TechNet Flash - Volume 17, Issue 10: May 13, 2015

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Free eBook: Introducing Windows 10 for IT Professionals, Preview Edition

Get a head start evaluating Windows 10 and begin planning your deployment strategy. Learn about new features and get high-level technical insights for IT pros from Windows expert Ed Bott.

Top announcements from Microsoft Ignite

There’s been a deluge of recent announcements, covering everything from networking enhancements to security to architecture changes. Rick Claus shares his picks for the most awesome announcements from Microsoft Ignite.

Office Mechanics: Find out how the Lotus F1 team implemented Office 365

Viewers have asked Office Mechanics to look at real organizations adopting Office 365. In response, this episode features the IT staff of the Lotus F1 Team. Follow the implementation and roll out as it spans the organization’s race, engineering, operations, and design teams.

Endpoint Zone: Get the latest news and trends in enterprise mobility management

Check out the latest episode of Endpoint Zone to hear Brad Anderson and Technical Evangelist Simon May discuss recent news, announcements, and what lies ahead in the world of enterprise mobility management.

Creating personal views and using Advanced Find in Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online

Download this new paper from IT Showcase for an in-depth guide to using Advanced Find in Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online. See how this powerful set of tools lets you easily modify system views and build reports that display exactly the data you want.

Data in the Cloud: Incorporating Azure analytics services

The Data in the Cloud series on TechNet Radio takes a look at when and why you would use HDInsight and Azure Machine Learning (ML) in your data analytics. Check out the episode to learn more.

Get the skills you need for today’s IT universe

Gone are the days of two-year refresh cycles. Modern IT moves more rapidly. MVP Alan Richards shares his experiences and ideas on how to keep up with constant change. Check out his blog post to discover helpful resources you might have overlooked.

Microsoft Datacenter vNext Preview: Bringing Azure to Your Datacenter

Explore how Microsoft Azure works with Windows Server, System Center, and other technologies to make a more powerful datacenter. You will hear about the Microsoft strategy and learn about new functionality being delivered in upcoming releases of Microsoft datacenter technologies.

Discover what’s next in tech: Ignite sessions now available on demand

Missed Microsoft Ignite? Now you can watch the sessions online, on demand. Watch the keynotes and more than 600 sessions covering the entire Microsoft enterprise stack. Hear about all the latest IT trends and innovations, straight from leading engineers.

Free eBook: Microsoft System Center Operations Manager Field Experience

Learn how to enhance your Operations Manager environment and better understand its inner workings. Don’t miss out on this download if you are responsible for designing, configuring, implementing, or managing an Operations Manager environment.

Build 2015: DevOps as a strategy for business agility

Delivering high-quality, modern applications requires modern application lifecycle management tools and processes. Watch this demo-packed session from Build 2015 to see how your dev teams can be more productive and collaborate more effectively.

Azure myth buster #1: Azure doesn’t have partners

Have you heard that Azure doesn’t have a lot of partners? Don’t believe everything you’re told. It’s time to bust some common misconceptions about Microsoft Azure. Watch the first episode of “Azure Myth Busters” to find out what’s true and what’s not.

TechNet Radio: Comparing Azure SQL versus SQL Server on a VM

Learn what you should consider when deciding between running SQL Server on a virtual machine or an Azure SQL database. Find out the pros and cons of each platform and the potential impact in various scenarios.

Training and Books

On-demand training: Azure IaaS for IT Professionals

Want to get technical insights and tips from Microsoft Azure experts? Then check out these on-demand courses and build on your foundational cloud skills while preparing for Exam 70-533: Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions. View the available courses.

Enterprise mobility core skills: Prepare for Windows 10

Learn everything needed to master and deploy enterprise mobility management before Windows 10 arrives. Technical Evangelist Simon May and product engineers delve into Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS).


Microsoft MVP Virtual Conference: The Power of Community

May 14–15, 2015
Register for this free, two-day conference with a keynote being delivered by Steven Guggenheimer, Corporate VP of the Developer eXperience group at Microsoft. Learn the latest technology trends and hear about IT pro, developer, and consumer topics. Register now and join the conversation on Twitter with #MVPvConf and @MVPAward.

Live webinar: Secure Office 365 apps with Microsoft Intune

May 26, 2015
Watch a demo of how to implement Enterprise Mobility Suite solutions within your organization. This webinar will cover how to set up Microsoft Intune to secure Office 365 apps and how to create configuration policies. Register now and check out the entire series.

Live training: Getting started with Azure Security for IT professionals

June 2–3, 2015
Do IT security concerns keep you awake at night? Get the information you need so you can rest better. Watch demos and hear from security experts as they help demystify security in the cloud. Register today.

Register for a local event and hear the latest on Windows 10 and other technologies

Through June 11, 2015, nationwide
Join members of the Microsoft product team for an evening of interactive discussions and demos. Be one of the first to learn tips and tricks for Windows 10, Office 365, and more to ensure you are on the leading edge of devices and services. Register for an event in a city near you.