The December 1st Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup December 1, 2017 – Microsoft Tech Community

Table of Contents

  • Product News
  • Handy Resources
  • Interesting Perspectives
  • Upcoming Events
  • Featured Group

Microsoft showcases latest industrial IoT innovations at SPS 2017

On November 22, 2017, Microsoft announced they are extending their lead in standards-based Industrie 4.0 cloud solutions using the industrial interoperability standard OPC UA, with several new product announcements at SPS IPC Drives 2017 in Nuernberg, Europe’s leading industrial automation exhibition. Join the conversation in the Azure IoT space.

Technical reference implementation for enterprise BI and reporting

On November 27, 2017, Microsoft announced 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 analytics platform on Azure. Join the conversation in the Azure Data & Storage space.

New in MyAnalytics: See your after-hours impact on co-workers

On November 27, 2017, Microsoft announced that MyAnalytics now shows you the after-hours impact you impose on co-workers. Join the conversation in the MyAnalytics space.

Update for the Configuration Manager Client Messaging SDK

On November 27, 2017, Microsoft announced that an updated version of the Configuration Manager Client Messaging SDK version 5.1710.1059.1000 is now available on NuGet.org. Join the conversation in the System Center Configuration Manager space.

Launching preview of Azure Migrate

On November 27, 2017, Microsoft announced the preview of Azure Migrate. Join the conversation in the Microsoft Azure space.

Get notified when Azure service incidents impact your resources

On November 27, 2017, Microsoft announced a set of new features for creating and managing Azure Service Health alerts. Join the conversation in the Microsoft Azure space.

Run your PySpark Interactive Query and batch job in Visual Studio Code

On November 27, 2017, Microsoft announced 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. Join the conversation in the Azure Data and Storage space.

New Remote Desktop app for macOS available in the App Store

On November 28, 2017, Microsoft announced the next generation application of the Remote Desktop (RD) experience for macOS. Join the conversation in the Windows Server for IT Pro space.

Automatic tuning introduces Automatic plan correction and T- SQL management

On November 28, 2017, Microsoft announced several new features in Azure SQL Database automatic tuning. Join the conversation in the Azure Data & Storage space.

Introducing Azure Automation watcher tasks public preview

On November 28, 2017, Microsoft announced the public preview of Azure Automation watcher tasks. Join the conversation in the Microsoft Azure space.

Elastic database tools for Java

On November 28, 2017, Microsoft announced the release of a new version of the Elastic Database Client Library for Azure SQL database supporting Java. Join the conversation in the Azure Data & Storage space.

Announcing Azure Location Based Services public preview

On November 28, 2017, Microsoft announced the Public Preview availability of Azure Location Based Services (LBS). Join the conversation in the Azure IoT space.

Update on retirement of Azure AD classic portal experience and migration of conditional access policies

On November 29, 2017, Microsoft announced some updates related to the Azure Active Directory admin experience. Join the conversation in the Azure Active Directory space.

Holidays feature in Auto Attendant is now available to all Phone System customers

On November 29, 2017, Microsoft announced that the holidays feature for Auto Attendants has been rolled out to all Skype for Business Online customers. Join the conversation in the Skype for Business space.

Azure Analysis Services integration with Azure Diagnostic Logs

On November 29, 2017, Microsoft announced that Azure Analysis Services is now integrated with Azure Monitor Resource Diagnostic Logs. Join the conversation in the Microsoft Azure space.

New usage reports for Microsoft Teams

On November 29, 2017, Microsoft announced two new usage reports for Microsoft Teams. Join the conversation in the Microsoft Teams space.

What’s new in Microsoft Teams – November Update

Check out what’s new in Microsoft Teams in the month of November!

Handy Resources

Detecting remote code execution with Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics

We know that attackers can often use legitimate tools to take malicious actions. Recent incidents have been perpetrated using a known technique called Remote Code Execution (RCE) to spread malware inside a target network. This technique can be executed using legitimate tools such as WMIC and/or PSExec. However, what attackers may not know is that this technique can be detected with Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics (ATA).

Windows 10 version 1709 AMA

On November 30, 2017, Microsoft hosted a Windows 10 version 1709 AMA to help answer questions. The summary from this event will be available when it’s ready in the Windows 10 space.

Microsoft FastTrack: Engage Experts at Tech Summits

The FastTrack booth at the Sydney Tech Summit was bustling throughout both days of the conference with a steady stream of attendees experiencing one to one sessions with our FastTrack experts. Over the two-day conference, we helped many IT Professionals to identify on-the-spot Microsoft 365 and Azure solutions for the challenges they face like: email migration; reducing deployment times, automation, maximizing the effectiveness of their subscription, accelerating product delivery, building solutions on Azure, and more.

Server aliases for Azure Analysis Services

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: to migrate models between servers without affecting users, to provide friendly server names that are easier for users to remember, to direct users to different servers at different times of the day, and to direct users in different regions to instances of Analysis Services that are geographically closer, for example using Azure Traffic Manager.

Part 4: Promote Microsoft 365 awareness and enable end users with training

This is the fourth and final post from our blog series on the four success factors for driving Microsoft 365 adoption. In this blog post I will focus on the last two success factors – Awareness and Training, outlining best practices and available resources.

New SharePointDsc Blog

SharePointDsc (formerly known as xSharePoint) is the PowerShell Desired State Configuration module for SharePoint. Follow the new blog!

Windows AutoPilot Documentation Update

A couple of changes were recently made to the Windows AutoPilot documentation. We realized that we were missing some pretty important details so that you can implement Windows AutoPilot end- to-end. Documentation now includes network connectivity requirements, OOBE branding, and multiple ways to manage and apply deployment profiles.

Interesting Perspectives

SharePoint Online and Bing Maps

A user was having some frustration integrating Bing Maps with SharePoint Online. Another contributor, Christopher Webb, was able to offer some guidance that helped resolve the issue.

Testing an updated web part, on a live SharePoint site, without affecting the existing version

Contributor Alan Trafford asked about making an updated web part look like a new web part for testing in SharePoint. MVPs Paul Keijzers and Andrew Koltyakov offered advice that answered his question to his satisfaction.

Backup and Compliance

Some concerns were raised about Backup and Compliance in Microsoft Teams, which several contributors were able to help clarify.

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Announcing an AMA for Windows Server Containers on December 5

Do you have questions about Windows Server Containers? On December 5, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. PT, there will be an opportunity to ‘Ask Microsoft Anything’ (AMA) in the Windows Server AMA space.

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Featured Blog

SharePointDsc

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Member of the Week

Damien Rosario

A member since October of this year, Damien has been incredibly active in the community, especially in the Skype for Business space, with great questions and contributions. Thanks for being a member of the community, Damien!

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