TechNet Flash - Volume 17, Issue 21: October 1, 2015

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Exchange Server 2016: Now available for on-premises infrastructure

OneDrive for Business: Watch demos of the new sync client, web, and mobile experiences

Azure AD videos: Solve security, identity, trust, and federation headaches

Live webinars: Learn about Dev-Test on Azure in this new series of online events

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Office Mechanics: Introducing ExpressRoute for Office 365

ExpressRoute for Office 365 now offers three options to integrate with your WAN. Watch this video if you use a managed WAN and need more predictable performance with Office 365 services.

Learn about the latest OneDrive for Business features and announcements

The OneDrive for Business blog has all the news you need to know about new sync, browser, mobile, and IT control features. Plus, discover new developer opportunities and read customer stories.

Productivity guide: What’s new in Office 2016

Microsoft Office 2016 delivers a host of powerful new tools and enhanced features. Learn how it lets you access documents in the cloud, collaborate with team members, create pixel-perfect layouts, work with data, and more.

Data loss prevention in SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business, and Office 2016 apps

Data Loss Prevention helps protect information by scanning for sensitive information in Office 365 documents. It lets users know when they are working on files that contain sensitive information right from within the Office 2016 apps. Watch Office Mechanics to learn more.

IT Showcase: Optimizing applications for Microsoft Azure

To reduce operational workloads, Microsoft IT is migrating the majority of global line-of-business applications from private datacenters to Azure. Discover how a DevOps approach has helped teams successfully transition and optimize applications for Microsoft Azure.

Testing enterprise applications on Microsoft Azure

In the latest installment of the Dev-Test Starts with IT series, you will get a deep-dive look at how to test and manage enterprise applications on Microsoft Azure.

Deploying Linux containers in the cloud with Docker and Azure

TechNet Radio continues the “Open Source + Azure” series. In this episode, Tatiana Lavrentieva discusses how you can deploy Linux containers in the cloud using Docker and Microsoft Azure.

Learn how Lotus F1 Team’s IT crew implemented OneDrive for Business with new security controls

Office Mechanics returns to Enstone to see Lotus F1 Team’s real-world implementation. See demonstrations of PowerShell CMDlets that allow sync only to managed PCs, configuring Office 365 built-in MDM, and more.

Windows 10 security: A hand-picked roundup of the best Windows 10 security videos for sysadmins

Want to learn more about Windows 10 security features, like Windows Hello and Passport? Wondering how to maintian cybersecurity in the modern threat landscape? Simon May, Senior IT Technical Evangelist, curated a list of Windows 10 security videos created by Microsoft experts.

Surface updates: Sign up to get notified when firmware and driver updates are available

The Surface tech center provides guidance to help you plan for, deploy, manage, and support Surface devices in your organization. Sign up for the Surface IT Pro Bulletin to get information on the most recent firmware updates.

Productivity guide: Getting started with Excel 2016

Microsoft Excel 2016 offers new chart types, improved PivotTables, and enhancements for business intelligence, making it easier to work with large amounts of data and discover more insights. Discover how to get more out of Excel 2016.

Training and Books

Free training: Building Linux-based solutions on Azure

Are you running an open source infrastructure and exploring public cloud solutions? Technical Evangelist Rick Claus and four engineers from the Azure Compute team teach you how to easily build, deploy, and manage your Linux infrastructure on Microsoft Azure.

MVA: Azure Active Directory Core Skills Jump Start

Brad Anderson (Microsoft Corporate Vice President) and Simon May (Technical Evangelist) help you prepare your environment for mobility with Windows 10. Learn about identity and access management in Azure AD, single sign-on, user self-service management, multifactor authentication, and more.


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.

Get ready for Windows 10

October 12–17, 2015
Get ready for Windows 10 by learning about the newest features and connecting with top Windows MVP experts. This free live series of webcasts will offer first-hand guidance for IT pros who want to know more about Windows 10 Enterprise.

Ask the experts: Live webcasts to connect with Microsoft experts

DevOps – October 15, 2015
Dev/Test – October 22, 2015
MSDN – October 27, 2015
Technical experts are available to answer your questions on DevOps, Dev/Test, and other dev topics.

Ignite your business – build your knowledge, connect, and have fun
Through December 3, 2015, nationwide
Take a deep dive into Windows 10 and Office. Sessions will provide 300-level content around new features and functions in the areas of security, manageability, productivity, and innovative devices. Please join us for a day full of demos, discussion, networking, and hands-on experiences. This is the event that will help you future-proof your skills.