TechNet Flash - Volume 17, Issue 26: December 9, 2015

Top News Worldwide

Satya Nadella: Microsoft’s approach to cybersecurity and its new Cyber Defense Operations Center

Web application compatibility: Inside Windows 10, Internet Explorer 11, and Microsoft Edge

New: Get a first look at Cloud PBX and PSTN conferencing in Skype for Business

Power BI: Watch a demo, learn about new features, and discover how to detect patterns in your data

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Windows 10 Enterprise

Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 4

Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics

System Center Configuration Manager and Endpoint Protection Technical Preview 4

Hyper-V Server 2016 Technical Preview 4

System Center 2016 Technical Preview 4

SQL Server 2014 SP1

Windows Server 2012 R2

System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager and Endpoint Protection SP1

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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Quick reference guide: How to use Skype Meeting Broadcast
Skype Meeting Broadcast is a new broadcast solution that can scale to thousands of participants. It delivers a high quality video stream to any device running any operating system, with no need for plugins or downloads. Download this short guide to get started.

IT Showcase: Advancing cybersecurity strategy at Microsoft
With the shift to a mobile-first, cloud-first environment, Microsoft continues to advance its risk management and security controls. Learn more about how Microsoft is balancing business requirements with the need to address evolving security threats.

The Containers Channel: Introducing Hyper-V Containers
Technical Evangelist Matt McSpirit and Principal Program Manager Lead Taylor Brown discuss new and exciting features in Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 4. Learn about improvements to Windows Server Containers and get an in-depth look at the new Hyper-V Containers.

In case you missed it: Get a recap of Connect(); // 2015
Did you miss the Connect(); // 2015 event? Now you can watch more than 80 on-demand videos on Channel 9 to learn more about the announcements. You can also get more info from the Visual Studio blog.

What about your apps: Compatibility when moving to Windows 10
Kevin Remde and the App Compat Guy discuss Windows 10 and app compatibility. They address common concerns related to application and scenario compatibility when moving to Windows 10.

The Ops Team Show: What’s new in Azure, Windows Server 2016 Tech Preview 4, and more
Get information on Azure and DevOps, learn about new capabilities in Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 4 and System Center 2016 Technical Preview 4, and find out what’s new with Intune.

New: Watch a demo of Azure VM Scale Sets
Azure VM Scale Sets are now available in public preview. Corey Sanders, Director of Program Management on the Microsoft Azure Compute team, walks you through Azure VM Scale Sets in this quick video demonstration.

Azure Active Directory Hybrid Identity Design Considerations
Design the hybrid identity solution that best fits your business and technology needs. This guide details steps and tasks you can follow when designing a hybrid identity solution and highlights relevant technologies, features, and options to consider.

Video: Microsoft IT shares insights for migrating to the cloud
The task of moving to the cloud provides an excellent opportunity to assess data, discard unused data, and prioritize what will move. Jim Adams, who was hands-on in moving Microsoft IT to the cloud, shares insights to help with your transition.

Training and Books

MVA: Security in a cloud-enabled world
Take this on-demand training to learn best practices for modernizing your overall cloud security, including governance, containment strategies, security operations, high-value asset protection, information protection, and device management.