TechNet Flash - Volume 17, Issue 17: August 19, 2015

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Mark Russinovich on the importance of containers and how they will be implemented in Windows Server 2016

Windows 10: Brad Anderson discusses how identity and access management enhances productivity and security

Change management: Learn about Office 365 admin tools that will help you manage continuous updates

TechNet Radio: A look at how the Lotus F1 team uses DevOps and the Microsoft Cloud

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Accelerate application innovation with Windows Server Containers

Microsoft released Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016 Technical Preview 3. This includes the first public version of Windows Server Containers. Mike Neil discusses containers and what’s in Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016 Technical Preview 3 on the Microsoft Server and Cloud blog.

Brad Anderson on managing Windows 10 with EMS and ConfigMgr

Windows 10 can be managed from existing tools, such as ConfigMgr 2012, and it maintains support for Group Policy and WMI. It also brings significant advances to mobile device management. Brad Anderson looks at Windows 10 and various management capabilities.

Cloud security: Maintaining security when moving applications and data to the cloud

Security in the cloud is significantly different than security in an on-premises datacenter. When Microsoft IT moved approximately 2,100 line of business applications to Microsoft Azure, they also shifted from a philosophy of “protect and prevent” to “detect and respond.” This required a change in corporate culture as well as technology.

Microsoft Edge: Download the new Readiness Guide

Microsoft Edge, the new web browser in Windows 10, is designed to deliver a better online experience. It’s fast, compatible, and built for the modern web. And it includes features for easy sharing, reading, discovery, and more. Download the Readiness Guide to learn more about Microsoft Edge.

Now available: Team Foundation Server 2015

Team Foundation Server 2015 offers an application lifecycle management and DevOps solution for development teams, making it easier for dev teams to share code, track work, and ship software.

TechNet Radio: How to use PowerShell to deploy your application

Yung Chou and Jennelle Crothers provide an in-depth demonstration of how they used PowerShell to deploy their applications as a service with Microsoft Azure. Watch now.

IT showcase: How Microsoft IT manages SAP risk and downtime

In this recorded webinar, a panel of experts discuss multiple options to reduce risk to your SAP business processes, safeguard against unplanned downtime, and minimize planned downtime. They also discuss architectural options that help minimize risk during releases, upgrades, and other big changes.

Step by step: Use a PowerShell module in Azure for the OMS Search API

Get step-by-step instructions on how to upload a PowerShell module to Azure Automation that you can use directly in your runbooks.

Case study: Managing resource efficiency in Azure and on-premises datacenters

When IT professionals transition to a hybrid cloud environment, they face the challenge of efficiently allocating server infrastructure resources. This technical case study looks at how Microsoft IT identifies underutilized resources and implements solutions.

Training and Books

Windows 10 security, mobile device management, and more

Check out this on-demand training to learn how Windows 10 can benefit your organization. Discover how new features in Windows 10 address deployment, mobile device management, security, and more. And take a closer look at Windows as a service.

Getting started with Azure security

Be sure your cloud solution meets your organization’s requirements when it comes to security, industry standards, and ISO certifications. Scott Edwards and Rick Claus lead this on-demand course to help demystify security in Microsoft Azure.


TechNet on Tour: Learn how to use Microsoft Azure in your disaster recovery plan

September 1–October 16, nationwide
Register for a live event in a city near you to learn how Microsoft Azure fits into your larger disaster recovery plan. And discover the benefits of using someone else’s infrastructure.

TECHintersection: The intersection of architecture, IoT, and security

September 14–17, 2015, Monterey, CA
TECHintersection brings together experts from across the industry to share knowledge, learn, and network. Download the brochure for more information about the event.