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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Have a great week!

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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Your Microsoft team and I value your partnership and we are committed to helping you achieve more.  Please reach out to us if you need assistance. Have a great week!

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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Your Microsoft team  and I value your partnership and we are committed to helping you achieve more.  Please reach out to us if you need assistance. Have a great week.

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