TechNet Flash - Volume 18, Issue 14: July 6, 2016

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How to: Deploy and manage Red Hat solutions on Microsoft Azure

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An introduction to Microsoft Azure Information Protection
Microsoft Azure offers a new solution that makes it easier to classify and protect information, even as it travels outside your organization. Get an overview of Azure Information Protection, learn about the setup process, and explore options.

Office 365: Introducing Microsoft Planner
Watch as Microsoft Mechanics gives an in-depth look at the new Microsoft Planner. Learn how you can organize work, create plans, assign tasks, manage progress with charts and visuals, and improve collaboration.

Furious Pete: Working out with a hacked Microsoft Band
Canadian YouTube star and competitive eater Furious Pete does the big three – squat, bench, and deadlift – at his optimal heart rate, determined by a hack on his Microsoft Band. Watch the video and see the hack.

An overview of updates to Microsoft Dynamics AX
Discover new features and possibilities in Microsoft Dynamics AX. Explore modern user experiences, learn about new ways to develop custom solution, and more.

Surface Pen: An engineer’s tour
Vineet Thuvara, Director of Program Management, provides a brief but revealing tour of the ergonomic design and performance of the latest Surface Pen.

How to: Migrate from Azure Classic to Azure Resource Manager
Are you preparing to migrate from Azure Classic to Azure Resource Manager? Explore the new migration feature that can help you move your IaaS resources with zero downtime.

Test lab: Everything you need to know for testing Office 365 Enterprise
Want to experiment with the new features in Office 365 Enterprise E5 without mucking up your current setup? The updated Test Lab Guide will show you, step by step, how to configure a trial subscription to begin testing Office 365 E5.

How to: Get started with Azure Command-Line Interface
Unlike Windows PowerShell, Azure CLI (which uses Node.js behind the scenes) offers a cross-platform solution that can be used on Windows, Linux, and Mac. Get step-by-step instructions for installing, authenticating, and using Azure CLI.

Surface Pen: Behind the design
Watch and learn about the physics of the Surface pen, from display interaction and pressure sensitivity to parallax and latency.

GitHub Flow: A better Git workflow to enable continuous delivery
Git-flow is a popular branching model, but it is not an ideal solution for continuous delivery. GitHub Flow is a better and simpler alternative. Learn about GitHub Flow and discover why it is a better solution for continuous delivery.

Training and Books

Enterprise Mobility Suite: Go beyond BYOD
Take your Enterprise Mobility knowledge to the next level in this free demo-filled course. Learn the basics of Advanced Threat Analytics (ATA), enhance your mobility infrastructure, explore ways to implement and configure ATA, and get troubleshooting tips.

Data science and machine learning essentials
Delve into data science and explore machine learning models. Explore key concepts in data acquisition, preparation, exploration, and visualization. And learn how to build a cloud data science solution using Azure Machine Learning, R, and Python.

Enable DevOps practices with Visual Studio Online Build
Improve the quality of your code and get your code to customers faster. Learn about cross-platform capabilities and built-in tasks in Visual Studio Online that can help you streamline your processes.


Microsoft Ignite
September 26–30, 2016, Atlanta, GA
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