. Now with the Office and Edge ADMX settings in there and up-to-date, it’s not just more control for non-domain-joined PCs, but a huge time saver.

► Protection in Edge: We are building more Microsoft Endpoint Manager controls into Edge, and we’ll be able to ensure the data never leaves the browser or the storage locations that you have approved. Policy management is happening directly from Edge at the app layer. This protection is now baked into Edge, which expands data loss protection to unmanaged devices.

► QUICK LINKS:

00:00 - Introduction

02:28 - Windows Autopilot

03:43 - Tenant attach

06:01 - ADMX Templates

08:59 - Protection in Edge

11:32 - Endpoint analytics

14:01 - Microsoft Tunnel

15:19 - Microsoft Defender for Endpoint

► Link References:

Watch our 3-part series on Edge and Search at https://aka.ms/EdgeforIT.

Get started with everything we saw in Microsoft Endpoint Manager by going to https://endpoint.microsoft.com.

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Sep 28, 2020

Walk through Microsoft Teams Rooms setup, admin configurations, and getting your in-room consoles connected. Microsoft Teams Room combines a digital workspace for Microsoft Teams with dedicated Microsoft certified devices to enable first class meeting experiences, whether you're joining remotely or from in the room. Hardware options are available that range from simple integrated sound bars with a streamlined set of components, to larger systems that include multiple microphones, speakers, cameras and displays.

Join Jeremy Chapman as he focuses on the setup and configuration of a medium-sized room connecting to Microsoft 365 base services using Azure Active Directory authentication.

► Quick Links:

01:03 - Start with our in-room configuration.

02:38 - Move on to the Service Configuration in Microsoft 365.

04:35 - Walk through a setup for connecting Microsoft Teams using cloud-based authentication.

05:20 - Dive into a few optional configurations to tailor the system to your needs.

► Link References:

To make sure your access to Microsoft 365 is set up correctly, you can reference https://aka.ms/m365PortsnIPs.

For detailed guidance in additional configuration options, check out https://aka.ms/MTRdocs.

Stay tuned to our playlist at https://aka.ms/MechanicsMTR.

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Sep 28, 2020

Take a tour of Microsoft Teams Rooms; a solution that combines the digital workspace of Microsoft Teams with dedicated Microsoft certified devices. Jeremy Chapman shares how Microsoft Teams Rooms not only simplifies your meeting experience, but provides an integrated meeting solution to reshape team collaboration in your organization with a reliable experience for everyone. He’ll cover options based on how people collaborate in your meeting spaces and the size of your rooms, as well as the key steps to set up a Teams Room for your organization, with the security and enterprise management you would expect from Microsoft.

Microsoft Teams Rooms provide a rich immersive experience with powerful audio/visual capabilities wherever you are. Unfortunately, only a small percentage of meeting rooms are equipped with audio/visual capabilities. As flexible working becomes the new normal, it's important to make sure that the meeting collaboration experience doesn't suffer while some of us join from the office, and others remotely.

Teams Rooms is designed to give all meeting participants an inclusive and reliable experience:

• Cameras can frame the room and zoom into the active speaker.

• Audio devices are designed to ensure people's voices are clear and intelligible.

• Raise your hand to indicate you'd like to speak.

• Follow along with real time A.I. enabled live captions.

• A central console gives you full control over the meeting.

• Use an analog white board or take advantage of the Microsoft Whiteboard app.

► Link References: Find audio/visual devices from our certified hardware partners that meet your space and budget needs at https://aka.ms/TeamsDevices.

To learn more about Teams Rooms check out https://aka.ms/TeamsRooms.

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Aug 26, 2020

Take a hands-on tour to experience the security, compatibility, and manageability of the new Microsoft Edge. Edge is based on Chromium and designed to be the best browser for business. Our host, Jeremy Chapman, shows you what sets it apart from other browsers.

QUICK LINKS:

00:23 - Security

06:23 - Compatibility

12:14 - Manageability

Security Edge helps protect your network and devices from malicious attacks and prevents unauthorized access and leaks of corporate data.

Microsoft Defender SmartScreen provides an early warning system.

Microsoft Defender Application Guard takes process isolation to another level.

Compatibility

Microsoft Edge is compatible with both the modern and legacy web.

Internet Explorer mode ensures you can use legacy functionality. Configure Enterprise Mode to determine how and where sites will be rendered.

Manageability

Consider your update management or servicing options for Microsoft Edge.

As an internal developer, or as a pilot user, test new releases and set channel priority.

Side-by-side installation is recommended for testing and validating capabilities early on while managing risk.

Link References:

Download and install the Enterprise Mode Site List Manager at https://aka.ms.EMSLM.

To get policy templates, head over to https://aka.ms/edgeenterprise.

Check out our full playlist for Microsoft Edge at https://aka.ms/EdgeforIT.

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Aug 26, 2020

Build a more resilient supply chain with Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management (SCM). Now more than ever, it's critical to have real-time insights into supply chain factors. Dynamics 365 SCM gives you those insights by providing unified operations across areas like warehousing, planning and transportation. We've also built intelligence on that integrated foundation to provide insights so you can identify issues and keep fulfilling orders, even in today's fast changing environment. Vanessa Fournier, Senior Product Manager for Dynamics 365, shows you what it takes to set up these agile and responsive operations using Microsoft Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management.

Supply Chain Management is part of the larger Dynamics 365 family of apps and is focused on operations. It comprises a broad range of functionality, covering all the areas of your supply chain, to help provide solutions to operational challenges now and in the future. It includes:

• Product information management

• Planning

• Inventory and logistics

• Asset management

Dynamics 365 SCM provides a powerful alternative to disparate systems with one application that handles all of their functionality. It supports your business with intelligent insights and the tools to respond, it integrates with your existing backend systems from your logistics system to your HR system through the Microsoft Power Platform, and it lets you build your own custom experiences.

Link References:

To see the connectors available for SCM, go to https://aka.ms/SupplyChainConnectors.

Check out our Dynamics 365 Essentials for IT series to learn more about how to adopt specific Dynamics 365 applications and services at https://aka.ms/Dynamics365forIT.

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Aug 19, 2020

Want to build a 360 degree view of your customers? Take a tour of Dynamics 365 Customer Insights to see what it is, how to set it up, and how to get predictive recommended actions with Azure Synapse. Jeremy Chapman is joined by Satish Thomas, Director of Program Management and a leader on Customer Insights.

Customer Insights was built to harness a fundamental change that's happening in the world today. Customer data is essentially coming from everywhere: a customer service call, a website visit, a purchase made. This data can be harmonized and leveraged by organizations to deliver personalized experiences and, over the long term, build trust with customers.

Find out how Customer Insights does the hard part for you:

• Ingests data from disparate sources

• Recommends attributes to merge

• Reconciles conflicting data

• Builds a deep understanding of the customer

• Enables you to use AI on top of customer data

Plus, with the combined power of Customer Insights and Azure Synapse, you can perform limitless analytics and create your own custom machine learning models and apply them, so you can answer specific questions relevant for your business.

Get started with a free trial at https://aka.ms/TriCI

To learn more about how to integrate and build on Customer Insights go to https://aka.ms/CIdoc

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Aug 18, 2020

The security and threat landscape has changed with more of us working from home. Attackers are getting more sophisticated in both luring victims and hiding automated commands. Equally, the protections from your on-premises network perimeter and firewall don't always apply when your users are away from the office, using personal devices, or if you've had to free up capacity on your VPN to avoid saturation.

In this episode, we catch up with David Weston, Microsoft Hacker in Chief, once again to see live malware campaigns, COVID-19 themed phishing attempts, connecting non-compliant devices to managed resources -- along with the controls you can put in place to both block unwanted attacks and investigate/remediate post breach.

We'll look at policy controls in Microsoft Intune and Group Policy in Windows 10, plus how you can use Microsoft Secure Score to assess where your organization is today and plan for the controls to increase your security posture in the future. The good news is that as you increase your protections for people working from home, these additive controls will make your defenses even stronger once users come back to the office.

Find out more on:

• How to protect yourself using Microsoft Secure Score

• Improvement actions to detect and prevent obfuscated scripts with Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection

• Network protection

• How you can use Microsoft Endpoint Manager to get your machine to a compliant state, so you can connect to resources and get work done

• New capabilities to Secure Score that are related to planning or tracking your progress against your security goals over time

Microsoft Secure Score (authenticated portal): https://aka.ms/SecureScore

Attack Surface Reduction GUIDs: https://aka.ms/FindASRGUIDs

Dave's previous show from Microsoft Ignite: https://aka.ms/StoppingRealAttacks

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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

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

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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 

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 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 

Apr 28, 2020

Get a hands-on tour of how to deploy Microsoft Edge to your devices. Learn about Edge package options for automated installation, how to deploy Edge to Windows PCs using MECM (Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager), and steps to ensure all managed devices, including your phones and Macs, are provisioned with Edge.

The new Microsoft Edge is based on Chromium and is compatible with both modern web standards, as well as your existing browser-based apps. Through a built-in IE Mode, you can browse Internet Explorer-dependent applications and sites without leaving the context of Edge. As expected, Edge brings enterprise-ready security, privacy and manageability controls. All this makes Microsoft Edge the best browser for business across PC, Mac and mobile devices.

MSI-based packages found at: https://aka.ms/edgeenterprise More info on Edge Channels: http://aka.ms/EdgeChannels Full playlist for Microsoft Edge and Microsoft Search: http://aka.ms/EdgeforIT

Mar 10, 2020

Get tools and tips to save time as an IT Admin as you validate, communicate and scale your Teams rollout.

Microsoft Teams represents a fundamental shift in the way people communicate and collaborate. Don’t wait to think about user adoption until after you have deployed Teams. Having a plan for user adoption needs to go hand-in-hand with your planning for technical readiness. We’ve gathered the learnings from thousands of organizations that have deployed Teams, to give you guidance and tips so your deployment is a success.

If you’re new to this series or want to learn more about Microsoft Teams, check out our complete playlist at https://aka.ms/MicrosoftTeamsforIT to discover:

• How to enable and configure Microsoft Teams

• The available security and compliance controls

• Upgrading from Skype for Business to Teams

Get Microsoft 365 learning pathway templates at: https://aka.ms/m365LP

For additional technical resources go to: https://aka.ms/TeamsAdoption

For training go to: https://aka.ms/TeamsLiveTraining 

Mar 5, 2020

See the steps an admin must take to move from Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams. Online or on-premises.

This video takes you through the mechanics of the upgrade options, built-in services you’ll want to know about before you start, and explains the steps you’ll take for:

1. Skype for Business Online with Enterprise Voice to Teams if you have a Microsoft Calling Plan

2. Skype for Business Online with Enterprise Voice using Cloud Connector Edition or Direct Routing

3. Skype for Business Server with or without Enterprise Voice

Bulk action PowerShell commands shown in the video:

#Enumerate all Teams Only users $TOUsers = get-csonlineuser | Where-Object TeamsUpgradeEffectiveMode -eq "TeamsOnly" | select-object UserPrincipalName

#Migrate those users' meetings to Teams foreach ($TOUsers in $TOUsers) {Start-CsExMeetingMigration -Identity $TOUsers.UserPrincipalName -TargetMeetingType Teams -Confirm:$false}

#Get a summary of progress Get-CsMeetingMigrationStatus -SummaryOnly

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.

Jan 31, 2020

The controls in Microsoft 365 to help drive security and compliance as your users work in Microsoft Teams. Microsoft Teams benefits from the security and compliance foundation of SharePoint, OneDrive and Exchange, so if you are used to the controls for these workloads, for the most part, you’ll just need to extend these to your Teams environment.

You’ll get details on turning on...

Multi-factor authentication. Learn more about MFA at https://aka.ms/mfa

Data Loss Protection. Learn more at https://aka.ms/DLP

Information Classifications. Learn more at https://aka.ms/infoclassification

eDiscovery. Learn more at https://aka.ms/M365eDiscovery

Information barriers. Learn more at https://aka.ms/informationbarriers

 

Jan 6, 2020

A look at updates to Windows Admin Center and the latest Hybrid capabilities, from Hyper-V and live migration support, Hybrid options to configure backup, point to site VPN and VM replication in Azure. At Microsoft Ignite 2019, this was session THR2301: Hybrid cloud server infrastructure: your path to hybrid with Windows Admin Center - latest updates. Jeff Woolsey is a Principal Program Manager at Microsoft for Azure Stack HCI, Windows Server and a leading expert on Virtualization, Private and Hybrid Cloud. Jeff has worked on virtualization and server technology for over eighteen years. He plays a leading role in the Windows Server Engineering team, helping to shape the design requirements for Azure Stack HCI, Windows Server 2019, 2016, 2012 / R2, 2008 R2, Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2019, 2016, 2012/R2, 2008 R2, System Center 2012 / R2, and Windows Admin Center. Jeff is an authority on ways customers can benefit from virtualization, management, and cloud computing across public, private, and hybrid environments. Jeff is a sought-after hybrid cloud expert presenting in numerous keynotes and conferences worldwide with Bill Gates, Steve Ballmer, & Satya Nadella.

Jan 6, 2020

Get the essentials on Microsoft's security and compliance approach for Microsoft Teams. From the controls we give you to manage security and compliance for the core Microsoft Teams experiences of chat, calls, meetings, and apps; to how Microsoft manages the Teams service to stay ahead of threats and stay compliant with the latest industry regulations. We explain where and how Teams data is stored and why that matters as you build your information governance strategy, as well as how to determine where your data resides in Microsoft's data centers to meet your data residency needs.

See the data center coverage of Microsoft Teams at https://aka.ms/teams-locations

Get auditor reports for Microsoft 365 in the Service Trust Portal at https://aka.ms/STP

See the regulations supported by Microsoft 365 https://aka.ms/complianceofferings

More information on the security and compliance controls tailored to the core Teams experience. https://aka.ms/teamssecurityandcompliance

If you are in a government cloud service you can keep up to date at https://aka.ms/TeamsGovRoadmap

Continue learning more about Teams at https://aka.ms/SuccessWithTeams

Try out Teams if you haven't yet at https://aka.ms/TryTeams

Save this link to watch the whole series on Microsoft Teams Essentials for IT: https://aka.ms/MicrosoftTeamsforIT

Dec 2, 2019

The first video in our Microsoft Teams for IT series offers an overview of configuration options and takes IT Admins through important considerations for planning, deploying, and rolling-out of Teams for their organization. You'll get a breakdown of the core components and the enterprise-class policies and security that you need and expect as an IT Admin. In addition, you'll see the easy customization options to tailor Microsoft Teams for your organization.

Network requirements for running Office 365 and Microsoft Teams: https://aka.ms/O365NetworkReqs

More information on rolling out Microsoft Teams: https://aka.ms/RollOutTeams

Resources for Microsoft Teams training can be found at: https://aka.ms/TeamsOnboarding

Save this link to watch the whole series on Microsoft Teams Essentials for IT: https://aka.ms/MicrosoftTeamsforIT

Jul 18, 2019

Automate repeated tasks and extend Microsoft Teams to the field with code-free business apps using Microsoft Flow and PowerApps. Aya Tange returns the show to demonstrate what's possible integrating Flow and PowerApps with Microsoft Teams.

Get more information at https://aka.ms/TeamsFlowPowerApps
Watch more shows on Microsoft teams at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXtHYVsvn_b8FEycz7VsKnljYFmtYxnEv

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