TechNet Flash - Volume 18, Issue 11: May 26, 2016

Top News Worldwide

Free eBook: Migrating, Managing, and More: Real IT Pros. Real Advice.

Windows 10: Paul Thurrott on the top 10 reasons to upgrade now

Exploring Tech Futures: From driverless cars and 3D printed food to cyber­security and cutting-edge infrastructure

Announcing: Microsoft and SAP partner for broader support of SAP HANA applications on Azure

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Windows 10 Enterprise

Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 5

Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics

System Center Configuration Manager and Endpoint Protection Technical Preview 5

Hyper-V Server 2016 Technical Preview 5

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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Free eBook: Planning and Preparing for Microsoft SharePoint Hybrid
Learn to connect your on-premises SharePoint infrastructure to Microsoft’s cloud services. Download this free eBook from Microsoft Press for valuable insight into planning, configuring, and managing SharePoint in a hybrid environment.

Manage mobile apps without Mobile Device Management
Take a look at the latest mobile application management capabilities in Microsoft Intune. Find out how you can define policies to stop data leakage, manage apps without device enrollment, and set up protection for Office apps.

How Microsoft protects user accounts from hackers
Find out how Microsoft secures Azure AD and protects user accounts from being hacked. Get an inside look at the processes and system used by the Identity Protection team to protect user accounts.

Ed Bott on Windows 10, telemetry, and data-driven designs
Noted author and Windows expert Ed Bott discusses how telemetry works in Windows 10, looks at data-driven design, and addresses the concerns some users and organizations might have.

8 ways to learn about DevOps
Getting started with DevOps? From online courses to episodes of TechNet Radio to an online competition, these resources will help you get started. Learn about DevOps tools and processes, and find out how you can streamline your processes for faster and better delivery.

Microsoft Security Intelligence Report highlights Azure AD Identity Protection
The Security Intelligence Report from Microsoft delivers information on trends in cybercrime, malware, password attacks, and more. Check out the latest report for information on using machine learning to automatically detect and mitigate attacks.

Shielded VMs: The tech behind what runs a healthy Hyper-V fabric
Microsoft Mechanics delivers an in-depth look at Shielded Virtual Machines, new with Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V. Watch demos of how Shielded VMs can protect your infrastructure against possible attacks.

How to: Design Storage Spaces for Windows Server 2012 R2
Watch this video to learn how to design Storage Spaces and leverage storage flexibility with virtual disks. And get in-depth guidance regarding the pros and cons for different architecture design considerations.

The Ops Team: Windows Server 2016 Tech Preview 5, Azure, and more
Rick Claus visits the Ops Team to provide an update on Azure, and Matt McSpirit discusses the latest news pertaining to Windows Server 2016 Tech Preview 5. Watch now.

Getting started with virtualization in Windows 10
Windows 10 provides more robust options for virtualizations, including nested virtualization. Yung Chou and Tommy Patterson give an overview of this new feature, explain its benefits, and show you how to get started working with nested virtualization in Windows 10.

Step by step: Configure a hybrid Office 365 deployment using the Hybrid Deployment Wizard
Get step-by-step instructions on how you can use the Hybrid Deployment Wizard to configure a hybrid Office 365 deployment in your environment.

Stuck in traffic and thinking about security
Wolfang Goerlich is stuck in traffic with a lot on his mind. Check out his videos shot from the driver’s seat for short discussions on various security topics, including his thoughts on:

Reusable disaster recovery systems

Phishing responses

Mistakes by cyber criminals

Training and Books

MVA: Defend Active Directory against cyberattacks
Learn how to secure your high-value assets and their dependencies. Explore key findings from the Microsoft Cybersecurity Services team as you take a look at Active Directory from an enterprise risk perspective, find out about today’s threats, and learn about strategic prioritization.


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