I decided to post week updates less often, but more valuable. And this week I have something really worth of noting:
Welcome in the first week of 2018. End of 2017 was quite busy but not only for me – I guess all IT world was focused on closing projects or budgets (polish companies close budgets on end of calendar year). In other words there is not much to update except maybe one thing:
That’s why I try not to focus only on MS updates but also on interesting articles from MS-IT world. Like below:
Script Wars: The Farce Awakens (part I) – both amusing and informative posts about how to write powershell properly. Directly from MS PFE who is “strong in the ways of The Farce”.
Week 51 update incoming!
But first…This week I made a presentation on Google Campus in Warsaw about Typescript.
I’ll write about it more on the next week but just for now – quick link to view my presentation about Typescript 🙂
All designs made by “Design Ideas” (automagic!) available in PowerPoint!
Few important changes for Microsoft Teams – a tool from Microsoft that is becoming one of the most hits from Microsoft and place it right after OneNote in my private ranking 🙂 :
- Microsoft Teams
- First of all – you can now use your Microsoft Teams as your private telephone network used within a company (PBX)
- There was an update for MS Teams that fixes problem with polish characters (believe me – it was crucial!), allow for sharing window (before you can only share whole screen) and few other stuff that prepares MS Teams to swap Skype for Business for ever! (yey!)
Quantum-computing is something that is arising from laboratory phase into development and common usage. Microsoft is aware that quantum computing is becoming more and more important so they providing free preview version of its Quantum Development Kit (Article) -> Direct Link to Quantum Development Kit (includes local quantum machine simulator).
There is also documentation on how to setup your environment and start with Q# coding – check it out!
Extra read for weekend
- Nowadays there are many different opinions on FaceID feature presented by newest Apple device. There are some pros and cons for that (as for everything actually) but Troy Hunt made well argumented opinion that for me is a verdict – FaceID stinks
- From some time I’m quite interested more in management topics than before. I started to read more and more about it and I found that that some time ago Google ignited project called Oxygen that tried to prove if management roles are needed or not in organization. Great article, great conclusions.
- If you were interested in attending on AWS re:Invent 2017 Sessions but from some reasons skip that and wanted to see what it was about (like me) – there is a great list with all AWS re:Invent 2017 Sessions.
Just before Christmas there is much more work than ever so no much time for writing posts. However there is always time for quick week update! 🙂
Not many positions but huge and great changes:
- Check out new connector in MS Teams for Github, Jira and Bitbucket where you can set notifications of pull requests (create, approve, update, reject), pushes, issues and commits so you can keep an eye on everything from one place. From my perspective that was something really important since I can use now 1 software to get quick overview and if I would like to get more in detail (i.e. code review) I can go for more specialized tool.
- There is General Availability of Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection for SharePoint, OneDrive, and Microsoft Teams (yey!)
- Visual Studio for Mac is now released!
- This one is from last month but…I don’t know how could I missed that. Visual Studio Live Share – and this is awesome! Why? Just first few thoughts: code review, learning with assistance, remote pair-programming, skill examination etc.
Have a great weekend! 🙂
New week, new quick update for you!
- I cannot count how many times it was a pitfall for me and my colleagues – managing O365 without powershell (i.e. from Mac)? Now you can – Platform independent Command-Line Interface for Office365 now available!
- Visual Studio Code now supports Azure Data Lake R & Python extensions!
- There is new version of the Elastic Database Client Library for Azure SQL database supporting Java. The client library provides tools to help developers scale out the data tier of their applications using sharding, including support for multi-tenancy patterns for Software as a Service (SaaS) applications.
- iOS Yammer users have now an option to praise their coworkers as well as publish announcements from mobile app.
And if you have a little bit more time for a small literature I recommend you below content:
This week I’m serving you great news from SharePoint Online areas:
- Remember Document Information Panel in Microsoft Word?
Quite limited especially when thinking about SharePoint integration. That’s why a new panel for document properties has been released (allow even for picking managed metadata!)
2. Now you can use PowerApps to provide SharePoint list form!!!!
3. Last week I wrote about new powershell module for Microsoft Teams. What if we could use it in Azure Function? This post describe how! Awesome job.
4. And since Azure Function has been mentioned – they’re now available on IoT and Linux too!
Have a great weekend!
This week there were some great roll-outs in Office 365 (source: roadmap):
- Zip file support – In the OneDrive web view , users will now be able to look at the content in a zip file and choose which files to extract
- Secure External Sharing – When sending secure links to recipients outside of your organization, those recipients will be sent an email message with a time-limited, single-use verification code when they open the link
- OneDrive Support for OnPrem with Android app
- Files On-Demand – With files on Demand users can access all their files in the cloud without using their device storage space.
Besides you may be also interested in:
- Bots still in “Buzz bucket”. This week Stephan Eyskens uploaded new video on channel9 about building chatbot with Custom Speech service from Azure. Btw – check out his other episodes where he is playing with other services from Cortana Intelligence Suite – awesome job!
- New improvements in SharePoint Mobile app! Among them: notifications about new articles, me tab, “save for later” cache or SharePoint Server 2013/2016 on-prem support for Android SharePoint mobile app.
- I know it’s now really an update but somehow I’ve missed it – do you know that you can add other cloud storages than Microsoft to your MS Teams Files? 🙂
Bonus article for weekend :
iPhone X Face Recognition was the hot topic for last days. Ars Technica add their 2 cents why they’re not really convinced about breaking Apple Face ID.
Have a great weekend! 🙂
As every week Microsoft has made improvements to his products so to get quick overview in O365 please read my post 🙂
Continue reading “Week 46/2017”
When I wrote post about August changes in Microsoft products I was not expecting that it will be so hard to decide which information include in such update – Microsoft is changing a lot (which is great!) and I would like to give you every great link that I came across on the internet but from the other side – if you would have to check every link or article I’ve provided you and read it…such updates will be pointless because I want it to give you quick glance of “how things are going in general in MS”.
That’s why I came up with new idea – week updates! Every friday so you can have a lecture for weekend and be updated for next week 🙂
I want to gather information about MS products road map updates (preview/release), some announcements about future plans and great articles that reading give you a lot of value.
So – here we go!
- Onedrive was always kind of mistery in terms of integration with other MS tools, licensing and priv/biz. Now it’s not!
- Roadmap for Skype for Business capabilities coming to Microsoft Teams
- An introduction to Azure Web Apps on Linux
- Want to introduce your employees to the newest updates in SharePoint Online? At office.com/training, there are 3 new SharePoint Online training courses to help users get up and running
Have a great weekend!