TechNet Flash - Volume 18, Issue 13: June 22, 2016

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Microsoft Flow: Get the new mobile app that lets you manage automated workflows. Now on iOS.

Announcing Azure Information Protection: A new service that builds on Azure RMS and Secure Islands

Mark Russinovich: Announcing new ways to run and manage containers in the cloud

DevOps journey: Learn from experts and other IT pros to help with your own DevOps transformation

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New poster: Microsoft hybrid cloud for enterprise architects
Download this detailed poster for an overview of the Microsoft cloud offerings and hybrid deployment options. Learn about key hybrid scenarios using Office 365 (SaaS), Azure PaaS, and Azure IaaS.

DevOps: Applying the release pipeline model to operations
There are benefits when practices from developer techniques are applied to operations. Steven Murawski (from Chef) joins Yung Chou and Michael Greene to discuss how the release pipeline model can be applied to better manage Windows Server and the Microsoft cloud.

IoT: What is the Internet of Things?
IoT technology is being used in many ways. Watch an overview of some of the places you might encounter IoT each day and learn how this technology is improving the way companies operate.

How to: Step-by-step guidance to create an Azure Resource Manager template from scratch
Can you write an ARM template from scratch? Rick Claus posed the challenge and Neil Gat accepted. Watch this video for step-by-step instructions on how to create an ARM template.

Microsoft Mechanics: An introduction to Advanced Security Management for Office 365
Learn how new capabilities can help you identify high-risk and abnormal usage, alert you when policies are triggered, and enable you to take action to remediate suspicious activity.

Office 365: A look at how High Contrast black mode helps people with visual impairments
Find out why High Contrast mode is important for people with a visual impairment and learn about the latest enhancements in Office 365 applications to support High Contrast themes.

Surface Book: Get an in-depth tour from a Surface engineer
Microsoft’s first laptop delivers some innovative features. Jeff Stewart, Director of Program Management for Surface devices, provides a detailed look at the design and engineering behind the Surface Book.

Microsoft Cognitive Services: Get started with artificial intelligence using Microsoft AI APIs
Find out how you can tap into two decades’ worth of research Microsoft has done in artificial intelligence. Here’s what you need to know about Microsoft Cognitive Services.

Microsoft Ignite 2016: Session catalog is now available online
Hundreds of sessions from tech experts and industry leaders discussing hot topics. Delve into application platforms, IoT, data management, mobility, and more. Check out the session catalog now.

Change management for Office 365: Focus on your business, not managing software
Office 365 client applications are updated regularly with new features and fixes. Windows 10 has also adopted this new servicing model. Download this poster to learn about the new servicing model and understand how you can manage releases while your organization takes advantage of new functionality.

New: Azure security site on
The new Azure Security Information site on has all the technical information you need to know about the security services and technologies available from Azure.

Azure basics: Change the default setting to use locally redundant storage for backup
Here’s a setting that can save you money. Learn how and why to switch from geo-redundant storage (GRS) to locally redundant storage (LRS) after creating a new Azure backup vault.

Office 365 auditing and investigation workflow with eDiscovery
Get an overview of the Security and Compliance Center and how it enables search and investigation in Office 365. Take an in-depth look at these important capabilities that provide transparency into the actions taken against your data and allow you to respond to potential issues.

Windows 10: Better protection from modern security threats
In this episode of TechNet Radio, Yung Chou and Kevin Remde discuss some of the security enhancements available in Windows 10. Learn about the advancements in identity and access, information protection and threat resistance.

Windows Server 2016: Everything you want to know about Nano Server
Microsoft partners have published a variety of white papers and articles on Nano Server, offering an in-depth overview of any key topics. Learn how to deploy Nano Server using a USB key, automate Windows Server deployment, and more.

Disaster recovery: Leveraging Microsoft cloud services in your business continuity plan
Join TechNet Radio for a two-part series to learn how the Microsoft datacenters can play an integral part in your disaster recovery plan.

Training and Books

What’s new in PowerShell version 5
Explore changes in security, scripting, debugging, and administration role management. Learn about the PowerShell Gallery, ScriptAnalyzer, and desired state configuration. Find out how to install modules and implement the Wait Debugger. Check out this free PowerShell course for all of this and more.

Managing authentication with Microsoft Passport
Microsoft Passport provides two-factor authentication infrastructure that can replace or augment existing solutions. This newly available on-demand course provides an overview of the current Passport functionality, architecture, and deployment options.


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