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. 

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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 ( 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
Mapping a Network Drive to an Azure File Share Using Domain Credentials (
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 (
Building Teams Apps with Low Code Tools with April Dunnam | #LessCodeMorePower | Channel 9 (
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 (
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
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 (
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 (
Solar Is on a Roll—and Needs More Sunlight from Washington | IndustryWeekLeadership

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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