TechNet Flash - Volume 16, Issue 23: November 11, 2014

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Azure IaaS for IT pros: Register for a week of live training with Mark Russinovich and Azure engineers (Dec. 1–4, 2014)

Live event: Get an overview of new features and UI enhancements in Windows 10 (Nov. 20, 2014)

Live webinar: Taming Android and iOS devices in your environment with Enterprise Mobility Suite

Brad Anderson: Stop thinking about hybrid cloud and start implementing

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Garage Series: Announcing mobile device management for Office 365

In this episode, you will get a first look at the Office 365 native capabilities of mobile device management. Watch a demo of policy definition in Office 365 and see some of the additional capabilities you get with Microsoft Intune.

DevOps Q&A: Experts answer common DevOps questions in this on-demand Q&A from TechEd Europe

Learn what’s driving the focus on DevOps and how it can be used to improve your ability to deliver with faster cycle times. Industry expert Kurt Bittner, Principal Analyst with Forrester Research, and Microsoft experts David Tesar and Claude Remilard answer burning DevOps questions.

Join Scott Guthrie as he shares the future of cloud-first, mobile-first app development (November 12–13, 2014)

Connect(); is a live developer event featuring keynote presentations from Scott Guthrie, S. “Soma” Somasegar, Brian Harry, and Scott Hanselman. They will cover new technologies and features coming to .NET, ASP.NET, Azure, Visual Studio, and Visual Studio Online. Don’t miss the demos and live Q&A sessions.

IT Showcase: See how Microsoft Finance uses Power BI to transform reporting

The World Wide Enterprise and Partner Group (EPG) finance team used Power BI for Office 365 to accelerate the process for getting critical information to decision makers. See how they completely transformed and streamlined how Microsoft Finance does reporting for EPG.

Get the latest guidelines for building Microsoft IaaS storage foundations

The Infrastructure as a Service Foundations series is a growing collection of documents that offers information about design elements and recommended options for a Microsoft IaaS infrastructure. This latest document provides the information you need for building a storage infrastructure.

Live MVA training: Customizing ASP.NET authentication with identity

Learn how to use the new ASP.NET Identity system to manage access to your web apps and services. In this live session on November 26, 2014, Adam Tuliper and Jeremy Foster will explore everything you need to know to implement, extend, and customize ASP.NET Identity. Register today.

Limited time offer: Save 15% on all MCP Exams

Improve your technical skills, enhance your resume, and show the world what you can really do. Through December 31, 2014, you can save 15% on all Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) exams when you use promo code “15OFF.” Get more details.

Endpoint Zone with Brad Anderson: Major announcements for Office

Brad Anderson discusses three game-changing announcements around Office 365 integration with Microsoft Intune, native instrumentation of Microsoft Office apps for Microsoft Intune management, and Office for Android.

Garage Series: New tools and options make identity easier in Office 365

Looking for the most efficient way to get your users into the cloud? Jeremy Chapman and Paul Andrew discuss identity options and demonstrate a few tools that make it easier to synchronize your directory services with Office 365 and Azure Active Directory.

Open web: W3C charts a course for the future by finalizing HTML5 standard

Imagine what the web might look like today if there were no standards. Would there even be a web at all? Standards are essential for the web to develop and the announcement of the HTML 5.0 open standard is an important milestone.

Video: Learn how Microsoft IT and Finance have partnered to improve business efficiencies

Wilson Garone (Corporate VP and CFO of Microsoft Worldwide Sales Marketing Services Group Finance) and Donna Cheesebrough (VP of Corporate Functions IT) discuss how a mobile-first, cloud-first strategy and other new tools helped the teams increase productivity and deliver on financial commitments.

Cloud OS: Find a service provider for hosted clouds and Azure-enabled solutions

The Cloud OS Network is a worldwide group of select service providers that partner closely with Microsoft to provide hybrid cloud and Azure-enabled solutions. Discover Cloud OS Network members who can deliver the Microsoft Cloud Platform customized to your specific needs.

TechNet Radio: A look at BYOD and design considerations

Kevin Remde and Yuri Diogenes continue their discussion of the benefits, challenges, and considerations businesses face when planning a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) strategy. Get a closer look at the BYOD DesignConsiderationGuide and see how IT organizations can support BYOD.

Training and Books

Azure Resource Manager: Learn DevOps best practices for infrastructure as code and more in this on-demand training

Discover how to build faster, repeatable application deployments across your Azure environments. In this on-demand MVA Jump Start session, you’ll dive into the new declarative model, complete with templates to define, configure, connect, and deploy your infrastructure resources.


Windows 10: Get an overview of new features and UI enhancements

November 20, 2014
Join Windows 10 Enterprise product managers for an overview of Windows 10. Get a first-hand look at new UI enhancements, learn how management and deployment is evolving, and find out how new security features will help your organization respond to modern threats.

ASP.NET Identity: Customizing ASP.NET authentication

November 26, 2014
Learn how to use the new ASP.NET Identity system to manage access to your web apps and services. In this live session, Adam Tuliper and Jeremy Foster will explore everything you need to know to implement, extend, and customize ASP.NET Identity. Register today.

Azure IaaS for IT pros: Register for a week of live training with Mark Russinovich and Azure engineers

December 1–4, 2014
Join Mark Russinovich, CTO of Azure, as he kicks off a week of training for IT pros. Members of Azure Engineering will delve into the technologies to help you build your cloud skills. Register now and you’ll receive 50% off Certification Exam 70-533: Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions.

Live event: Open Source for DevOps Practices

December 10, 2014
Join leading experts Ross Gardler and David Tesar as they explore common open source tooling and show you what’s possible. See what you can do from a zero-process environment to a fully automated and deployed production environment. Use #TalkDevOps to join the conversation on Twitter.

One event, five days, infinite possibilities: Register now for Microsoft Ignite

May 4–8, 2015, Chicago, IL
Microsoft Ignite will pack the house with industry leaders discussing everything tech – from cloud management to big data to mobile devices and beyond. Learn about the next big thing in tech and discover solutions that are available now to solve your toughest challenges. Claim your spot today.