TechNet Flash - Volume 17, Issue 11: May 27, 2015

Top News Worldwide

Free training: Deliver Windows apps to Windows, iOS, and Android devices with Azure RemoteApp (June 11, 2015)

Office 2016 Public Preview: A look at what's new and what features are yet to come

DevOps: New resources for faster, more predictable application lifecycles

Debunking Azure myths: Linux and Azure don’t work well together

Top Downloads

New: Windows 10 Enterprise Insider Preview

New: Windows Server Technical Preview 2

New: Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics

New: System Center Configuration Manager and Endpoint Protection Technical Preview

New: Hyper-V Server Technical Preview 2

New: System Center Technical Preview 2

SQL Server 2014

Windows Server 2012 R2

System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager

Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials

Microsoft Azure one-month trial

Windows 8.1 Enterprise

System Center 2012 R2

Hyper-V Server 2012 R2

Microsoft Intune 30-day trial

Windows Azure Pack

Get Microsoft products and services alerts

Office Mechanics: What you won’t find in the Office 2016 Public Preview

See the new Office 2016 Public Preview on Windows 10 and get a sneak peak at features not yet available, such as real-time co-authoring in Word and protecting information with DLP.

Download the new enterprise mobility poster

See how Microsoft’s enterprise mobility solutions can integrate with your environment and understand the key capabilities of each pillar of the solution – identity, devices, apps, and data.

Plan your mobile device management strategy with the MDM Design Considerations Guide

Which combination of mobile device management configuration options is best for your organization? Check out this guide to understand the design options and requirements, and get an overview of steps and tasks to get started.

Azure RMS: Top questions asked during the recent Azure RMS Jump Start

People attending the third Enterprise Mobility Core Skills session offered many good questions. Here’s a look at the best questions and tips for taking back control, regardless of document types or device platform.

TechNet Radio: The role of a DBA in cloud services

DBAs play an essential role in a cloud environment, from driving data design strategies and planning workloads to other key critical factors that need to be considered when moving to the cloud.

SQL Server end of support: Download the Forrester case study and plan your next steps

Support for Microsoft SQL Server 2005 ends in April 2016. This Forrester case study found that organizations that deployed SQL Server 2012 and 2014 saw an average ROI of 113 percent. Download the Forrester study now.

Windows 8.1 security: Learn how to harden your Windows environment against advanced attacks

Get an informative look at how to stop hackers and malware engineers. This on-demand course focuses on how Windows 8.1 addresses security as a whole system, one layer at a time.

Chef blog: Talking DevOps at Microsoft Ignite

Based on more than a thousand conversations with IT pros and developers, Chef shares insight into how the DevOps conversation has changed. And watch the Azure and Chef session from Ignite, now available on demand.

IT Showcase: Microsoft IT security experts offer support for internal and external customers

Learn about the Assessment, Consulting, and Engineering (ACE) team at Microsoft, which helps hundreds of Microsoft teams and customers with customized implementations of the security development lifecycle (SDL).

Microsoft + open source: Embracing new collaboration opportunities

Jessica DeVita and Jose Parrella discuss Microsoft’s commitment to open source standards and how Microsoft is becoming more open to interoperability. Learn more at

TechNet Radio: The agile development process for building out BI at Microsoft

Hear how Microsoft IT uses an agile development process to enable self-service business intelligence. Learn how self-service BI impacts business analysts, IT groups, and the overall business at Microsoft.

Training and Books

On-demand training: Microsoft Azure, IaaS, and virtual machines

Bob Tabor explores Microsoft infrastructure as a service (IaaS) offerings, Azure virtual machines (VMs), and virtual networks (Vnets). Learn how to create and connect to a VM, create an image from a VM, create a cloud-only Vnet, and more.


New EMS webinar: Compare enterprise mobility point solutions to Microsoft EMS

June 9, 2015
Evaluates key differences between Microsoft EMS and conventional mobile device management, identity management, and application management solutions. Register now and check out the entire series.

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).

Live, local events: Getting hands-on with Microsoft Azure

Get the cloud skills you need at a free IT Camp near you. In this full-day training, you'll learn how to move IT workloads from on premises to the cloud and back again. See for yourself how Microsoft Azure supports powerful virtualization, on-demand application scaling, and complete data control.

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.