TechNet Flash - Volume 17, Issue 19: September 16, 2015

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Mobile device management: Best practices and strategies for planning a mobile first, cloud first environment

Dev-Test starts with IT: How development and IT organizations can use Azure to improve agility and overall quality

AzureCon: Free online event to learn the latest innovations, get advice, and participate in Q&A sessions (September 29, 2015)

Announcing: Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics is now generally available

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System Center Configuration Manager and Endpoint Protection Technical Preview

New: Hyper-V Server 2016 Technical Preview 3

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SQL Server 2014

Windows Server 2012 R2

System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager

Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials

Microsoft Azure one-month trial

System Center 2012 R2

Hyper-V Server 2012 R2

Microsoft Intune 30-day trial

Windows Azure Pack

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Microsoft Azure Tour: Free in-person training

Through March 1, 2016, worldwide
Keep current with all the latest technologies. The Microsoft Azure Tour is a free, one-day training event for developers and IT professionals that will help you achieve even more with Azure. Find an event near you.

Microsoft Cloud Roadshow: Find an event near you

Through March 10, 2016, worldwide
Check out the Microsoft Cloud Roadshow for two free days of training for IT professionals and developers. Learn best practices and insights directly from the experts who build and run the cloud services across Office 365, Azure, and Windows 10. Register today.

TechNet Radio: Using Microsoft Dynamics CRM to keep track of customers

In this episode of the “To the Cloud” series, Blain Barton examines Microsoft Dynamics CRM and demonstrates how you can improve the customer experience for any device.

Technical case study: Optimizing network performance for Microsoft Office 365

Microsoft IT began deploying Microsoft Office 365 in 2011. Over the years, it has evolved industry-leading strategies to optimize for network capacity and performance, adopting cloud infrastructure services (such as Azure ExpressRoute) to promote a successful transition to Office 365. Learn more in this case study.

TechNet Radio: Managing devices in the cloud with Microsoft Intune

Learn about the benefits of Microsoft Intune and see how it allows organizations to provide employees with access to corporate software, data, and resources from virtually anywhere, on almost any mobile device.

New IaaS site: Learn about Microsoft Azure as a Dev-Test solution

Lower costs and streamline deployment of your Dev-Test environment with a scalable, on-demand infrastructure. Visit the new destination to learn how Azure allows you to quickly create consistent development and test environments.

Disaster recovery and the cloud: Is the lack of a disaster recovery site keeping you up at night?

Donovan Kernahan looks at how your organization can use Microsoft Azure to strengthen its disaster recovery strategy. Learn more about Azure Site Recovery Manager, its key features, and the components needed to protect your on-premises infrastructure.

Extend secure identities to your customers and partners

Learn about new capabilities from Microsoft for extending secure identities to partners, contractors, and consumer-facing applications.

Visual Studio Live: The code that never sleeps

Learn from .NET experts, listen to industry insiders, and attend valuable workshops in New York City, September 28 to October 1, 2015. Use discount code VSLMS when registering to get a US$500 discount on the standard rate for the 4-day conference package only.

Training and Books

Free training: What’s new in Windows Server 2016 Preview Jump Start

Discover cool new features in Windows Server 2016 Preview in this free, on-demand course. Get demos of exciting new virtualization, storage, and networking features (and more) now available in Windows Server 2016 Preview.


Microsoft Virtual CIO Summit: Reserve a spot to hear from industry leaders in this free online event

October 6, 2015
Watch live streams of sessions, including the keynote on cybersecurity from Congressman Mike Rogers. And get access to exclusive, online-only content, including a look at the Internet of Things from Forrester analyst Frank Gillett and a demo featuring Windows 10 and Office 2016.