TechNet Flash - Volume 17, Issue 16: August 5, 2015

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New readiness guide: Using Windows 10 Client Hyper-V
Client Hyper-V lets you run more than one operating system at the same time on a host system using virtual machines. Discover how you can use Hyper-V to maintain multiple test environments and quickly switch between environments.

App deployment as a service: Extending your datacenter with Microsoft Azure
TechNet Radio continues its series on extending your datacenter with Microsoft Azure. In this episode, Yung Chou and Jennelle Crothers demonstrate how to deploy an application as a service using PowerShell. Watch now.

Live training: Prepare your enterprise for Windows 10 as a service (August 13, 2015)
Join Simon May to learn how you can take advantage of Enterprise Mobility Management functionality built directly into Windows, including single sign-on, mobile device management, and improved security and identity protection capabilities.

Readiness guide: Create a portable Windows 10 environment with Windows To Go
Learn how you can use Windows To Go to provision a USB drive with a complete and managed Windows 10 system image. Insert the USB drive into a host computer to boot and run a managed Windows 10 system without installing any software on the host.

Public cloud services: Setting up your business in the cloud
In this demo-filled course, you’ll learn about Microsoft technologies that can help you successfully run your business in the cloud. Look at Office 365 from an administrator’s perspective, explore OneDrive for Business, learn about Intune, and more. Order the companion book to follow along with the training.

Microsoft Azure: How Microsoft uses virtual machines to optimize development and test
Microsoft Corporate Functions IT (CFIT) uses Azure to host dev and test environments. Learn about the governance, technology, and processes CFIT uses to gain maximum efficiency from this solution.

Protecting high-value assets with secure admin workstations
Secure admin workstations (SAWs) are a valuable addition to the security toolkit. Microsoft IT has discovered a particularly effective use for protecting high-value assets. Learn more about SAWs, see how Microsoft uses them, and find out why you should consider adopting them in your environment.

Three ways IT admins can benefit from Windows, Office, and Azure Active Directory integration
Windows 10 delivers new capabilities that will benefit Office 365 admins. Michael Niehaus, veteran Windows deployment and management expert, gives an overview of updates for managing Windows.

Try it yourself: Configure a Microsoft Azure VNet-to-VNet connection
VNet-to-VNet is an interesting and realistic scenario when connecting resources of branch offices, organizations, or partners. Learn concepts and practices for creating and connecting local and virtual networks and dynamic gateways.


Webinar: Harness predictive customer churn models with Cortana Analytics Suite
August 18, 2015
Many industries use churn models to predict which customers are most likely to leave their service, and to understand why. In this live session, you will learn how to build a churn model with Azure Machine Learning, make it enterprise-ready with Azure Data Factory, and deliver data insights with Power BI.