TechNet Flash - Volume 16, Issue 15: July 23, 2014

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Introducing Microsoft Azure StorSimple

Learning from Cloud: What does a server upgrade mean for your organization?

Using Azure Machine Learning to innovate for your customers  

SQL Server on Azure virtual machines: Move faster and cut costs

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Hyper-V Server 2012 R2  

SQL Server 2014  

System Center 2012 R2  

System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager  

Windows 8.1 Enterprise  

Windows Azure Pack  

Windows Intune 30-day trial

Windows Server 2012 R2  

Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials

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IDC white paper: Why it’s time to upgrade from Windows Server 2003

Beyond the obvious security risks, there are other reasons to upgrade your Windows Server 2003 systems. In this white paper, IDC concludes that you should seize the opportunity to modernize and prepare for next generation IT with hybrid cloud.

Step by step: Deploy a highly available SharePoint server farm in the cloud in just 8 clicks

The new Azure Preview Portal lets you set up complex multi-tier applications in the cloud as a single Resource Group. Technical Evangelist Keith Mayer walks through the process of using a pre-built Resource Groups template to deploy SharePoint Server 2013 in the cloud.

New update available: Redis for Windows version 2.8.9

An open source key-value database that has long been popular on Linux platforms, Redis is now growing in popularity on Windows and Microsoft Azure. MS Open Tech recently released a new update, Redis for Windows version 2.8.9.

TechNet Radio: How Microsoft IT protects corporate client data using Windows Work Folders

TechNet Radio looks at how Microsoft IT deployed Work Folders (a feature in Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2) in the datacenter to help manage information and data in its ever-growing “Bring Your Own Device” environment.

How Windows Server 2003 end of support could impact you

Watch this video for a quick overview of why you need to prepare for Windows Server 2003 end of support. Find out why you should upgrade now to avoid exposing your organization to unnecessary risks.

Infographic: The total economic impact of Windows Server 2012 R2

Download the infographic for a visual snapshot of Forrester’s findings on the financial impact Windows Server 2012 R2 has on an organization with 15,000 employees and 1,000 virtualized servers.

Edge Show: Azure AD Premium, App Proxy, and new reports

On this episode of The Edge Show, you’ll learn more about Azure AD Premium, find out about the Azure App Proxy preview, and discover a cool new report that combines big data learning from the Microsoft Security Response Center with your AD accounts.

Microsoft Interflow: A new security and threat information exchange platform

Microsoft Interflow is a new security and threat information exchange platform for analysts and researchers working in cybersecurity. It provides an automated, machine-readable feed that can be shared across industries so security professionals can respond more quickly to threats.

Accelerate DevOps with the Cloud: Scaling cloud applications

In the latest installment of the “Accelerate DevOps with the Cloud” series, Senior Technical Evangelist Yung Chou and Keith Mayer discuss the how DevOps organizations can scale up or scale down cloud applications. Learn more about Azure’s flexibility in terms of capacity planning for cloud applications.

Training and Books

Moving to hybrid cloud with Microsoft Azure

In this free, on-demand training from Microsoft Virtual Academy, learn how to easily and securely extend on-premises networks to the cloud by using Microsoft Azure and System Center 2012 R2.

Free training: Windows 8.1 update for enterprise

Learn how Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, and Windows Phone can help you provide and manage a BYOD environment. This demo-filled MVA Jump Start course can help you prepare for the MCSE: Desktop Infrastructure and MCSA: Windows 8.1 certifications.

Getting started with PowerShell 3.0

This on-demand Jump Start training is designed for IT professionals, admins, and help desk workers. Discover how you can use PowerShell to simplify system management and automate redundant tasks.


Migrate legacy systems to Windows Server 2012 R2 and Microsoft Azure

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