TechNet Flash - Volume 17, Issue 15: July 22, 2015

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Live training: Prepare your enterprise for Windows 10 as a Service (August 13, 2015)

Find out what’s new in Windows Server 2016 Preview (August 18–19, 2015)

White paper: Download a free IDG paper on DevOps and delivery lifecycle management

Endpoint Zone: Dual persona in Office apps, managed productivity apps on iOS and Android, and more

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Microsoft Azure: A guide to protecting your virtual infrastructure and cloud-based applications

Learn about the numerous security controls available in Azure, and get guidelines for protecting Azure virtual machines and Azure cloud services in this new white paper.

Gartner: Microsoft named a leader in server virtualization Magic Quadrant

For the fifth year in a row, Microsoft has been named a leader in the Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure. Gartner cites Microsoft’s completeness of vision and ability to execute in the market. Read more here and get the report.

Case study: How Microsoft IT handles mobile device management

How do large organizations address BYOD and mobile device management? This case study takes a close look at the tools and strategies Microsoft IT uses to support both convenience and security.

Office Mechanics: An overview of IT management updates in OneDrive for Business

Office 365 admins can now block syncing on unmanaged PCs, set storage quotas, eliminate options for sharing with everyone, and more. This episode looks at the new controls and how to use them.

New in Azure: Increased openness and new management features

Recent Azure updates include support for Linux RDMA (remote direct memory access), more Azure Site Recovery options (such as VMWare to Azure), and the Operations Management Suite add-on for System Center. Get more details.

IT Showcase: Reenergizing early adoption with SharePoint Online and Yammer

Discover how the Microsoft Elite program used social community and leaderboard gamification to drive early adoption. And see how the program enabled easy onboarding and improved communication and support.

Enterprise Mobility Suite: Protect your organization with identity-driven security

As cyberattacks become more advanced, with attackers often relying on compromised user credentials, traditional security techniques have become less effective. Learn about a new approach to securing the enterprise.

Video: Find out what’s new for admins in Exchange Server 2016

Exchange team veteran Greg Taylor discusses what IT admins can expect in Exchange Server 2016. Discover how Exchange on premises benefits from the cloud-based features and functionality of Exchange Online.

Using data-driven engineering to improve the user web experience

By using data to guide decisions, Microsoft has been able to implement proactive changes more often, leading to better content discoverability and increased satisfaction on Learn more.

Training and Books

On demand: Azure RemoteApp Core Skills

If you are interested in remote application management, enterprise mobility, and Windows 10, check out this free on-demand training to learn how Azure RemoteApp can help improve corporate security while enabling access to key business apps from almost anywhere, on most devices.

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.


Cortana Analytics Workshop: Get hands-on training at a live, two-day event in Redmond

September 10–11, 2015, Redmond, WA
Attend this technical workshop on advanced analytics to get architectural guidance and hands-on training so you can start building your own custom solutions using the Cortana Analytics platform and tools. Register now.