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. 

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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
Microsoft Edge 88 Privacy and Security Updates – Microsoft Edge Blog (
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 ( Data Factory
Serverless Architecture and Concepts. What is it? – Microsoft Tech CommunitySQL Serverless
Microsoft 365
Making risk less risky The Intrazone podcast – compliance (
Plan your day with My Day in To Do ( 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
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 (
Addressing the skills gap in manufacturing’s new normal – Microsoft Industry BlogsLeadership
Microsoft invests in General Motors’ self-driving subsidiary Cruise | ZDNetTechnology

Author: Lou Gucciardo

I'm a Technical Strategist working for Microsoft. I work with enterprise manufacturing customers in the New York City metropolitan area. As a technology strategist my goal is to guide customers on their digital transformation. I help them understand their options and align their strategy to the goals of the business. I have also worked in consumer goods, pharmaceutical, finance and Healthcare verticals. Prior to joining Microsoft I held various technical and leadership roles in corporate Information Technology. In addition to working with our enterprise customer I frequently speak at technology events. I'm in involved in many community activities through my Masonic affiliation (Nutley Lodge #25) and I love listening to all things hard rock and heavy metal m/ m/

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