TechNet Flash - Volume 16, Issue 17: August 20, 2014

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Live training: Get hands-on experience running an Office 365 environment (August 26)

See how Azure Storage has your back and can grow with your organization 

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In the Cloud: Behind the scenes of the Enterprise Mobility Suite with Brad Anderson

In his latest “In the Cloud” podcast, Brad Anderson offers a behind-the-scenes look at the internal collaborations and innovations that led to the creation of the Enterprise Mobility Suite. Be sure to check out the entire ongoing series where Brad Anderson offers insights into Microsoft’s enterprise mobility solutions.

Success with Enterprise Mobility: App and data protection

Widespread support for mobile devices isn’t very useful if those devices cause vulnerabilities. Check out this post from Brad Anderson to learn more about the multi-layered protection offered by the Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite and discover how it can help keep your systems and data more secure.

MCSA Office 365: Now an optional path to three MCSE tracks

On your way to Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) Office 365? Good news! Your MCSA: Office 365 can now lead to three MCSE certification options: Messaging, Communications, or SharePoint. Get the details here.

Edge Show: Log management and Intelligence Packs in System Center Advisor

System Center Advisor sends logs to Azure so they can be analyzed quickly. This enables real-time operational intelligence, allowing you to filter actionable information about a datacenter’s security, compliance, system updates, antimalware, and more through new Intelligence Packs.

TechNet Radio: Using Windows Work Folders to protect corporate client data

Corporations face huge challenges protecting client data in a BYOD world. While making data more accessible to its users, IT departments must still maintain control of corporate information. Learn how Microsoft IT deployed Work Folders to protect corporate client data.

BYOD: Get essential tips to prepare your infrastructure for a “mobile first” world

Your users want it all. Access to data from anywhere, on any device. As an IT pro, you need to manage it all and ensure data security. Simon May has some tips on how you can prepare your infrastructure for this “mobile first” world.

Enter to win a Surface Pro 3: Pass a qualifying Windows Server or System Center certification exam

Are you preparing for a Microsoft Cloud OS-related certification exam? If you are a U.S. partner who passes a qualifying exam or assessment by September 30, you will be entered into a drawing for one of three Windows devices, including a Surface Pro 3. Details and official rules are on the U.S. Partner Learning blog.

Edge Show: Discover how the new Azure Portal enables DevOps

See how the new Azure Portal lights up an end-to-end development and operations experience through all phases of the application lifecycle. This episode provides an in-depth demo with Stephen Siciliano, Senior Program Manager at Microsoft.

Case study: Aligning the IT organization to deliver modern applications

App stores create challenges for IT departments. To address these challenges, Microsoft IT created a centralized app certification process and a single app portfolio. This allows Microsoft to provide apps developed in an agile software development environment, to distribute these apps to users across a range of devices, and to still maintain control in terms of functionality, security, and corporate compliance.


Live training: Get hands-on experience running an Office 365 environment

Join MVA on August 26 for a tour of common scenarios and get hands-on experience with Office 365. Experts will guide you through signing up for the free trial and then explore basic setup and configuration of Microsoft Exchange, Lync, and SharePoint.