- Fn+Up: Page Up
- Fn+Down: Page Down
- Fn+Left: Home
- Fn+Right: End
- Fn+Space: PrtScrn
- Fn+Alt+Space: Screen capture on currently focused app
- Fn+Del: Bright Up
- Fn+Backspace: Bright Down
- Fn+CapsLock: FnLock
On October 21st, 2014, Microsoft hosted AzureConf, a free event for the Azure community. This event featured a keynote presentation by Scott Guthrie, along with numerous sessions executed by Azure community members.
Streamed live for an online audience on Channel 9, the event allows you to see how developers just like you are using Azure to develop robust, scalable applications on Azure. Community members from all over the world joined known speakers such as Michael Collier, Mike Martin, Rick Garibay, and Chris Auld in the Channel 9 studios to present their own inventions and experiences. Whether you’re just learning Microsoft Azure or you’ve already achieved success on the platform, you should check out the on-demand recordings of this special event.
(There are about 20 1-hour sessions available from streaming or download at the link below.)
- TRAINING: AzureConf 2014 – Sessions on Azure now available on-demand
The NYPD will give smartphones to its officers, and it looks like they’ll run Windows
“The New York Police Department will give a smartphone to every single one of its officers in the field. Although Microsoft wasn’t mentioned, it looks like many of the devices issued will be running Windows.”
Say hello to Microsoft Lumia
“When we announced that the Nokia Devices & Services business would become part of Microsoft, we also shared that Lumia, our smartphone brand, would become part of the Microsoft family. Since then, we have naturally been making the change from Nokia to Microsoft in our websites, packaging and other consumer touch points.”
Cortana gives voice to Fitbit’s Windows Phone app, her first in-app integration
”Fitbit has become the first third-party Windows Phone app to integrate Microsoft’s virtual assistant within the app itself, letting users dictate what they’ve eaten by voice. Users can activate voice commands by tapping the microphone button at the bottom of the app, then hitting “Start Listening.””
OneDrive for CONSUMERS using Office 365 will have unlimited storage rolling out now over next couple months. Read the blog post announcement to push yourself to the top of the rollout list. OneDrive for BUSINESS unlimited storage coming in 2015.
Additionally, there will be several announcements from Tech Ed Europe on Tue, October 28 regarding OneDrive for BUSINESS so stay tuned.
Read more here:
- BLOG: OneDrive delivers unlimited cloud storage to Office 365 subscribers
- FAQ: Office 365 OneDrive Unlimited Storage
Here’s your chance to roll up your sleeves and learn about the latest Microsoft Azure development tools and technologies. Join Microsoft technical experts at your local Microsoft Cloud DevCamp and leave with code running in the cloud!
You will learn how to use the new Microsoft Azure features and services like Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines, Websites, and Visual Studio 2013 to build and move a variety of apps to the cloud, including websites, mobile applications, and enterprise-class applications.
Developers of all languages are welcome. With Microsoft Azure, you can use practically any language, framework, or tool to build or move existing applications to the cloud.
What you will learn
We will start with the basics and build up to more advanced topics. Instructor-led, hands-on labs will focus on:
- Microsoft Azure Websites and Virtual Machines Using ASP.NET & Microsoft SQL Server
- Deploying Cloud Services in Microsoft Azure
- Exploring Microsoft Azure Storage for Microsoft Visual Studio 2013
Things to bring
Be fully prepared for this hands-on day of coding by bringing your laptop and signing up for your free Microsoft Azure 30-day Trial or activating your free MSDN subscriber benefits and get up to $1,800 of additional Azure services per year.
- TRAINING: Microsoft Cloud DevCamps (Nationally available–Irvine on 12/2)
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Today, we’re launching the Yammer Share Button, a new way for you to share web content with your Yammer networks.
With the Yammer Share Button, you can share useful web content directly into your network to help your colleagues get the most out of Yammer. Select specific groups or coworkers to share with so the right people are included in the conversation.
We’ve already started to include this feature on many of our sites, including the Customer Success Center and Blog. You can find the Share Button in various places to make content such as PDF guides more shareable. Over time, we will integrate the Share Button into more Yammer sites, so keep an eye out for it.
Read more at the Yammer blog:
- BLOG: Introducing the Yammer Share Button
Delve is a cloud service that comes with business plans of Office 365. Presented alongside Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, & Yammer, Delve provides insight into activity going on with others in your organization, especially people that you are close to, that might be working on projects & activities that are of interest to you.
Here’s some videos that review its functionality.
Here’s a video specifically on the Office Graph, which Delve is driven by:
More resources for Delve are here:
- Announcement Blog post for Delve: “A milestone for Office Delve”
- Product Web Site: “Office Delve”
One more thing regarding the Office 365 Summit coming up on Dec 11-12:
- Office Developer Recordings
I crawled up the chain and found out that if you miss the event, a good chunk of the content – including video recordings of the presentations – will be made available on http://dev.office.com/training.
- Office Developer Presentations & Content
In the meantime however, much of the “Office Developer” content (PowerPoint, labs only) is available here:
- Deep Dive into Office 365 APIs for Yammer Services
For those specifically interested in the course called “Deep Dive into Office 365 APIs for Yammer Services”, here is the link to that content:
On November 12th, we’ll be hosting an online developer event called Connect();. Connect(); will be a chance to have a conversation with developers about what’s coming next for developer tools, developer services and application platforms across Microsoft.
Check out the Connect(); event page for the agenda and other details.
Read more here:
- Chance to Connect(); on What’s Coming Next, November 12th and 13th
Save the Date Calendar links & Conference Agenda
- Connect() – Online developer event, Nov 12-13