Microsoft Tech News and Product Updates: 4/19/2021

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
New Microsoft Azure billing experience – YouTubeCost Management
The Line Between AD and Azure AD! – YouTubeIdentity
SAP NetWeaver monitoring- Azure Monitoring for SAP Solutions – Microsoft Tech CommunitySAP
New Azure Monitor for SAP Solutions HA Cluster features – Microsoft Tech CommunitySAP
Azure Storage Day virtual event (
Business Applications
Announcing the new Charticulator visual (Public Preview) | Microsoft Power BI Blog | Microsoft Power BIPower BI
Announcing the new Power Automate visual for Power BI reports | Microsoft Power BI Blog | Microsoft Power BIPower BI
Navigating the skills gap with Dynamics 365 Guides – Microsoft Dynamics 365 BlogDynamics
Architecting resiliency in supply chains with Microsoft Dynamics 365 – Microsoft Dynamics 365 BlogDynamics
Get real-time digital analytics with Dynamics 365 Customer Insights – Microsoft Dynamics 365 BlogDynamics
Windows Recovery Environment explained – Microsoft Tech CommunityWindows
Security baseline for Microsoft Edge, version 90 – Microsoft Tech CommunityEdge
Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 | Details, Review, Tech & Design Specs – YouTubeSurface
App Dev
Build an Intelligent Bot with Microsoft Azure – YouTubeAI
Now available: Code-free AI in Azure Synapse Analytics – Microsoft Tech CommunityAI
Integrating AI: Best Practices and Resources to Get Started with Azure Cognitive Services (
Microsoft 365
A portal’s journey Microsoft Web MSW The Intrazone podcastSharePoint
Your questions from the Microsoft Ignite Ask the Experts sessions about Microsoft Teams…answered! – Microsoft Tech CommunityTeams
Streamline requests with new approval features in Microsoft Teams – Microsoft Tech CommunityTeams
New frontline worker enhancements in Teams to communicate, digitize processes and stay secure – Microsoft Tech CommunityTeams
Released: April 2021 Exchange Server Security Updates – Microsoft Tech CommunityExchange
Using Power Automate to notify admins on Intune Connector health – Microsoft Tech CommunityIntune
Let’s talk about security in Microsoft Teams – YouTubeTeams
Network device discovery and vulnerability assessments – Microsoft Tech CommunityEndpoint
Endpoint Discovery – Navigating your way through unmanaged devices – Microsoft Tech CommunityEndpoint
Security Control: Implement security best practices – Microsoft Tech CommunitySecurity
De-risk your lateral movement paths with Microsoft Defender for Identity – Microsoft Tech CommunitySecurity
Guidance for responders: Investigating and remediating on-premises Exchange Server vulnerabilities – Microsoft Security Response CenterSecurity
How far have we come? The evolution of securing identities – Microsoft SecuritySecurity
ManufacturingManufacturing Blog
The blueprint to securely solve the elusive zero-touch provisioning of IoT devices at scale | Azure Blog and Updates | Microsoft AzureIoT
Build secure manufacturing operations with nesting capabilities for Azure IoT Edge | Azure Blog and Updates | Microsoft AzureIoT
How to convert an existing IoT device to be an Azure IoT Plug and Play device – Microsoft Tech CommunityIoT
Whether You Build Them or Buy Them – IoT Device Security Concerns Us All | NISTIoT
Supply Chain Flexibility Through Better Data | Manufacturing Business Technology (
How to avoid vendor lock-in and guide your Industrial IoT solutions – Microsoft Industry BlogsIoT
Transforming manufacturing operations with Dynamics 365 Remote Assist – Microsoft Dynamics 365 BlogMixed Reality

Technology Strategist

Microsoft Manufacturing

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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