TechNet Flash - Volume 17, Issue 13: June 24, 2015

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Free eBook: Microsoft System Center Data Protection for the Hybrid Cloud

Register for live training: Building Linux-based solutions on Azure (July 14, 2015)

Mark Russinovich joins Office Mechanics to discuss how security is managed in cloud services

Top questions and answers from the Azure RemoteApp Core Skills session

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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

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Azure myth #4: Azure compute power is not built for demanding workloads

Rick Claus and Kenaz Kwa, PM in the Azure IaaS Team, debunk this common myth as they discuss the options of compute families and the regions in which they are available.

DevOps: Our Journey to the Cloud Cadence, Lessons Learned at Microsoft Developer Division

Microsoft Developer Division learned many lessons as the company became a SaaS provider supporting continuous cloud delivery. Download this short eBook to learn about the company’s DevOps engineering practices and tools.

Microsoft IT Showcase: Managing security and privacy within DevOps

In this video, Narendra Parmar and Deron Daum discuss the new engagement model that allows application development teams and security teams to work together more effectively within Microsoft IT.

Office Mechanics: New Office 365 add-in extensibility platform

Watch demos of popular SaaS applications (including SAP and Salesforce) and their integration with Office 365. And see a preview of extending the browser experience using Office 365 APIs for back-end integration.

Using Microsoft SharePoint 2013 as an advanced content management system

Microsoft IT created a consolidated support and training portal for Microsoft Dynamics using Microsoft SharePoint 2013. With it, customers and partners can easily find product support information, license products, and get product updates.

How the Microsoft Store uses Power BI for real-time insights

Retail is a multibillion-dollar business for Microsoft. Learn about some real examples of how Microsoft uses real-time data to drive agile business decisions and optimize sales.

Data in the Cloud: DBA-like features in Azure SQL Database

Learn about the new features and functionality built into Azure that can reduce the amount of IT and developer time required for maintaining your databases.

Case study: Streamlining development with feature flighting and Azure cloud services

Cross-discipline teams at Microsoft engaged to overcome the challenges of traditional software development models. See how a large IT group streamlined its development processes, reduced overall risk, and improved the customer experience.

Training and Books

Azure Active Directory Core Skills

Microsoft Corporate Vice President Brad Anderson and Technical Evangelist Simon May help you prepare your environment for mobility with Windows 10. Learn about Identity and Access Management in Azure AD, single sign-on, self-service, multifactor authentication, and more.

Getting Started with Windows 10 for IT Professionals

In this on-demand training, experts will walk you through what’s new in Windows 10 deployment and management and explain how you can use Windows as a Service in your environment.

Windows Azure Pack: Database as a Service

Learn the specifics of the Database as a Service (DBaaS) offering within Windows Azure Pack. Discover how DBaaS provides a powerful, resilient, shared SQL Server backend for users to consume through self-service or programmatically through rich APIs.

Core skills training: Prepare for Windows 10

Master and deploy enterprise mobility management before Windows 10 arrives. Technical Evangelist Simon May and product engineers delve into Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) to teach you everything you need to know.


Live webinar: Streamline new employee onboarding with Enterprise Mobility Suite

July 7, 2015
Learn a more efficient way to set up corporate computers, devices, and software to reduce the burden on IT and improve the new hire experience. Register now and check out the entire EMS webinar series.

Live training: Preparing your enterprise for Windows 10 as a Service

July 16, 2015
Microsoft Technical Evangelist Simon May will lead this live training session, where you will deep-dive into Windows 10 and learn how you can transform OS delivery in your environment with Windows 10 as a Service.