Microsoft Tech News and Product Updates: 10/18/20

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
Make the most of Azure to reduce your cloud spendYouTube
What’s new for Azure VMware solution to accelerate cloud migrationYouTube
What is Azure Hybrid Benefit?Tech Community
Bring compute, storage, and intelligence to the edge with Azure Stack EdgeAzure Friday
  
Business Applications
Introducing an empowering new role: Microsoft Power Platform App MakerPower Apps
Solving automation challenge at Microsoft with citizen development, Microsoft Power PlatformIT Showcase
Azure AI & IoT | Smart Office Reopening with RXR RealtyMechanics
Delivering Better Customer Experience with Omni ChannelChannel 9
Highlights from Dynamics 365 release wave 2Dynamics
  
Windows
Disabling legacy scripting engine JScript in Internet ExplorerIT Pro
  
App Dev
Apps can now narrate what they see in the world as well as people doCognitive Services
Announcing Azure Data Explorer data connector for Azure Synapse (preview)Synapse
Build your full-PaaS IoT solution with Azure SQL DatabaseAzure SQL
Microsoft AI breakthrough in automatic image captioningYouTube
  
Microsoft 365
Learning and Networking Days – two FREE, one-day events from the EU Collaboration Summit event teamMicrosoft 365
Managing communities & channels in TeamsYouTube
What is Microsoft Teams? How to use the new version. (2021)Mechanics
  
Security
Azure Defender for IoT is now in public previewIoT
What is Conditional AccessDocs
Top 10 Best Practices for Azure SecurityTech Community
Securing Administrative Access to Microsoft Cloud App Security and Defender for IdentitiesSecurity
CISO Stressbusters: 7 tips for weathering the cybersecurity stormsSecurity
Announcing the Zero Trust Deployment CenterSecurity
  
ManufacturingManufacturing Blog
Rockwell Automation and Microsoft Addressing Industrial Digital Transformation Challenges TogetherIndustry Week
Cyber Risks Continue to Grow in ManufacturingMAPI
Suspicious Minds: Non-Technical Signs Your Business Might Have Been HackedNIST
  

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Microsoft Tech News and Product Updates: 10/12/20

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 The Ignite site with on-demand content is available here. A list of guides|playlist from the product teams is available from my blog.

Product News, Tech Posts & Announcements from last week

Azure Infrastructure
What’s new in System Center?YouTube
Optimize your Azure workloads with Azure Advisor ScoreAzure
Build your Azure skills with Microsoft Learn and PluralsightTech Community
Microsoft optimizes its cloud consumption to help Microsoft Azure meet surging demand during COVID-19IT Showcase
Azure Arc & Azure Stack HCI Updates | Anywhere ManagementMechanics
  
Business Applications
Build Power Apps in Microsoft Teams | Microsoft Ignite 2020Mechanics
Under the hood of the Mercedes-Benz Virtual Remote Support systemRemote Assist
Loblaw Companies Limited: Transforming Supply Chain Systems with Microsoft Power PlatformPower Apps
  
Windows
Windows Virtual Desktop 2020 updates | Microsoft Ignite 2020Mechanics
Security baseline for Microsoft Edge version 86Tech Community
  
App Dev
Enabling resilient DevOps practices with code to cloud automationAzure
Three ways serverless APIs can accelerate enterprise innovationAzure
The Azure Data Team Gears Up for PASS Virtual Summit 2020Tech Community
AI Applications Without a PhDChannel 9
Azure SQL Capacity Planning: ScenariosChannel 9
  
Microsoft 365
3 SharePoint admin, migration, and security on-demand session videosSharePoint
European SharePoint Conference (ESPC20) – upcoming online training eventSharePoint
Conditional Access Office 365 Suite now in GA!Office 365
6 Microsoft Lists on-demand session videosLists
Lifecycle of an item in SharePoint: Where does it go?SharePoint
What’s new with Microsoft 365 | September 2020YouTube
Enabling hybrid work with Microsoft Teams: Microsoft Ignite 2020 wrap-up part 2YouTube
Microsoft Teams Administrator Updates for Compliance and Migrati…Mechanics
  
Security
Microsoft Defender | Extended Detection and Response (XDR)Mechanics
End User Training for Sensitivity Labels in M365 – How to Accelerate Your AdoptionTech Community
End User Training for Retention Labels in M365 – How to Accelerate Your AdoptionTech Community
Why integrated phishing-attack training is reshaping cybersecuritySecurity
Best practices for defending Azure Virtual MachinesSecurity
Sophisticated new Android malware marks the latest evolution of mobile ransomwareSecurity
  
ManufacturingManufacturing Blog
Learn how the Azure nested edge securely unlocks value from manufacturing dataIoT
IoT Signals Research, edition 2: global insights for 2020 and beyondIoT
If You Connect It, Protect It!NIST
How AI at the Edge Can Generate Enterprise-Wide SavingsMBT
How Mercedes-Benz uses Mixed Reality to quickly connect remote experts with field techniciansChannel 9
  

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Microsoft Tech News and Product Updates: 10/05/20

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 The Ignite site with on-demand content is available here. A list of guides|playlist from the product teams is available from my blog.

Product News, Tech Posts & Announcements from last week

Azure Infrastructure
A closer look at Microsoft Azure ArcZDNet
What’s new with Azure BackupYouTube
Sneak peek: Manage Windows Server in Azure using Windows Admin CenterYouTube
Azure Cost Management + Billing updates – September 2020Azure
SAP Rolling Kernel Switch (RKS) on AzureAzure
Azure Automation: Scale-Down VM SizeTech Community
  
Business Applications
Microsoft Trainees Helping To Solve Homelessness On The Power PlatformChannel9
Driving a data culture in a world of remote everythingPower BI
Overcome disruptions in your supply chainDynamics
  
Windows
Migrating and acquiring Windows 10 optional contentTech Community
  
App Dev
Azure Load Balancer insights using Azure Monitor for Networks | Azure FridayYouTube
Collection of Useful Tools for QA/Test EngineersTech Community
Vision AI Made Simple by New Azure IoT Central TemplateTech Community
Azure Communication Services | Enterprise-grade Video, Voice, &Mechanics
Announcing Major Performance Improvements for Azure SQL Managed InstanceChannel9
  
Microsoft 365
SharePoint Roadmap Pitstop: September 2020SharePoint
What’s New in Microsoft Teams | September 2020Teams
Enabling hybrid work with Microsoft Teams: Microsoft Ignite 2020 Wrap-upYouTube
Microsoft presents: The future of work keynoteYouTube
Microsoft Teams Rooms | Your Integrated Meeting SolutionMechanics
Microsoft Teams Rooms Setup | Step-by-StepMechanics
New tools can help boost wellbeing and soothe unexpected stresses of working from homeMicrosoft
  
Security
Lessons Microsoft learned from applying Zero Trust during COVID-19IT Showcase
Microsoft Endpoint Manager updates with Brad AndersonMechanics
Microsoft Advanced Compliance Solutions in Zero Trust ArchitectureSecurity
Microsoft Digital Defense Report 2020: Cyber Threat Sophistication on the RiseSecurity
  
ManufacturingManufacturing Blog
2020 Vision Says All Manufacturers Are Targets (ransomware)Industry Week
Supply Chains Reinventing Themselves in Reaction to PandemicMH&L
Communication Strategies for Returning to Work During COVID-19EHS
COVID: A Golden Opportunity to Move Forward {Value Stream Mapping]Industry Week
Azure sustainability | The mechanics of reducing the carbon footprintMechanics
Thinking Anew about ManufacturingNIST
  

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Ignite 2020 Guides to On Demand Content

Online conferences provide a great opportunity to learn about the latest tech though sometimes its hard to set aside focus time when you are remote. If you did miss Ignite last week I have  compiled  a list of blogs post that are guides which reference links to on demand content you can view at any time. Microsoft also publishes a summary of announcements which is  available in Ignite Book of News and if you missed the keynote  you can view it here  Satya keynote

Ignite 2020 Guides
Microsoft 365
Network Connectivity
Office deployment and servicing
OneDrive
Outlook
Security, Compliance, and Identity
SharePoint, OneDrive, Planner, Stream, Visio and Lists
Teams
Time Management resources
Windows
Windows Deployment & Servicing
Dynamics & Power Platform
Dynamics 365 and Power Platform

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: 9/27/2020

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 & 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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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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