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Top 12 Tech Gifts of 2017: Samsung Galaxy Tab S3
12/14/2017 | Office 365 Advisors | 7
We like tech, it’s what we do. As the holiday shopping season kicks into overdrive, we are bringing you 12 of the most requested, most wanted tech gifts for 2017. Check back each business day between now and December 19th for another must-have tech item and why you should check it out. The Samsung Galaxy

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New book: Programming the Microsoft Bot Framework: A Multiplatform Approach to Building Chatbots
11/28/2017 | Microsoft Press | 10
We’re pleased to announce the availability of Programming the Microsoft Bot Framework: A Multiplatform Approach to Building Chatbots (ISBN 9781509304981), by Joe Mayo. Purchase from these online retailers: Microsoft Press StoreAmazonBarnes & NobleIndependent booksellers – Shop local There is also a companion

Sorting through the noise to protect the enterprise
11/28/2017 | Microsoft IT showcase | 9
Noise. Noise. Noise. As the digital transformation continues to accelerate business practices, complex and unstructured data sets are inundating enterprises on a day-to-day basis. So, how do we get from noise to clarity? The good news for information protection is that we can use the “noise” to analyze

Unlock data insights to drive agency missions
11/28/2017 | Microsoft Azure Government | 8
  Now more than ever, federal CIOs can leverage business intelligence (BI) and advanced analytics to simplify data management, unlock valuable insights, and use these insights to improve operations across their agencies. Advanced analytics allows CIOs to connect available data to their agency’s larger

Microsoft OneDrive for Business: Basics and beyond (productivity demo)
11/28/2017 | Channel 9 - Office 365 | 19
Move to the cloud with OneDrive for Business! We show you how to get started with OneDrive for Business, including how to store, share, and access documents securely. A cloud-based document library, OneDrive for Business integrates with Office so you can organize all your work in one place. Learn how

Microsoft Windows 10 testers will soon see Timeline, Sets features
11/28/2017 | ZDNet All About Microsoft | 15
Microsoft is ready to roll out a couple of big, coming Windows 10 features to Windows Insider testers. Here's more on Timeline and Sets.

Azure Government Technical Community
11/28/2017 | Microsoft Azure Government | 15
In this episode of the Azure Government video series, Steve Michelotti talks with Gerardo Saca of the Azure Government Engineering team about the Azure Government technical community. Are you a developer or IT Pro that considers yourself a part of the Azure Government technical community? If not, why

Microsoft and SAP both commit to running SAP HANA on Azure internally
11/28/2017 | ZDNet All About Microsoft | 20
Microsoft and SAP are extending their cloud partnership yet again. This time, the pair are deploying SAP HANA on Azure and related services inside both companies.

Last week in Azure: Migrating VMWare environments to Azure, and more
11/28/2017 | Microsoft Azure | 13
Highlights from last week in Azure for the week of November 20, 2017: Transforming your VMWare environment with Azure, Azure Advisor updates, and more.

Announcing Azure Location Based Services public preview
11/28/2017 | Microsoft Azure | 12
Today we announced the public preview availability of Azure Location Based Services (LBS) – A portfolio of geospatial service APIs natively integrated into Azure that enable developers, enterprises…

Elastic database tools for Java
11/28/2017 | Microsoft Azure | 8
We are excited to announce the release of a new version of the Elastic Database Client Library for Azure SQL database supporting Java.

Introducing Azure Automation watcher tasks public preview
11/28/2017 | Microsoft Azure | 9
Azure Automation has the ability to integrate and automate processes across Azure and on-premises environments using a hybrid worker. This hybrid management capability has been extended to now deliver an automatic response to events in your datacenter using watcher tasks.

Automatic tuning introduces Automatic plan correction and T-SQL management
11/28/2017 | Microsoft Azure | 17
Azure SQL Database automatic tuning, industry’s first truly auto-tuning database based on Artificial Intelligence, is now providing more flexibility and power with the global introduction of the following new features.

Join us for an AMA on Azure Stack
11/28/2017 | Microsoft Azure | 11
Azure Stack engineering team here, announcing that we’ll host a Reddit AMA on Microsoft Azure Stack, an extension of Azure. The AMA will take place Thursday, December 7 at 8 am PT on /r/Azure. We’d like to invite you to join us and give you some details about the upcoming AMA.

Here's why Microsoft dropped its Delve app for Windows 10
11/27/2017 | ZDNet All About Microsoft | 19
Microsoft seems to be rethinking how it handles search in the brave, new Microsoft 365 world

New book: Microsoft Office 365 Administration Inside Out (Includes Current Book Service), 2nd Edition
11/27/2017 | Microsoft Press | 20
We’re pleased to announce the availability of Microsoft Office 365 Administration Inside Out (Includes Current Book Service), 2nd Edition (ISBN 9781509304677), by Darryl Kegg, Aaron Guilmette, Lou Mandich, and Ed Fisher. Purchase from these online retailers: Microsoft Press StoreAmazonBarnes & NobleIndependent

Microsoft riles VMware with new VMware virtualization on Azure announcement
11/27/2017 | ZDNet All About Microsoft | 19
VMware is none too pleased about a new Microsoft offering enabling the full VMware stack to run on Microsoft's Azure.

ebook deal of the week: Microsoft Azure Security Infrastructure
11/27/2017 | Microsoft Press | 18
Save 50%! Buy here. This offer expires on Sunday, December 3 at 7:00 AM GMT. Plan, deploy, and operate Microsoft Azure with outstanding levels of control, security, and compliance. Learn how to prepare infrastructure with Microsoft’s integrated tools, prebuilt templates, and managed services–and use

Microsoft Office looks to be available from Google Play Store for Chromebooks
11/27/2017 | ZDNet All About Microsoft | 19
Microsoft may finally be making generally available Android versions of its Office applications to Chromebook users, likely via an Office 365 subscription.

Run your PySpark Interactive Query and batch job in Visual Studio Code
11/27/2017 | Microsoft Azure | 12
We are excited to introduce the integration of HDInsight PySpark into Visual Studio Code (VSCode), which allows developers to easily edit Python scripts and submit PySpark statements to HDInsight clusters. This interactivity brings the best properties of Python and Spark to developers and empowers you

Get notified when Azure service incidents impact your resources
11/27/2017 | Microsoft Azure | 8
When an Azure service incident affects you, we know that it is critical that you are equipped with all the information necessary to mitigate any potential impact. The goal for the Azure Service…

Launching preview of Azure Migrate
11/27/2017 | Microsoft Azure | 9
At Microsoft Ignite 2017, we announced Azure Migrate – a new service that provides guidance, insights, and mechanisms to assist you in migrating to Azure. We made the service available in limited…

Server aliases for Azure Analysis Services
11/27/2017 | Microsoft Azure | 10
Server aliases for Azure Analysis Services allow users to connect to an alias server name instead of the server name exposed in the Azure portal. This can be used in the following scenarios.…

Technical reference implementation for enterprise BI and reporting
11/27/2017 | Microsoft Azure | 13
We are happy to announce the technical reference implementation of an enterprise grade infrastructure to help accelerate the deployment of a BI and reporting solution to augment your data science and…

3 sessions from MSIgnite 2017 you should have watched by now
11/23/2017 | webster | 22
This week I joined Christian Buckley and Alistair Pugin to talk about what we’ve been watching from the MSIgnite recordings. As Community Reporters for the event, we didn’t attend many sessions because we were talking to you fine people. Due to the size of the event and the volume of information, everyone

Episode 205 - SQL Vulnerability Assessement
11/22/2017 | The Azure Podcast | 24
Extremely informative discussion with Ronit Reger, a Senior PM in the SQL Team, about this new service they put out for SQL Azure to make is easier for customers to find out if their database is vulnerable to attacks. A must-have for anyone using SQL in Azure. Media file: