Microsoft Tech News and Product Updates: 04/12/2021

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
Leverage enterprise-scale reference implementations for your cloud adoption | Azure Blog and Updates | Microsoft AzureIaas
Cloud Adoption Framework Enterprise-Scale Series and Livestream (
Azure Service Fabric 8.0 Release – Microsoft Tech CommunityService Fabric
Which Virtual Machine is best for your workload in Azure? (
Azure Landing Zone Q&A | IT Ops Talk | Channel 9 (
Business Applications
Join us! Power BI Summit April 19-23 | Microsoft Power BI Blog | Microsoft Power BIPowerBI
Introducing new capabilities to transform customer service and field service – Microsoft Dynamics 365 BlogDynamics
Highlights of the Dynamics 365 Marketing 2021 release wave 1 – Microsoft Dynamics 365 BlogDynamics
Intelligence and collaboration converge in Dynamics 365 Sales – Microsoft Dynamics 365 BlogDynamics
Microsoft Power Platform and Dynamics 365 2021 release launches with hundreds of new capabilities – Microsoft Dynamics 365 BlogDynamics
App Dev
Diagnose and solve problems with Azure API Management | Azure Friday – YouTubeAPI
The Azure Data Architecture Map – Microsoft Tech CommunityData
Azure SQL News Update: April 2021 (
DevSecOps: bringing security into your DevOps practice on Azure | Azure Enablement | Channel 9 (
Microsoft 365
OneDrive sync 64-bit for Windows now in public preview – Microsoft Tech CommunityOneDrive
Microsoft Teams Rooms on Android | April 2021 Updates – Microsoft Tech CommunityTeams
What’s new for Yammer in April 2021 – Microsoft Tech CommunityYammer
Teams Real Simple with Pictures: Forms to the Flow, to the List, to the Team and Yammer using conditions and approvals – @Microsoft365ProTeams
Introducing Modern Comments in Microsoft Word – Microsoft Tech CommunityWord
What’s New from Ignite regarding Insider Risk Management – Microsoft Tech CommunitySecurity
How to use Azure Sentinel for Incident Response, Orchestration and Automation – Microsoft Tech CommunitySecurity
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
Gamifying machine learning for stronger security and AI models – Microsoft SecuritySecurity
Protect your business from email phishing with multi-factor authentication – Microsoft SecuritySecurity
Threat matrix for storage services – Microsoft SecuritySecurity
Investigating a unique “form” of email delivery for IcedID malware – Microsoft SecuritySecurity
ManufacturingManufacturing Blog
What I Wish I Knew: Manufacturing leaders offer firsthand IoT adoption advice | Azure Blog and Updates | Microsoft AzureLeadership
Microsoft at Ansys Simulation World 2021Leadership
To cool datacenter servers, Microsoft turns to boiling liquidSustainability
Staffing the Fourth Industrial Revolution | MAPILeadership
Ready or Not, Robotics in Manufacturing Is On the Rise (
How to conduct virtual Kaizen Events using Microsoft Teams – Microsoft Industry BlogsTeams

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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