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Office Flash Friday Broadcast for 2019-04-12

Show Notes

Prioritized Guide to Hardening Win 10

https://www.microsoft.com/security/blog/2019/04/11/introducing-the-security-configuration-framework-a-prioritized-guide-to-hardening-windows-10/

  • Please read this!
  • Applies to various entitlement levels

Power BI gets AutoML!

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/enabling-cognitive-services-and-automated-ml-in-your-power-bi-premium-subscription/

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/creating-machine-learning-models-in-power-bi/

Step 1: turn it on.

Step 2: enjoy the democratization of machine learning.

Power BI New Workspace Experience GA

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-new-workspace-experience-general-availability-ga/

  • Contact list
  • OneDrive workspace
  • Usage metrics
  • Tenant setting for enabling users to create workspaces
  • Existing workspaces will continue to work as is, upgrade coming in the future

Power BI Report Builder Available!

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-paginated-report-builder-now-available/

What’s old is new!

New Power BI Regions in France and Korea

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/new-power-bi-regions-in-france-and-in-korea/

Office Flash Friday Broadcast for 2019-04-05

Show Notes

Teams – 10 Great Integrations

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Microsoft-Teams-Blog/10-game-changing-integrations-for-Teams-that-you-don-t-want-to/ba-p/386969

Some you know, some you may not – check them out!

Teams IT Pro Training Updates

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Microsoft-Teams-Blog/More-Microsoft-Teams-Training-modules-for-IT-Pros/ba-p/393005

New info on:

  • Live events
  • Compliance features
  • More!

Azure Security Center Improvements

https://www.microsoft.com/security/blog/2019/04/03/announcing-new-capabilities-microsoft-azure-security-center/

  • It’s Azure, and security – which means we ALL CARE!
  • New compliance dash, file security (which you may be using in business workflows!) and more

Whitepaper – Current State of Securing Mobile Mail w/EMS

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Enterprise-Mobility-Security/Secure-your-mobile-email-with-Microsoft-EMS-and-Microsoft/ba-p/393072

  • Good overview of options and impacts
  • Read thru and see what current state for your scenarios is

AAD Password Protection GA!!

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/blog/2019/04/02/azure-active-directory-password-protection-now-generally-available/

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Azure-Active-Directory-Identity/Azure-AD-Password-Protection-is-now-generally-available/ba-p/377487

Avail for cloud and hybrid

Flow April 2019 Features Releases

https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/april-2019-release-launches-with-new-features-for-microsoft-flow/

Power Apps March Update Summary

https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/march-2019-updates-for-microsoft-powerapps/

Just a quick review of adds

  • SPO Doc libs in Canvas apps
  • App height/width adaptive capabilities
  • Fixes/updates to barcode scan, full screen droid video and more

SharePoint March pitstop

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Microsoft-SharePoint-Blog/SharePoint-Roadmap-Pitstop-March-2019/ba-p/392013

  • Org news and news order w/authoritative news
  • LinkedIn co-author
  • Page templates
  • Planner updates

Bonus Content from Nick the CSM!

Office Flash Friday Broadcast for 2019-03-29

Show Notes

AutoCAD integration with OneDrive and SharePoint

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/blog/2019/03/27/announcing-new-integrations-autodesk-autocad-microsoft-onedrive-sharepoint/

PowerApps for US Gov is GA

https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/powerapps-for-us-government-is-generally-available/

Will support requirements for FedRAMP High, and requirements for criminal justice.

What’s coming for Power BI, PowerApps, Flow

https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/see-whats-coming-next-in-microsoft-powerapps/

Check out the free event this coming Tuesday! 8am – 9:30am Pacific.

Power BI XLMA Endpoints in Public Preview

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-open-platform-connectivity-with-xmla-endpoints-public-preview/

  • Premium feature
  • Connectivity to Power BI datasets in third party BI tools
  • SSMS connectivity
  • SQL Profiler
  • DAX Studio
  • Excel connectivity without requiring a Pro license
  • Today is read-only, read-write coming soon – will enable DevOps/ALM

Power BI Windows App Slideshow Mode

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/enhancing-presentation-mode-with-slideshow-in-windows-power-bi-app/

March Surface Hub Updates!

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Microsoft-Teams-Blog/What-s-new-in-Microsoft-Teams-on-Surface-Hub-March-round-up/ba-p/389592

  • Software improvements!
  • Native whiteboard app int preview
  • Camera switching

Teams Live Events GA!

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Microsoft-Teams-Blog/Live-events-now-generally-available-in-Microsoft-Teams/ba-p/386460

  • Go check it out – we’re using it today 🙂
  • Now GA!

Improved management of Teams Apps

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Microsoft-Teams-Blog/Announcing-New-Ways-to-Manage-Teams-Apps-amp-Integrations-for/ba-p/360839

  • Admin app policies
  • Capabilities to

Whiteboard and Teams integration

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Office-365-Blog/Whiteboard-in-Teams-meetings-integration-ink-grab-and-ink/ba-p/376979

Real shared whiteboarding – here we go!

OneNote March updates

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Office-365-Blog/OneNote-March-2019/ba-p/388879

  • New/improved features
  • Nav/Search
  • File embed

Office Flash Friday Broadcast for 2019-03-22

Show Notes

Teams Enterprise Connect

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Microsoft-Teams-Blog/What-s-new-in-Microsoft-Teams-the-Enterprise-Connect-feature/ba-p/376255

  • Coming – Secure private channels
  • Backgrounds, Content Camera, Whiteboard App integration
  • Information Barriers (Coming) + DLP – just a reminder, this is GA 🙂
  • Dynamic e911, Location Based Routing, Music on Hold, and Busy on Busy

Security Updates from Ignite Amsterdam – Mac Defender!

https://www.microsoft.com/security/blog/2019/03/21/microsoft-defender-atp-for-mac-new-threat-and-vulnerability-management-capabilities/

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Windows-Defender-ATP/Announcing-Microsoft-Defender-ATP-for-Mac/ba-p/378010

  • ATP for Macs announced!
  • Integrated into Defender cloud dashboard

Risk-based Threat and Vulnerability Management

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Windows-Defender-ATP/Introducing-a-risk-based-approach-to-threat-and-vulnerability/ba-p/377845

A better way to look at threat remediation

SCCM + Intune – Spring update

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Enterprise-Mobility-Security/What-s-new-in-System-Center-Configuration-Manager-and-Microsoft/ba-p/369852

  • Roll-up and catch up post
  • Another great res for your upgrade cycle (April 2020 cometh soon)

ICYMI: Teamwork Governance Resources

https://resources.techcommunity.microsoft.com/teamwork-governance/

Slow down so you can go faster in the long run…start with governance, or start adding it now!

Office Flash Friday Broadcast for 2019-03-15

Show Notes

Power BI Dataflows Lineage

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-data-lineage-experience-for-dataflows/

Power BI AI in Dataflows

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/easy-access-to-ai-in-power-bi-preview/

Supporting today: language detection, sentiment scoring, key phrase extraction, and image tagging.

Power BI Multi Geo in Premium GA

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-power-bi-multi-geo-general-availability/

Allows more control over data residency as well as potentially improving performance. Docs call out what goes with capacity region and what stays in home region.

Power BI AAD B2B Guest Editing, Management

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/azure-ad-b2b-guest-users-can-now-edit-and-manage-content-in-power-bi-to-collaborate-better-across-organizations/

Power BI Desktop March 2019

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-desktop-march-2019-feature-summary/

  • Single select slicers
  • Heat maps on Bing Maps visual
  • Cross highlight on axis labels
  • Default tooltip formatting
  • Adjust map point sizes
  • Zoom buttons on map
  • Accessible visual interaction
  • Q&A recommendations (misspellings, disambiguation)
  • New modeling view GA
  • New DAX! ContainsString, ContainsStringExact, DistinctCountNoBlank, LookupValue
  • PDF connector now supports tables spanning pages
  • Azure Cost Management connector

Power BI On-prem Gateway February Update

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/on-premises-data-gateway-february-2019-update-is-now-available/

M365 for Government Expands services

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/blog/2019/03/13/new-teamwork-and-security-capabilities-for-microsoft-365-government/

  • Expansion to GCC HIH + DoD
  • More + improvements to security offerings coming to GCC- ATP, etc.

Reminder – Win 7 horizon approaches…and we have resources to help

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/blog/2019/03/01/now-is-the-time-to-make-the-shift-to-microsoft-365/

  • Desktop assessments, app assure, migration tools, telemetry , reporting and more!
  • Start your project > program conversion now – please!

Teams March roundup

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Microsoft-Teams-Blog/What-s-new-in-Microsoft-Teams-March-round-up/ba-p/363427

A few items:

  • 5k people in a Team
  • IT Pro training updates
  • Firstline worker support
  • EDU + GCC updates
  • Healthcare-specific feature announcements
  • Graph API updates (these are really useful!!)
  • Much more!

EMS: Investigations w/UEBA-based priority!

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Enterprise-Mobility-Security/Introducing-Investigation-Priority-built-on-User-and-Entity/ba-p/360853

  • Score on alert, activity, impact (blast radius), Azure Sentinel integration
  • Goal – meet reqs w/less SecOps labor

EMS: Current state of MacOS management

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Enterprise-Mobility-Security/Evolution-of-macOS-management-capabilities-in-Microsoft-Intune/ba-p/364553

  • Been a while since we’ve summarized current state, this post updates us on current state
  • AAD integration, Intune enrollment + mgmt, SCEP updates, JAMF integration, etc.

Microsoft Cloud App Security @ RSAC 2019

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Enterprise-Mobility-Security/Microsoft-Cloud-App-Security-RSAC-2019/ba-p/360860

  • UBA, active DLP, custom reporting
  • Native service integration x-MS stack

No broadcast for Friday, March 8th

Sorry folks! Doug is on vacation, so no broadcast today! See you next week!

-Todd

I’m here…and I don’t want to come back 🙁

– Doug

Office Flash Friday Broadcast for 2019-03-01

Show Notes

Azure Sentinal

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/introducing-microsoft-azure-sentinel-intelligent-security-analytics-for-your-entire-enterprise/

Win Defender ATP – Win 7/8/10!!

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Windows-Defender-ATP/Windows-Defender-ATP-s-EDR-capability-for-Windows-7-and-Windows/ba-p/355535

EDR fro all windows

What’s New in M365 in February?

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/blog/2019/02/28/new-to-microsoft-365-in-february-advance-security-and-empower-a-modern-workplace/

  • Security alerts for Microsoft accounts on your phone
  • Office app for Windows 10
  • Extract data into Excel on Android
  • Add photos/files to To-Do items
  • More…

Power BI Python Visuals

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/python-visualizations-in-power-bi-service/

Leverage the power of Python visuals in your Power BI reports. Examples: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/pythonblogepisode1/

Tailoring Help and Support for Power BI

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/tailoring-help-and-support-for-power-bi-users/

Customize links for training, discussion forums, licensing requests, and help desk.

Power BI Premium Deployment Whitepaper Released!

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-premium-deployment-and-management-whitepaper-added/

Office Flash Friday Broadcast for 2/15/2019

Show Notes

Power BI a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant or Analytics and BI

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/microsoft-a-leader-in-gartners-magic-quadrant-for-analytics-and-bi-platforms-for-12-consecutive-years/

Power BI Export to PDF and On-Demand Email Subscriptions Available

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/export-to-pdf-and-on-demand-e-mail-subscriptions-now-available/

PDF export in addition to PowerPoint! Also, subscription can now be trigged on-demand.

Power BI Export with Filters

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/end-user-filtered-export-capabilities-now-available/

Works with PDF and PowerPoint. Includes filters, slicers, cross-highlighting… more. Check out the post!

Power BI Admin Portal Bulk Operations

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/bulk-operations-in-the-admin-portal/

Replaces the need for repetitive admin operations that were usually solved with PowerShell. Examples: restore deleted workspaces, assign admin to orphaned workspaces.

Power BI Embedded Support for Service Principals

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/use-power-bi-api-with-service-principal-preview/

This approach replaces the previous approach of using a named Power BI Pro (and hence license) user for interacting with the Power BI API in embedded scenarios. Easier to create, cheaper, more secure!

Power BI Desktop Update for February

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-desktop-february-2019-feature-summary/

  • More formatting control of filtering pane
  • Cross highlighting from points in a line chart
  • Change default cross highlighting/filtering behavior in a report
  • Rounded corners!
  • Key influencers visual
  • Insights questions in Q&A and autogenerated Q&A question suggestions
  • A BUNCH of cool custom visuals!
  • A BUNCH of data connectors!
  • Better error messages for DQ/live connections

Flow Updates!

https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/build-more-powerful-conditions-in-flows-and-more/

  • Flow now has the advanced condition capabilities that have been in Logic Apps.
  • SharePoint “Remind Me” feature based on a date in metadata
  • Code peek
  • New connectors: Microsoft Security Graph, XooaDB

Autopilot Remote Wipe for EDU

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Enterprise-Mobility-Security/Introducing-Remote-Autopilot-Reset-in-Intune-for-Education/ba-p/332539?lightbox-message-images-332539=72251i821F49D3CCD3399F

Great for end of year!

Feb Teams Roundup

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Microsoft-Teams-Blog/What-s-new-in-Microsoft-Teams-February-round-up/ba-p/330566

  • Teams rooms
  • Usage Reporting
  • Templates and Bots
  • 3rd Party – MindMeister, Jira and more!

Teams Healthcare Announcements

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Microsoft-Teams-Blog/Empower-healthcare-organizations-with-NEW-capabilities-in/ba-p/334445

ICYMI: O365 Privacy – new features review

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/blog/2019/01/29/introducing-new-features-in-microsoft-365-to-help-prepare-for-the-next-wave-of-privacy-regulations/

  • Specialized Compliance workspace
  • Consistent labeling across Win, Mac, iOS, Droid
  • New analytics capabilities
  • Better support for comms review – important to regulated industries

SharePoint – Lots to catch up on!!

No OFF 2019-02-08

If you want a bit of fun content, check out the new Office 2019 vs. Office 365 video.  Think they are the same?  We think not! 🙂   https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/blog/2019/02/06/the-twins-challenge-office-365-crushes-office-2019/

Have a great week all!

– DS/TK