TechNet Flash - Volume 17, Issue 22: October 14, 2015

Top News Worldwide

New Surface Book, Surface Pro 4, phones, and other devices: Get details and watch the launch event

Get ready: What you need to know to plan for, deploy, and manage Surface in your organization

Quick guide: Download info and links to get started with Office for iPhone and iPad

New security features for Azure SQL database: Always Encrypted, Azure AD authentication, and more

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Windows 10 Enterprise

Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 3

Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics

System Center Configuration Manager and Endpoint Protection Technical Preview

Hyper-V Server 2016 Technical Preview 3

System Center Technical Preview 3

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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Office for Android: Download a quick guide with info and links to get started

Discover how you can take your workspace wherever you go with Microsoft Office on your phone or tablet. You can even store and share data on OneDrive for Business, allowing you to create, share, and edit data on the go.

Windows 10: Top features for consumers

Popular author and technology journalist Ed Bott and Microsoft Worldwide Retail Sales & Marketing Director Ben Rudolph deliver an in-depth, hands-on training with an emphasis on features that will appeal to consumers. Learn about Windows Hello and the Start menu, Cortana, OneDrive, mail, and photos while getting practical tips for using Windows 10.

From the outside looking in: An interview with Microsoft watcher, Mary Jo Foley

Technical Evangelist Yung Chou welcomes the acclaimed speaker, author, and host of Windows Weekly to TechNet Radio. Watch as Mary Jo Foley talks about observing and reporting on all things Microsoft throughout her thirty-year career.

On-demand training: Advanced Tools and Scripting with PowerShell 3.0 Jump Start

Learn how to turn your real-time management and automation scripts into reusable tools and cmdlets, discover the best patterns and practices for building PowerShell scripts, and get tips from the architect and inventor of PowerShell (Distinguished Engineer Jeffrey Snover) and Jason Helmick.

IT Showcase: Improving the Microsoft enterprise network for public cloud connectivity

Microsoft IT experienced network-related challenges as it moved its application portfolio to the public cloud. Find out how Microsoft addressed these challenges by analyzing and improving network performance and reliability.

Azure “how to” videos: Learn more about Azure and you could win a prize

Watch some quick how-to videos covering useful features available in Azure then tell us which video you found most useful. If you are one of the first 250 voters, you'll receive a limited edition t-shirt celebrating the power of IT.

Initial implementation of SharePoint Server

Learn how to deploy and configure a multi-server SharePoint Server 2013 environment. In this course, Experts show you how to configure authentication, server-to-server trusts, permission levels, web application policies, and more.

Windows 10 universal app: Reimagining content delivery experiences across devices

By leveraging Windows 10, Azure cloud services, Microsoft Translator, and Visual Studio 2015, the Microsoft IT Showcase team was able to develop a universal app that installs on multiple Windows 10 devices. Download the app, see the experience it offers, and learn how it simplifies content delivery.

Special offer: Save 90 percent when you go digital

Tell Microsoft Press which of their books is on your shelf and you will receive a special discount code to save 90% on the multi-format eBook edition. This offer ends October 28, 2015. Get the details.


Ignite your Business: Windows 10 and Office
Through December 3, 2015, nationwide
Learn why Windows 10 is the best platform for businesses. Join a free, all-day event to engage with experts and get hands-on experience. Whether you build, manage, or design, you do not want to miss this opportunity to future-proof your skills. Reserve a seat today.

Azure Tour: Live and in-person
Through March 10, 2016, worldwide
Register for a two-day, in-person event to learn more about Microsoft Azure. Get hands-on experience, ask questions, and learn from experts. Upcoming U.S. events will be in Philadelphia, Washington DC, and Atlanta.

Cloud Roadshow: Live training in a city near you
Through March 10, 2016, worldwide
Get hands-on experience with Microsoft cloud technologies, ask questions, and learn from experts in a two-day, in-person event. Upcoming events will be in Dallas, New York City, and Los Angeles. Register for an event near you.