Cloud Weekly Digest – Week of January 17-23, 2016

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


Collaborate anywhere, anytime with the Microsoft Immersion Experience | Wednesday January 27—10 am and 12pm PST
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.

Take your teamwork to the next level anywhere, anytime with Office 365 and Windows 10 | Wednesday, February 10 at 10:00 am or 12:00 pm PST; Wednesday, February 17 at 10:00 am or 12:00 pm PST
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.


Gifme Outlook Add-in
GifMe is an Outlook add-in that demonstrates third-party integration (using the Giphy API) with Outlook add-ins, how to insert images and text into Outlook items, how to take advantage of add-in commands for Outlook, and how to get an Office look and feel using Office UI Fabric.

Learn Skype Web SDK in 30 Days
This free eBook is for anyone who wants to get started with the Skype Web SDK. There are 30 “days” (plus a few extras before and after). Each day works through a specific problem and describes how to solve it. In addition, at the end of each day you will see a link to GitHub.

SfB Video Broadcast: Ep 7. Path to the Cloud – Deployment Options
Microsoft’s Jamie Stark and Sean Wilson share Office 365 Deployment Guidance as they discuss your path to the cloud.

From Inside the Cloud—What protection exists for your data in Office 365?
We focus on protecting your data everywhere it is authored and shared, without disrupting your ability to get work done. This is a very real and vital engineering goal and requires an approach that balances both information security and end user needs. It starts with harnessing the intelligence of the service itself and providing the controls to tailor protection to your specific organization requirements.

Sway Recycle Bin, full screen mode in Windows, Send to Sway add-in for OneNote (preview) and more!
We added a Recycle Bin to Sway. Now, any Sway you delete using Sway on the web, Sway for Windows 10 or Sway for iPhone and iPad goes to the Recycle Bin, where you can recover it for up to 30 days.

Embed video throughout your intranet
Within Office 365, it is possible to place videos (embed) in-line and in-context where people work on projects, online and on-premises. You can do this within SharePoint Team Sites, custom company portals, internal blogs, wikis and more. Using the Office 365 Video solution, it is as simple as copy, paste and publish.

New to Office 365 in January—new inking tools, collaboration improvements, Office Insider builds now available for Mac and more
We’re improving the inking experience so writing and drawing with your finger, pen or stylus are more intuitive and powerful.

Office 365—monthly Dev Digest for January
Welcome to the 11th edition of Dev Digest, designed to help you—the Office 365 developer—keep up to date with what’s new in Office 365 development.

Episode 081 on ngOfficeUIFabric with Andrew Connell and Waldek Mastykarz—Office 365 Developer Podcast
In this episode, Jeremy Thake speaks to Andrew Connell and Waldek Mastykarz on ngOfficeUIFabric.


Analyzing your Azure Search traffic
You told us you’d like to be able to know what’s happening inside your search service and we are happy to announce we’ve rolled out the first phase of Search Traffic Analytics.

Announcing the Beta Apache Cordova Plugin for Azure App Service Mobile Apps
This plugin provides an API for data access, push registration and authentication to an Azure Mobile App backend written in either Node.js or ASP.NET.

How Halo 5 implemented cloud scale telemetry using Azure Event Hubs
Halo 5 chose Event Hubs to process billions of events per day in their massive game telemetry platform. Find out why.

AJAX Collection in Application Insights
We’re excited to announce that Application Insights will now automatically tell you about the performance of AJAX calls made by your web page apps.

Application Insights Proactive Detection
Application Insights will now use Proactive Detection to automatically analyze your telemetry and notify you if it finds performance problems.

Announcing the Azure SDK 2.8.2 for .NET
Last week Microsoft announced the Azure SDK 2.8.2 for Visual Studio 2013 and Visual Studio 2015. This post summarizes the new features being released in the Azure SDK 2.8.2.


How we’re putting the Microsoft Cloud to work for the public good
Microsoft is committed to putting the Microsoft Cloud to work for the public good. That’s why Microsoft Philanthropies, with support from Microsoft Research and Microsoft Business Development, will donate $1 billion in Microsoft cloud services to nonprofits and university researchers over the next three years.


Effortlessly Analyze Data History Using Temporal Tables
Temporal Tables are a new feature in SQL Server 2016, designed to be the ultimate productivity tool for developing or migrating applications that provide insights from historical data. Temporal Tables allow you to track the full history of changes without additional code and let you focus your data analysis on a specific point in time in a very simple and efficient way.

SharePoint Server 2016 and Project Server 2016 Release Candidate available
We’re pleased to announce the availability of SharePoint Server 2016 Release Candidate (RC). SharePoint Server 2016 RC is mostly feature complete and represents an important milestone for customers and partners looking to deploy and evaluate SharePoint Server 2016 before general availability in Spring 2016.

Episode 404: Mark Miller on The Science of Great Design
Mark Miller of DevExpress is passionate about the science of great design. In this interview, Mark discusses some principles of great design and examples of those principles put into action.

Advancing Persistent Security: How Microsoft’s Cybersecurity Benefits Your Customers
Microsoft is leading the way in developing and deploying the most advanced cybersecurity technology and services. This Voices for Innovation (VFI) webinar focused on how Microsoft is responding to today’s escalating cybersecurity risks. Chris Krebs, Director, Cybersecurity Policy at Microsoft discussed the work Microsoft is doing in this area.

TWC9: Build Sells Out, ASP.NET 5 is Dead, Node.js gets ChakraCode’d and more…
Last week on Channel 9.