TechNet Flash - Volume 16, Issue 21: October 15, 2014

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Windows 10 and enterprise mobility: Moving beyond BYOD

Edge Show: See why Azure Resource Manager is important for anyone who uses Azure

Live training: Learn best practices for modernizing your datacenter (October 28)

Discover 10 resources to help you succeed in a hybrid world

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Enterprise Mobility Suite: How to solve the top 5 mobility challenges with EMS

Simon May discusses the top 5 mobility scenarios IT pros ask about. Take a look at how Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite can help with provisioning email, configuring VPN settings, applying security policies, and more.

Garage Series: Using Azure RemoteApp to deliver custom Office experiences

Get an overview of Azure RemoteApp and how you can use it to deliver customer experiences in Office. Be sure to check out this video for a look at the pros and cons of delivering custom Office experiences before you decide if this is right for your organization.

Live training: Delve into dev/test scenarios in the DevOps world (October 20)

Join Microsoft experts for a deep dive into the dev/test portion of DevOps and application lifecycle management (ALM). You will learn how to access the platform, explore how the tools fit together, and get real-world best practices you can use today to improve your dev process.

DevOps: The hot topic at TechEd Europe 2014

TechEd Europe is headed to Barcelona and will offer more than 20 sessions focused on DevOps-related topics. Kick off your TechEd experience with the DevOps pre-conference seminar, ‘Making a DevOps Transformation’ (PRC02), to learn best practices and identify steps to forge ahead in this collaborative movement.

Learn how big data can provide insights that set your business apart from the competition

The Hadoop-enabled Microsoft data platform can drastically cut the time it takes to move from raw data to insight and action. Available in the cloud or on-premises, big data solutions from Microsoft give every employee the tools for modeling, visualizing, and analyzing data.

Hybrid cloud: Get additional help and resources for planning your migration

Planning your next big move? The IT Pro blog has compiled a list of additional resources that will help. Get step-by-step guides, best practices, and training materials you can refer to as you plan and implement your server migration.

Everything you need to know about what’s new in Microsoft Azure

Keeping track of all the announcements about Azure can be challenging. Check out this post where Rick Claus summarizes the most important Microsoft Azure updates and new features from the past year.

DevOps blog: Understand and fix the “culture debt balance”

Learn about culture debt and how it relates to DevOps. In this post on the DevOps blog, Volker Will explains how embracing a DevOps culture can help traditional operations teams establish a healthier balance in their organization.

Cloud security: Get an overview of how Office 365 protects your data in transit

In this video, Asaf Kashi, lead information protection engineer, provides an overview of the controls in Office 365 used to protect your data in transit. Hear about Data Loss Prevention (DLP) and the latest in customer controlled encryption capabilities.

Microsoft OpenTech: Get the latest updates for the cross-platform Microsoft Azure CLI

The Azure Cross-Platform Command-Line Interface (xplat-cli) is an important tool that ensures all Microsoft Azure users – regardless of their chosen operating system – can manage Azure resources with a scripting environment.

IT Showcase: Transforming IT into a more innovative organization

Establishing an incubation center in your IT organization can help transform your IT group into a more innovative organization. Learn about Microsoft IT’s innovation blueprint and discover how you can create the same in your organization.

TechNet Radio: Cross-premises virtual networking with site-to-site VPN and ExpressRoute

In this episode, you will walk through the steps to create a cross-premises virtual network connection between Microsoft Azure and an on-premises data center. Learn how to implement this important step in building your hybrid cloud environment.

Training and Books

Windows Apportal design and development: Live, in-person training opportunities

A Windows Apportal is a Microsoft Windows 8.1 app that can integrate a customer’s entire line of business (LOB) stack into a single, modern, touch-based experience. Look here for in-person partner training sessions coming to your area.

SAP at Microsoft: Get examples and best practices learned from real-world experience

This session covers how Microsoft IT implements and manages SAP on the Microsoft enterprise platform using SQL, SharePoint, and Windows Server to support the SAP global environment for 220,000 internal users. See how Microsoft planned, designed, deployed, and operated SAP to run a global enterprise business.


Get ready for the Virtual CIO Summit

October 21, 2014
Don’t miss your chance to hear from key industry leaders like Jay Vijayan (CIO of Tesla Motors) and Bill Taylor (Co-Founder of Fast Company). The live discussion will cover major trends, including mobile workforces, cloud computing, big data, and security.

AzureConf 2014: Register now to attend the free online event

October 21, 2014
Microsoft will be hosting AzureConf, featuring a keynote by Scott Guthrie and numerous sessions led by Azure experts. See how organizations are using Azure to develop robust, scalable applications on Azure. Registration is optional, but if you register now, you can receive some preliminary information.

Live training: Using PowerShell for Active Directory

October 29, 2014
Join this live training and Q&A session. Led by renowned experts, Ashley McGlone and Jason Helmick, this session will teach you how PowerShell works and how you can make it work for you. Register today.