Cloud Weekly Digest – Week of January 10-16, 2016

Take a look at last week’s news on Microsoft Cloud and miscellaneous.


Webinar and events
Azure Active Directory Premium Customer Training Webinars
Join us and learn how to get up and running on Azure AD Premium quickly and easily!

Collaborate anywhere, anytime with the Microsoft Immersion Experience
Join us for a Microsoft Immersion Experience session from the comfort of your own office. An immersion experience is a facilitated, hands-on session to “experience the possible” by test-driving Microsoft solutions through simulated everyday business scenarios.

The Office Small Business Academy series debuts January 26—register today
What is your business resolution for the New Year? Whether you want to master the art of management, grow your social media presence or get the most out of technology, be sure to watch the first episode of Office Small Business Academy.

Introducing Microsoft Envision, our new event for business leaders | New Orleans, LA | April 4-6, 2016
New flagship event for business leaders. Microsoft Envision is designed for CxOs and their senior department and functional leaders who are driven to shape their own future and position their organizations and business for success in a mobile first, cloud first world.

Microsoft loves Linux: Deep dive blog series
We’ve recently completed a 12-part series of blog posts about running and managing Linux and FreeBSD in an on-premises datacenter.

Office 365
Microsoft acquires management, reporting and analytics technology from Event Zero to enhance Skype for Business Online
Microsoft has acquired technology assets underlying the UC Commander product suite from Event Zero, a leading provider of management software for Skype for Business Online. This acquisition will allow us to expand and improve the built-in management tools for Skype for Business, and is the latest example of Microsoft’s commitment to deliver a complete, enterprise-grade communications solution at global scale with Office 365.

Skype call scheduling and more updates for Outlook for iOS and Android
The Outlook and Skype teams share a passion for helping connect you to the people that matter most in your life. That’s why we’re working together to build integrated experiences that make it easier to communicate and manage your calendar from your mobile device.

Exchange Online Protection updates | Leading the way in the fight against dangerous email threats
The Office team has introduced several new capabilities in Exchange Online Protection and Advanced Threat Protection, which help protect you from unknown external threats while providing admins visibility on targets within their companies and options for mitigating or eliminating attacks.

Boost your productivity with the new Full Screen view feature in Outlook for Mac
We are happy to announce that Outlook for Mac now officially supports Full Screen view for OS X Yosemite and above.

6 steps to a successful Yammer network
Video – Prescriptive guidance on how to roll out Yammer and drive ongoing usage in your organization

Episode 080 with on their Office 365 integration—Office 365 Developer Podcast
In this episode, Jeremy Thake and Richard Dizerega speaks to Travis Tidwell and Gary Wetzel from on their Office 365 integration.

Office365 and AzureAD for Developers
Understand the fundamental AzureAD concepts necessary for calling Office365 APIs, 3rd party APIs, and custom APIs.

Making R the Enterprise Standard for Cross-Platform Analytics, Both On-Premises and in the Cloud
Last week, Microsoft Data Group CVP announced a few exciting news to the R community.

Announcing enhanced migration and disaster recovery for VMware using ASR
Customers can now protect and replicate their VMware virtual machines and physical servers to Azure, without the need to deploy any replication or orchestration components in Azure IaaS.

Easily enable identity and access management with social logins for B2C apps
If you want to make it easier for your customers to easily and securely login to your consumer-facing apps with existing accounts like Microsoft, Google and Facebook and greatly minimize the work required to maintain customer identities, you’ll want to watch our latest Microsoft Mechanics show featuring the new Azure AD B2C service.

Zend Z-Ray for Azure App Service general availability
Built by the PHP experts at Zend, Z-Ray delivers unmatched runtime insights into PHP applications, including visibility into database queries, functions, errors and warnings, memory consumption to monitor and analyze application activity.

Optimize your network infrastructure for Microsoft’s cloud
Is your organization trying to get a handle on how to evolve your networking infrastructure for a cloud-based world? Just what are the new paradigms and skill sets you need to master to ensure current and future optimal access to your workloads running in Azure? To learn more please click on the link above.

What would you do with 100,000 cores? – Big compute at global scale
Well, by running a specialized insurance model on Azure, that’s exactly what Towers Watson did in collaboration with the HPC and Big Compute team at Microsoft. The whole effort took less than 12 hours, from provisioning 100,000 cores in 14 different regions worldwide, to the final downloading of results.

Announcing the Azure Automation PowerShell ISE add-on
If you’re interested in speeding up your runbook authoring process using tools you’re already familiar with, we hope you’ll give the Azure Automation PowerShell ISE add-on a try!

Microsoft Azure Storage Explorer preview: January update and roadmap
Last week the Azure Tools team announced the January release of Storage Explorer Preview and updates on version 0.7.20160107.

Microsoft InTune for the Old-School GPO Admin
The article discusses InTune for the old-school GPO Admin.

Visual Studio IDE improvements announced at Connect
Watch this quick breakdown of the IDE improvements in Visual Studio 2015.

Microsoft Neural Net Shows Deep Learning Can Get Way Deeper
Interesting read on AI.

TWC9: Build Registration Opens, ChakraCore Opens, R Server Free for Dev’s and more…
Last week on Channel 9.

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