At Build 2017, I had been amazed using the keynote demo by Yina Arenas and Harry Shum where they demonstrated the strength of Microsoft AI through real-time translation abilities. What minus the coupon-clipping is the fact that Yina is called the Microsoft Graph mother – she’s taking Office and Microsoft APIs from legacy and disjointed technologies to a different, unified API world.
I’d the great chance to talk together with her concerning the latest and finest on Microsoft Graph and just what her team holds for Microsoft Ignite.
Love this particular latest episode of “The Route to #MSIgnite” interview series!
Dux: Hi everyone, thanks for visiting another episode of Dux Quax Mobile! It’s an attractive summer time day here on campus.
Yina: It’s a bit chilly. A week ago was, like, very hot here. We’d this heat wave so we were within the 90s, that is, like, abnormal weather for San antonio, which means this week is simpler.
Dux: Have you detected it’s just a little hazy? What’s happening?
Yina: I believe there’s some fires happening in Bc and most of us have from the smoke coming lower.
Dux: Ohhh, therefore the Canadians are delivering it, huh?
Dux: So Yina, why do you not introduce yourself? That which you do here, the awesome stuff you’re focusing on. I know people would like to know.
Yina: Yeah, so hey everybody, I’m Yina Arenas. Sometimes on Office Extensibility, so I’m a part of Office 365 and Office teams and that i focus on everything that will get to, like how developers and ISVs and profession developers extend Office and, particularly, the way they go ahead and take data that’s at work services and employ it in their own individual applications. We call the Microsoft Graph.
Yina: Other people know me because the Microsoft Graph Mother
Dux: There you have it. The MGM
Yina: Yes, the Microsoft Graph Mother. That’s things i do.
Dux: So, extensibility, let’s discuss that. So, clearly with Office 365 and also the lately announced Microsoft 365, the function you play, especially round the platform Office 365 at work is extremely critical.
Yina: Yes, it’s.
Dux: And Graph ties into everything. So, main issue, why must ISVs, partners, or, more to the point, customers be looking forward to the extensibility of office, and just how would they make the most of Microsoft Graph?
Yina: That’s a large question. So, Microsoft has this vision of reinventing productivity, right? And fundamentally of productivity is Office and you simply consider the large number of users every single day which use Office products, whether it’s around the clients with Outlook, Stand out, or Word or Powerpoint, or perhaps in the service with delivering emails for an exchange service or collaborating having a document that’s in OneDrive or searching in a portal in SharePoint. Most of us have these different services at work 365 which are core to how people get things done, right?
Yina: As well as, whenever you consider it, these items are extremely, I do not determine if the best word to make use of is vanilla, but it’s the same product for everybody. You’ve Word and whether you’re an attorney or perhaps a kid in class, that’s the merchandise that you employ. So this is where extensibility is available in, enabling an entire ecosystem of developers that stretch Office beyond what it really does as they are and causes it to be a lot more tailored as to the the particular industry needs, right?
Dux: And boy, that’s what’s really exciting, if you consider it, everyone would go to work every single day and also you don’t only use Word alone. You do not only use Stand out. You do not only use SharePoint, and the concept that we are able to extend, make sure they are speak with one another, and don’t forget what you are, what you could see and never see it doesn’t matter what device, wherever, whenever, I believe that’s really effective.
Yina: Yes, indeed.
Dux: And most importantly, Microsoft opening up to individuals much like me so that you can tailor it to me and my profession. I do not think you will find every other firms that do that today.
Yina: I am talking about, we’re only some of the ones which have such extensibility on the productivity efforts or on anything really, for instance. But, like you’re saying, it’s enabling that group of developers to become meeting the requirements of the shoppers, like by tailoring these products to a particular needs the industry has. So, whether it’s in education, finance, or legal, or healthcare, taking Office because it comes as they are or being able to allow it to be for your particular segment.
Dux: And i believe that’s one factor that Microsoft is actually proficient at. Generate income view it, basically increase for any 50,000 feet view, is the fact that Microsoft democratizes technology unlike any other company. Should you consider it, during the 80s – you discuss Office – during the 80s, I understand before you decide to were born, who’d come with an Stand out spreadsheet? Only accountants. I wouldn’t even touch a spreadsheet. However nowadays, we don’t consider spreadsheets. It arrives with Office, it’s Stand out.
Yina: It’s just there.
Dux: Yeah, and word processor, in older days, it isn’t like Ms Word, significantly less a cooperation platform like SharePoint, however nowadays we don’t consider it. It’s just there. And today, using the push of Intelligent Cloud and Intelligent Edge, AI may be the next frontier that Microsoft is democratizing, that is really exciting.
Yina: Yes, yes and not just democratizing, but powering our products, right? If you consider items like Office, there’s a lot of ML and AI which goes into taking our products and using the activities that people see in the users and generating insights according to that that people reverse into our products so we reverse into our products too.
Yina: We expose them not only to feed our first-party encounters but additionally to give our third-party ecosystem.
Dux: Now talking about insights. I know you receive this constantly. Customers would go “Well how about security? Are you currently stating that others can easily see my stuff or my stuff will only be there anywhere?”
Yina: No, it is not the situation. I understand there was lots of angst around that, however, you know all the permissions that users focused on their continent, their data, is definitely respected on the services. So, you realize, as lengthy as managers or users aren’t using security by obscurity, all individuals permissions are respected on the services.
Yina: And it is not too anybody may come into our platform and say ‘Hey, produce all the data for any given customer.” No, which goes via a flow which has full visibility for that users but for the admins on which applications are becoming utilized, who can access that data, you are able to revoke it at any time…
Yina: And you’re in a position to manage that entire lifecycle on where your computer data is and just how it’s guaranteed within our services.
Dux: Especially nowadays, you discuss where your computer data is, right? And also the looming GDPR, for instance in May and Microsoft, virtually i believe, is nearly ready for this from the outlook during, you realize, your computer data centers are regional.
Yina: Yep, and there’s been lots of investment great to make certain that we’re compliant with this.
Dux: And that’s just one compliance. Clearly, different countries have different compliance. Within the U.S., the federal government features its own Gov Cloud and DOD has their very own ones, and it is obvious that Microsoft is seriously interested in this and it is investing heavily.
Yina: Yes, absolutely.
Dux: Just how would really the work then? Will it be different if I’m within the United kingdom data center or GCC, would really these abilities be accessible, particularly with Microsoft Graph and Office extensibility?
Yina: So, protecting the client information is an excellent at Microsoft, right? So if you’re the developer that’s building a credit card applicatoin on the top of this data and being able to access through our mechanisms that people expose, whether it’s through APIs or whether it’s with the first-party encounters, all that abides by individuals same laws and regulations.
Dux: First got it.
Yina: If you are being able to access data for any data center that’s, I do not know, for instance, in China, there’s an entirely different deployment in China.
Dux: Sure, through 21vianet, right?
Yina: That’s managed through 21vianet also it makes certain that all the processes the data centers undergo and also the management and every one of that’s outside of all of those other world.
Dux: First got it.
Yina: And also the same factor ranges from data access layer. There’s an entirely different endpoint, for instance, the Graph to ensure that developers which are developing applications in China have access to all that data for individuals customers. So, things are you realize, whether it’s within the first first-party or third-party experience, it stick to the same patterns and also the same regulatory, um, needs.
Dux: Well, talking about China, which advised me, the Build demo that you simply did with Harry, which was really awesome. Which was such as the Powerpoint translation demo, right?
Yina: Powerpoint translator, yes.
Dux: And also you were speaking in Spanish and Harry was receiving in Chinese and the other way around, right?
Yina: It’s an element of the technology. Man, after i saw the demo and also the script the very first time I had been super psyched about this and later on, the reception in the public only agreed to be very heartwarming after which simply to see, like, the number of people arrived at to me plus they were really like “this just really transforms the way i interpret technology. Like, I’ve these- even if it’s not only the language factor, the captions-
Yina: And the number of individuals have must get these captions.
Dux: It’s a game title changer. You discuss being inclusive, you discuss the true democratization of technology and that i mean education alone. Consider it, there’s lots of developing countries that lack sources and lack access, but when there’s technology and they’ve an instructor here who might not even speak exactly the same language, they are able to lead and educate.
Yina: Yep, yep.
Dux: It’s just amazing.
Yina: Also it appears like, you realize, you are able to consider it as being so sci-fi and away, but it isn’t.
Yina: It’s really, rather easy and it is really available for everybody.
Dux: And that’s the important thing – ease of access, right? That’s the exciting part, like I began my development career – I do not do just as much development any longer – however in Assembler, I did not think this very day will come where I’m able to make use of cognitive services, ML…
Yina: Used to do set up too.
Dux: You probably did?
Yina: Yeah, and so i did electric engineering-
Dux: I have a similar degree! Electrical engineering!
Yina: We educate set up that’s like-
Dux: Exactly! There’s 40 instructions. You push and pull and my which you may was programming chips for any German company, but boy, I recall it had been already awesome in those days. However nowadays it’s just, you realize, limitless options.
Yina: Yes, certainly. Technologies are transforming the way we live, you realize, and just how we obtain things done and reaching into this realm is totally a game title changer. Such as the factor which i demoed there and thus a number of other technologies which were demoed at Build, right? Like, for example, and I’m failing to remember the name at this time but remember another demo which was done which was this bracelet-
Dux: Indeed, yes, yes having a hands. Because her hands was trembling and i believe through good research, they developed this bracelet to counter the trembling so she could write.
Yina: Yeah! That’s effective, right?
Dux: Absolutely! And that’s the awesome factor, right? Now, like when my loved ones asks me “What is the next step? You’re into computers, right?” They always ask me that. You are aware how when you are back for any family reunion – hey are you able to fix my computer type of factor?
Yina: Yeah, yeah I understand.
Dux: However I’d show individuals little clips, that’s things i do. That’s really awesome and you’re right, it’s with these tales and humanizing it and creating a true difference and there’s a lot of available. The HoloLens one where’s this, uh-
Yina: The steps?
Dux: Yeah, the steps and there’s this other – I do not determine if you’ve seen it – there is a visually impaired person and HoloLens was searching at and saying “Stop. Mix the road. Oh, you’re speaking to Yina, allow me to pull her on LinkedIn.”
Yina: Oh wow, that’s nice.
Dux: It’s crazy!
Yina: There’s certainly plenty of good stuff happening in technology and it is an excellent time for you to take part in it.
Dux: Absolutely. Now, talking about technology, Ignite is on its way.
Dux: Any insights you are able to tell Ignite?
Yina: Ignite will probably be an enjoyable time.
Dux: So, the number of sessions are you currently accountable for?
Yina: Um, I will give one session.
Yina: I will be speaking on how to build smart applications which use the Microsoft Graph and integrate with Office 365 data.
Yina: There are many other sessions that my team is assembling. Many of them take presctiption being able to access data at work 365, building on the top from the Microsoft services… We’ve taken a spin now are now being very enterprise and technology-focused-
Yina: So, we’re likely to have sessions around how you can integrate bots using the Graph, for instance.
Yina: Using serverless or Azure functions within the Graph, how you can IOT within the Graph, like lots of type of different styles than we’ve proven before as well as very industry-focused, like speaking about how exactly healthcare is applying and integrating with Office 365, how education is applying a few of these integrations, so we’re likely to see lots of that approaching and it is likely to be a thrilling some time and the whole team is being prepared for that.
Dux: And i believe that’s the exciting part too, where Microsoft has become focused more about industry, and also you discuss solutions, right?
Dux: This is where the thing is the outcome. It’s not only about linking APIs…
Yina: It isn’t in regards to a single technology.
Yina: Sturdy the convergence of this and just how you are taking the best to create these kinds of applications. Whether it’s those that i was speaking about before, or ones which are solving a particular business need.
Dux: And that’s the planet we reside in, right?
Dux: Well Yina, thanks to you. I believe I required you to definitely your destination, right?
Dux: So, certainly very looking forward to this and searching toward Ignite. Make certain y’all take a look at Yina at Ignite.
Dux: What’s your Twitter handle? We’ll use it the recording too.
Yina: It’s @yina_arenas
Dux: Yina Arenas
Yina: Yes, exactly.
Dux: Well many thanks-
Yina: Many thanks for getting me.
Yina: It had been an excellent chat.
Dux: Thank you, before the next episode, bye!