TechNet Flash - Volume 17, Issue 14: July 8, 2015

Top News Worldwide

Gartner: Microsoft a leader for public cloud storage services

10 core skills you should learn now to enable enterprise mobility

Windows 10: How NASCAR and Hendrick Motorsports make smarter, real-time decisions

Azure SQL Data Warehouse now available in limited public preview

Top Downloads

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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New: Learn about hosting massive meetings with Skype Meeting Broadcast

The Skype for Business preview program has added the ability to host webcasts for up to 10,000 live attendees, as well as broadcasting large, internal meetings. Watch Office Mechanics to see how it works.

TechNet Radio: How to use Azure Key Vault in your hybrid cloud

Keith Mayer and Andy Syrewicze explore Azure Key Vault , a new feature found in Azure that increases security and control over keys and passwords used in cloud apps and services.

SQL Server 2016 CTP 2.1 adds new rapid preview model

You can now download the latest SQL Server 2016 Community Technology Preview to experience the rapid preview model in your on-premises SQL Server 2016 development and test environments. Read more here.

Discover how Microsoft IT migrated 150,000 mailboxes to Office 365 Exchange Online

Moving to Office 365 Exchange Online required extensive planning, clear communication, and migrating thousands of mailboxes at a time. Throughout each phase, Microsoft IT learned many lessons. Read the white paper to learn more.

Video: A look at how Microsoft IT streamlined its development process for the cloud

With a move towards a cloud model, Microsoft IT needed to change how it handles development. Learn how Microsoft IT’s developers used feature-flighting and Microsoft Azure Cloud Services to streamline dev processes, reduce overall risk, and improve the user experience.

IT Showcase: Managing security and privacy in a DevOps environment

Microsoft IT’s Information Security & Risk Management team has developed a process in which they get involved earlier in the software development lifecycle. Learn about this new strategy, which includes industry-leading tools for static and dynamic analysis.

Case study: How standardized certification for internal apps improves security and productivity

The proliferation of mobile devices and task-focused apps has made it harder to regulate security standards for internal apps. Microsoft IT’s answer to this issue is an internal app certification process to help IT manage its growing app portfolio.

Using Microsoft Dynamics CRM to create a new sales experience

Discover how Microsoft used Microsoft Dynamics CRM to transform its sales processes and platforms. And see how the result offered streamlined processes built on standardized and integrated tools for a more intuitive system.

Training and Books

Get ready for Windows 10: Technical Preview fundamentals for IT Pros

Windows 10 is just around the corner. Check out this on-demand training to learn about the new features and enhancements that will improve security, deployment, management, and more.


Free training: Building Linux-based solutions on Azure

July 14, 2015
In this free session, expert instructors will deliver technical demos of open source data management solutions for Linux on Azure. Learn ways to accelerate your DevOps pipeline and explore Docker multi-container apps. Register here.

Webinar: Using Azure Machine Learning to enable energy forecasting in smart grids

July 21, 2015
Learn how machine learning is transforming the energy industry. Discover how you can use Azure to collect and store data in real time, build a forecast model, and visualize the results on a dashboard.