TechNet Flash - Volume 17, Issue 8: April 15, 2015

Top News Worldwide

ChefConf 2015 panel: Watch Mark Russinovich and other industry leaders discuss the beneficial impact of openness

Microsoft MVP Virtual Conference: Register now for two days of presentations and Q&As (May 14–15, 2015)

EndPoint Zone: A look at new mobile device management features in Office 365

A step-by-step guide to migrating web applications from on-premises to Microsoft Azure

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New “how to” series: Learn about Microsoft Azure in less than 15 minutes

In less than 15 minutes, you can learn all about key Azure services and features. Check out these walkthroughs and learn how to configure Linux virtual machines, provision Windows Server VMs, connect your on-premises network to the cloud, and more.

Office Mechanics: How to opt out of the Skype for Business UI

Skype for Business just rolled out. But did you know you can control when the updated experience goes out to your users? Watch this episode for info and details about other admin aspects of Skype for Business.

A look at how Microsoft’s Digital Crimes Unit uses data analytics to catch cybercriminals

The Digital Crimes Unit at Microsoft uses the latest in analytics technology. Learn how Microsoft uncovered one cybercriminal ring, and worked with federal law enforcement to shut down one of the nation’s most prolific cybercrime operations.

Edge Show: A demo of Chef provisioning to Azure

John Keiser, a dev lead at Chef Software, demonstrates new capabilities in Chef that allow you to provision machines and applications to Microsoft Azure. Learn how to get this running yourself and get helpful insights from one of the engineers responsible for developing this functionality.

What is DevOps: Debunking common myths and knowing what to avoid

Countless numbers of people have come up with their own definitions for DevOps. It’s difficult to explain something that refuses to be one single thing for each and every person. Check out this list of top myth-busting posts that explain DevOps by writing about what DevOps is not.

Gear up your “cloudy” skills: Top 10 Azure sessions at Microsoft Ignite

With over 600 sessions at Microsoft Ignite, how do you choose which ones to watch? Rick Claus has put together a list of the 10 Azure sessions you shouldn’t miss. Add some hybrid cloud skills to your IT toolbox and transition from an on-premises server hugger to a hybrid cloud aficionado.

Office 365 and Exchange Online: Get a first look at advanced threat protection for email

Take a look at the new capabilities in Office 365 and Exchange Online that help protect users against phishing attacks. Learn how new features (such as Safe Attachments and Safe Link) guard against malware and bulk spamming.

Edge Show: Check out WorkFolders for iPad and get an exclusive first look at the upcoming app for iPhone

On this episode of the Edge show, Simon May invites Fabian Uhse from the WorkFolders product team to talk about the iPad app for WorkFolders, allowing you to use your existing Windows Server 2012 R2 file server infrastructure to enable sharing across the internet.

Azure 101: Cloud service and virtual machine essentials

Technical Evangelist Yung Chou gives an overview of the Microsoft Azure cloud service model and provides instructions for VM deployment and configuration in Azure. Start your free Azure trial and get hands-on experience today.

Azure Marketplace is now available to more enterprise customers

If you are an Azure customer with an Enterprise Agreement (EA) Indirect Commercial, EA for Government, or EES (Education) subscription, you can now purchase applications and services from the Azure Marketplace. Visit the Azure Marketplace to learn more.

Last chance: Purchase a Windows server and get free test prep and a certification exam

When you purchase an OEM Windows server this month, you can get a free eBook, on-demand training, and a free Windows Server certification exam (valued at US$180). Offer ends April 30, 2015. Click here to get the details.

Office 365: How to enable built-in mobile device management

Do you stay up at night worrying about the countless devices connecting to your environment? Office 365 can help. Simon May walks you through the process of setting up Office 365 mobile device management and shows how it works with Microsoft Intune.

Training and Books

Enterprise mobility core skills – monthly training sessions available through June 2015

Windows 10 is approaching. Now is the time to learn everything you need to know to master and deploy enterprise mobility management. In each session, Brad Anderson and Simon May delve into Enterprise Mobility Suite to give you hands-on experience to help you build core skills. Register now.


EMS webinar: Configure Azure Active Directory Premium features

April 28, 2015
Learn how to implement Enterprise Mobility Suite solutions within your organization. In this session, you will get a live demo of how to set up the new Azure Active Directory Premium features. Register now and check out the entire series covering more EMS topics.

Live training: Microsoft Intune Core Skills Jump Start

April 23, 2015
Register for the second course in the Enterprise Mobility Core Skills training series, and watch as Brad Anderson, Simon May, and Microsoft engineers teach you how to enable BYOD by deploying a mobile device management solution. Register today.