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Microsoft IT Showcase is the world's most informed source of information technology expertise, powered by the top IT subject matter experts at Microsoft. We share the expertise of Microsoft IT with customers and partners through written content, media, and global engagement offerings. Our early adopter experiences, best practices, and proof points offer customers an inside view of our enterprise to help them plan for, deploy, and manage Microsoft solutions in their own environment. Put simply, we share the story of how Microsoft does IT. Access additional technical content, discover new and exciting career opportunities in IT, and much more: Microsoft IT Showcase Microsoft IT Careers LinkedIn Get the IT Showcase Windows Phone App

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Microsoft IT Showcase is the world's most informed source of information technology expertise, powered by the top IT subject matter experts at Microsoft. We share the expertise of Microsoft IT with customers and partners through written content, media, and global engagement offerings. Our early adopter experiences, best practices, and proof points offer customers an inside view of our enterprise to help them plan for, deploy, and manage Microsoft solutions in their own environment. Put simply, we share the story of how Microsoft does IT. Access additional technical content, discover new and exciting career opportunities in IT, and much more: Microsoft IT Showcase Microsoft IT Careers LinkedIn Get the IT Showcase Windows Phone App

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Rank #1: Microsoft saves 20 percent on third-party software spending by using Power BI

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At Microsoft, we consistently look to cut costs and incorporate best-of-breed internally developed solutions. But we do license third-party software for some applications. Learn how Microsoft IT developed the infrastructure and processes necessary to effectively manage, control, and use third-party software licenses within our organization, throughout all stages of a software license lifecycle.

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Jan 31 2018

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Rank #2: IT Expert Roundtable: Cloud at Microsoft (November 2017)

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Cloud experts from Microsoft discuss modernizing applications, cultural changes that lead to digital transformation, migrating on-premises data centers to the cloud, security in the cloud, shadow IT, planning a move to the cloud, application development accountability, software engineering fundamentals, geo-redundancy, and more. They share candid insights and best practices about how we design, manage, and support cloud solutions at Microsoft. 

These questions — and more — are discussed during this session:

  • [01:48] Now that the cloud is a $20 billion business for Microsoft and Amazon, what are enterprise IT shops most focused on enabling in the cloud? PaaS data integration? SaaS integration?
  • [08:37] How has the migration from on-premises data centers to the cloud influenced the security approach at Microsoft?
  • [22:06] We have a large infrastructure today—how do you approach the analysis of moving it to the cloud?
  • [34:18] How has accountability changed for application development teams?
  • [44:45] How should enterprise IT think about data migration and data geo-redundancy in the cloud?
  • [55:25] What is the one key takeaway that you would like to leave our audience with today?

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Dec 20 2017

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Rank #3: IT Expert Roundtable: SharePoint at Microsoft (November 2017)

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SharePoint experts from Microsoft discuss topics ranging from setting up sites—communication sites, hub sites, and site design templates—to regional performance issues, security issues, multi-geo capabilities, and search. You’ll learn about content and apps for sites, PowerApps, moving to the cloud, and more. They share candid insights and best practices about how we manage SharePoint at Microsoft.

These questions — and more — are discussed during this session:

  • [02:28] What have been the challenges and benefits around the release of communication sites?
  • [07:10] Assuming that all of Microsoft date is stored in one data center in the US, do your regional users have performance issues? If they don't, how do you manage that?
  • [10:34] Do we have now the much requested multi-geo capability in our enterprise?
  • [15:45] What are the most exciting things coming to the search experience?
  • [19:47] Depending on whether you're in a 100% cloud environment or a hybrid environment, is the search experience the same or different?
  • [20:57] At Ignite, it sounded like that Microsoft was moving away from subsites. If that's true, how are you managing that internally?
  • [26:16] What's the difference between Teams, today's team, and the old, team site?
  • [27:43] How does SharePoint Online security stack up, to SharePoint on prem?
  • [30:04] Are you going to be able to search across multiple hub sites?
  • [32:01] Is the content on your portal, limited to what, your team creates, or can you include additional, SharePoint online content, for your users?
  • [37:55] From an Enterprise tenant administration perspective, is there any vetting of the PowerApps and things that are in the gallery; stamp of approval or things like that?
  • [38:54] Do users still call help desk at Microsoft and how do you resolve Office 365 issues?
  • [44:17] What are the options for targeting content through search?
  • [47:16] How long did it take for Microsoft to move to the cloud and at what rate were we able to move to the cloud?
  • [55:28] What is the one key takeaway that you would like to leave our audience with today?

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Dec 13 2017

59mins

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Rank #4: What cultural and digital transformation means to enterprise information security

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In the last episode of this six-part Securing our Enterprise series, our Chief Information Security Officer, Bret Arsenault, notes that while there is a lot of change in any type of transformation, if security is done right, it can enable all of the other aspects of the transformational journey and help ease some of the "FFUUEE" (Fear, fair, understanding, urgency, exhausted, entitled) feelings customers and employees may be experiencing.

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Dec 12 2017

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Rank #5: Fostering a risk-based culture to secure the enterprise

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In episode five of the Securing our enterprise six-part series, our Chief Information Security Officer, Bret Arsenault explains the steps he and his team are taking for risk management to ensure customer and employee data are protected and the importance of fostering a risk-based culture at Microsoft.

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Dec 05 2017

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Rank #6: Sorting through the noise to protect the enterprise

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As the digital transformation continues to accelerate business practices, complex and unstructured data sets are inundating enterprises on a day-to-day basis. In episode four of this six-part series, Bret Arsenault shares how he and his team leverage the data noise using logging and telemetry to get a clear view of what's happening in the enterprise environment and create actionable intelligence for protection.

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Nov 27 2017

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Rank #7: How Microsoft protects against identity compromise

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Identity sits at the very center of the enterprise threat detection ecosystem. Proper identity and access management is critical to protecting an organization, especially in the midst of a digital transformation. This part three of the six-part Securing our Enterprise series where Chief Information Security Officer, Bret Arsenault shares how he and his team are managing identity compromise (leg number two of the security stool).

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Nov 21 2017

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Rank #8: IT Expert Roundtable: Skype for Business at Microsoft (October 2017)

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Skype for Business experts from Microsoft discuss client version control, problem management and incident resolution, collaboration with Microsoft Teams, tools for monitoring service availability and quality, network infrastructure issues and call quality, spoofed calls, business continuity and disaster recovery—and more. They share candid insights and best practices about how we manage and support Skype for Business at Microsoft.

These questions — and more — are discussed during this session:

  • [02:00] How does Microsoft centrally manage phone devices?
  • [03:16] How does Microsoft handle client version control?
  • [04:22] What is the problem management process for Skype for Business at Microsoft?
  • [06:12] Is it possible to get an inventory of all the phones and headsets with models and serial numbers?
  • [08:34] Is it correct to say CCE colocation with Skype for Business on-premises server with Office 365/ Teams will be supported with Skype for Business 2019 and not with Skype for Business 2015?
  • [10:59] How can we get started with Teams to get experience with it before we introduce it to the whole organization?
  • [20:02] How can we monitor SLA service availability for Skype for Business on a day-to-day basis? What’s the best tool to monitor the different modules, services, databases, and URL services?
  • [23:42] How does Microsoft use Teams and does Teams displace Yammer or even email?
  • [29:17] What kind of networking infrastructure issues can cause issues with Skype for Business audio and video quality?
  • [43:50] How does Microsoft investigate and prevent spoofed calls?
  • [46:31] How do you manage Team sprawl?
  • [48:52] How does business continuity and disaster recovery differ between on-premises and cloud deployment?
  • [50:46] What is the one key takeaway that you would like to leave our audience with today?

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Nov 20 2017

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Rank #9: The importance of device health

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Keeping both customer and Microsoft data secure goes beyond information protection. It ensures connected devices producing data are also protected. This is no easy task for a global enterprise like Microsoft, but Arsenault and team do an exceptional job by focusing on every piece of what he calls a three-legged "security stool" – device health being one of the stool legs.

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Nov 14 2017

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Rank #10: Security expert roundtable: advanced threat protection at Microsoft (October 2017)

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Security experts from Microsoft discuss phishing, malware protection, threat intelligence, and more. They share candid insights and best practices about using Advanced Threat Protection in Azure, Windows 10, and Office 365 to combat sophisticated cyberattacks from advanced adversaries and to protect company data.

These questions — and more — are discussed during this session:

  • [01:30] What are the different Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) products that Microsoft offers?
  • [06:10] With regards to phishing threats, what did the Security Operations Center (SOC) use prior to Office 365 ATP and what are the benefits from this?
  • [10:38] Within the SOC, what—if any—SIEM (Security Information and Event Management) tools and third-party threat feeds do you use to complement your intelligence?
  • [20:01] With regards to phishing—there are a lot of tools to help understand and remediate email text, but can I search for emails using URLs?
  • [24:25] For a company with lots of proprietary information, how secure would ATP be if information about files on a network needs to be sent to Microsoft to be analyzed? Are copies of these files kept on Microsoft servers?
  • [25:44] How is ATP different from normal virus scanning?
  • [32:56] How do Microsoft ATP products compare with other third-party products?
  • [40:42] Is ATP analysis available on free email accounts such as Hotmail or live.com within the context of users accessing personal email on work computers?
  • [45:08] In the SOC, what was one of the most significant findings using Defender ATP?
  • [46:26] How does Microsoft technology help against attack trends?
  • [50:46] What is the one key take away that you would like to leave our audience with today?

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Nov 09 2017

57mins

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