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Office Mechanics is now Microsoft Mechanics. The official show and video platform for our latest technology innovations, engineering commentary, and demos. Made just for tech enthusiasts and IT professionals. Once the popular Office Mechanics show, it has now expanded its coverage of your favorite technologies across Microsoft; including Office, Azure, Data Platform and Windows. We'll even bring you broader topics such as device innovation with Surface, machine learning, and predictive analy ...
 
Office Mechanics is now Microsoft Mechanics. The official show and video platform for our latest technology innovations, engineering commentary, and demos. Made just for tech enthusiasts and IT professionals. Once the popular Office Mechanics show, it has now expanded its coverage of your favorite technologies across Microsoft; including Office, Azure, Data Platform and Windows. We'll even bring you broader topics such as device innovation with Surface, machine learning, and predictive analy ...
 
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See how you can apply Zero Trust principles and policies to your endpoints and apps; the conduits for users to access your data, network, and resources. Jeremy Chapman walks through your options, controls, and recent updates to implement the Zero Trust security model. Our Essentials episode gave a high-level overview of the principles of the Zero T…
 
Go deeper on Microsoft Viva Learning, a central place for individuals and teams to discover personal learning content and build skills within the flow of everyday work. Swati Jhawar, Principal Program Manager for Microsoft Viva, joins Jeremy Chapman to share options for setup, learning content curation, and integration with your existing learning m…
 
For more than a decade, BloombergNEF has been forecasting the price of carbon credits under the European Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS), and in the latest edition, the forecast breaches the 100-euro barrier for the first time ever. This week, Switched On speaks with Jahn Olsen, lead carbon analyst for BNEF about the factors contributing to this …
 
Take a closer look at how the Power Platform can be used for professional developers’ most demanding business apps. Per Mikkelsen, GPM for Microsoft Power Platform, joins host Jeremy Chapman to share how you can build APIs as serverless functions, integrate Power Apps as part of your CI/CD pipelines, and publish Power Apps to Microsoft Teams for in…
 
Electric vehicles are creating a lot of buzz, but are they profitable for the manufacturers? This week, Switched On speaks with Opel Automotive CEO Michael Lohscheller about his strategy for the transition to EVs. He discusses what the automotive industry must do to drive up profit from electrified cars, which includes taking a closer look at suppl…
 
Take a look at new project management options from Microsoft, and how they meet your project needs. From integrated experiences with Microsoft Teams using Project for the web, all the way to Project Operations in Dynamics 365 to support the delivery of project-based services with seamless integration into your ERP system, and manage all phases of y…
 
Take a look at the new Microsoft Viva Connections, part of your Microsoft 365 subscription, that provides a curated, company branded experience in the context of the apps used every day, like Microsoft Teams. Adam Harmetz, lead engineer, joins host Jeremy Chapman to walk through the user experience, how to set it up, and options for personalizing i…
 
Tour your identity options when moving to the Zero Trust security model. Our last Essentials episode gave a high-level overview of the Zero Trust security model principles: identity, endpoints, applications, networks, infrastructure, and data. Join our host, Jeremy Chapman, as he unpacks the foundational layer of the model with identity. As the pri…
 
Take a deep dive on Microsoft Viva Topics, which uses AI to organize information into accessible knowledge within the apps and services you use every day. Walk through the admin experience for setup, as well as the controls available to publish and curate topic pages and ensure content accuracy. CJ Tan, Lead Program Manager, joins host Jeremy Chapm…
 
Elon Musk put out a $100 million prize earlier this year for innovation in 'carbon negative solutions', or pulling carbon dioxide (CO2) out of the air. But BloombergNEF carbon capture analyst David Madrid says Musk is missing the point -- what is needed for direct air capture is scale, not new technologies., This week, Switched On speaks with David…
 
Adopt a Zero Trust approach for security and benefit from the core ways in which Microsoft can help. In the past, your defenses may have been focused on protecting network access with on-premises firewalls and VPNs, assuming everything inside the network was safe. But as corporate data footprints have expanded to sit outside your corporate network,…
 
Tour Microsoft Viva, the new employee experience platform that connects learning, insights, resources, and communication. Viva is a unique set of curated and AI enriched experiences built on top of and integrated with the foundational services of Microsoft 365. Join Jeremy Chapman as he shares Viva’s capabilities, the underlying tech, and your core…
 
Why does the threat of climate change give some nightmares while others simply ignore it? Where do perceptions lie and how do they differ by country, age, education level, or political affiliation? This week, Switched On speaks with BloombergNEF consumer research analyst, Hugh Bromley, about several recent surveys that ask how people perceive clima…
 
How to build a fast, scalable data system on Azure SQL Database Hyperscale. Hyperscale’s flexible architecture scales with the pace of your business to process large amounts of data with a small amount of compute in just minutes, and allows you to back up data almost instantaneously. Zach Fransen, VP of data and AI at Xplor, joins Jeremy Chapman to…
 
Modernize your existing data at scale, and solve for operational efficiency with Azure SQL Managed Instance. Azure SQL MI is an intelligent, scalable, cloud database service and fully managed SQL server. Nipun Sharma, lead data architect, joins Jeremy Chapman to share how the Australian subsidiary of large equipment manufacturer, Komatsu, built a s…
 
Take a closer look at Microsoft Dataverse, a managed service that securely shapes, stores, and manages any data across your business apps, from ERP systems to user generated Power Apps. Dataverse empowers citizen developers to quickly develop apps at scale, and pro developers to easily create apps that interoperate across multiple systems. Marc Mer…
 
This year is looking like a major year for dialogue on - and commitments to - climate action. This week, Switched On speaks with two BloombergNEF colleagues to put this Summit into context and discuss some early indicators of how countries plan to meet their net-zero targets: Victoria Cumming, global policy lead, and Ali Izadi-Najafabadi, Head of A…
 
Need to share a video with AUDIO during a Microsoft Teams meeting? What used to only be possible in Windows is now also possible in MacOS! In this work from home tip, Jeremy Chapman from the Microsoft 365 team will show you how to "Include Computer Sound" while sharing your desktop or app windows using a Mac or PC. At the time of release, this is a…
 
The global wind market is booming, with nearly 100 gigawatts of new capacity going online in 2020. Today, Switched On speaks with BloombergNEF wind analysts Isabelle Edwards and Leo Wang, who talk about what made 2020 a record year for installations, where the growth is happening, who is supplying all those turbines, and how all of this is just the…
 
Azure Percept is a new zero-to-low-code platform that includes sensory hardware accelerators, AI models, and templates to help you build and deploy secured, intelligent AI workloads and solutions to edge IoT devices. Host Jeremy Chapman joins George Moore, Azure Edge Lead Engineer, for an introduction on how to build intelligent solutions on the Ed…
 
Get an insider's look at the latest Surface Laptop 4. While Surface Laptop’s familiar signature sleek form factor has been retained, under the covers you'll find major optimizations to bring the overall performance, battery life and device experience to the next level. NOTE: Models with AMD Ryzen™ 5 Microsoft Surface Edition processors have 7 GPU c…
 
This week, Switched On speaks with U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, who was sworn into office on February 25th. One of Secretary Granholm's objectives at the Department of Energy will be to set the U.S. on a path to achieving President Biden’s goal of net-zero carbon emissions from the power sector by 2035 by advancing cutting-edge clean en…
 
Explore your options to select the right VMs for your workloads. On this episode of Azure Essentials, Matt McSpirit shares core compute and disk storage options for any workload you want to run in Azure. If you're new to Azure, shifting your apps or workloads onto a virtual machine or multiple VMs in Azure can be achieved without rearchitecting the…
 
European utility strategy continues to evolve as the energy transition moves forward. Today, Switched On speaks with BloombergNEF carbon analyst, Bo Qin, and decentralized energy analyst, Michael Kenefick. They will tell us about how low gas prices, combined with high carbon prices and renewables output, are squeezing coal out of the merit order in…
 
Do you wish you could take better notes during meetings or classes held on Microsoft Teams? Jeremy Chapman from the Microsoft 365 team demonstrates a new way to automate the process. Now in Microsoft Teams, keeping detailed notes for your meetings just got easier, with in-context and automated meeting transcripts using the brand-new and AI-driven s…
 
If you’ve ever wondered how news anchors or public speakers can stay on point and present their topics in a crisp and concise way, within a limited timeframe, chances are they are using a teleprompter. In today’s work from home tip, Jeremy Chapman from the Microsoft 365 team will show you how you can use Microsoft Word to easily convert any documen…
 
On March 15, Volkswagen signaled its ambition to compete in the growing electric vehicle market by building out battery production and charging infrastructure, as well as adding new EV models. And in January, General Motors announced its plan to only sell zero-emission light-duty vehicles by 2035, on its way to becoming carbon-neutral. This week, S…
 
Set up a proactive and always-on service organization with Dynamics 365, from self–service automated actions using intelligent and conversational chatbots and IoT, to high touch customer agent and frontline technician support. Expert Deanna Sparks joins host Jeremy Chapman to share how to combine automation, intelligence and live personnel engageme…
 
A French company pirates their own game?? This week the guys discuss an unprecedented event in the industry and a whole lot more. Also, @LonelyCubone joins the guys once again to weigh in on the issue. PSPat's old 'PS Pick of the Week' has turned into quite the disaster....--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast…
 
Review the latest governance capabilities in Microsoft’s Power Platform, including more granular data loss prevention controls and enhanced visibility through new tenant-wide built-in analytics. Power Platform makes it easy for anyone to build rich experiences around their data, apps, and processes, and integrate them with the apps they use every d…
 
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