TechNet Flash - Volume 18, Issue 10: May 11, 2016

Top News Worldwide

How the NFL and Microsoft teamed up to improve the game experience for players, coaches, and fans

Free eBook: Applying protection for email on iOS and Android devices

Free eBook: Windows 10 IT Pro Essentials – Top 10 Tools

Announcing: Advanced Threat Analytics 1.6 is now available

Top Downloads

Windows 10 Enterprise

New: Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 5

Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics

New: System Center Configuration Manager and Endpoint Protection Technical Preview 5

New: Hyper-V Server 2016 Technical Preview 5

New: System Center 2016 Technical Preview 5

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

Microsoft Azure Stack Technical Preview

System Center 2012 R2

Hyper-V Server 2012 R2

Microsoft Intune 30-day trial

Windows Azure Pack

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Docker on Windows: Become a container expert
June 19–21, 2016, Seattle, WA
Register for DockerCon, a live 3-day event in Seattle, to get hands-on guidance and training. Learn how to build, ship, and run distributed apps with Docker using the tools you already know, such as Microsoft Azure and Visual Studio. Register now and use code TechNetFlash to get a 10% discount.

Step by step: Export a Resource Group as an ARM Template
ARM templates are not trivial to build. However, you can now export an existing environment to an ARM template or retrieve the template that was used for a particular deployment. Check out this blog post and video to learn how to export an existing environment.

Free eBook: DIY Guide to a Modern IT Environment
Download this free eBook to get a do-it-yourself guide to extending your existing infrastructure into the cloud in a way that can lower costs while increasing flexibility and performance.

Skype for Business Mac Public Preview
Get a comprehensive overview of the latest Skype for Business Mac Public Preview. Watch demos of the user experience, including how you join and participate in Skype meetings. And find out how you can request an invite to test the new Mac client.

Future of SharePoint: A look at what’s to come
Microsoft Mechanics has teamed up with the engineers creating new capabilities in SharePoint to provide a series of exclusive demos showing you what’s to come. Watch now for a glimpse into the future.

How to: Set up Hyper-V Replica in Windows Server 2012 R2
Learn how to keep a warm standby of any virtualized workload ready with replication intervals as frequent as every 30 seconds. This video will walk you through the steps and help you decide if this is right for your environment.

Step by step: Easy, lightweight deployments
Get step-by-step instructions to get a fully deployed Nano Server online. And then check out this guide to see how you can easily deploy BlackBerry Enterprise Service on Azure.

Special offer: Join IT Pro Cloud Essentials and get 3 free months of Azure
For a limited time, when you join the IT Pro Cloud Essentials program for free, you will also receive a 3-month Azure Pass if redeemed by September 30, 2016. Join now and learn about this and the many other benefits this program has to offer.

Endpoint Zone: Skype for Business mobile app management, cloud app security, and more
In this episode, Brad Anderson covers a variety of topics, including Skype for Business mobile app management integration with Intune, the PowerBI Configuration Manager dashboard, and cloud app security.

DevOps Factory: Discover a new place to explore, learn, and earn rewards
Are you an aspiring DevOps expert? Already a master of all things DevOps? Check out DevOps Factory to see where you stack up, and earn points towards enticing rewards and badges.

New resources available on Microsoft FastTrack
New resources now available on Microsoft FastTrack can help you plan a successful Office 365 rollout. Learn best practices, find new tools, discover handy resources, and get personalized remote assistance.

Find out what’s new in System Center 2016
Microsoft Mechanics takes a closer look at System Center 2016. Get details about support for Windows Server 2016, shielded VMs, building hyper-converged clusters with Storage Spaces Direct, and more.

Set up Live Migration in Windows Server 2012 R2
Find out how to move virtual machines from one server to another with no downtime or loss of data through Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V Live Migration.

Training and Books

Microsoft Azure IaaS Deep Dive
Learn how to leverage Microsoft Azure even if you have no previous experience with Azure. This training will walk you through creating and configuring Azure Virtual Machines, Azure Virtual Networks, and cross-premises connectivity to get things up and running in the cloud.

Implementing Azure SQL Database Data Recovery
Take this new one-hour course for a practical look at how Azure SQL Database makes data recovery easier. Learn how you can have high availability and disaster recovery without all the administrative overhead and complexity.

New from MVA: Hybrid IT Management Part II
Technical Evangelist Matt McSpirit looks at cloud-enabled protection and explains why this is something IT pros should become more familiar with.


Advanced Analytics and IoT: Foster customer loyalty and unlock new business value
May 17, 2016
Step into the future of manufacturing and learn how making a digital shift can optimize your business. Discover how value-added services can provide a competitive edge, find out how to enhance the customer experience by allowing visibility into product usage, and learn how connectivity and insight can increase your value and productivity.