TechNet Flash - Volume 17, Issue 12: June 10, 2015

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Free Pluralsight Starter Subscription: Access 20 courses on Microsoft Azure, Windows Server, and System Center

Gartner Magic Quadrant: Microsoft Azure AD Premium is a visionary in Identity Management as a Service

DevOps spotlight: How kCura uses Chef on Azure to reuse on-premises processes and code in Azure

Live training: Prepare your enterprise for Windows 10 as a Service (July 16, 2015)

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Windows 10 Enterprise Insider Preview

Windows Server Technical Preview 2

Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics

System Center Configuration Manager and Endpoint Protection Technical Preview

Hyper-V Server Technical Preview 2

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

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Edge Show: A deep-dive look at managing BYOD and company devices

At Microsoft Ignite, Simon May chatted with the authors of Enterprise Mobility Suite: Managing BYOD and Company-Owned Devices. Tune in to learn best practices for managing Windows, iOS, and Android devices.

TechNet Radio: Top 5 things to avoid when rolling out Business Intelligence in your company

Jeff Jones from Microsoft IT joins Tommy Patterson to discuss the most important things you should avoid when rolling out business intelligence solutions in your environment.

Azure myth buster #3: Azure does not scale out to large, complex workloads

Rick Claus and Mahesh Thiagarajan, Senior PM on the Azure IaaS team, debunk a common myth as they discuss the recent update to Azure Resource Manager, the new template model, and complex workload deployment.

Trusted Cloud: Microsoft Azure Security, Privacy, and Compliance

Download this white paper to get a better understanding of the architecture, features, and policies that make Microsoft’s cloud solutions trustworthy.

TechNet Radio: Top reasons to federate your company’s data

Data in an organization can be centralized, distributed, or federated. What does it mean to have your data managed under each approach, and why would you pick one over the other? Check out this episode for answers.

Windows Server 2003 end-of-support: Plan the next phase of your infrastructure

Support for Windows Server 2003 ends in July 2015. If you’re still running Windows Server 2003, it’s time to migrate. By moving to Microsoft Azure, you can access cloud scale and elasticity, as well as big savings. Learn about your options in this white paper.

Business Intelligence: A look inside the data culture at Microsoft and why you should care

Tommy Patterson and Michael Lucas look at the impact of enabling a BI mindset across an entire organization. Learn how to enable a “data culture” in your enterprise and unlock new insights about your business.

How to: Step-by-step instructions to create a bootable Windows 10 VHD for Cocos2d-x

With Windows 10 technologies becoming available, it is useful to create a bootable virtual machine for testing your projects. Learn how to set up and configure a Windows 10 VHD in just a few steps.

Take an early look at new tools for protecting info in Exchange, SharePoint, and beyond

The latest episode of Office Mechanics features a demonstration of new security policies across email, SharePoint, IM, and Skype for Business, as well as info protection policies that go beyond the cloud and DLP that goes beyond email.

Save 55% on Windows Server 2012 R2 exam preparation

Prove your mastery of essential Windows Server 2012 R2 skills. For a limited time, save 55% when you buy Exam Ref 70-410, 70-411, and 70-412 together. Offer ends July 31, 2015.

Case study: Using personalized automatic repair to reduce IT costs

To address common computer issues, Microsoft IT created My Microsoft IT (MMIT), an application that increases productivity and reduces the burden and cost of the help desk and other IT resources. Learn more about MMIT in this case study.

Training and Books

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).

On demand: Microsoft Intune Core Skills Jump Start

The second course in the Enterprise Mobility Core Skills training series is now available on demand. Expert instructors teach you how to enable BYOD by deploying a mobile device management solution.

Advanced PowerShell Desired State Configuration and Custom Resources

If you’ve already completed Getting Started with PowerShell Desired State Configuration, you’re ready for the advanced sessions. PowerShell inventor Jeffrey Snover and PowerShell MVP Jason Helmick return with an in-depth look at building and automating your own custom resources for DSC. Watch here.

Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases Jump Start

Get a deeper understanding of querying SQL Server and find out how to retrieve, insert, and update database information. This course, which is led by experts and full of demos, can help you prepare for Exam 70-461.


Live training: Azure RemoteApp Core Skills (Americas)

June 11, 2015
Azure RemoteApp can help you improve corporate security and protect sensitive information. Enable user access to key business apps from almost anywhere, on most devices, including Windows, Mac OS X, iOS, and Android. Register today.

EMS webinar series: Configure Azure RMS for secure sharing

June 23, 2015
Watch a live demo of how to set up Azure RMS so employees can securely share documents with both internal and external collaborators. Register now and check out the entire series.

IT Camp: Getting hands-on with Microsoft Azure

IT Camp offers highly immersive, full-day training sessions where you can learn critical cloud skills such as moving workloads from on premises to the cloud, working with VMs, configuring on-demand application scaling, and more. Find an in-person event in your area.