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. 

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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
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 ( Apps
Microsoft 365
SharePoint Roadmap Pitstop March 2021 (
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
What’s the difference between a personal Microsoft account and a work or school account? – Microsoft Tech CommunitySecurity
Business Email Compromise Part Three (
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 (
Top 5 things to see and do at Hannover Messe Digital Edition – Microsoft Industry BlogsLeadership

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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