Microsoft Tech News & Product Updates: 9/27/2020

Happy Monday! I hope you had a great weekend. Please find below an overview of last weeks product news, post and announcements. 

Last week was Ignite. A summary of announcements is available in Ignite Book of News and you can view Satya keynote

Product News, Tech Posts & Announcements from last week

Azure Infrastructure
Bring innovation anywhere with Azure’s multi-cloud, multi-edge hybrid capabilitiesAzure
Deploy SAP IQ-NLS HA Solution using Azure NetApp Files on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server.SAP on Azure
What’s new in Azure SQL Managed Instance at Ignite 2020Azure
  
Business Applications
Building digital resilience | Microsoft CEO Satya NadellaYouTube
Envisioning tomorrow: How Microsoft approaches innovation | Mitra AziziradYouTube
Microsoft embraces agile publishing model with SharePoint for Microsoft 365IT Showcase
To the moon and beyond: How HoloLens 2 is helping build NASA’s Orion spacecraftInnovation
Announcing Microsoft Power Platform and Dynamics 365 updates at Microsoft IgniteDynamics
  
Windows
Windows deployment and servicing at Microsoft Ignite 2020Windows
  
App Dev
Unleash the full potential of your developer teams and increase Developer VelocityAzure
Achieving business resilience with cloud application developmentAzure
  
Microsoft 365
Celebrating the top OneDrive moments from Microsoft Ignite 2020OneDrive
The home site app for Microsoft TeamsTeams
Time Management resourcesOutlook
What’s New in Microsoft Teams | Microsoft Ignite 2020Teams
Get faster results with Approvals in Microsoft TeamsTeams
Introducing new cloud-based admin capabilities to help you better service Microsoft 365 AppsOffice 365
A pulse on employees’ wellbeing, six months into the pandemicMicrosoft 365
Message Center sync to Microsoft Planner now Generally AvailableMicrosoft 365
Cross-tenant mailbox migration in now in Public PreviewOutlook
Introducing insights in Teams to power wellbeing and productivityTeams
5 new ways to boost productivity with enhanced Teams + Power Platform integrationsTeams
Collaboration, communication and knowledge sharing with Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, Project CortexMicrosoft 365
  
Security
Protect multi-cloud workloads with new Azure security innovationsAzure
What’s new in Security and Compliance in SharePoint and OneDrive – Ignite 2020 AnnouncementsSharePoint
Announcing Attack Simulation Training in Microsoft Defender for Office 365Security
New and improved Security Update Guide!Security
Azure Defender for IoT: Agentless Security for OTSecurity
Effectively managing insider risks with integrated collaboration solutions including Microsoft TeamsSecurity
A unified approach to data loss prevention from MicrosoftSecurity
Improving eDiscovery workflows and enhancing your forensic investigationsSecurity
Microsoft Ignite 2020 guide to Security, Compliance, and IdentitySecurity
Enable secure remote work, address regulations and uncover new risks with Microsoft ComplianceSecurity
Identity at Microsoft Ignite: Rising to the challenges of secure remote access and employee productivitySecurity
  
ManufacturingManufacturing Blog
How Azure IoT enables business resilienceAzure
Mixed Reality Momentum: HoloLens 2 expands globally and new Azure service launchesAzure
Manufacturing Day – Its Genesis and EvolutionNIST
Enhance visibility and scale operations without interruptions for your supply chainDynamics
  

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Microsoft Tech News and Product Updates: 9/21/2020

Happy Monday! I hope you had a great weekend. Please find below an overview of last weeks product news, post and announcements. 

Ignite virtual conference is this week, click image below to goto myignite and register.

Product News, Tech Posts & Announcements from last week

Azure Infrastructure
How to monitor Kubernetes workloads with Azure Monitor for ContainersAzure
Preparing for what’s next: Building landing zones for successful cloud migrationsAzure
Simplify financial reporting with cost allocation—now in previewAzure
NFS 4.1 support for Azure Files is now in previewAzure
Azure Shared Disk Support for Clustered SAP ASCS/SCS on Windows ClusterSAP
  
Business Applications
Microsoft Learn LTI ApplicationTech Community
Your guide to Microsoft Business Applications sessions at Ignite 2020Dynamics 365
Power Apps at Microsoft Ignite Virtual ConferencePowerApps
  
Windows
Planning for new capabilities in Windows 10Tech Community
  
App Dev
Azure Container Instances – Docker integration now in Docker Desktop stable releaseAzure
Microsoft announces new Project OneFuzz framework, an open source developer tool to find and fix bugs at scaleSecure Coding
Query options in Azure Synapse AnalyticsJames Serra
You’re Not Solving the Problem You Think You’re SolvingAI Show
  
Microsoft 365
OneDrive Roadmap Roundup – August 2020OneDrive
Microsoft Ignite 2020 guide to SharePoint, OneDrive, Planner, Stream, Visio and ListsTech Community
Your Guide to Microsoft Teams @ Ignite 2020Tech Community
Microsoft 365 Network Connectivity Guide to Ignite 2020Tech Community
Enable a Seamless Remote Work Experience for your UsersTech Community
Guide to Microsoft Ignite 2020 – Task Management EditionTech Community
Microsoft 365 Admin Guide to Ignite 2020 (Part 1) – IT Efficiency and AgilityTech Community
Project Cortex Update – Getting Ready for Ignite 2020Tech Community
Deploying Microsoft Teams across Microsoft hinged on good governanceIT Showcase
  
Security
What’s new: Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection connector in Public PreviewTech Community
Secure external collaboration using sensitivity labelsSecurity
STRONTIUM: Detecting new patterns in credential harvestingThreat
Microsoft Security: Use baseline default tools to accelerate your security careerSecurity
  
ManufacturingManufacturing Blog
Where Will Manufacturing Get Highly Skilled Workers for the Digital Revolution?Industry Week
Webcast: Modernizing Technician Training with Augmented RealityPTC
OT Is Low-Hanging Fruit for Cybercriminals: What to Do about ItIndustry Week
Microsoft finds underwater datacenters are reliable, practical and use energy sustainablyInnovation
Manufacturers: Pre-Purchase Guide for EquipmentNIST
How AI and Automation Benefit the Supply ChainMBT
  

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Microsoft Tech News & Product Updates: 9/14/2020

Happy Monday! I hope you had a great weekend. Please find below an overview of last weeks product news, post and announcements. 

YouTube or Tips & Tricks

Product News, Tech Posts & Announcements from last week

Azure Infrastructure
Simplify financial reporting with cost allocation—now in previewAzure
  
Business Applications
Empowering NFL clubs and fans with help from the Microsoft PlaybookMicrosoft 365
How the Miami HEAT digitally transformed their fan engagementDynamics 365
  
Windows
Changes to improve security for Windows devices scanning WSUSWindows
Universal Print preview available for Windows 10 Enterprise and EducationWindows
  
App Dev
Blazor and Azure Functions for Serverless Websites | Azure Tips and TricksYouTube
Loading Petabytes of Data to AzureAzure
Celebrate #SkillUpSeptember with Some Digital Swag!Tech Community
The Countdown Show {Ignite]Channel9
  
Microsoft 365
New discounts on meeting and calling experiences in Microsoft Teams [Free Audio Conferencing & more]Microsoft 365
Workplace Analytics September 2020 feature updatesMicrosoft 365
  
Security
Azure Active Directory External Identities goes premium with advanced security for B2CAzure
How to Protect Office 365 with Azure SentinelSentinel
Do I Have Weak Passwords In My Organization…?Security
The Shiproom: Prioritizing user experience with securitySecurity
Accelerate your adoption of SIEM using Azure Sentinel and a new offer from MicrosoftSentinel
Auto-Triage Infrequent Country Alerts using MCAS & Power AutomateSecurity
Microsoft Says Russian Hackers Targeting US CampaignsMBT
  
ManufacturingManufacturing Blog
Vision AI made simple by new Azure IoT Central templateTech Community
Vroom with a view: HoloLens 2 powers faster fixes for Mercedes-Benz USATransform
A New Season of InnovationMAPI
  

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Microsoft Tech News & Product Updates: 9/7/2020

Happy Monday! I hope you had a great weekend. Please find below an overview of last weeks product news, post and announcements. 

Product News, Tech Posts & Announcements from last week

Azure Infrastructure
Connector for AWS in Azure Cost Management + Billing is now generally availableAzure
5 ways to optimize your backup costs with Azure BackupAzure
Azure Cost Management + Billing updates – August 2020Azure
Azure Shared Disk Support for Clustered SAP ASCS/SCS on Windows ClusterSAP
  
Business Applications
Managing speaking engagements at Microsoft with the Microsoft Power PlatformIT Showcase
Ways you can deliver quick and agile customer experiencesDynamics 365
  
Windows
Microsoft Expressive Pixels: a platform for creativity, inclusion and innovationWindows
Update on Adobe Flash Player End of SupportWindows
  
App Dev
Start your DevOps pipeline in the Azure CloudTech Community
Learn how to deploy .NET Core apps to Azure with GitHub ActionsChannel 9
Cosmos DB Referencing TablesJames Serra
  
Microsoft 365
TLS 1.0 and 1.1 deprecationOffice 365
SharePoint Roadmap Pitstop: August 2020SharePoint
What’s New in Microsoft Teams | August 2020Teams
Microsoft Lists in Microsoft Teams is now generally availableTeams
Microsoft Teams Devices for Shared Spaces July and August UpdateTeams
Application Guard for M365 Apps public previewM365
What’s New with Microsoft 365 | August 2020YouTube
  
Security
How Microsoft does Zero TrustYouTube
Mitigating vulnerabilities with identity security posture assessmentsTech Community
New & Updated Security Tools (Group Policy)Tech Community
Microsoft Security: What cybersecurity skills do I need to become a CISO?Security
Force firmware code to be measured and attested by Secure Launch on Windows 10Security
3 ways Microsoft 365 can help you reduce helpdesk costsSecurity
  
ManufacturingManufacturing Blog
US Productivity Jumped Record 10.1% in Q2, But Output SunkMBT
  

Microsoft Tech News & Product Updates: 8/31/2020

Happy Monday! I hope you had a great weekend. Please find below an overview of last weeks product news, post and announcements. 

Product News, Tech Posts & Announcements from last week

Azure Infrastructure
Enterprise-Scale and Azure Policy for policy-driven governanceTech Community
  
Business Applications
Empowering remote learning with Azure Cognitive ServicesAzure
How Azure Synapse Analytics can help you respond, adapt, and saveAzure
Yammer community helps Microsoft employees navigate tumultuous immigration climateIT Showcase
  
Windows
Network optimization tips for on-premises Office installs and updatesTech Community
Microsoft Edge Browser; Security & Compatibility UpdateMechanics
  
App Dev
Database Assessments within Azure MigrateTech Community
What is Azure SQL Edge | Data ExposedTech Community
How to migrate web apps to Azure App ServiceMechanics
Choose Your Own Adventure With Power PlatformChannel 9
  
Microsoft 365
Agile IT management of your SharePoint-powered intelligent intranetSharePoint
Migrate your content into Microsoft 365SharePoint
Organize your content your way with Project MocaOutlook
what’s new to Microsoft 365 August 2020Microsoft 365
transcription and voice commands in WordWord (web)
Building knowledge management in TeamsTeams
  
Security
Automation in Cloud App SecurityTech Community
Security baseline for Microsoft Edge version 85Tech Community
Rethinking IoT/OT Security to Mitigate CyberthreatsSecurity
Microsoft Zero Trust deployment guide for your applicationsSecurity
Stopping Active Directory attacks and other post-exploitation behavior with AMSI and machine learningSecurity
How can Microsoft Threat Protection help reduce the risk from phishing?Security
How do I implement a Zero Trust security model for my Microsoft remote workforce?Security
  
ManufacturingManufacturing Blog
Prepare and certify your devices for IoT Plug and PlayAzure
Introducing a new series on Tech Community: Ask the IoT ExpertTech Community
Supply Chain and Logistics Management in Dynamics 365Mechanics
Insider Threats Increasing for ManufacturersMAPI
Cyber Security for Smart FactoriesDeloitte
  

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Have a great week!

Microsoft Tech News & Product Updates: 8/17/2020

Happy Monday! I hope you had a great weekend.

Product News, Tech Posts & Announcements from last week

Azure Infrastructure
Azure Security Best PracticesTips & Tricks
How to optimize your Azure workload costsAzure
Enterprise-Scale for Azure landing zonesTech Community
azure-arc-2020-updates-bring-azure-services-and-management-to-any-infrastructureMechanics
  
Business Applications
How Microsoft’s Helpdesk is propelling the company forward during remote workingIT Showcase
power-platform-admin-center-unified-it-management-experienceMechanics
power-apps-new-capabilities-building-zero-to-low-code-appsMechanics
Bringing Mixed Reality to Power Apps with Alex TranMSDN
  
Windows
Security best practices for Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)Tech Community
Prioritize investments in tools to accelerate Windows deploymentTech Community
  
App Dev
The Developer’s Guide to AzureAzure
A Closer Look at Data Platform Capabilities in Project OakdalePower Apps
SQL on-demand in Azure Synapse AnalyticsJames Serra
How Azure App Configuration helps developers roll out new featuresMSDN
  
Microsoft 365
Six tips to make the most of Microsoft To Do on WindowsTech Community
Microsoft’s enterprise network design for the cloud eraYouTube
  
Security
Getting started with Teams complianceTech Community
Built-in vulnerability assessment for VMs in Azure Security CenterTech Community
Do you have a false sense of cloud security?Security
  
ManufacturingIndustry Blog
Microsoft tests hydrogen fuel cells for backup power at datacentersMicrosoft News
The Shift That Will Accelerate Smart Manufacturing JobsMBT Mag
Build safer, securer workplaces with IoT during the pandemicMSDN
  

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Have a great week!

Microsoft Tech News & Product Updates: 8/3/2020

Happy Monday! I hope you had a great weekend. A couple of items of note from last week;

Our Teams CSMs during a virtual coffee shop. For more tips on maintain a connected culture check out Matt’s blog to review how remote work is affecting all of us see MICROSOFT ANALYZED DATA ON ITS NEWLY REMOTE WORKFORCE

Product News, Tech Posts & Announcements from last week

Azure Infrastructure
Creating cloud ready environments with Azure landing zonesAzure
Azure Cost Management + Billing updates – July 2020Azure
New Windows Virtual Desktop capabilities now generally availableAzure
Achieve High-Availability for SAP HANA Scale-Out on SLES with HSR and automatic failoverSAP
  
Business Applications
Advancing resilience through chaos engineering and fault injectionAzure
Microsoft field technicians get their mobility back with Dynamics 365 appIT Showcase
A Closer Look at Data Platform Capabilities in Dataflex for TeamsPower Apps
  
Windows
Enabling secure remote work using Windows Virtual Desktop | Azure FridayYouTube
Introducing the Bing Enterprise HomepageSearch
Introducing the Microsoft Edge enterprise roadmap and release scheduleEdge
  
App Dev
Eight ways to optimize costs on Azure SQLAzure
Azure Synapse | On Demand Serverless ComputeMechanics
Azure Synapse | Dynamics Data MaskingMechanics
Azure Hybrid Benefit update: Expanded rights for Microsoft SQL ServerLicensing
Microsoft 365
SharePoint Roadmap Pitstop: July 2020SharePoint
New capabilities for Teams Management | July 2020Teams
What’s New in Microsoft Teams | July 2020Teams
To Do is now integrated with the Microsoft 365 suite of applicationsToDo
Announcing Tasks in Microsoft Teams public rolloutTeams | Planner
Basic Authentication and Exchange Online – July UpdateExchange
What’s New with Microsoft 365 | July 2020YouTube
  
Security
Boost security of your remote workers with confidence using Security Policy AdvisorMicrosoft 365
Empower your analysts to reduce burnout in your security operations centerSecurity
Inside Microsoft Threat Protection: Solving cross-domain security incidents through the power of correlation analyticsSecurity
Guiding principles of our identity strategy: staying ahead of evolving customer needsSecurity
  
ManufacturingIndustry Blog
Aiming for more than just net zeroAzure
How Automation and AI May Help Level the Playing Field for Women in ManufacturingNIST
  

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Please reach out to us if you need assistance. Have a great week!

Microsoft Tech News & Product Updates: 7/27/20

Happy Monday! I hope you had a great weekend. A couple of items of note from last week;

Product News, Tech Posts & Announcements from last week

Azure Infrastructure
Introducing the Microsoft Azure Well-Architected FrameworkAzure
Deliver hybrid cloud capabilities with the next generation of Azure Stack HCIAzure
Using Azure Lighthouse and Azure Monitor for SAP Solutions to view telemetry across Multiple TenantsSAP
How to manage Azure resources with the new PowerShell Invoke-AzRestMethod cmdletTech Community
Enabling secure remote work using Windows Virtual DesktopChannel 9
Business Applications
Using Microsoft Azure to develop a robust external supplier API catalogIT Showcase
How to use Power Platform | Getting StartedMechanics
On-premises data gateway July 2020 update is now availablePowerBI
Democratizing customer feedback with the new Dynamics 365 Customer VoiceCustomer Voice
Windows
Explore and validate Windows 10 builds with Windows Insider ChannelsTech Community
New Surface Hub OS update released for public previewTech Community
Windows 10 roaming settings for remote work scenariosTech Community
Announcing the public preview of Universal PrintTech Community
App Dev
Learn everything you need to know about Azure Data ExplorerTech Community
Announcing Machine Learning on Azure SQL Managed Instance Limited Preview!Tech Community
Business Continuity in SQL DatabaseJames Serra
Microsoft 365
Sync Up – a OneDrive podcast : Episode 11, “Introducing Add to OneDrive”OneDrive
Lists GA | “A home for all your lists” 🎙 – The Intrazone podcastLists
The New Employee Onboarding hub – Improving the new hire experienceSharePoint
New Meeting and Calling Experience in Microsoft Teams!Teams
Teams is shaping the future of work with low code features to enhance your digital workspaceTeams
From new experiences in Microsoft Teams to better data protection—here’s what’s new in Microsoft 365 in JulyMicrosoft 365
Reimagining how NBA fans and teams experience the game of basketball with Together mode in Microsoft TeamsTeams
New Meeting intelligence in Insights pane in OutlookOutlook
Introducing Microsoft Dataflex, a new low-code data platform for Microsoft TeamsTeams
Security
Advancing Privacy with Zero-Knowledge Proof CredentialsTech Community
Creating a Custom Dashboard for Azure Security Center with Azure Resource GraphTech Community
Announcing high value asset tagging in Microsoft Defender ATPTech Community
Announcing general availability of the new version of Microsoft Secure ScoreTech Community
Announcing public preview of Microsoft Endpoint Data Loss PreventionTech Community
Announcing public preview of Double Key Encryption for Microsoft 365Tech Community
Seeing the big picture: Deep learning-based fusion of behavior signals for threat detectionSecurity
Cyber security trends that are here to stay and how to detect and recover from ransomware attacksSecurity
Preventing data loss and mitigating risk in today’s remote work environmentSecurity
ManufacturingIndustry Blog
Build safer, more resilient workplaces with IoT solutionsIoT
5 ways to evolve your Firstline Workforce for the new normalTeams
Azure Synapse | Just in time inventory at AggrekoMechanics
High-Mix/Low-Volume Manufacturers Are a Sweet Spot for Collaborative RobotsNIST

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Remote Work Resources

  • Enabling remote work with Microsoft 365 Part 1, Part 2,  Part 3, Part 4, Part 5 & Part 6 – Series on YouTube by Stephen Rose
  • If you own Office 365 and are currently deploying Teams, we have multiple free programs we can offer to assist. If you are interested, we can schedule a 30-minute call to review the available resources.
  • If you have users that are not licensed for Teams, we are offering a free 6-month Office 365 E1 subscription to our clients affected by COVID-19.
  • Microsoft is offering Windows Virtual Desktop at reduced rates.  If you are interested, we can schedule a call to review options.
  • We have created a PowerApps CRISIS COMMUNICATION template and reclassified Push Notifications from premium to standard licensing so you can use the apps full functionality.  Details are available here. Schedule a remote MTC session to review app and provide deployment guidance.
  • To assist our customers and community in their crisis response efforts, we’re extending the Priority Notifications promotion into the second half of 2020. Ongoing access to Priority Notifications will be available to facilitate in crisis response and recovery efforts. After the promotion period ends, licensed users will be able to send Priority Notifications according to the terms of their subscription.
  • Leverage a bot to answer questions and keep employees up to date. Here is a the template for FAQ Plus.  You can find a description of other available templates here.
  •  Build a Crisis FAQ bot using Power Virtual Agents
  • Build a crisis management site in SharePoint to connect people and information here is the blog post and the Look Book so you can add to your tenant.
  • In partnership with Commvault we are offering free data protection for devices through 9/1. Please see offer here.
  • The Microsoft Work from Home Guide can be downloaded from this blog post. This is the guide Microsoft distributed to its employees.
  • Partner PTC is offering use of their AR Remote Assist Product Vuforia Chalk for free through June.
  •  Dynamics 365 Remote Assist allows field technicians and engineers to collaborate with colleagues and experts from different locations, reducing travel and resolving some of the immediate obstacles facing us all. Dynamics 365 Customer Service or Dynamics 365 Remote Assist may be available free of charge for up to 6 months if you are implementing a solution in response to COVID-19, either on a Microsoft-provided template or custom implementation.  
  • User Solutions, a producer of production scheduling software systems, announces it will offer Resource Manager for Excel (RMX), a standalone production scheduling and materials requirements planning system, free of charge to manufacturers temporarily repurposing their production lines in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Microsoft has created a detailed guide for enabling remote work designed for IT Pros. It can be downloaded from this blog post.
  •  New identity features help empower essential Firstline Workers

Join the community Microsoft Tech Community: Enabling Remote Work

Please see my post Enabling Remote Workers for a categorized overview of resources and my Enabling Remote Workers PointDrive for a more comprehensive list of documentation.

Have a great week!

Workforce Transformation: Building Digital Skills

As we beginning emerging from the global pandemic and worldwide recession we face the daunting task of rebuilding. Though different for every business, similar themes like changing business models, resiliency in supply chain, modernizing business process and realigning security to new threats have emerged.

Common to solving these and all the others tasks on our seamlessly endless to do list is our people. By transforming our workforce, increasing digital skills and engagement we enable  every employee to rebuild, renew and rethink our business. We have the opportunity to come out of this pandemic stronger than ever before. The key is investing in our people.

This Sway provides a summary of programs Microsoft offers designed to increase digit IQ and prepare for the new world we are all face.

Click on this image to launch Sway

Microsoft Tech News & Product Updates: 7/20/2020

Happy Monday! I hope you had a great weekend. A couple of items of note from last week;

Economic Impact: Teams as a Platform

Product News, Tech Posts & Announcements from last week

Azure Infrastructure
Announcing the general availability of Azure shared disks and new Azure Disk Storage enhancementsAzure
Running SD-WAN virtual appliances natively in Azure Virtual WANAzure
Protecting Windows Virtual Desktop environments with Azure Security CenterAzure
Run high scale workloads on Blob storage with new 200 TB object sizesAzure
Designing a Secure Cloud-Native Architecture using Kubernetes on AzureYouTube
Introducing Azure Monitor for SAP Solutions | Azure FridayYouTube
Azure Monitor best practices and recommendations | Azure Monitor Virtual SeriesYouTube
SAP on Azure General Update – July 2020Tech Community
Business Applications
Preparing for what’s next: Financial considerations for cloud migrationAzure
Azure Maps Power BI visual now in previewAzure
Are you a Power Platform App Maker? Now’s the time to get certifiedTech Community
How to Build No Code Chat BotsMechanics
Announcing public preview of external tools in Power BI DesktopPowerBI
Windows
Security baseline for Microsoft Edge v84Security
App Dev
The Benefits of Advanced Threat Protection in Azure SQL DatabaseChannel 9
Azure SQL and IoTChannel 9
Microsoft 365
Prefrontal Project CortexTech Community
Total Economic Impact™ Of using Microsoft Teams as a platform and Teams with Power PlatformTech Community
Managing your availability in Microsoft TeamsTech Community
Get more control of your day with Microsoft 365Microsoft 365
Security
Intune announcing public preview for Android Enterprise corporate-owned devices with a work profileTech Community
New version of Microsoft Secure ScoreTech Community
5 cybersecurity paradigm shifts that will lead to more inclusive digital experiencesSecurity
Prevent and detect more identity-based attacks with Azure Active DirectorySecurity
CISO Stressbusters Post #3: 3 ways to share accountability for security risk managementSecurity
ManufacturingIndustry Blog
Azure Time Series Insights Gen2: Leading the next generation of industrial IoT analytics platformsAzure
Uncertainty Leads Manufacturing C-Level Expectations for Remainder of 2020MAPI

View previous weeks news, tech posts and announcements here on Linkedin or follow me on Twitter @MrLouisG

Remote Work Resources

  • Enabling remote work with Microsoft 365 Part 1, Part 2,  Part 3, Part 4, Part 5 & Part 6 – Series on YouTube by Stephen Rose
  • If you own Office 365 and are currently deploying Teams, we have multiple free programs we can offer to assist. If you are interested, we can schedule a 30-minute call to review the available resources.
  • If you have users that are not licensed for Teams, we are offering a free 6-month Office 365 E1 subscription to our clients affected by COVID-19.
  • Microsoft is offering Windows Virtual Desktop at reduced rates.  If you are interested, we can schedule a call to review options.
  • We have created a PowerApps CRISIS COMMUNICATION template and reclassified Push Notifications from premium to standard licensing so you can use the apps full functionality.  Details are available here. Schedule a remote MTC session to review app and provide deployment guidance.
  • To assist our customers and community in their crisis response efforts, we’re extending the Priority Notifications promotion into the second half of 2020. Ongoing access to Priority Notifications will be available to facilitate in crisis response and recovery efforts. After the promotion period ends, licensed users will be able to send Priority Notifications according to the terms of their subscription.
  • Leverage a bot to answer questions and keep employees up to date. Here is a the template for FAQ Plus.  You can find a description of other available templates here.
  •  Build a Crisis FAQ bot using Power Virtual Agents
  • Build a crisis management site in SharePoint to connect people and information here is the blog post and the Look Book so you can add to your tenant.
  • In partnership with Commvault we are offering free data protection for devices through 9/1. Please see offer here.
  • The Microsoft Work from Home Guide can be downloaded from this blog post. This is the guide Microsoft distributed to its employees.
  • Partner PTC is offering use of their AR Remote Assist Product Vuforia Chalk for free through June.
  •  Dynamics 365 Remote Assist allows field technicians and engineers to collaborate with colleagues and experts from different locations, reducing travel and resolving some of the immediate obstacles facing us all. Dynamics 365 Customer Service or Dynamics 365 Remote Assist may be available free of charge for up to 6 months if you are implementing a solution in response to COVID-19, either on a Microsoft-provided template or custom implementation.  
  • User Solutions, a producer of production scheduling software systems, announces it will offer Resource Manager for Excel (RMX), a standalone production scheduling and materials requirements planning system, free of charge to manufacturers temporarily repurposing their production lines in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Microsoft has created a detailed guide for enabling remote work designed for IT Pros. It can be downloaded from this blog post.
  •  New identity features help empower essential Firstline Workers

Join the community Microsoft Tech Community: Enabling Remote Work

Please see my post Enabling Remote Workers for a categorized overview of resources and my Enabling Remote Workers PointDrive for a more comprehensive list of documentation.

Have a great week!