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Use a Windows Server 2019 domain controller or go to Azure?

Transcript – Use a Windows Server 2019 domain controller or go to Azure?

In this video, I will show you how to set up a domain controller in Windows Server 2019.

I’m logged into the Windows Server 2019 desktop. I’m going to go ahead and open Server Manager.

The process of setting up a domain controller is really similar to what you had in the previous Windows Server version.

Go up to Manage and select Add roles and features. This launches the wizard.

Click Next to bypass the Before you begin screen. I’m taken to the Installation type menu. I’m prompted to choose Role-based or feature-based installation or Remote Desktop Services installation. Choose the role-based or feature-based installation option and click Next.

I’m prompted to select my server from the pool. There’s only one server in here. This is the server that will become my domain controller. One thing I want to point out is to look at the operating system. This is Windows Server 2019 Datacenter edition; in a few minutes, you’ll see why I’m pointing this out. Click Next.

At the Server Roles menu, there are two roles that I want to install: Active Directory Domain Services and the DNS roles. Select the checkbox for Active Directory Domain Services. When I select that checkbox, I’m prompted to add some additional features. I’ll go ahead and select the Add Features button.

I’m also going to select the DNS Server checkbox and, once again, click on Add Features. Click Next.

Click Next on the Features menu. Click Next again on the AD DS menu. Click Next on the DNS menu.

I’m taken to the confirmation screen. It’s a good idea to take a moment and just review everything to make sure that it appears correct. Click Install. After a few minutes, the installation completes.

I should point out that the server was provisioned ahead of time with a static IP address. If you don’t do that, then you’re going to get a warning message during the installation wizard. Click Close.

The next thing that we need to do is to configure this to act as a domain controller. Click on the notifications icon. You can see there is a post-deployment configuration task that’s required. In this case, we need to promote the server to domain controller. Do that by clicking on the link, which opens Active Directory Domain Services configuration wizard.

I’m going to create a new forest, so I’ll click the Add a new forest button. I’m going to call this forest poseylab.com and click Next.

On the domain controller options screen, you’ll notice that the forest functional level is set to Windows Server 2016. There is no Windows Server 2019 option — at least, not yet. That’s the reason that I pointed out earlier that we are indeed running on Windows Server 2019. Leave this set to Windows Server 2016. Leave the default selections on the domain controller capabilities. I need to enter and confirm a password, so I’ll do that and click Next.

Click Next again on the DNS options screen.

The NetBIOS domain name is populated automatically. Click Next.

Go with the default paths for AD DS database, logs and SYSVOL. Click Next.

Everything on the Review options screen appears to be correct, so click Next.

Windows will do a prerequisites check. We have a couple of warnings, but all the prerequisite checks completed successfully, so we can go ahead and promote the server to a domain controller. Click Install to begin the installation process.

After a few minutes, the Active Directory Domain Services and the DNS roles are configured. Both are listed in Server Manager.

Let’s go ahead and switch over to a Windows 10 machine and make sure that we can connect that machine to the domain. Click on the Start button and go to Settings, then go to Accounts. I’ll click on Access work or school then Connect. I’ll choose the option Join this device to a local Active Directory domain. I’m prompted for the domain name, which is poseylab.com. Click Next.

I’m prompted for the administrative name and password. I’m prompted to choose my account type and account name. Click Next and Restart now.

Once the machine restarts, I’m prompted to log into the domain. That’s how you set up an Active Directory domain controller in Windows Server 2019.

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The 10 most innovative workplace companies of 2020

Whether helping employees to communicate more seamlessly or helping underemployed mid-career women boost their incomes, these 10 companies are creating new ways to make working life fairer and more rewarding.

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For taking the slack out of messaging communications for first-line employees

It’s hard to argue with Microsoft’s dominance: Teams has more than 20 million daily users, with 91 of the Fortune 100 utilizing the platform. Last year’s improvements included greater AI integration, as well as additional tools for first-line workers (those working in people-facing positions, like doctors, or service industry employees).

Read more about why Microsoft is one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies of 2020.

2. Mursion

For teaching EQ via VR for the likes of Coca-Cola, Nationwide, and T-Mobile

Mursion is a virtual reality training tool that combines AI and interactions with trained actors to help develop stronger soft skills among employees, such as the ability to recognize bias. Clients include companies like T-Mobile, Coca-Cola, Best Western, and Nationwide.

3. Pipeline Equity

For giving companies the tools to improve gender equality when they hire and promote

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Founded in 2017, Pipeline demonstrates the connection between gender parity and economic opportunity. The subscription-based platform analyzes company-specific data to make recommendations about moves that will both increase business outcomes and improve gender balance.

4. Dropbox

For thinking outside the file folder

The company introduced numerous enhancements in 2019, including integrations with various other platforms (like Google Docs/Sheets/Slides) and a cold-storage option. Dropbox also acquired e-signature company HelloSign, and used shingled magnetic recording (SMR) to reduce energy use and storage costs at data centers.

5. Docusign

For closing mortgages in the cloud

Document signing isn’t the sexiest topic, but it is a critical one. The company has expanded into a number of related areas, including DocuSign Rooms for Mortgage and DocuSign Identify, for verification of IDs.

6. Coda

For applying app-like functionality to document creation

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A flexible doc and management tool, Coda emphasizes the idea of democratization of software, enabling users to build app-like solutions without a coding background. Officially launched in February 2019, Coda is already used by a number of companies, including Spotify, Cheddar, and Uber.

7. The Second Shift

For creating flexible gigs for mid-career women

The Second Shift is a small company, but it’s tackling a critical workforce problem: lack of flexible opportunities for women, especially mid-career, when many are assuming primary caregiving responsibilities for children and/or parents. The company connects employers with experienced women to fill in for positions or tackle special projects.

8. Bluecrew

For matching workers with hourly jobs with health insurance, overtime, sick pay, and workers comp

At a time when many gig-economy employers don’t offer workers comprehensive protections, Bluecrew is helping secure benefits for hourly workers at companies like Blue Bottle and Levi’s Stadium.

9. Lattice

For making performance reviews a continual process via apps

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The HR software company is working with more than 1,400 companies to integrate management processes into tools employees are already using, such as Slack.

10. Samepage

For putting chat, email, files, and tasks on the same . . . you know

Samepage is emerging as a leading collaborative tool in the booming intranet market, offering such features as integrated videoconferencing and threaded chats.

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OTI Lumionics: Accelerating materials design with Azure Quantum

Whether you’ve noticed or not, you probably spend at least some part of your day staring into an OLED (organic LED) display, as they are found in smartphones, tablets, televisions, and computer monitors, to name just a few applications. OLED displays use organic carbon-based molecules to generate light of different colors under an applied electrical current.

Breakthroughs in displays, and most other technological fields, can be traced back to advances in materials science that enable the discovery of advanced materials with unique properties. However, designing new materials with specific desired attributes is extremely difficult because small changes in the structure of atoms that make up a material can dramatically influence its properties.

Computational chemistry simulations can help accelerate the design of new materials, by providing a better understanding of these structure-property relationships. These simulations pose a huge computational challenge because of the complexity of simulating the characteristics of quantum physics, which governs the interactions between atoms, but we now have the compute power to solve some problems that previously seemed intractable on classical hardware, leading to breakthroughs in new materials discovery.

OTI Lumionics has developed a fast materials design approach, tailored to OLEDs and other electronic materials, that consists of a combination of machine learning techniques, computational chemistry simulations, optimization, rapid synthesis, and closed-loop feedback from testing of new materials in pilot production. They work with the largest electronics companies in the world to design new materials that are mass-production ready, enabling the next generation of exciting consumer electronics.

One application of OTI Lumionics materials, that has been designed using this approach, is in transparent displays, which will soon be available in smartphones, helping to hide the array of sensors and front-facing camera under the display. When you are “heads-up driving” – viewing your speedometer and mileage on the windshield of your car – you are looking at another application of this technology.

Instead of using a traditional approach to materials discovery which requires synthesizing and testing thousands of variations to find the suitable candidate, OTI Lumionics has developed software tools to simulate and predict the properties of new materials, allowing a larger pool of candidates to be screened than could otherwise be synthesized and tested. Thus, new materials that meet the precise requirements of the largest electronics manufacturers can be “designed” rather than discovered by chance.

The slowest and most expensive part of the workflow is the computational pipeline – the bottleneck on available hardware when running extremely large simulations, which scale exponentially with size. In addition, some simulations are so compute-intensive that they are literally unsolvable with today’s classical computers. The trade-off between simulation accuracy and compute-intensity is thus a major bottleneck in using a computational approach for commercial size problems.

To get around this bottleneck OTI Lumionics has been investigating quantum computing as a potential candidate to help accelerate computational chemistry simulations of new materials. Since many structure-property relationships of materials are governed by quantum physics, quantum computing, which uses quantum mechanical effects to perform computations, is a natural candidate to simulate these systems more accurately.

“Quantum computing has the potential to revolutionize materials design, by enabling highly accurate simulations that could otherwise not be solved on classical hardware. Unfortunately, current gate-based quantum computing is far from being powerful enough to simulate commercial-sized problem,” said OTI Lumionics Head of Materials Discovery, Scott Genin.

quantum simulation diagram

quantum simulation diagram

Using Azure Quantum and quantum optimization solutions running on classical hardware, Quantum Inspired Optimization (QIO) can enable quantum methods for materials simulations that yield more accurate results.

Scott Genin again: “In the field of computational chemistry, high accuracy property prediction is considered to be very difficult; in fact, some computations are nearly impossible on today’s classical hardware. We have developed new methods, that allow quantum computing algorithms for computational chemistry simulations to be represented as binary optimization problems. Running our quantum computing methods with Azure Quantum optimization solutions, we are getting results that are more accurate than other algorithms.”

As an early adopter of quantum computing, OTI Lumionics has invested in a team of quantum chemists, computer scientists, and software engineers to develop their own quantum computing algorithms and software for materials design, and have made significant theoretical and practical advances in the field. With their algorithms now running on Azure Quantum, OTI Lumionics is able to demonstrate meaningful results on commercially relevant sized problems, today. For example, by using Azure Quantum’s optimization tools in their pipeline, OTI Lumionics successfully performed a complete active space configuration interaction simulation of an archetype green light emitting OLED material – Alq3 [Tris (8-hydroxyquinolinato) aluminum].

“We have designed our solver platform in Azure Quantum with customers in mind,” said Microsoft Principal Research Manager, Helmut Katzgraber. “Our quantum solutions on classical hardware do not have the limitations of other solvers and optimization hardware and are driven by some of the most powerful algorithms currently available, while being easy to use as there is no need to tune parameters. “

alq3 graph

alq3 graph

To give you an idea of the computational savings the same simulation of Alq3 would require 42 error-corrected qubits on gate-based quantum hardware. Mapping the problem to an industry-standard quadratic unconstrained binary optimization (QUBO) using OTI Lumionics reparametrization would require a quantum annealer (or QUBO solver) that could handle 58,265 variables. Solving a QUBO problem with this many variables is intractable, and even an equivalent simulation of Alq3 using standard classical computational chemistry software would require a supercomputer. In contrast, using Azure Quantum, the higher-order binary problem can be handled natively, meaning that this problem only requires 132 variables on classical hardware to perform the simulation.

“The fact is that we have compelling results that show that we can start using quantum solutions for commercial problems in a matter of months, not years,” said OTI Lumionics Co-founder and CEO, Michael Helander. “Using Azure Quantum, we now have the potential to dramatically increase the accuracy and throughput of the computational chemistry simulations that underpin our entire materials design workflow.”

Using Azure Quantum, OTI Lumionics can open their computational pipeline to run more accurate simulations at significantly higher speeds, which could ultimately lead to timelier and lower cost materials design, and thus better OLED displays.

We are excited to be working with OTI Lumionics in helping them find breakthrough discoveries in materials through quantum computing and Azure Quantum.

Learn more about the Azure Quantum preview and sign up to become an early adopter.

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ZF expands Partnership with Microsoft to Develop Digital Services

Whether in the passenger car sector or for commercial vehicles, ZF is well on the road toward Vision Zero. Autonomous vehicles, innovative safety systems and intelligent mobility solutions contribute to a future of road traffic with zero accidents and zero emissions. This will be accompanied by digitalizing the entire value chain. The technological backbone for these applications is the ZF Cloud based on Microsoft Azure. The closer collaboration with Microsoft allows ZF the development of even more customer focused and tailor-made solutions.

“The strategic partnership with Microsoft will allow us to work even more intensely on intelligent and networked mobility solutions of the future,” explains Mamatha Chamarthi, chief digital officer at ZF Friedrichshafen AG. “This puts us in the position of developing new digital services, on the one hand, and to adapt them perfectly to specific customer needs, on the other.”

Sanjay Ravi, General Manager, Automotive Industry, at Microsoft, adds: “We are excited to expand our collaboration with ZF. Microsoft Azure’s cloud, AI and IoT capabilities enable ZF to deliver highly secure mobility services at a global scale with a faster time to market and respond to the unique needs of their customers and partners worldwide.”

At the CES trade show, ZF will present their initial application options for the expanded platform. These options were developed with various partners and will encompass diverse areas of use:

Comprehensive fleet management

VDL, one of the leading manufacturer groups in the bus sector, uses the ZF IoT platform not only for its fleet management solution being sold to its customers, but also for its own fleet. The platform provides VDL a complete overview of the efficiency of its electric and diesel vehicles. By the end of 2018, more than 300 VDL electric buses had been equipped with the solution. In the process, VDL uses the entire bandwidth of Microsoft Azure services – from the Edge device to the cloud-based platform.

Smart transmissions through predictive maintenance

With the new Predictive Maintenance function, ZF is preparing its successful modular TraXon transmission for the digital future in the commercial vehicle industry. Starting in 2019, vehicle manufacturers and fleet operators can proactively plan vehicle maintenance using the cloud solution.

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At the Microsoft global Hackathon, customers break something to make something | Transform

Summer is a time for growth. Whether you’re traveling to an historical destination or picking out a book for the beach, the season is ripe for taking a break from the grind to focus on introspection and renewal, to make new friends, re-connect with old ones, and create shared experiences together. With any luck, come autumn you have a sharpened mind and a greater sense of where you want to go next.

Which is why summer is the ideal time for the Microsoft global Hackathon. Minds will be sharpened, advancement made tangible, and friends with diverse backgrounds will be brought together to create shared experiences.

By now you’re probably aware of the 27,000 employees who gather at Microsoft’s Redmond, Washington campus and 45 venues around the world, embracing the event (part of One Week – a series celebrating the company’s people, products and ideas) as a platform for innovation. But at the 6th annual installment, there’s another rapidly growing segment that deserves its own spotlight: customer collaborations.

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More than 30 customer teams join 27,000 Microsoft employees at the 2019 Microsoft global Hackathon. (Photo by Scott Eklund, Red Box Pictures)

“We started inviting customers two years ago,” explains Susie Kandzor, group program manager at The Garage, an experimentation and growth program at Microsoft that produces the Hackathon to further its mission of encouraging collaboration, creativity and experimentation. “In 2017, we only had four customers join us. Last year we had 10 customers join us, and the feedback from executive leadership was that they loved it and wanted more.”

For the 2019 installment, the largest private hackathon on the planet welcomes some 30 companies (a dozen more will participate around the globe). Each sends three to five representatives, cross-functionality encouraged, arriving with wildly diverse business hurdles they hope to jump – and confidence that the latest technological breakthroughs can get them there.

“This is how we channel innovation into a focused effort,” says Angela Yochem, executive vice president/chief digital and technology officer for Novant Health, a network of healthcare providers that attended the global Hackathon in 2018 and is sending two teams this year from their offices in North Carolina.

“Remember in the movie ‘Apollo 13,’ where there’s something wrong with the spacecraft and all the engineers get together, spill parts all over a table, and using their past experiences and backgrounds, solve the problem? A Hackathon is that, on steroids.”

A doctor uses a touch-screen device to consult with a patient.
By leveraging technology, Novant Health is improving the health of its community. (Photo courtesy of Novant Health)

“We’re going to talk about the art of the possible,” agrees Kirk Windisch, Novant Health’s vice president of Digital Products and Services. “I’m excited to find solutions that we haven’t even thought of yet.”

The 2019 list of customer attendees is as diverse as it is impressive. Where else could you find 3M, Starbucks, Mastercard and Blackbaud under one roof? From meals (Nestle) to electricity (Chesapeake Energy) to investments (Vanguard), you’d be hard-pressed to find a greater range of industries innovating alongside one another.

“In the past we’ve seen a lot of instances where companies talk between themselves, and the Microsoft Hackathon has introduced different companies to one another. We’re just humbled by the enthusiasm our customers have toward hacking, and honored that these customers have given us the opportunity to help develop their growth ideas,” Kandzor says of the Hackathon’s unique atmosphere.

One customer attending Hackathon 2019 is Bellevue, Washington-based T-Mobile – a company with over 80 million customers and annual revenues of $43 billion – wearing their self-proclaimed moniker of “The Un-carrier” with disruptive pride. Principal analyst Sarah O’Brien says T-Mobile is perfectly positioned for the Hackathon experience.

Two T-Mobile employees collaborate at a workstation.
T-Mobile employees, who proudly sport their branded black and magenta, are encouraged to share ideas that lead to new technology solutions. (Photo courtesy of T-Mobile)

“I was at a conference not long ago, and my takeaway was the sheer volume of publishing, whitepapers and patents around machine learning and AI coming out of Microsoft ­– the true investment in it – and the notion that rather than treating it like a buzzword, there is thought leadership and movement to drive it forward for everyone,” she says.

“Our companies have a lot of shared experience and recognition that what made you successful in the past does not guarantee success in the future, so I’m excited that we can put these great teams together and build something impactful.”

Novant Health has over 650 locations in five states, and provides increased access to care through digital channels, and through advanced tech in their hospitals and physician centers. “We just deployed an AI-based system for treating stroke patients faster than ever before,” says Yochem, citing one exciting example. “With a stroke victim, every minute matters, and now we are able to save many more lives. It’s an example of how leveraging technology can impact the health of our community.”

Two Novant Health employees consult monitors at a nursing station.
Novant Health team members train on new technology at patient check-in. (Photo courtesy of Novant Health)

And while Novant Health’s goal is nothing short of saving lives, other companies may simply seek to improve the quality of life.

“We’re empowered to achieve more, simply by combining forces,” says Jan-Jaap Oosterwijk, global head of innovation for digital platform security firm Irdeto, who is flying in with his team from The Netherlands. “I love the diversity of the event. I also really like that in the invitation, it was specified that the team doesn’t need to consist of engineers only. The Hackathon is open to people from any background, which will provide a wide range of perspectives.”

There are a lot of great brains working together at the global Hackathon, using a variety of technologies (last year, efforts focused on everything from artificial technology to sustainable farming). Much like a summer cookout, each customer brings their own specialty – in this case, a hack.

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Windows troubleshooting tools to improve VM performance

Whether virtualized workloads stay on premises or move to the cloud, support for those VMs remains in the data center with the administrator.

When virtualized workloads don’t perform as expected, admins need to roll up their sleeves and break out the Windows troubleshooting tools. Windows has always had some level of built-in diagnostic ability, but it only goes so deep.

Admins need to stay on top of ways to analyze ailing VMs, but they also need to find ways to trim deployments to control resource use and costs for cloud workloads.

VM Fleet adds stress to your storage

VM Fleet tests the performance of your storage infrastructure by simulating virtual workloads. VM Fleet uses PowerShell to create a collection of VMs and run a stress test against the allocated storage.

This process verifies that your storage meets expectations before deploying VMs to production. VM Fleet doesn’t help troubleshoot issues, but it helps confirm the existing performance specifications before you ramp up your infrastructure. After the VMs are in place, you can use VM Fleet to perform controlled tests of storage auto-tiering and other technologies designed to adjust workloads during increased storage I/O.

VM Fleet tests the performance of your storage infrastructure by simulating virtual workloads.

Sysinternals utilities offer deeper insights

Two Windows troubleshooting tools from the Microsoft Sysinternals collection, Process Explorer and Process Monitor, should be staples for any Windows admin.

Process Explorer gives you in-depth detail, including the dynamic link library and memory mapped files loaded by a process. Process Explorer also lets you dig in deep to uncover issues rather than throwing more resources at an application and, thus, masking the underlying problem.

Process Explorer
Process Explorer lets administrators do a technical deep dive into Windows processes that the Task Manager can’t provide.

Process Monitor captures real-time data of process activity, and Registry and file system changes on Windows systems. It also provides detailed information on the process trees.

Administrators can use Process Monitor’s search and filtering functions to help administrator focus on particular events that occur over a longer period of time.

VMMap and RAMMap detail the memory landscape

Another Sysinternals tool called VMMap shows what types of virtual memory is assigned to a process and its committed memory, which is the virtual memory reserved by the operating system. This tool shows where allocated memory is used with a visual presentation.

VMMap measurements
VMMap shows how the operating system maps physical memory and uses memory in the virtual space to help administrators analyze how applications work with memory resources.

VMMap doesn’t check the hypervisor layer, but it does detail virtual memory use provided by the OS. Combined with other tools that view the hypervisor, VMMap gives a complete picture of the applications’ memory usage.

Another tool called RAMMap is similar to VMMap, but it works at the operating system level rather than the process level. Administrators can use both tools to get a complete picture of how applications are getting and using the memory.

BgInfo puts pertinent information on display

BgInfo is a small Sysinternals utility that displays selected system information on the desktop, such as the machine name, IP address, patch version and storage information.

While it’s not difficult to find these settings, making them more visible can help when you log into multiple VMs in a short amount of time. It’s also helpful to avoid installations on the wrong VM or even rebooting the wrong VM.

Five lessons on reaching 1 billion people living with disabilities

Microsoft’s mission is to empower every person and organization on the planet to achieve more. Whether or not we succeed depends on our ability to create an inclusive company culture, deliver inclusive products for our customers and show up to the world in an inclusive way.

Recently I spoke at Microsoft’s Ability Summit about five lessons we’ve learned (so far) in our journey to inclusive and accessible marketing. I’m sharing here in hopes they will inspire your own thinking. To learn more about a couple employee-driven accessibility projects coming out of Microsoft’s One Week Hackathon, I encourage you to check out The Ability Hacks, which we published today.

1. Recognize the values case and the business case

People typically think about the values case for accessibility, which makes sense — empowering people with disabilities makes the world work better for everyone. But the business case for accessibility is equally important. According to the World Health Organization, more than 1 billion people worldwide experience some form of disability. In the US alone, that’s nearly 1 in 5 people in 1 in 3 households. If our products don’t work for a billion people, we’re not only failing in our mission, we’re also missing an enormous business opportunity.

2. Proximity powers empathy

We’ve learned the incredible value of investing in programs that bring us closer to customers of different backgrounds. We learn so much and do our best work when we commit to seeing the world from their perspectives. For instance, back at our 2015 Hackathon, a team of Microsoft engineers pitched a project with the lofty ambition of making gaming more accessible to gamers with limited mobility, and so began the journey of the Xbox Adaptive Controller. From the earliest moments, the development team reached out to nonprofits like Warfighter Engaged and AbleGamers to partner and learn how the product of their dreams could address the broadest set of needs in the real world. The team increased community engagement at every milestone, from product design and engineering, to prototype testing with gamers living with disabilities, to designing final retail packaging. The empathy we gained forged the path to a product we’re very proud of, that we hope gamers everywhere love when it arrives this September.

3. Accessibility for few becomes usability for many

We see time and again that our accessibility work starts out focused on enabling a specific set of customers but ends up benefiting everyone. For instance, Microsoft events are a major marketing investment each year, so it’s important our events meet the needs of every attendee, including people living with disabilities. A few years ago, we began live-transcribing event keynotes with the goal of helping attendees who are deaf or hard of hearing more easily follow along with keynotes. To our surprise, we ended up getting far more feedback from attendees who speak English as a second language – live transcription helped them navigate highly technical discussions and fast-paced product demos. Now we provide live transcription services in keynotes at all large Microsoft events and open captioning (and in many cases audio description) in company videos. The positive responses we’ve received speak to the broader, unexpected benefits of embracing accessibility.

If you find a Microsoft video missing captions, please contact us via our
Disability Answer Desk.

4. All marketing should be inclusive marketing

There’s value in audience-specific marketing programs, but we’ve learned we get the best results when mainstream marketing programs feature people from a range of audiences, backgrounds and life experiences. For instance, in our most recent AI ad we tell three different customer stories – one on preserving ancient architecture, one on sustainable farming and one on audio visualization AI – all woven together seamlessly as cool examples of how AI is improving lives for people today.

Pro tip: Make your presentations more accessible by adding live subtitles with the
Presentation Translator add-in for PowerPoint.

5. Real people, real stories

A few years back, we shifted our marketing approach to show technology empowering real people to do real things. As a result, we’ve seen far stronger return on investment than we would hiring actors to depict the stories of others. The video below is a powerful example – it features real students from Holly Springs Elementary in Georgia talking about how Microsoft Learning Tools help them overcome obstacles to reading.

Not only is the story more credible coming from real students, it makes the core empowerment message relatable to more people. This shift in philosophy now guides decisions on who represents Microsoft in our ads, on our website and at our events. In each case, real people sharing real stories is the most effective way to bring the impact of technology to life.

Real people sharing real stories is the most effective way to bring the impact of technology to life.

These are just five of many lessons we’ve learned, and our work is only beginning. We’re energized to keep learning and sharing our biggest lessons, because there’s tremendous value in embracing inclusion and accessibility – for your people, your bottom line, your customers and the world.

For Sale – Sealed HP Omen ce012ce i7 1060

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I bought this but am reflecting on whether I am going to keep it, mainly because I really dislike the colour of the keys. I have yet to open it and will throw up some pics with a piece of paper with my screen name and date on it. I can process the transaction through ebay, should you prefer, as I think I might have a coupon offering me no selling fees.

I’m asking £900 with postage via UPS or Special Delivery.

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Core i7 7700HQ, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060, 120Hz 1080p panel

Happy to speak on phone should you prefer and offer any other info as it is a minefield buying on the net, albeit Classifieds are slightly safer.

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For Sale – Sealed HP Omen ce012ce i7 1060

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I bought this but am reflecting on whether I am going to keep it, mainly because I really dislike the colour of the keys. I have yet to open it and will throw up some pics with a piece of paper with my screen name and date on it. I can process the transaction through ebay, should you prefer, as I think I might have a coupon offering me no selling fees.

I’m asking £900 with postage via UPS or Special Delivery.

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Core i7 7700HQ, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060, 120Hz 1080p panel

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