TechNet Flash - Volume 18, Issue 12: June 8, 2016

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Free eBook: Microsoft Azure Essentials – Migrating SQL Server Databases to Azure

Real Madrid: How one of the most popular teams in the world created a better digital experience

MVA training: Get tips, shortcuts, and powerful utilities for Windows 10

How to: Get detailed instructions to start running Python and Django on Nano Server

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Windows Server 2012 R2

System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager and Endpoint Protection SP1

Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials

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Microsoft Azure Stack Technical Preview

System Center 2012 R2

Hyper-V Server 2012 R2

Microsoft Intune 30-day trial

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Tech Futures: Enabling access from anywhere, anytime, on any device
Watch the latest episode of Tech Futures on TechNet Radio to learn how technologies like Remote Desktop Services have evolved to provide greater accessibility and productivity.

Now available: SQL Server 2016 Developer Edition
Download SQL Server 2016 Developer Edition to see how you can build apps with enhanced security, build enterprise-scale data warehousing, and architect hybrid cloud solutions.

How to: Working with the Windows container networking stack
Get an overview of the new Windows container networking stack, and learn how to create user-defined container networks and attach containers to these networks using Docker.

Download: Get the new Microsoft SharePoint architectural models poster
Want a visual overview to help you better understand SharePoint Online, Azure, and SharePoint on-premises configurations? Download the reference poster, available in PDF and Visio formats.

Power BI: See how consolidating customer feedback into data visualizations enables action
Learn how Microsoft User Experience Services used Power BI to capture and analyze real-time feedback about internal apps to promote informed decisions about applications.

Step by step: Detect, prevent, and respond to threats in an Azure environment
Learn how to access and use the new Security Center, now available in preview, and ensure your environment is configured properly to prevent attacks and other threats.

How to: A closer look at how Intune simplifies modern IT management
Evangelist Ed Baker demonstrates how Microsoft Intune lets you manage multiple apps and mobile devices. Watch a variety of examples that highlight policy compliance, remote device management, and user authentication.

Now available: What’s new in ADAL .NET v3
A new version of the authentication library ADAL .NET is now available. This version introduces important new features, such as cross-platform development via Xamarin. Learn more.

The future of IT: Cloud computing, mobility, and manageability
Author and cloud computing thought leader David Linthicum visits TechNet Radio to discuss the future of IT, the next big bets in technology, and how these innovations will affect IT pros.

COMPUTEX 2016: Watch the Microsoft keynote on demand
Learn about new devices (including 2-in-1 solutions and new gaming devices) coming to the Windows ecosystem, and hear Microsoft’s thoughts on opening up Windows Holographic for a new era of mixed reality.

Training and Books

What’s new in Windows Server 2016
Get details about the new features, functionality, and updates available in the new version of Windows Server. This course covers Hyper-V, software-defined networking, security features, and other key topics.

Get great performance out of Microsoft Azure
Learn how you can improve Azure performance using the right service options, monitoring services, and scaling to meet demand. Explore common architectures, get tips to build for performance, and more.


Webinar: Using advanced analytics to build a stronger retail customer experience
June 15, 2016
Want to anticipate and adapt to your customers’ needs? Register for this webinar (with live Q&A) to discover how advanced analytics and data-driven decisions can give your organization a competitive edge.

Webinar: Create native Android, iOS, and Windows apps with Visual Studio and Xamarin
June 22, 2016
Apps built with Xamarin deliver truly native user experiences, with one-hundred percent API access and complete native performance. See how your organization can leverage C# features and .NET libraries to share code across all platforms and create a shared mobile app backend.

SME roundtable: Cloud at Microsoft
June 23, 2016
In this online event, SMEs (subject matter experts) from the Cloud at Microsoft course will answer your questions on how Microsoft IT designs, develops, implements, monitors, and supports cloud solutions.

Webinar: Top 5 security threats facing your business… and how to respond
June 29, 2016
With an increasingly connected digital environment, you need new strategies for detecting and responding to security threats. Get an inside look at how Microsoft approaches security and learn from Microsoft’s unique insight into cybersecurity.