TechNet Flash - Volume 17, Issue 24: November 11, 2015

Top News Worldwide

Windows 10 for the enterprise: A look at new features, how they work, and what you need to know to prepare

Save the date: Satya Nadella to discuss security in a mobile-first, cloud-first world (November 17, 2015)

Azure Active Directory B2B collaboration: A faster way to securely configure resource sharing with external users

Connect 2015: 70+ sessions to expand your DevOps knowledge and discover how IT and dev can work better together

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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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Productivity guide: Manage your projects with Office 365 Groups and Planner
When combined, Office 365 Groups and Office 365 Planner give you a simple and highly visual way to organize teamwork. Discover how these tools can help you communicate and get organized without the significant ramp-up time associated with standard project management software.

Putting trust in the core of technology
Brad Smith shares perspectives that will help organizations better understand and plan for security and privacy at a global level. Get an overview of the priorities Microsoft has set and the actions Microsoft has taken in the past year to lead the industry in the right direction.

Announcing a strategic partnership between Microsoft and Red Hat
Microsoft and Red Hat have announced a strategic partnership that extends Microsoft’s commitment to offer unmatched choice and flexibility in an enterprise-grade cloud experience across the hybrid cloud. For details, check out Scott Guthrie’s post on The Official Microsoft Blog.

Introducing Office 2016 (Virtual CIO Summit on demand)
View this session on demand to learn about the newest features in Microsoft Office from Microsoft product experts Eric Hudson and BJ Haberkorn.

Reimagine your business in a mobile-first, cloud-first world (Virtual CIO Summit on demand)
Technology has blurred the line between work and play, home and office. View this session to learn how your organization can become a responsive, user-focused environment.

An overview of Office 365 admin updates: From portal enhancements to enhanced PowerShell capabilities
Get a tour of the latest Office 365 updates for admin. Learn about the simplified portal design, upcoming reporting capabilities, enhancements to the admin app, and new PowerShell resources for managing Office 365 and Office 2016 deployments.

Server Manager: Managing roles and features in the cloud
In this episode of “To the Cloud,” Blain Barton and Adnan Cartwright discuss the inner workings of Server Manager in Windows Server 2012 R2, explaining how you can manage roles and features in the cloud.

The intelligent cloud: Explore cloud scenarios that innovate business
Scott Guthrie discusses cloud scenarios that create great impact and enable real business transformation. He also provides a preview of new features and capabilities offered by Azure and the Microsoft cloud platform.

With security, it’s not if but when (Virtual CIO Summit on demand)
It is no longer a question of if your company will be compromised. Today, businesses need to think about when and how they will respond. Microsoft’s CISO Bret Arsenault examines how security leaders need to be arming companies to detect, protect, and respond more aggressively to attacks.

PowerShell: Know your objects from your strings
Blain Barton and Ed Wilson hop on a boat and talk about their new books. Along the way, they get into the technical topic of differentiating between objects and strings in PowerShell. Watch the episode and learn about PowerShell.

Training and Books

Windows Server 2016: Virtualization Deep Dive
Learn about the benefits of a modernized datacenter. In this course, experts explain how Windows Server 2016 virtualization can improve service, ease operational management, increase productivity, and more.

Windows Server 2016: The Software-Defined Datacenter
The software-defined datacenter brings the flexibility of virtualization to your existing infrastructure. Study real-life scenarios; explore Nano Server; and learn about improved operational efficiency, security, performance, and more.

Free training from MVA: Designing Database Solutions for SQL Server
Leading experts walk you through design considerations and recommendations for SQL Server data solutions. You will cover key aspects including security, troubleshooting, maintenance, and more. This is excellent prep work for Exam 70-465.


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.

Webinar: Tackle the top five data challenges with Microsoft SQL Server
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.