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How Microsoft IT Manages Authentication and Authorization in a Hybrid Cloud World
Laura Hunter, a Principal Enterprise IT Architect in Microsoft IT, dives into and answer questions around how Microsoft IT is working to strike the right balance between enterprise requirements for authentication, security, privacy, and compliance and creating a great experience for our users and customers who want to stay connected and productive no matter where they are or what devices they are using. Consumer and mobile technologies are playing an increasingly important role in business and enterprise IT - people expect to be able to use the same technology at work that they use at home. Rather than being overwhelmed (or even afraid!), enterprise IT can achieve a number of benefits from this trend, as long as the right approach is taken. Published: March 27, 2015
Digital Crimes Unit Uses Microsoft Data Analytics Stack to Catch Cybercriminals
Microsoft’s Digital Crimes Unit consistently leverages the latest in analytics technology, relying on some of the brightest employees, some of the smartest scientists, and certainly some of the company’s best partners in law enforcement, to disrupt and dismantle devious cybercriminals. Learn how Microsoft used some of our best technology to uncover the behavior of one cybercriminal ring, and how the Digital Crimes Unit worked in partnership with Microsoft IT and federal law enforcement, to shut down one of the nation’s most prolific cybercrime operations. Published: March 25, 2015
How Microsoft IT Deploys Windows 8.x with Robert Van Winkle and Amrinder Singh Chadha
Robert Van Winkle, Principal Program Manager in Microsoft IT, and Amrinder Singh Chadha, Senior IT Program Manager in Microsoft IT, dive into and questions around the approach Microsoft IT uses for deploying Windows client. Topics covered include enterprise upgrade, clean install with data migration, IT Easy Installer and application compatibility. They also share how the future for deployment is shaping up using System Center Configuration Manager Operating System Deployment for upgrades. Published: March 19, 2015
Enterprise social behavioral styles
Gain insight into how Microsoft uses and benefits from enterprise social through the eyes of social posters and social lurkers at Microsoft IT.
Published: March 13, 2015