Microsoft Mechanics Podcast

Made for tech enthusiasts and IT professionals. Expanded coverage of your favorite technologies across Microsoft; including Office, Azure, Windows and Data Platforms. We'll even bring you broader topics such as device innovation with Surface, machine learning, and predictive analytics.

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A weekly show that covers your favorite tech and news across Microsoft, including Office, Azure, Data Platform, Windows, and Surface. It focuses on demos, how-tos and insights from Microsoft's tech leaders and engineers - Mark Russinovich, Corey Sanders, Julia White, Jeffrey Snover and more.
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2019-10-29 21:49
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2019-10-29 16:54
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What is Azure Machine Learning service and how data scientist use it.

Chris Lauren the Principal Program Manager for the Azure Machine Learning Platform goes over the new Azure Machine Learning service. Chris shows you what capabilities data scientists can get across the machine learning lifecycle within a familiar noteb...

Surface Pro X and Surface Laptop 3 Hands-on

Go behind the design of our Surface Laptop 3, Surface Pro 7, and Surface Pro X with Microsoft Surface engineer, Jochen Siegl. We'll demonstrate the new lineup of devices for the commercial channel - with the design, internals, and technical specificati...

Windows Virtual Desktop on Azure | Released

Windows Virtual Desktop is now released and ready for production! On today's show, Scott Manchester demonstrates WVD at general availability and what's coming. We'll show what the WVD team is doing to revolutionize app delivery with App Attach. This is...

Is Azure up? Outages, resilience, and Azure Service Health alerts

If you're troubleshooting an issue and wondering whether the problem is on your side or on the Azure side, you'll want to watch. In just a few minutes, Microsoft Azure Product Manager Dante Rasera will walk you through how you can get a personalized vi...

Azure Quickstart Center | In-the-moment Azure training to get started

If you're new to Azure or just want to quickly learn more, check out our introduction to Azure Quickstart Center. Senior Program Manager at Azure, Ayesha Gaffer will show you how Azure Quickstart Center is the fastest way to explore and onboard yoursel...

Integration of your systems and processes with Azure Logic Apps + new bi-directional SAP Connector

If you're in the middle of your cloud migration, dealing with legacy systems, or you want better integration between Microsoft, third party, and on-premises systems and services, we're going to take a look at how Azure Logic Apps can help. Derek Li fro...

Fix Incompatible Apps in Windows 10 at No Cost & get Windows Upgrade help from Engineers.

With the impending end of support for Windows 7, if you still need help with your Windows 10 migration, Aleks Lopez, who leads the Desktop App Assure team from FastTrack and Microsoft will walk through services for app remediation and upgrade automatio...

How to run VMware in Azure - Demo Tutorial

Run a bare metal VMware private cloud in Azure without using nested virtualization or re-platforming your virtual machines, thanks to Azure VMware Solution by CloudSimple. Markus Hain from the Azure engineering team walks through the experience coming ...

Managing Office with SCCM (2019)

Fifth video in our series on employing SCCM to prepare for Office deployment. On this episode, you'll get the steps to keep your managed Office apps up to date, learn when to install Office on top of an existing Office install, and how to troubleshoot ...

Deploying Office with SCCM (2019)

Fourth video in our series on employing SCCM to prepare for Office deployment. On this episode, you'll get the steps to create and configure an Office package: your options to define the experience for users, and the tools you'll want to know about alo...

Compatibility for Office upgrades using SCCM (2019)

Third video in our series on employing SCCM to prepare for Office deployment. On this episode, we'll cover the rest of the preparation steps for Office deployment and management, inventory and readiness, add-in and macro compatibility, and more. You'll...

Prerequisites for Office upgrades using SCCM (2019)

Second video in our series on employing SCCM to prepare for Office deployment. On this episode and the next, you'll see what's different and how to plan for your Office deployment. You'll learn what to do and what not to do, and how to make sure any Of...

Microsoft Office for IT using SCCM: Series intro (2019)

First video in our series to help you prepare, upgrade, and manage Office in your organization. The primary focus is to move you from an older version of Office to a current release and how to stay up to date.

HSBC's PayMe for Business app | How we built it in Azure

Tips to innovate with the cloud in a highly-regulated industry. Alessio Basso, Chief Architect of PayMe from HSBC will show you how they built an intelligent, secure and analytics rich, digital payment platform for their PayMe for Business App in Hong ...

Windows Virtual Desktop how-to | Step 3: Optimize

Step three (optimize) in our how-to series for preparing, deploying, and optimizing Windows Virtual Desktop. You'll get everything you need to know on optimizing your Windows Virtual Desktop deployment. At the heart of optimization is performance, and ...

Windows Virtual Desktop how-to | Step 2: Deploy

Step two (deploy) in our how-to series for preparing, deploying, and optimizing Windows Virtual Desktop. You'll get the steps and decisions to get to your first host pool and get that running. We'll look at how to build our host pool, then move on to p...

Windows Virtual Desktop how-to | Step 1: Prepare

Step one (prepare) in our how-to series for preparing, deploying, and optimizing Windows Virtual Desktop. You'll get the prerequisite steps to take in the Azure Portal, along with steps for connecting to your existing directory service, before you depl...

Windows Virtual Desktop Essentials | Intro and full tour

First video in our series on Microsoft's Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) Solution on Microsoft Azure. If your organization is looking for a more efficient, productive, and secure approach to desktop virtualization, this series will walk you through the f...

Microsoft Teams: Code free ways to optimize your experience

Automate repeated tasks and extend Microsoft Teams to the field with code-free business apps using Microsoft Flow and PowerApps. Aya Tange returns the show to demonstrate what's possible integrating Flow and PowerApps with Microsoft Teams. Get more inf...

Quantum Development Kit | Now open source + updates (2019)

Now open source, see the latest updates to the Microsoft Quantum Development Kit. Including how it's easier for you to jump into Quantum programming with self-paced learning exercises called Quantum Katas; the new samples for Numerics and Chemistry tha...

What is Azure SQL Database Hyperscale?

Run your most demanding workloads with near-limitless growth capacity using Azure SQL Database Hyperscale. Industry expert, Kevin Farlee shows you how you can easily update your existing databases to hyperscale without rearchitecting your apps. We demo...

Azure Monitor | Bridge to DevOps

Find and fix any issue with the health and performance of your workload. Watch Shankar Sivadasan, Senior Product Manager at Microsoft Azure, review the benefits of using end-to-end full-stack monitoring, advanced analytics and machine learning capabili...

Multi-Geo in Office 365 - Steps and details on setup

Operate a single global Office 365 tenant with pinpoint control in locations all around the world. Administer where each user's content is stored at rest, and where future content will be stored. If your organization is subject to requirements around w...

Symantec’s zero downtime migration to Azure Cosmos DB for its threat management services

See how Symantec shifted from a complex self-managed database infrastructure to a geographically dispersed and low-latency database solution using Azure Cosmos DB. All with minimal code changes and no downtime. You’re also going to see how this was acc...

SharePoint Online and OneDrive Multi-Geo to control where your data resides

Configure where SharePoint's site data is stored and where individual users' OneDrive files reside with Multi-Geo capabilities in Office 365 SharePoint Online, now generally available. If you already use Office 365 Multi-Geo, you'll learn how to make c...

Windows Autopilot: white glove & updates since 1809

A look at the new Windows Autopilot capability called white glove. Whether you run IT for an organization or you're a vendor providing IT service, white glove, allows you to pre-provision applications, policies, and settings for a Windows 10 device, so...

Monitor inappropriate communication through Microsoft 365

Join us for a quick look at the new and improved Supervision policies in Microsoft 365. Learn how to create policies to help enforce corporate communications policies, monitor risk management, and meet regulatory compliance requirements. Use custom and...

Knowledge mining with Azure Search

Watch the latest in Azure Search capabilities. Leverage hosted AI Services to quickly index unstructured data in any format so you can knowledge mine untapped information inside your organization. Principal Program Manager for Microsoft, Cindy Noteboom...

System Center Configuration Manager SCCM updates for Windows and Office deployment (2019)

Stay ahead of Windows and Office deployments and updates with Configuration Manager. See what's new, explanation on your desktop deployment options, and proven guidance for automating the process to move forward from older versions of Windows and Offic...

Azure DevOps updates

The latest on Microsoft's customizable platform for running DevOps in your organization or on any tech platform or cloud. Abel Wang, Principal Cloud Developer Advocate at Microsoft, shows you how Azure DevOps can be used with your preferred language, t...

How to use Microsoft Teams, a demo tutorial (2019)

Learn everything you need to know about using Microsoft Teams in 15 minutes. Aya Tange from Microsoft Teams walks through the end-to-end user experiences with a full demo tutorial: from chat and collaboration to online meetings and calling capabilities...

Serverless automation with Python and PowerShell

Event-driven automation using new Python and PowerShell language support for serverless compute, using Azure Functions. This allows you to bring your automation scripts to the cloud and run them automatically when needed, at minimal cost and exponentia...

What is the Surface Hub 2S?

Complete details, demo and specifications of the Surface Hub 2S, an all-in-one collaboration device that’s built for teamwork – delivering a digital whiteboard, meetings platform, and fully integrated Windows 10 computing experience in one device. In t...

Management Groups, Policy, and Blueprints in Azure Governance

The latest on governing Azure subscriptions for Cloud Architects or Ops Managers. Satya Vel, from the Azure Governance Team, demonstrates Microsoft's approach to Azure Governance overall, which now includes more granular control of policy across differ...

Hybrid enterprise serverless in Microsoft Azure

Apply serverless compute securely and confidently to any workload with new enterprise capabilities. Jeff Hollan, Sr. Program Manager from the Azure Serverless team, demonstrates how you can turn on managed service identities and protect secrets with Ke...

Virtual node autoscaling and Azure Dev Spaces in Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

Recent updates to the Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) for developers and ops. Join Ria Bhatia, Program Manager for Azure Kubernetes Service, as she shows you the new autoscaling options using virtual nodes as well as how you can use Azure Dev Spaces to ...

Hybrid networking in Microsoft Azure

See your options for connecting your on-premises data center and workloads to Azure. Principal Product Manager for Microsoft Azure, Reshmi Yandapalli, will show you how you can establish connectivity with Azure Virtual Network to connect your general w...

Azure Stack hybrid scaling

See how to use Azure and Azure Stack to dynamically scale applications between your data center and the public cloud while keeping all of your data on premises and handling massive, unexpected increases in traffic. Senior Program Manager of Azure Stack...

Hybrid security management across your data center, Microsoft Azure and other Clouds

See hybrid security management across your data centers and cloud environments with Azure Security Center. Sr. Director of Azure Security, Scott Woodgate, will show you how we've designed Azure Security Center to be your central hub for monitoring the ...

Azure Stack for hybrid compute and disconnected scenarios

Latest updates to hybrid compute using the power of Microsoft's Azure cloud on-premises with Azure Stack. Partner Director Program Manager, Natalia Mackevicius will show you how to run hybrid apps and process data between Azure Stack and your data cent...

New Windows 10 and Office 365 management and user experiences (2019)

Microsoft CVP, Brad Anderson, takes you through the latest updates to support modern experiences across devices with Windows 10 and Office 365. In this show, Brad demonstrates cold-booting his personal, highly-managed and secured Windows 10 device in u...

What is Windows Virtual Desktop?

On this show, we’ll take a closer look at Windows Virtual Desktop, now in public preview. See how you can give your users the only Windows 10 multi-session experience virtualized in the cloud and available on any device. Scott Manchester demonstrates h...

Windows Server 2019 + Microsoft Azure = hybrid management updates

See updates to Windows Admin Center and Windows Server 2019 that line up practical hybrid management scenarios with Microsoft Azure. Windows Server, Principal Program Manager, Jeff Woolsey starts you off with Azure File Sync. Sync your local files to t...

Microsoft Teams updates for Firstline Workers

A close look at the Microsoft Teams updates for Firstline Workers and their managers across industries. Microsoft Teams' Product Manager, Keara James, reviews the new mobile features relevant to Firstline Workers such as a new smart camera, the ability...

Information Protection updates in Microsoft 365

Microsoft Information Protection is a family of complementary solutions to help you to discover, classify, protect and monitor your sensitive information, wherever it lives. Whether its on-premises, on devices, or in the Cloud. Whether you are concerne...

Early look at Microsoft Threat Protection

Harnesses trillions of threat signals from the Microsoft Intelligent Security Graph to secure your workplace using Microsoft Threat Protection. Security CVP Rob Lefferts shows you the unified single consul for visibility of security threats across your...

Introducing Microsoft Azure Sentinel

Microsoft Azure Sentinel is a new Cloud native SIEM service with built-in AI for analytics that removes the cost and complexity of achieving a central and focused near real-time view of the active threats in your environment. Koby Koren from the Azure ...

Introducing Progressive Web Apps and the new Office app (PWA)

Explore Progressive Web Apps (PWA), a new class of apps that deliver native platform experiences to enhance performance, resilience, installation, and engagement with apps. Aaron Gustafson, Principal Program Manager from the Microsoft Edge browser team...

Introducing the modern data warehouse solution pattern with Azure SQL Data Warehouse

A deep look at the robust foundation for all enterprise analytics, spanning SQL queries to machine learning and AI. Charles Feddersen, Principal Program Mgr. for Azure SQL Data Warehouse, starts you off by looking at the core updates to Azure's SQL Dat...

Now do more with Advanced eDiscovery in Microsoft 365

Lead engineer Iram Arras takes you on a demo-rich tour of updates to Advanced eDiscovery capabilities for Microsoft 365. See how we’ve streamlined and automated organizational search with a central built-in eDiscovery solution. This allows you to hold,...