TechNet Flash - Volume 18, Issue 16: August 3, 2016

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Free Microsoft Press eBook: Windows 10 IT Pro Essentials Support Secrets

Live: Register for the Emerging Tech Virtual Summit (September 13, 2016)

Operations Management Suite: A tour of new tools for better hybrid management and security

Free training: How to manage Linux workloads in Windows Server and System Center

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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

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How it works: Introducing OMS Network Performance Monitor
Learn how you can use Microsoft Operations Management Suite for near real-time network performance monitoring to detect issues and localize problems to specific network segments or devices.

Microsoft cloud networking for enterprise architects
Migrating to the cloud will change the volume and nature of traffic flowing within and outside your corporate network, and it will affect your approach to managing security. Here’s what you need to know when designing networking for an organization using Microsoft cloud services and platforms.

Live virtual training: Get hands-on cloud training and develop your skills
Attend an expert-led class to get hands-on experience with the latest Microsoft cloud technologies. Step-by-step instructions will guide you through real-world scenarios to teach you how to work with Microsoft Azure, SQL Server 2016, and Enterprise Mobility Suite.

Life hack: 7 simple calendar tricks that will level-up your team’s productivity
There’s no single solution for maximizing productivity and efficiency. But one strategy that is sure to help is making better use of your calendar to keep you organized and focused. From scheduling time for “No Meetings” to leveraging your mobile device – the art of calendar optimization is invaluable.

MVA: PowerShell for SQL data professionals
Packed with demos, this course will teach you how to use PowerShell to manage SQL Server and Azure SQL Database. Learn how to use cmdlets, load modules, and more.

Windows 10: Explore new features and improved tools
Whether you’ve been using Windows 10 since last summer or you’re just considering the upgrade, now is a great time to explore its new features and improved tools. IT Showcase is ready to guide you through Cortana, Hyper-V, Microsoft Edge, Windows To Go, handy shortcut keys, and more.

Webcast Series: Developers ask the experts
Now is your chance to have a Microsoft expert answer questions about your Visual Studio Subscription. Find out about new capabilities offered by Azure and Visual Studio Team Services, and learn about all the benefits available to you. Register for a live webcast or on-demand session.

Get into big data at the Microsoft Data Science Summit
September 26–27, 2016, Atlanta, GA
Attend a two-day intensive event focused on data science, machine learning, and getting more out of big data. Get hands-on experience in real-world challenges, learn to build connections, and dive into technologies that will enable deeper business insights.

Training and Books

Free IoT training: Get started with the Internet of Things
Go beyond connected devices and make sense of aggregated data in the cloud – from hundreds, thousands, or even millions of devices. Take this free course and learn to use your existing dev skills to solve business problems in new ways using Visual Studio, Windows, and a Raspberry Pi.

Break free from Oracle: Migration Workshop
Register for this on-demand webcast and learn the end-to-end path for migrating your OLTP, mission-critical, and data warehouse workloads from Oracle to SQL Server. Plan your migration, discover new tools that can help, and find resources.


Secure your spot for Microsoft Ignite before it’s too late
September 26–30, 2016, Atlanta, GA
Register now for Microsoft Ignite and get ready for Atlanta. Hear top industry leaders discuss emerging trends, meet the people who built the tools you use every day, and immerse yourself in today’s technology.