TechNet Flash - Volume 18, Issue 1: January 7, 2016

Top News Worldwide

Azure AD B2C: How to enable consumer identity and access management for your apps

OneDrive for Business: Find out about increased storage, new sync clients, and other updates

How-to guide: Setting up the OneDrive for Business Next Generation Sync Client in Windows

Free security training: Learn about Windows security and forensics

Top Downloads

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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Using Windows Azure Pack to optimize private cloud for dev and test

Hear about Microsoft IT’s experience using Windows Azure Pack to develop, deploy, and support internal lab environments for product development. Discover how they provided a scalable private cloud for dev and test to enable rapid and agile product development.

Windows 10 app compatibility: A look at Windows 10 and the new Edge browser

Kevin Remde and Chris Jackson (The App Compat Guy) discuss Microsoft’s new web browser and what it means for your existing web applications. Use the Site Scan tool to see if your site is compatible across browsers.

Azure Files: Get step-by-step guidance for setting up Azure SMB file share

Azure Files makes shared folders available to virtual machines and on-premises systems. Learn how to set up Azure SMB file share with these step-by-step instructions.

Case study: How Microsoft deployed Windows 10 as an in-place upgrade

Microsoft IT recently deployed Windows 10 to 96,000 distributed users throughout the organization. To improve on past deployments, they deployed Windows 10 as an in-place upgrade that maintained productivity and offered a consistent user experience. Learn more.

Microsoft Passport and Windows Hello: Moving beyond passwords and credential theft

For years, security experts have emphasized the need to improve user authentication and move away from simple passwords. Learn how Windows 10 is delivering a more powerful and seamless approach to security.

Security: How Windows 10 and Credentials Guard help prevent pass-the-hash attacks

Pass-the-hash attacks, which use valid hash values retrieved from residual memory, have become a common method for attackers to access remote systems. Find out how Windows 10 prevents these attacks.

The Ops Team: The Pelican Brief

Watch this episode on demand to hear the Ops Team discuss some of the latest news regarding Azure Portal, Azure Container Service, Operations Management Suite, and Intune.

Windows 10 app compatibility: Find out how Internet Explorer 11 will impact your web applications

Kevin Remde and Chris Jackson (The App Compat Guy) look at the latest version of Internet Explorer and address compatibility concerns for existing web applications.

Special offer: Save up to 55% on exam prep books and eBooks

To kick off the new year, the Microsoft Press Store is helping you save on all certification prep books and eBooks through the end of January 2016.

Productivity guide: Get more done with Windows 10 Mobile

Windows 10 Mobile allows you to be productive on most any device. Settings, data, and access rights follow you when you switch devices. You can even operate your Windows 10 Mobile phone like a PC with Continuum for phones. Learn more about the Windows 10 Mobile experience.

Training and Books

A deep dive into Nano Server
Learn how you can build, deploy, and manage Nano Server to increase speed and agility, tighten security, decrease resource consumption, and boost ROI.

Microsoft Intune and System Center Configuration Manager core skills
Michael Wallent (Microsoft Director of Program Management), Simon May (Microsoft Technical Evangelist), and Microsoft engineers teach you how to deploy a mobile device management solution to enable BYOD while maintaining security.


TechNet on Tour: Learn what’s new with cloud infrastructure and OSS for modern IT pros
January 21, 2016, Tempe, AZ
Attend this free, full-day training session and discover first-hand how to integrate cloud solutions with your existing, on-premises datacenter – without sacrificing security, control, reliability, or scalability. You’ll see how advanced Azure infrastructure services enable you to provide reliable data access, while maximizing productivity across platforms, including Microsoft and open source software (OSS), GitHub, and more.

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.