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Microsoft 365 is the smartest place to store your content – Microsoft 365 Blog

In the modern workplace, rising expectations to innovate and improve productivity are putting pressure on employees to do more in less time. The world’s most successful organizations are addressing this by adopting new ways of working that leverage Microsoft 365 with OneDrive and SharePoint to manage and collaborate on content.

Today, we are announcing upcoming capabilities that, along with our recent investments, combine the power of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning with content stored in OneDrive and SharePoint to help you be more productive, make more informed decisions, and keep more secure.

Be more productive

A key to being productive is leveraging existing content so you’re not reinventing the wheel. Historically this has been challenging due to the exponential growth of digital content, particularly with image, video, and audio files. Until now, these rich file types have been cumbersome to manage and painful to sift through to find what you need, when you need it.

Video and audio transcription—Beginning later this year, automated transcription services will be natively available for video and audio files in OneDrive and SharePoint using the same AI technology available in Microsoft Stream. While viewing a video or listening to an audio file, a full transcript (improving both accessibility and search) will show directly in our industry-leading viewer, which supports over 320 different file types. This will help you utilize your personal video and audio assets, as well as collaborate with others to produce your best work.

A screenshot shows a video and a video transcript on the right sidebar.

Once you’re ready to make a video broadly available across the organization, you can upload and publish to Microsoft Stream. You’ll continue to get transcription services plus other AI driven capabilities, including in-video face detection and automatic captions. Importantly, your audio and video content never leaves the Microsoft Cloud; it is not passed through potentially costly and insecure third-party services.

Searching audio, video, and imagesAnnounced last September, we are unlocking the value of photos and images stored in OneDrive and SharePoint. Using native, secure AI, we determine where photos were taken, recognize objects, and extract text in photos. This recognition and text extraction allows you to search for images as easily as you search for documents. For example, you could search a folder of scanned receipts for the receipt that mentions “sushi.” Video and audio files also become fully searchable thanks to the transcription services described earlier.

A screenshot displays the search results of a search for a sushi receipt in Office 365.

Intelligent files recommendations—Later this year, we’ll introduce a new files view to OneDrive and the Office.com home page to recommend relevant files to you. Suggested files are based on the intelligence of the Microsoft Graph and its understanding of how you work, who you work with, and activity on content shared with you across Microsoft 365. This deep understanding of user behavior and relationships among coworkers is unique to Microsoft 365 and continues to be enriched as you collaborate on content in OneDrive and SharePoint.

A screenshot displays intelligent recommendations in search in Office 365.

AI also makes it easier to create new documents by reusing existing content. The Tap feature in Word 2016 and Outlook 2016 intelligently recommends content stored in OneDrive and SharePoint by understanding the context of what you are working on. This allows you to leverage and repurpose a paragraph, table, graphic, chart, or more from another file while working on a new document or email.

Make more informed decisions

OneDrive and SharePoint make your life easier thanks to innovative AI that helps you make more informed decisions while working with content.

File insights—Earlier this year, we rolled out an updated file card, providing access statistics for any file stored in OneDrive and SharePoint. This allows you to see who has looked at the file and what they have been doing, and it helps you decide your next action. Later this year, we’ll bring these valuable file statistics directly into the native Office application experience.

A screenshot shows Document Views in SharePoint.

Additionally, we’ll introduce additional insights to the file card with “Inside look,” giving you important information at a glance—including time to read and key points from the document, so you can choose to dive in deeper or save it for later.

A screenshot shows in Inside Look into a Word document, showing Key Points as well as time to read the document.

Intelligent sharing—Later this year, you’ll have the option to easily share relevant content with meeting attendees. For instance, if you just presented a PowerPoint presentation, you’ll be prompted to share it with the other attendees once the meeting is over. In the OneDrive mobile app, we’ll automatically prompt you to share photos taken during the same meeting, perhaps of a whiteboard where you brainstormed new ideas with your colleagues—all based on your Outlook calendar. This type of real-world intelligence allows you to quickly keep everyone informed and move on to your next task and is exclusively available when you store your content in OneDrive and SharePoint.

Side-by-side screenshots show how to intelligently share files in Outlook.

Data insights—Earlier this year at the SharePoint Virtual Summit, we showed you how you could immediately enrich your OneDrive and SharePoint content with intelligence by leveraging the flexibility of Microsoft Flow and the power of Azure Cognitive Services. Since these services are powered by Microsoft Azure, you can get sentiment analysis, key word extraction, and even custom image recognition—all while keeping your content secure in the Microsoft Cloud and away from potentially costly and insecure third-party services. Additionally, you can use information provided by these cognitive services to set up custom workflows to organize images, trigger notifications, or invoke more extensive business processes directly in OneDrive and SharePoint with deep integration to Microsoft Flow.

A screenshot shows Marketing analysis in Microsoft Flow.

Keep more secure

When your files are stored in OneDrive and SharePoint, AI also helps to protect your content, keep you compliant, and thwart malicious attacks.

OneDrive files restore—Earlier this year, we released OneDrive files restore including integration with Windows Defender Antivirus to protect you from ransomware attacks by identifying breaches and guiding you through remediation and file recovery. With a full 30 days of file history and sophisticated machine learning to help us spot potential attacks early, OneDrive gives you peace of mind for every file you store. Best of all, moving your files to OneDrive has never been easier thanks to Known Folder Move.

Intelligent compliance—In addition to being able to apply native data loss prevention (DLP) policies and conduct native eDiscovery searches on textual content stored in OneDrive and SharePoint, with the innovations discussed above, we’re making it even easier to use these key compliance capabilities with audio, video, and images later this year. Soon you’ll be able to leverage the text extracted from photos and audio/video transcriptions to automatically apply these policies and protect this content.

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As you can see, by leveraging Microsoft’s industry-leading investments in AI we have made OneDrive and SharePoint in Microsoft 365 the smartest place to store your content. In fact, Microsoft is recognized as a leader by Gartner in both their Content Collaboration Platforms Magic Quadrant and Content Services Platforms Magic Quadrant reports, as well as Forrester in both their cloud and hybrid Forrester Wave™: Enterprise File Sync and Share Platforms Q4 2017 reports.

You can start realizing these benefits and more by moving your content to OneDrive and SharePoint today, just as Fortune 500 customers MGM Resorts International, Walmart, Johnson Controls International, and Textron are doing. You’ll automatically get more value as we continue to invest in these and other new AI capabilities to help you achieve more.

Microsoft has a bold vision to transform content collaboration for the modern workplace inclusive of files, dynamic web sites and portals, streaming video, AI, and mixed reality, while reducing costs and improving compliance and security. Be sure to join us at Microsoft Ignite from September 2428, 2018 in Orlando, Florida, or on-demand, where we’ll continue to unveil how AI will accelerate content collaboration in the modern workplace.

Wanted – HP Microserver

Okay, just checked and my N40L has 8GB RAM, it’s also fitted with a DVD writer.
HDD wise it’s got a 250GB drive and 3 x 3TB drives (although I know you’re not interested in them).

Only other thing is I don’t have the key for the door.

How about £40 for the N40L including the RAM and I’ll throw in the DVD writer (I don’t have a blanking plate if you didn’t want the drive).

For Trade – 2017 27” iMac 3.4Ghz i5 5k retina – 16GB RAM / 1TB FusionDrive

** Already posted this in desktop classifieds, but my brother is favouring an MBP; so putting this in here too **

Posting this on behalf of my brother. Feel free to communicate with me and if there’s serious interest, I can send you his details via PM

For trade or possible straight sale: 2017 27” iMac bought March 2018 with email receipt to show outright purchase

I’m seriously considering either selling this or swapping it out for a decent spec’d Mac mini (must have a min of 16GB RAM and either a 256GB SSD or above) OR a 15.4″ MBP with decent RAM and an SSD

Really would need them to have warranty (either normal Apple or AppleCare etc) ideally and they need to be in superb condition

We’ve just put pen to paper, so to speak, to get an extension done as we feel it’d be the right time now and before, if we’re lucky enough, to start a family…! So, my office needs to be small and fluid, rather than a huge office desk and 27″ iMac and hifi stuff, as it is currently, as it’s going to get knocked down, so I may end up working from the living room…!

iMac spec: 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display

Bought March 2018, so well within warranty and within the AppleCare addition period. In absolute pristine condition/as new, fully boxed with power cable (no mouse or keyboard though – can be picked up easy enough and I feel these are a personal preference too (ie. I use a trackpad and fully wired, full-size keyboard)

I paid full price for it and would be after £1450 with no offers

As for the swap; it’d be the Mac Mini plus cash my way, or the same with the MBP and cash on top to equate the value of my iMac

I’d consider an MBP with the value of £1k maximum, ideally less, or a Mac mini with the value of £500 or less. But feel free to drop me a line with what you’ve got if you’re interested in this

I’m in Preston, Lancs and would rather this be sorted in person. But happy to send the iMac at a 50/50 split of the cost. If the Mac mini/MBP seller isn’t local; I’d need to have that sent to me first, so I can shift everything across correctly and then fully wipe/reinstall the iMac, should take a day at max

Let me know if this could be of interest, or feel free to drop me a PM

Price and currency: 1450
Delivery: Goods must be exchanged in person
Payment method: Cash preferably or transfer. No PayPal
Location: Higher Walton, near Preston
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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For Trade – 2017 27” iMac 3.4Ghz i5 5k retina – 16GB RAM / 1TB FusionDrive

** Already posted this in desktop classifieds, but my brother is favouring an MBP; so putting this in here too **

Posting this on behalf of my brother. Feel free to communicate with me and if there’s serious interest, I can send you his details via PM

For trade or possible straight sale: 2017 27” iMac bought March 2018 with email receipt to show outright purchase

I’m seriously considering either selling this or swapping it out for a decent spec’d Mac mini (must have a min of 16GB RAM and either a 256GB SSD or above) OR a 15.4″ MBP with decent RAM and an SSD

Really would need them to have warranty (either normal Apple or AppleCare etc) ideally and they need to be in superb condition

We’ve just put pen to paper, so to speak, to get an extension done as we feel it’d be the right time now and before, if we’re lucky enough, to start a family…! So, my office needs to be small and fluid, rather than a huge office desk and 27″ iMac and hifi stuff, as it is currently, as it’s going to get knocked down, so I may end up working from the living room…!

iMac spec: 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display

Bought March 2018, so well within warranty and within the AppleCare addition period. In absolute pristine condition/as new, fully boxed with power cable (no mouse or keyboard though – can be picked up easy enough and I feel these are a personal preference too (ie. I use a trackpad and fully wired, full-size keyboard)

I paid full price for it and would be after £1450 with no offers

As for the swap; it’d be the Mac Mini plus cash my way, or the same with the MBP and cash on top to equate the value of my iMac

I’d consider an MBP with the value of £1k maximum, ideally less, or a Mac mini with the value of £500 or less. But feel free to drop me a line with what you’ve got if you’re interested in this

I’m in Preston, Lancs and would rather this be sorted in person. But happy to send the iMac at a 50/50 split of the cost. If the Mac mini/MBP seller isn’t local; I’d need to have that sent to me first, so I can shift everything across correctly and then fully wipe/reinstall the iMac, should take a day at max

Let me know if this could be of interest, or feel free to drop me a PM

Price and currency: 1450
Delivery: Goods must be exchanged in person
Payment method: Cash preferably or transfer. No PayPal
Location: Higher Walton, near Preston
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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For Trade – 2017 27” iMac 3.4Ghz i5 5k retina – 16GB RAM / 1TB FusionDrive

** Already posted this in desktop classifieds, but my brother is favouring an MBP; so putting this in here too **

Posting this on behalf of my brother. Feel free to communicate with me and if there’s serious interest, I can send you his details via PM

For trade or possible straight sale: 2017 27” iMac bought March 2018 with email receipt to show outright purchase

I’m seriously considering either selling this or swapping it out for a decent spec’d Mac mini (must have a min of 16GB RAM and either a 256GB SSD or above) OR a 15.4″ MBP with decent RAM and an SSD

Really would need them to have warranty (either normal Apple or AppleCare etc) ideally and they need to be in superb condition

We’ve just put pen to paper, so to speak, to get an extension done as we feel it’d be the right time now and before, if we’re lucky enough, to start a family…! So, my office needs to be small and fluid, rather than a huge office desk and 27″ iMac and hifi stuff, as it is currently, as it’s going to get knocked down, so I may end up working from the living room…!

iMac spec: 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display

Bought March 2018, so well within warranty and within the AppleCare addition period. In absolute pristine condition/as new, fully boxed with power cable (no mouse or keyboard though – can be picked up easy enough and I feel these are a personal preference too (ie. I use a trackpad and fully wired, full-size keyboard)

I paid full price for it and would be after £1450 with no offers

As for the swap; it’d be the Mac Mini plus cash my way, or the same with the MBP and cash on top to equate the value of my iMac

I’d consider an MBP with the value of £1k maximum, ideally less, or a Mac mini with the value of £500 or less. But feel free to drop me a line with what you’ve got if you’re interested in this

I’m in Preston, Lancs and would rather this be sorted in person. But happy to send the iMac at a 50/50 split of the cost. If the Mac mini/MBP seller isn’t local; I’d need to have that sent to me first, so I can shift everything across correctly and then fully wipe/reinstall the iMac, should take a day at max

Let me know if this could be of interest, or feel free to drop me a PM

Price and currency: 1450
Delivery: Goods must be exchanged in person
Payment method: Cash preferably or transfer. No PayPal
Location: Higher Walton, near Preston
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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  • Name and address including postcode
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For Sale – Asus GTX 1070 Ti Strix Boxed

Putting my ASUS GTX 1070 Ti Strix for sale, in very good condition, about 3-4 months old only. Will come in original box. Also have original sales receipt from Currys/Pc World. Have registered the 3 year warranty on Asus website, upon any issues happy to help sort it. Not been OC-ed, had GTX 1080 before and on Heaven Benchmark is only few hundred points less than 1080. With proper know how and oc can beat 1080 probably.

Can show working in my pc upon collection. Collection preferred , but can post if needed (DPD signed / insured is about £20).

Also can deliver within reason, lets say within 60 miles for £10 fuel cost.

Will do pic with my name & date tomorrow. And will find the receipt to check purchase date.

Price and currency: 400
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: Cash/Bank Transfer/ Paypal
Location: Newton, Hyde, Greater Manchester
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – Ryzen fractal design mini

Daughter broke the TV so putting this up for sale

Fractal Design Tempered Glass Define Mini C
Cpu – Amd Ryzen 5 – 1600
Motherboard – Gigabyte GA – AB350M – Gaming 3
Ram- 16gb corsair vengeance ddr4 2666mhz
Gpu – msi gtx 760
Hdd – 256gb Samsung evo
Hp fhd ips monitor
Keyboard and mouse
Netgear ac1200 WiFi adapter
£500 collected

Price and currency: 500
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: Ppg, cash, bt
Location: Northants
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – Ryzen fractal design mini

Daughter broke the TV so putting this up for sale

Fractal Design Tempered Glass Define Mini C
Cpu – Amd Ryzen 5 – 1600
Motherboard – Gigabyte GA – AB350M – Gaming 3
Ram- 16gb corsair vengeance ddr4 2666mhz
Gpu – msi gtx 760
Hdd – 256gb Samsung evo
Hp fhd ips monitor
Keyboard and mouse
Netgear ac1200 WiFi adapter
£500 collected

Price and currency: 500
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: Ppg, cash, bt
Location: Northants
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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Cloud MSP Burwood Group taps HyperGrid for orchestration offering

Cloud management platform provider HyperGrid is putting a special focus on cloud MSP partners as it build out its channel strategy.

HyperGrid, which offers IaaS, PaaS and application management services, currently does business with a handful of cloud MSPs worldwide. HyperGrid also has alliances with systems integrators, IT consultancies and value-added resellers, with about 80% of HyperGrid’s go-to-market activities involving a partner in some way.

Manoj NairManoj Nair

“We are trying to build a real joint offering with [MSPs] using our technology platform rather just using them as a channel,” said Manoj Nair, chief product officer at HyperGrid.

While the HyperGrid platform provides a broad set of capabilities, such as cloud cost management, cloud application management and governance services, Nair said MSPs can break down the platform into a set of services to package into offerings. He pointed to HyperGrid’s alliance with Burwood Group, an IT consultancy and cloud MSP based in Chicago. The vendor’s HyperCloud intelligent cloud management platform serves as the cornerstone for Burwood’s cloud orchestration services.

Chris PondChris Pond

Chris Pond, president of cloud services at Burwood Group, said the company evaluated a number of cloud management platforms, including options from VMware, Red Hat, Dell, RightScale, Scalr and Cisco, before selecting HyperGrid’s technology. “The right platform is what fits your organization, your skill sets, your customer base — keep going down the list,” Pond said. “The market of [cloud management platforms] is changing every single day right now, and it’s rapidly improving its offerings.”

HyperGrid stood out on a number of fronts. Among them, Pond said, was the platform’s ability to address governance-, policy- and security-oriented issues relevant to Burwood Group. Additionally, the company liked that the cloud management services platform can quickly create templates, integrate with multiple other platforms and pull in software containers.

Pond noted that Burwood is finding opportunities to enable customers’ migrations to public cloud environments. The company focuses primarily on the healthcare and manufacturing verticals. “Particularly in that healthcare space, the ability to bring in policy, governance, security and basically that crossover of SecOps and DevOps with a platform like HyperGrid, we feel like that’s a big catalyst for healthcare to adapt to public cloud environments, much more aggressively than they have in the past.”

Burwood sees several customer opportunities in the marketplace, including those related to the “public cloud backlash,” Pond said. Customers “made this mad rush to a public cloud environment. They aren’t getting the cost benefits … because they never did it in a well-thought-out, manageable way … and they are paying these huge bills in their public cloud environment that they have no understanding of or control over.”

Pond sees an opportunity to target customers that are beginning to retreat from the public cloud and show them another way.

Say goodbye to UEBA?

A new report from Trace3, an IT services and solutions provider based in Irvine, Calif., suggested organizations take a hard look at user and entity behavior analytics (UEBA) products.

“At this time, it is not recommended to rely solely on a stand-alone, pure-play UEBA product, as these have a limited market window before being absorbed or evolved into a larger security platform,” the report, “Security Operations in Flux,” stated.

UEBA offerings create a baseline of normal behavior for users and entities, such as endpoints, and then flag anomalous behavior. Market researcher Gartner defined the UEBA category as an expansion of the original user behavior analytics (UBA) tools segment.

But the UEBA category has transitioned since 2016, according to Trace3. Those shifts, the report said, include UEBA products adding security information and event management features, SIEM offerings adding UEBA capabilities and UEBA features melding into other security platforms, such as cloud access security brokers.

This consolidation could see the demise of UEBA as a distinct product category. The Trace3 report cited Gartner’s UEBA prediction that the market will disappear by 2022.

UiPath, Booz Allen join up for federal RPA

UiPath, a robotic process automation (RPA) vendor, unveiled a partnering arrangement with Booz Allen Hamilton in the federal government market.

Under the partnership, UiPath, based in New York, will provide its software, while Booz Allen, based in McLean, Va., will contribute its management and IT consulting services. The alliance is among the latest in a series of linkages uniting vendors and partners in the RPA space. Partnering activity has expanded as the RPA industry shifts from pilots to enterprise deployments.

UiPath and Booz Allen began working together earlier this year. The companies had begun deploying RPA at large federal healthcare agencies and within the Department of Defense, according to executives at both firms.

The executives said RPA can be used in a range of desktop and back-office processes. The fastest ROI, they said, will be in repetitive digital worker processes, such as HR onboarding and offboarding, supply chain, data management, financial forms and applications. Back-office applications related to field response, IT service and customer service are also in the works, they added.

UiPath and Booz Allen will make their products and services available via the General Services Administration schedule and other contracting vehicles.

Reports: Employee, customer experience need improvement

Channel partners looking to successfully hire and hold on to top talent should make sure they aren’t treating their employees like the cobbler’s kids.

A new Harvard Business Review Analytic Services report, which Insight Enterprises commissioned, noted 58% of respondents said their organization’s technology offerings “factor into a candidate’s decision to take the position.” At the same time, however, a bit more than half the respondents cited “outdated and inadequate office technology” as a hurdle in retaining skilled employees.

The results come from an online survey of 241 U.S. business executives, managers and consultants.

Customers, however, are also in need of better experiences. Ninety-five percent of the organizations polled by Avanade and Sitecore said their customer experience is in “critical need of improvement.” That finding is based on a survey of 1,440 CIOs, CTOs and chief marketing officers.

Other news

  • Dimension Data and its Merchants subsidiary disclosed the acquisition of Millennium 1 Solutions, a business process outsourcing firm based in Toronto. The company was sold by The Gores Group.
  • Maxta Inc., a hyper-convergence software vendor, has inked a reseller agreement with Connection, a solutions provider in the business, government and education markets. In addition, the company said Arrow Electronics will offer Maxta hyper-convergence software and preconfigured systems.
  • Azuqua, a cloud-based business automation company, launched the Azuqua Connect Partner Program for SaaS vendors and their services partners. Early partners can receive a referral incentive of 20% of year-one subscription revenue, Azuqua said. Adobe, Allocadia, Widen, Workfront and Zendesk are among the SaaS vendors that have joined the program.
  • Advanced Credit Technologies Inc., a developer of identity access management software, has launched a channel initiative, signing partner agreements Synnex, Software & Peripherals LP and Network America Inc.
  • Scalr, a hybrid cloud management vendor, said the latest enhancements of its platform will help partners assess customers’ cost vulnerabilities and control costs. The platform now provides greater visibility and budgeting for infrastructure and services not under Scalr management, Scalr said.
  • Security vendor Barracuda Networks added a new PhishLine offering that targets customers with less than 1,000 employees. PhishLine is Barracuda’s phishing prevention product line.

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