TechNet Flash - Volume 17, Issue 25: November 25, 2015

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Forrester: Best practices that can improve application delivery, reduce costs, and limit risks

Regular IT Guy: Mark Russinovich explains Azure Scale Sets and gives a demonstration

How to automate deployment of infrastructure resources with Azure Resource Manager Templates

Live: How Chef and Azure can work together to improve security, compliance, and innovation (December 7, 2015)

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DevOps: Infrastructure as codeandcontinuous deployment
Microsoft Technical Evangelist Thiago Almeida describes an Azure Resource Manager template, a sample Node.js + DocumentDB solution, and a Visual Studio Online build definition that will continuously deploy the site and infrastructure.

Customer Lockbox: Manageaccessto data in Office 365
Customer Lockbox lets you control when Microsoft engineers can access your data to perform service operations against your Office 365 data. Microsoft Mechanics gives an overview of what you should know.

An introduction to containerfundamentals
Matt McSpirit and Neil Peterson introduce you to container architecture, compare virtual machines, and examine a container image. They then demonstrate how these components fit together in a Linux environment.

Advanced eDiscovery: Get a firstlook from Microsoft Mechanics
Watch a short demonstration of how you can use advanced text analytics and predictive coding to perform multi-dimensional analyses of data collections to save you time.

Shifting to DevOps insideMicrosoft:An engineer’sperspective
DevOps Dimension explores the question, “what happens to Dev and Ops in a DevOps transformation?” This episode digs into the Visual Studio team’s experience through the eyes and expertise of Greg Luebbert and Sankar Gowthavaram.

Save on all Microsoft Pressbooksand eBooks
Save on all books and eBooks in the store. Buy 1 title and save 35%. Buy 2 or more and save 55%. Enter discount code NOVSALE during checkout to apply savings. Offer ends November 28, 2015.

TechNet Virtual Labs: Windows 10and Enterprise Mobility
Get hands-on experience with key tasks. Configure the new Edge browser, use Windows PowerShell to install an app, configure a SAAS app, create password policies using Microsoft Intune, and more.

CXO Next Summit: Building acultureof reliability, security, andprivacy
Bret Arsenault explains why security leaders need to be preparing their companies to detect, protect, and respond more aggressively and with more sophistication. Watch this presentation on demand.

The Ops Team Show: Adysfunctionaldongle
Get the latest news on Operations Management Suite, learn more about Red Hat Enterprise Linux as a supported workload within Microsoft Azure virtual machines, and use Kanban to stay on top of your tasks.

Friday Five: Windows andEnterpriseMobility
On the Friday Five, Simon May discusses the Windows fall update, Microsoft Mechanics, Facebook at work, new Azure datacenters, and business jargon you should avoid.

Productivity Guide: Using Reset torestore your Windows 10 PC
In Windows 10, you can use Reset to restore the OS without using a separate recovery image. Reset restores the system by reinstalling the original system configuration. The Keep My Files option will preserve user accounts, data, and applications. Learn more in this guide.

Training and Books

Data Science and Machine Learning Essentials
The demand for data scientists is exploding. In this on-demand training, expert instructors share insights and show you how to build a cloud data science solution using Azure Machine Learning, R, and Python.

Deep Dive into Azure Resource Manager Scenarios and Patterns
In this training from Microsoft Virtual Academy, industry experts show you how to use Azure Resource Manager. Find out how you can easily manage resource groups and spin up or spin down elements of your application infrastructure.

Security in the Enterprise
Get tips and practical advice on social networking security, explore methods of developing a secure baseline, find out how to harden your Windows Enterprise architectures and applications, and learn other essential strategies for protecting your infrastructure.


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
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.