Microsoft Tech News and Product Updates: 4/5/2021

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

Join us at Hannover Messe Digital. The world premier trade show for Manufacturing 4/12 – 4/16  Register Here Tickets & Exhibitor Passes (hannovermesse.de)

Episode 3 of Envision will be on 4/20. In this episode  a discussion on the  impacts resulting from the pandemic, including the geopolitical environment. We’ll also explore privacy and security, sustainability, the global skills gap, and how to improve access to technology.series on the future of work To register  Envision – Home (microsoft.com). Envision is presented by Microsoft, Accenture, Avanade   & Trevor Noah

Product News, Tech Posts & Announcements from last week

Azure Infrastructure
Innovate across hybrid and multicloud with new Azure Arc capabilities | Azure Blog and Updates | Microsoft AzureArc
Improving agility, performance, and resilience with new Azure infrastructure capabilities | Azure Blog and Updates | Microsoft AzureIaaS
Collective expertise to help you move your SAP landscape to the cloud – Microsoft Tech CommunitySAP
  
Business Applications
Start building apps for Teams – Microsoft Tech CommunityTeams
  
Windows
Accelerate IT innovation with new Windows Server on Azure updates | Azure Blog and Updates | Microsoft AzureWindows
System Center Operations Manager Update Roll-up 3 – Microsoft Tech CommunitySCOM
Learn it! Manage Windows updates in the cloud – Microsoft Tech CommunityWindows
  
App Dev
Building a balancing robot with Azure Sphere | Azure Friday – YouTubeSphere
Apply AI to your most critical business needs with new Azure AI capabilities | Azure Blog and Updates | Microsoft AzureAI
How to get the biggest bang for your buck with SQL Server on Azure VMs – Microsoft Tech CommunitySQL
Integrating PowerApps with .NET Web APIs | On .NET | Channel 9 (msdn.com)Power Apps
  
Microsoft 365
SharePoint Roadmap Pitstop March 2021 (microsoft.com)SharePoint
What’s new for Teams phones | March 2021 – Microsoft Tech CommunityTeams
Microsoft Ignite wrap-up on Inside Microsoft Teams – Microsoft Tech CommunityTeams
What’s New in Microsoft Teams | February and March 2021 UpdatesTeams
Hybrid work is here. Are you ready? – Microsoft 365 BlogMicrosoft 365
Flexible work is here to stay: Microsoft 365 solutions for the hybrid work world – Microsoft 365 BlogMicrosoft 365
Automate note-taking in Microsoft Teams with meeting transcriptionTeams
Workplace Analytics – April 2021: Feature updates – Microsoft Tech CommunityWorkplace
Install Viva Connections today – Microsoft Tech CommunityViva
What’s new for admins in Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise – Microsoft Tech CommunityMicrosoft 365
March Project Update Blog – Microsoft Tech CommunityProject
Champion Management Platform – Microsoft AdoptionAdoption
  
Security
What’s the difference between a personal Microsoft account and a work or school account? – Microsoft Tech CommunitySecurity
Business Email Compromise Part Three (microsoft.com)Security
Unified DLP Webinar – Microsoft Tech CommunitySecurity
Microsoft Unified DLP update April 2021Security
Finding rogue access points on the Microsoft corporate network – Inside Track BlogSecurity
Security baseline for Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise (v2103, March 2021) – DRAFT – Microsoft Tech CommunitySecurity
Automating threat actor tracking: Understanding attacker behavior for intelligence and contextual alerting – Microsoft SecuritySecurity
New Security Signals study shows firmware attacks on the rise; here’s how Microsoft is working to help eliminate this entire class of threats – Microsoft SecuritySecurity
  
ManufacturingManufacturing Blog
Connecting Azure Sphere to Azure IoT Edge – Microsoft Tech CommunityOT
Episode 31 – Ashley Llorens: Artificial intelligence and robotics – YouTubeOT
How To Foster Business Growth Acceleration During COVID-19 (cmtc.com)Leadership
Top 5 things to see and do at Hannover Messe Digital Edition – Microsoft Industry BlogsLeadership
  

Microsoft Tech News and Product Updates: 03/29/2021

Happy Monday ! I hope you had a great weekend. This week is opening day, Play Ball! Please find below an overview of last weeks product news, tech posts and announcements. 

Join us at Hannover Messe Digital. The world premier trade show for Manufacturing 4/12 – 4/16  Register Here Tickets & Exhibitor Passes (hannovermesse.de)

Episode 3 of Envision will be on 4/20. In this episode  a discussion on the  impacts resulting from the pandemic, including the geopolitical environment. We’ll also explore privacy and security, sustainability, the global skills gap, and how to improve access to technology.series on the future of work To register  Envision – Home (microsoft.com). Envision is presented by Microsoft, Accenture, Avanade   & Trevor Noah

Product News, Tech Posts & Announcements from last week

Azure Infrastructure
Azure Advisor – Your free, personalized guide to Azure best practices | Azure Friday – YouTubeAdvisor
Scale cloud adoption with modular designs for enterprise-scale landing zones | Azure Blog and Updates | Microsoft AzureLanding Zones
Expanding our DR scenarios to new zonal capabilities with Azure Site Recovery | Azure Blog and Updates | Microsoft AzureSite Recovery
Advancing Azure business continuity management | Azure Blog and Updates | Microsoft AzureBCM
Learn about Microsoft & SAP solutions for Financials, Governance and Cybersecurity – Microsoft Tech CommunitySAP
Learn about Microsoft & SAP solutions focused on Platform & Admin: on demand sessions – Microsoft Tech CommunitySAP
Architectural Decisions to maximize ANF investment in HANA N+M Scale-Out Architecture – Part 3 – Microsoft Tech CommunitySAP
  
Business Applications
Build collaborative Mixed Reality experiences with Microsoft MeshMixed Reality
New controls to Govern the Power Platform (microsoft.com)Power Platform
Power BI March 2021 Feature Summary | Microsoft Power BI Blog | Microsoft Power BIPower BI
Guide to enabling your organization to use Power BI in Microsoft Teams | Microsoft Power BI Blog | Microsoft Power BIPower BI
Explore Dynamics 365 and Power Platform updates at the Microsoft Business Applications Launch Event – Microsoft Dynamics 365 BlogDynamics 365
  
Windows
Mapping a Network Drive to an Azure File Share Using Domain Credentials (microsoft.com)Windows
Windows release health now available in the admin center – Microsoft Tech CommunityWindows
  
App Dev
Get a 360-degree view of data sharing lineage with Azure Data Share and Purview – Microsoft Tech CommunityPurview
Build video, voice and chat apps that connect to Microsoft Teams with Azure Communication ServicesTeams
Build Semantic Search into your apps | Latest in Azure Cognitive Search (microsoft.com)Search
Building Teams Apps with Low Code Tools with April Dunnam | #LessCodeMorePower | Channel 9 (msdn.com)Teams
  
Microsoft 365
Sync Up – a OneDrive podcast : Episode 19, “Best practices for migrating to Microsoft 365” – Microsoft Tech CommunityOneDrive
Microsoft Teams Displays Update | March 2021 – Microsoft Tech CommunityTeams
Live transcription with speaker attribution now available in Microsoft Teams meetings for English(US)Teams
One year in: 7 urgent trends for leaders in the shift to hybrid work – Microsoft 365 BlogMicrosoft 365
New webinar capabilities in Microsoft Teams for up to 1,000 people. And, support thousands more in a view-only experience.Teams
How to use “Definite Guide” for the new Microsoft Teams Breakout Rooms – Vesa Nopanen – My Teams & Microsoft 365 Day (myteamsday.com)Teams
1:1 Call Recording Policy Controls Are (Almost!) Here – Microsoft Tech CommunityTeams
How to use Microsoft Word and Teams as a teleprompter for presentationsTeams
New webinar capabilities in Microsoft Teams for up to 1,000 people. And, support thousands more in a view-only experience.Teams
How LEGO Systems builds a collaborative environment with Microsoft Teams – YouTubeTeams
  
Security
Strengthen and optimize compliance in Azure Security Center | Azure Blog and Updates | Microsoft AzureSecurity
The Best of Microsoft Compliance at Ignite March 2021 – Microsoft Tech CommunitySecurity
New threat and vulnerability management experiences in Microsoft 365 security – Microsoft Tech CommunitySecurity
Go Passwordless with FIDO2 keys and Temporary Access Pass | Hands-on tour in Azure AD (microsoft.com)Security
Analyzing attacks taking advantage of the Exchange Server vulnerabilities – Microsoft SecuritySecurity
Securing our approach to domain fronting within Azure – Microsoft SecuritySecurity
Secure containerized environments with updated threat matrix for Kubernetes – Microsoft SecuritySecurity
  
ManufacturingManufacturing Blog
The Principles of Sustainable Software Engineering – Learn | Microsoft DocsSustainability
Purdue University is Training the Manufacturing Leaders of Tomorrow | IndustryWeekLeadership
Running Against the Wind | EHS TodayLeadership
February Retail Sales Show Strong Year-Over-Year Growth a | Material Handling and Logistics (mhlnews.com)Leadership
Solar Is on a Roll—and Needs More Sunlight from Washington | IndustryWeekLeadership
  

Optimizing Business Processes with Office 365, Teams and the Power Platform

Optimizing Business Processes with Office 365, Teams and the Power Platform

Microsoft 365 provides an extensive set of tools providing a method to optimize your organizations business processes.  In this post I’ll provide an example.  When building a process, I want to focus on these attributes;

Simplicity

  • Creator – Easy to create and maintain.
  • Consumer – intuitive and encapsulated (not having to use many systems to get their job done)

Collaborative

  • Foster the ability to collaborate on work items throughout the process.

Insightful

  • Continually provide visibility and insights into the process for all stakeholders

For this example, I’m using a safety walk. A safety walk is when a safety inspector walks the floor of a facility and records their findings.  If the inspector finds an issue requiring action, they begin the process.  An action can be dispatching a service technician to fix something that is broken or creating a purchase requisition to obtain a product or service needed to remediate the issue.  In many organizations this would involve access to several systems making the process a bit cumbersome and storing data in silos making reporting difficult.  To simply the process we’ll use just one interface Microsoft Teams and remove the data silos for information so it can used as a feedback loop helping to continually improve the process.   

Here is a high level overview of the architecture.

The “Safety Tracker” app was built using Power Apps.  I created one from scratch with no code in a few hours.  When an issue is created several workflows are started using Power Automate.

  • A text is sent to the facilities manager. Whenever an issue occurs, we want to ensure all relevant parties are notified and we are providing visibility and transparency. 
  • A post is created in Teams.  This gives visibly to our co-workers and provides an opportunity for collaboration and knowledge sharing. 
  • Depending on the type of issue we have the ability to begin a process in another system.  In our example we need to add new safety helmets to stock so we are creating a purchase requisition.  If a repair were needed a work order would have been created and the appropriate technician dispatched.  In my example I’m showing Dynamics as the receiving system however this can be SAP, Oracle, ServiceNow etc. there are connectors for 200+ systems. The relevant data from these system is also shown within Teams so the system consumer doesn’t have to jump to another system to complete the process.
  • We then update views and list to simplify and consolidate data for reporting. Power BI reports and dashboards were created and added as a tab within the Team. 
  • Additional Tabs are added to Teams to include end to end functionality for the process.  In my example they include OneNote and File Share capabilities for sharing and reviewing documentation.

To see a demo of the system please check out this video.

I hope you found this post useful and it has inspired you to try this approach on your use case.

Microsoft Tech News and Product Updates: 1/25/2021

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

What’s a PowerPoint Party?

Product News, Tech Posts & Announcements from last week

Azure Infrastructure
Key customer benefits of the expanded SAP and Microsoft partnership | Azure Blog and Updates | Microsoft AzureSAP
Architectural Decisions to maximize ANF investment in HANA N+M Scale-Out Architecture – Part 1 – Microsoft Tech CommunitySAP
Deploy SAP AnyDB (Oracle 19c) with Azure NetApp Files – Microsoft Tech CommunitySAP
High-availability solutions for SAP SAPMNT & General Purpose share on Azure (SOFS use-case) – Microsoft Tech CommunitySAP
  
Business Applications
Microsoft, Adobe and Tom Siebel: This is why they’re working together to build a new CRM platformTechRepublic
Quickly respond to changing retail needs with an intelligent supply chain – Microsoft Dynamics 365 BlogDynamics
  
Windows
Microsoft Edge 88 Privacy and Security Updates – Microsoft Edge Blog (windows.com)Edge
Common policy configuration mistakes for managing Windows updates – Microsoft Tech CommunityWindows
  
App Dev
Troubleshooting Integration Service Environment Deployment Failure – Microsoft Tech CommunityLogic Apps
Simplify Authentication with Managed Identities for Azure Resources | Data Exposed – Microsoft Tech CommunityAzure SQL
Enhanced Table Extraction from documents with Form Recognizer – Microsoft Tech CommunityAzure AI
Azure SQL Connectivity Performance Tips & Tricks | Data Exposed – Microsoft Tech CommunityAzure SQL
Azure Data Factory Enables Data Wrangling at Scale with Power Query (microsoft.com)Azure Data Factory
Serverless Architecture and Concepts. What is it? – Microsoft Tech CommunitySQL Serverless
  
Microsoft 365
Making risk less risky The Intrazone podcast – compliance (microsoft.com)SharePoint
Plan your day with My Day in To Do (microsoft.com)To Do
Taking command: How Microsoft employees are doing more with Microsoft Teams – IT Showcase BlogTeams
Chatbots in Microsoft Teams | Build with Power Virtual Agents – YouTubeTeams
Microsoft and SAP plege to integrate Teams with SAP business apps by mid-2021 | ZDNetTeams
  
Security
Intune Support Tip: Using ADMX for the Office Channel – Microsoft Tech CommunityIntune
Microsoft 365 Information Protection and Compliance Deployment Acceleration Guides – Microsoft Tech CommunityInformation Protection
How IT leaders are securing identities with Zero Trust – Microsoft SecurityZero Trust
Using Zero Trust principles to protect against sophisticated attacks like Solorigate – Microsoft SecurityZero Trust
The dynamic duo: How to build a red and blue team to strengthen your cybersecurity, Part 2 – Microsoft SecurityStrategy
  
ManufacturingManufacturing Blog
Examining the Manufacturing Talent Crisis: Women in the Workforce | MAPILeadership
Getting a Grip on What’s Next for Robotics in Manufacturing | NISTTechnology
How Barcode Integration Can Lead Your Digital Transformation | Manufacturing Business Technology (mbtmag.com)ERP
Addressing the skills gap in manufacturing’s new normal – Microsoft Industry BlogsLeadership
Microsoft invests in General Motors’ self-driving subsidiary Cruise | ZDNetTechnology
  

Microsoft Tech News and Product Updates: 1/18/2021

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

Figure 1 New 85″ Surface Hub

Product News, Tech Posts & Announcements from last week

Azure Infrastructure
How to use Azure Cost Management views | Azure Portal SeriesYouTube
Optimize Operating Costs with Cloud Economics in AzureMechanics
Jamming to a new tune: Transforming Microsoft’s printing infrastructure with Universal PrintIT Showcase
Ten things you can implement to save costs in your Azure environmentChannel 9
  
Business Applications
What’s New in Microsoft Forms | January 2021Forms
Push tasks from corporate to frontline workers with task publishing in TeamsTeams
Manufacturers who sell direct with omnichannel retail gain powerful customer insightsChannel 9
  
Windows
Inside look at the new Surface Hub 2S 85Surface
Scan changes and certificates add security for Windows devices using WSUS for updatesWindows
Microsoft Surface Pro 7+ with LTE Advanced | First Look at DesigMechanics
  
App Dev
Data Validation at Scale with Azure SynapseSynapse
Intro into security principles in the context of database systemsDBA
Principle of Least Privilege (POLP)DBA
Inspecting application metrics with dotnet-monitorChannel 9
  
Microsoft 365
Gain more flexibility with 250 GB file size support in Microsoft 365OneDrive
8 new productivity hacks for frontline workers, managers, and ITTeams
Approvals in Microsoft Teams, Now Generally AvailableTeams
Getting to Microsoft Teams from Skype for Business Server and hybrid configurationsTeams
Microsoft Teams for frontline workers. 2021 UpdatesMechanics
  
Security
FastTrack now assists with more threat protection capabilitiesSecurity
Azure Active Directory empowers frontline workers with simplified and secure accessSecurity
Access Reviews for guests in all Teams and Microsoft 365 Groups is now in public previewAAD
Making renewing certificates easier at Microsoft with Microsoft AzureIT Showcase
Netlogon Domain Controller Enforcement Mode is enabled by default beginning with the February 9, 2021 Security Update, related to CVE-2020-1472Security
Microsoft Teams DLP Playbook!!!DLP
Increasing resilience against Solorigate and other sophisticated attacks with Microsoft DefenderDefender
  
ManufacturingManufacturing Blog
Recognized for Doing Right: Evolving ESG at CabotMAPI
Sometimes You Just Have To Go Fishing Says Manufacturing ExecutivesNIST
Supply Chain AI: Getting the Most Bang for Your BuckNED
Robots Ready to Grow in 2021Industry Week
  

Microsoft Tech News and Product Updates: 1/11/2021

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

Best of Showcase: How Microsoft Azure powered Microsoft internally in 2020

Product News, Tech Posts & Announcements from last week

Azure Infrastructure
Deploy SAP ASCS/ERS with Azure Files NFS v4.1 sharesSAP
Azure Cost Management and Billing 2020 year in reviewAzure
  
Business Applications
Level up with Microsoft Certified: Azure Data Scientist AssociateAzure
Best of Showcase: How Microsoft Azure powered Microsoft internally in 2020IT Showcase
With reinforcement learning, Microsoft brings a new class of AI solutions to customersAI
Quickly create reports in the Power BI service (preview)Power BI
How Agic Technology deployed Supply Chain Management in 2 weeks to help Invitalia fight the pandemicDynamics
  
Windows
Introducing Sleeping Tabs Experiment: Improving Memory Usage in Microsoft EdgeEdge
  
App Dev
4 common analytics scenarios to build business agilityAzure
Enable unified data governance with Azure PurviewAzure Friday
Extracting Value from Text and Audio to Inform Business StrategyChannel 9
  
Microsoft 365
OneDrive Roadmap Roundup – December 2020OneDrive
“The self-maintaining intranet” 🎙 – The Intrazone podcastSharePoint
SharePoint Roadmap Pitstop: December 2020Sharepoint
What’s New in Microsoft Teams | December 2020Teams
Enabling your organization for safe online meetings and collaboration with Microsoft TeamsTeams
Does Your Organization Record Teams Meetings? Bookmark this link! Hi Teams Community,Teams
Best of Yammer in 2020Yammer
How to get more new data types in Microsoft ExcelYouTube
Security
How to use tagging effectively (Part 1)Defender
Collaborate with anyone in any organization with any email address!Azure AD
What’s New: Improved Analytics Preview Graph in Public Preview !Sentinel
Attack simulation training in Microsoft Defender for Office 365 now Generally AvailableDefender
Zero Trust networking at Microsoft hinges on communication, collaboration, and expert knowledgeIT Showcase
Privacy breaches: Using Microsoft 365 Advanced Audit and Advanced eDiscovery to minimize impactSecurity
The dynamic duo: How to build a red and blue team to strengthen your cybersecurity, Part 1Security
  
ManufacturingManufacturing Blog
IoT is now Generally Available as a solution covered by FastTrack for Azure to eligible customersIoT
Johnson Controls and Microsoft join forces to create healthier, safer and more sustainable buildingsTransform
How Daycare and Industrial Entrepreneurship Relate to Manufacturing’s RecoveryNIST
How Manufacturers Are Reengineering Themselves — and Their FuturesMBT
Robotics Give Hyundai a Leg Up on Next Gen VehiclesIndustryWeek
  

Microsoft Tech News and Product Updates: 11/9/2020

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

Do you use the Your Phone app in Windows 10? It’s a great way to interact with your phone from your PC. Read and send messages, check notifications even run some Android apps.  It’s a great time saver. Using Windows 10? Here’s how to run Android apps on your PC

Product News, Tech Posts & Announcements from last week

Azure Infrastructure
Reduce costs with new memory-optimized Azure Virtual Machines certified for SAP HANAAzure
At-scale migration automation support with Azure Migrate and Azure PowerShellAzure
SAP Application Server AutoScaling in Azure IntroductionSAP
Azure Defender for Key VaultAzure
Understanding Backup Storage Redundancy in Azure SQL | Data ExposedYouTube
  
Business Applications
How to Create a No Code AI App with Azure Cognitive Services and Power AppsTech Community
New pilot project knocks down ‘contact list’ blockers for Microsoft sellersIT Showcase
Always On Service with Dynamics 365Mechanics
How consumer goods organizations are adapting by going D2CDynamics
  
Windows
Microsoft ‘Aquila’: System Center Operations Manager in the cloudZDNet
  
App Dev
Introducing Flexible Server in Azure Database for PostgreSQL & MySQLChannel 9
GitHub CodespacesChannel 9
  
Microsoft 365
Power your digital transformation with insights from Microsoft Productivity ScoreMicrosoft 365
Project for the web – October 2020 UpdateProject
We’re improving search usage reports in SharePoint Online with Microsoft SearchSharePoint
The Yammer Flipbook – an interactive guide to YammerYammer
What’s new with Microsoft 365 | October 2020YouTube
What’s new in Outlook on the WebYouTube
Microsoft 365 Network Connectivity Testing ToolsYouTube
  
Security
How to Auto-apply Retention Labels using Compliance Center – Three Part Video SeriesSecurity
Microsoft recognized as a Leader in the 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information ArchivingSecurity
  
ManufacturingManufacturing Blog
Move to Microsoft Azure boosts Microsoft’s inventory management systemIT Showcase
Aerospace CEO: Spread Your Wings to Spread the RiskMBT
The Future of Connected DevicesNIST
What Makes a High-Performance Organization?Industry Week
5 Lessons from Silicon Valley that Translate to ManufacturingIndustry Week
  

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Microsoft Tech News and Product Updates: 11/2/2020

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

Looking to drive adoption and create a better user experience?  Pin a commonly used app to Teams.  In the example pictured above I’ve pinned our intranet “MSW” to the rail (left side control bar). Now I don’t need to leave teams to access company news and information.

Product News, Tech Posts & Announcements from last week

Azure Infrastructure
Taking your automation to the next level with PowerShell 7YouTube
Azure Cost Management and Billing updates – October 2020Azure
Collecting and displaying niping network latency measurements with Azure MonitorSAP
First Look at Azure AutomanageTech Community
  
Business Applications
Microsoft unlocks the full potential of the smart building ecosystemIoT
Power BI October 2020 Feature SummaryPower BI
  
Windows
Plan to deploy and manage updates for Windows 10 and OfficeYouTube
Windows updates and recovery: smooth and seamless for IT and end usersYouTube
  
App Dev
5 Things you didn’t know about Azure Cognitive Services | Azure Tips and TricksYouTube
Azure SQL Auditing of Microsoft support operation is now in PreviewTech Community
Understanding Azure Arc Enabled SQL ServerChannel 9
Policy as Code with Terraform and SentinelChannel 9
  
Microsoft 365
SharePoint Roadmap Pitstop: October 2020SharePoint
What’s New in Microsoft Teams | October 2020Teams
New training resources for Microsoft Teams admins and IT Pros on MS LearnTeams
Connect to your own data with more new data types in ExcelExcel
Microsoft Productivity Score and personalized experiences—here’s what’s new to Microsoft 365 in OctoberMicrosoft 365
How to Manage SharePoint and Microsoft Teams with PowerShell CoreSharePoint
A practical guide for managing sharing with OneDriveOneDrive
Announcing Multi-Geo coverage in Germany and NorwayMicrosoft 365
  
Security
Announcing the Investigation Insights WorkbookSecurity
Unilever CISO on balancing business risks with cybersecuritySecurity
Back to the future: What the Jericho Forum taught us about modern securitySecurity
Advanced Incident Management for Office and Endpoint DLP using Azure SentinelSecurity
Connect your Favorite Apps to Microsoft Cloud App SecuritySecurity
  
ManufacturingManufacturing Blog
Microsoft named a Leader in the Gartner 2020 Magic Quadrant for Industrial IoT PlatformsIIoT
The Future of Connected DevicesNIST
Automating for a Touchless Supply ChainMBT
  

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Technology Strategist

Microsoft Manufacturing

Microsoft Tech News & Product Updates: 10/26/2020

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
Microsoft And SpaceX: The Final Frontier For Cloud ComputingForbes
Disaster recovery through stretch clustering with Azure Stack HCIYouTube
Running Containers on Azure – All Options ExplainedTech Community
Load Balancing on Azure – An OverviewTech Community
  
Business Applications
Power Series Episode #034: Building Power BI and Power Apps all in one occasion.YouTube
Power BI October 2020 Feature SummaryPower BI
  
Windows
Security baseline (DRAFT): Windows 10 and Windows Server, version 20H2Tech Community
What’s new for IT pros in Windows 10, version 20H2Tech Community
Stay up to date with Windows ServerTech Community
  
App Dev
5 Things you didn’t know about Azure SQL DatabaseTips & Tricks
Quickly get started with samples in Azure Synapse AnalyticsBig Data
Serverless Streaming At Scale with Azure SQLTech Community
Managing and Rotating Secrets with Azure KeyVault, Managed Services, and some automation – Part 1Tech Community
Zone Redundancy for Azure SQL Database general purpose tier now in previewAzure SQL
Top Azure Synapse Analytics and Power BI questionsJames Serra
  
Microsoft 365
Managing Attention for Employee Wellness & ProductivityAdoption
Stay in Teams: Using Microsoft Teams with External Apps like Slack and WebexTeams
Surface Hub’s Windows 10 Team 2020 Update available October 27Surface
Does Microsoft Teams Replace SharePoint Online?Power-ful
  
Security
Azure AD provisioning, now with attribute mapping, improved performance and more!Tech Community
What’s New and What’s Coming in Information Protection?Tech Community
Secure Score Over Time Power BI DashboardTech Community
Conditional Access AdoptionTech Community
What’s New: Entity Insights for Convenient Investigation Checks is Now in Public PreviewTech Community
Auto-disable malicious inbox rules!Tech Community
Introducing an exciting new way to review and manage Microsoft DLP alertsTech Community
Microsoft 365 Defender enriches the Microsoft Defender for Identity experienceTech Community
  
ManufacturingManufacturing Blog
IoT Signals Research, edition 2: global insights for 2020 and beyondIoT
Solving IoT device security at scale through standardsIoT
Addressing cybersecurity risk in industrial IoT and OTIoT
7 Essential Traits to Build a Resilient Growth StrategyNIST
A Well-Trained Workforce Is Manufacturing’s FutureIndustry Week
  

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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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