TechNet Flash - Volume 17, Issue 18: September 2, 2015

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Beyond mobile device management: How to protect your data and SaaS
Watch this episode of Office Mechanics for a holistic overview of how IT departments can protect corporate data while continuing to support the device mobility that employees need.

To the cloud: Get an overview of cloud services and how your business can benefit from the cloud
Technical Evangelist Blain Barton kicks off a new multi-part series that will look at the different kinds of Microsoft public cloud services and how these services can impact your business.

Office 365: Find out how easy it is to use Office 365 in your business
Blain Barton welcomes Jeff Mitchell from Bit-Wizards to TechNet Radio. Get an overview of how Office 365 works and see how you can easily manage accounts in the admin portal.

Top 5: Avoid these five things when deploying business intelligence
Learn the top five things you should not do when rolling out BI to a large organization. This advice will help you save time and money   and avoid embarrassment.

The connected cow: Discover how Microsoft helps empower unlikely industries
Technology and data can transform even the oldest industries, including farming. Read this case study to learn how some farmers are using technology to increase milk and beef production while maximizing the efficiency of farm labor.

Find out how Microsoft uses agile development to improve business intelligence
Microsoft uses a self-service approach to BI so business analysts do not have to rely on developers with advanced database skills. Microsoft IT combines this with a highly iterative and results-driven agile development process. The result is better and faster business intelligence.

Step by step: How to create an Azure Backup Vault
Microsoft Azure offers a powerful solution for backing up systems to the cloud. Technical Evangelist Blain Barton walks you step by step through the process of creating an Azure Backup Vault.

Aston Martin evolves its business with Microsoft cloud technologies
Aston Martin has implemented a sophisticated IT infrastructure that allows the company to operate more efficiently. Find out why Aston Martin opted for the Microsoft cloud, and how this approach helped the company improve how it does business.

Readiness guide: Save and share files in the cloud with OneDrive for Business
Microsoft OneDrive for Business uses Microsoft SharePoint Online to provide a professional document library where you can store and organize work files in the cloud. Learn more in this readiness guide.

Training and Books

Office 365: Managing identities and services

This self-paced course from edX will teach you how to manage users, groups, and licenses in Office 365. It includes videos, assessments, demos, and even games that build on the MVA overview, Managing Office 365 Identities and Services.

Data science and machine learning essentials

Starts September 24, 2015
New from edX, this course is structured around one module per week for five weeks. Learn key concepts of data science and machine learning and explore how to build a cloud data science solution with R, Python, and Azure Machine Learning from the Cortana Analytics Suite.


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

Through 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.