Cloud Weekly Digest – Week of January 24-30, 2016

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


Azure Stack webcast with PG | February 3rd, 9:00 am PST
Great opportunity to join Mark Russinovich and Jeffrey Snover on their webcast to get the inside the scoop on Azure Stack!

Five reasons to run Microsoft apps on Azure | February 10, 2016 at 10:00 am PST
Join Corey Sanders, Microsoft’s Director of Program Management on the Azure Compute team, to learn the top five reasons why you’ll benefit from running Microsoft apps on Azure.

Take your teamwork to the next level anywhere, anytime with Office 365 and Windows 10 | Wednesday, February 10 and 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.

Drive Business Results with Intelligent Tools Series | All webinars (45 minutes) will take place on Thursdays at 10:00 am PST.
Moving to the cloud is no longer a question of “if,” it’s a question of “when.” In this series you will get to see the exciting innovations enabling best-in-class, cross-platform mobile productivity, intelligent tools that can anticipate your needs to deliver timely solutions, collaboration tools built for the modern workforce and how Microsoft has delivered on its commitment to trustworthy computing across security, privacy and compliance.

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

RSA Conference 2016 | February 29 – March 4, 2016
RSA Conference 2016 is your best opportunity to connect with the technology, trends and people that will protect our digital world.

TechNet Virtual – Conference 2016 | March 1-3, 2016
3 days of technology, inspiration and fun! To attend the event, please visit the event landing page

Learn new insights from leaders in the business analyst community | Cost: $299 | March 22–23, 2016
The Excel and Power BI teams are hosting a new conference designed specifically for you, the business analyst.

Introducing Microsoft Envision, our new event for business leaders | New Orleans, LA | April 4-6, 2016
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.


Developing Outlook add-ins – where to integrate and what you can do
In this blog post, Simon Jaeger, covers some of the key possibilities that you have when integrating with Outlook and using the Office.js library.

Getting started with Microsoft Graph
In this lab, you will investigate the Microsoft Graph.

Overview of Office 365 Development
In this lab, you will work with existing Office 365 Add-ins.

Skype for Business and Lync 2013 Memory Usage
Skype for Business and Lync 2013 clients manage memory differently than previous client versions. This article describes the design change, how it impacts client performance, and how it affects the memory footprint.

New cloud storage options for Office mobile and Office Online
Last week, Office announced real-time co-authoring with Office Online for documents stored in partner cloud services, extending our Office for iOS integration to all partners in the CSPP, and enabling integration between and cloud storage providers Dropbox and Box.

5 commonly overlooked security threats
This post discusses five often overlooked threats to your email security.

Episode 082 on PowerApps with Chris McNulty—Office 365 Developer Podcast
In this episode, Jeremy Thake speaks to Chris McNulty on PowerApps.


Progress update: Node.js SDK for Azure App Service Mobile Apps
Back in September, we announced the availability of the first alpha release for the Node.js SDK for Azure App Service Mobile Apps. This SDK streamlines the code for implementing a mobile backend with Azure App Service. We’ve been hard at work since then developing the solution with plenty of real-world experience and feedback from the community.

Introduction to the new Azure Portal
In this video Byron Tardif, a Program Manager on the Azure team, spends some time discussing the new Azure Portal that was recently released.

Announcing the first Technical Preview of Microsoft Azure Stack
Born from Azure, Azure Stack helps organizations deliver Azure services from their own datacenter. | Technical Preview is available for download.

File management with Azure Mobile Apps
The Azure Mobile Apps File Management SDK, is a library that provides client and server components designed to help eliminate complexities using the Azure Mobile Apps SDK, currently using Azure Blob Storage as the underlying storage infrastructure.

Machine Learning in Azure Security Center
Broadly speaking, Microsoft uses Machine Learning to achieve two outcomes: next-generation detection and simplified security management.

13 effective security controls for ISO 27001 compliance
13 effective security controls that can be easily implemented to help address ISO 27001 compliance obligations

Visual Studio UserVoice
Turn customer engagement and feedback from thousands, or even millions, of users into smart product decisions—all without turning your backlog into a hurricane. UserVoice is the perfect tool for products and development teams looking to build the best products – driven by real feedback from users.

Microsoft research project puts cloud in ocean for the first time
The technology to put sealed vessels underwater with computers inside isn’t new. In fact, it was one Microsoft employee’s experience serving on submarines that carry sophisticated equipment that got the ball rolling on this project. But Microsoft researchers do believe this is the first time a datacenter has been deployed below the ocean’s surface. Going under water could solve several problems by introducing a new power source, greatly reducing cooling costs, closing the distance to connected populations and making it easier and faster to set up datacenters.DC-under-water

Cortana Gets Better at Helping You Manage Your Busy Schedule
Use Cortana to request an Uber, assist with meeting prep, track flights or packages and set a location-based reminder that goes with you on all your devices.

Message Analyzer: How to Diagnose Network Traces, Log files, and Windows Event Tracing (ETW) Components
Microsoft Message Analyzer is a powerful tool used for capturing, displaying, and analyzing protocol messaging traffic, events, and other system or application messages in network troubleshooting and other diagnostic scenarios. Join Lex Thomas and Paul Long as they walk us through the new Message Analyzer interface and show us how decryption works.

Incident Response 101: What to do if your Security has been Compromised
Lex Thomas welcomes back Jessica Payne to the show as they discuss the proper way to respond to a cyber security attack in your datacenter. *Hint — running around, waving your arms and screaming at the top of your lungs will not help.

(Part 2) Deploying Windows 10: How to Migrate Users and User Data to Windows 10
Yung Chou, Kevin Remde and Dan Stolts continue their multi-part Windows 10 series and in part 2 they showcase free tools like the User State Migration Toolkit (USMT) that can easily migrate users and user data to Windows 10 from Windows XP, 7 and 8. | Part 1

TWC9: Seth and Shen Stack Azure, Encrypt Web Apps, Challenge VSCode and more…
Last week on Channel 9.


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