TechNet Flash - Volume 17, Issue 23: October 28, 2015

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Mark Russinovich on the latest developments for containers in Windows Server, Hyper-V, and Azure

Video: Learn about common scenarios and tools for deploying Windows 10 in your enterprise

Power BI: Lotus F1 team’s IT crew shares step-by-step demos of Power BI setup

PowerShell 5: Get an introduction to the new PowerShell from Ed Wilson (The Scripting Guys)

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Gartner myth #4: “The CEO said so” is a valid cloud strategy
Gartner rounds up 10 of the most dangerous and misleading myths that will undermine your organization’s cloud initiative. Download the full paper to find out why number 4, “the CEO said so,” and other common myths are dangerous to your cloud strategy.

Microsoft Mechanics: Get the latest info and demos on Azure, Windows, Surface, and more
Office Mechanics – the show that brought you info on Office from the engineers behind the tech – is expanding its coverage to include the breadth of Microsoft technologies. Be sure to watch our 10 minute demo-packed shows, covering tech from the Azure, SQL/BI, Windows, and Surface teams.

TechNet Radio: Learn how to build and run servers without hardware
Explore the benefits of running servers without maintaining physical hardware using Microsoft Azure. Learn how large, small, and mid-sized companies can rent compute power, storage, and network resources using datacenter hardware to deploy virtual machines.

Live webinar: Create self-service environments with Azure Dev/Test Lab (November 4, 2015)
Learn how to use Azure Dev/Test Lab to self-provision environments for testing, set policies, and share reusable templates. And check out other webinars in this series.

MVA training: Azure Resource Manager scenarios and patterns
In this deep-dive training, a team of experts show you how to use Azure Resource Manager to manage resource groups and easily spin up or spin down elements of your application infrastructure. This is valuable training for any IT pro managing an Azure application with many components.

How to find IT service desk professionals with next-gen skills
In a tech landscape filled with third-party apps, cloud services, and mobile devices, your IT service desk must deal with a lot more than standard hardware problems on company-issued machines. Learn how to find the people who have the right blend of skills to fill today’s IT service desk role.

On demand: Microsoft Virtual CIO Summit
You might have missed the CIO Summit live stream, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on all the great content. View more than 10 sessions and listen to industry leaders on topics ranging from Windows 10 and Office 2016 to cloud technologies and cybersecurity.

PASS Summit 2015: Join the world’s largest gathering of SQL Server and BI professionals
Check out this episode of TechNet Radio to hear about the world’s largest conference for SQL Server and BI professionals. Get an overview of this year’s major happenings, big announcements, sessions, networking opportunities, and more.

IT Showcase: Microsoft IT shares cloud migration insights
When Microsoft migrated its data and applications to the cloud, IT faced unexpected challenges, developed some best practices, and learned important lessons. This article will help you benefit from Microsoft IT’s first-hand experiences.

Training and Books

MVA: Prepare your enterprise for Windows 10 as a Service
Find out how you can use the Enterprise Mobility Management features built directly into Windows, including single sign-on, mobile device management, and improved security and identity protection. Simon May answers technical questions about Windows 10 and covers under-the-hood improvements that can improve your team’s productivity.


Re-architecting your apps for the hyperscale cloud

November 11, 2015, Boise, ID
Northwest Cadence and Microsoft are partnering to offer a new event series. This exciting half-day event will cover the latest tips, tricks, and traps for Azure PaaS (Platform as a Service). Space is limited so be sure to secure a seat today.

Microsoft Cloud Roadshow – build your cloud skills
January 26–27, 2016, Los Angeles, CA
At this free technical training event, learn best practices and gain insight directly from the experts who build and run cloud services across Office 365, Microsoft Azure, Windows 10, and more. You’ll learn something new and walk away ready to apply your new skills.

Microsoft Ignite 2016: Pre-register now to lock in the lowest rate
September 26–30, 2016, Atlanta, GA
Microsoft’s biggest technology event is heading to Atlanta in 2016. You can pre-register now to lock in low rates. Don’t miss your opportunity to meet with product experts, participate in hands-on labs, choose from more than 700 sessions, and network with other IT pros.

Webinar: Tackle the top five data challenges with Microsoft SQL Server
October 29, 2015
November 19, 2015
December 10, 2015

Data represents a competitive advantage and can provide new opportunities. But data growth also creates challenges. Learn how to tackle five of the top data challenges organizations are facing today. Register for one of three opportunities to attend this webinar, each featuring a live Q&A.