TechNet Flash - Volume 16, Issue 25: December 3, 2014

Top News Worldwide

Success with enterprise mobility: Making email and Office 365 secure on mobile devices (December 9, 2014)

TechNet Radio: Discover how to automate your hybrid cloud using PowerShell

Introducing Office 365 Video: Learn about the new NextGen Portal coming to Office 365

Free training: Prepare your environment for iOS and Android devices with Enterprise Mobility Suite (December 8, 2014)

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Garage Series: Transitioning from full trust code to the apps for Office model

Ryan Duguid, VP of Product at Nintex, talks about his company’s move from on-premises apps into the apps for Office model. Hear Duguid explain how it worked and discuss whether Nintex had to make any compromises along the way.

Data in transit: Finding a balance between data protection and productivity

Data loss prevention (DLP) involves multiple levels of proactive detection and prevention. Check out this video to learn more about the latest DLP and customer-controlled encryption capabilities available in Office 365.

Disaster recovery: How to configure Hyper-V Replica and simulate failover scenarios

The Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V role includes Hyper-V Replica, a built-in replication mechanism. Technical Evangelist Yung Chou steps you through the process of configuring Hyper-V Replica and testing your configuration with planned failover testing.

Free training: Big data with the Microsoft Analytics Platform System (December 16, 2014)

In this live session, team experts will present a technical look at the Microsoft Analytics Platform System (APS), a high-performance and scalable appliance built for data warehousing. See an end-to-end demo and get a look at its massively parallel processing capabilities. Register here.

Live training: Transforming SharePoint customizations to the SharePoint app model (December 11, 2014)

Are you still using farm solutions and feature framework to customize SharePoint? In this free MVA session, experts will introduce you to the SharePoint app model and help you update your skills. See real-life scenarios, get code, and learn best practices. Register today.

Office 365 Video: Discover how Azure Media Services powers the new video features coming to Office

Microsoft recently announced the launch of Office 365 Video. The back-end is powered by Azure Media Services, a cloud-based PaaS solution. Learn about Azure Media Services and see how it provides powerful video capabilities that support a variety of scenarios and devices.

In the cloud: A look at the latest new features in Microsoft Intune

Microsoft Intune recently received a host of new features and capabilities, including an enhanced UI for the administration console, lockdown of supervised iOS devices, targeting of policies and apps by device groups, and much more. Check out Brad Anderson’s blog post for a list of all the new updates.

Quick tip: Use PowerShell to list all static IPs on an Azure virtual network

Learn how you can assign static internal IP addresses for Azure Virtual Machines on a virtual network using either PowerShell or the new Azure Preview Portal. This can be helpful when provisioning VM workloads that require fixed IP address assignments, such as DNS servers.

Get 5 brand-new updates now available for Power Query

The November update for Power Query offers some exciting new features. Check out this article and video to learn about the new SQL Server Analysis Services connector, improved File Menu options in the Query Editor, and more.

Training and Books

Special offer: Get 15% off all MCP exams

The end of the year is near, but you still have time to save 15 percent on MCP exams. Just use promo code 15OFF by December 31, 2014 to get the savings. Find all the details and register for your next exam.


Success with Enterprise Mobility: Making email and Office 365 secure on mobile devices

December 9, 2014, 10:30 A.M.–11:30 A.M. Pacific Time
An enterprise mobility strategy involves identity, management, and productivity. In this session featuring Brad Anderson, you will learn about the integration Microsoft has done across Intune, Azure Active Directory, and the Office mobile apps while enabling secure mobile productivity.

Microsoft Ignite: Everything about enterprise technology under one roof

May 4–8, 2015, Chicago, IL
If you’re serious about technology, you don’t want to miss Microsoft Ignite. This event will be the intersection of everything in enterprise technology. Get ahead in your job and your career. Register by December 11, 2014 and save US$300.