TechNet Flash - Volume 18, Issue 17: August 17, 2016

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Windows 10 deployment kit: Download reference materials to help plan and execute your upgrade

Save 45% on all Microsoft Press books and eBooks through September 30: Get the discount code

Q&A: How to create a network architecture for modern workstyles and mobile devices

Security: IoT best practices to protect your environment

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Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 5

Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics

System Center Configuration Manager and Endpoint Protection Technical Preview 5

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System Center 2016 Technical Preview 5

SQL Server 2014 SP2

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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Online event: Emerging Tech Virtual Summit
Want to learn about future trends and the impact of emerging technologies? Register for the Emerging Tech Virtual Summit to join leading researchers as they discuss how emerging technologies are changing the world.

Now available: Announcing Azure Logic Apps
Azure Logic Apps is now generally available. Learn more about Microsoft’s Integration Platform-as-a-Service (iPaaS) offering that enables rapid, enterprise-grade, hybrid application connectivity.

Security: Azure Security Center and Microsoft Operations Management Suite
Lex Thomas and Yuri Diogenes explain how you can leverage Azure Security Center and Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS) to better manage cybersecurity threats in the cloud and in hybrid cloud environments.

Server consolidation: Windows Server Hyper-V configuration
Watch this video and learn how to configure Hyper-V, virtual machines, storage, live migration, and other technologies that can reduce costs and create a more resilient infrastructure.

Read Gartner’s Predicts 2016: Security for the Internet of Things
It is predicted that by 2020, more than 25 percent of identified attacks in enterprises will involve the Internet of Things (IoT). Read Gartner’s report and learn how you can protect your organization.

How to: Migrate your SQL Server databases to Azure
Get step-by-step help migrating your SQL Server databases to Azure. In this on-demand course, author Carl Rabeler and technical reviewer Chris Randall walk you through the Microsoft Press book Migrating SQL Server Databases to Azure.

Poster: Information Protection for Office 365
Office 365 E5 offers an array of security and information protection features. Download the Information Protection for Office 365 poster and learn how to simplify and protect access, allow collaboration, prevent leaks, stop external threats, stay compliant, and secure administrative access.

Could this be the most rugged tablet on Earth?
Xplore wants to build the world’s most rugged tablets. From industrialized applications for use on oil rigs to militarized tablets with stealth technology, Xplore delivers amazingly tough devices. Find out how they are pushing the envelope to extremes.

Training and Books

Microsoft Certification: Exam prep
Preparing for a Microsoft Certification exam? This course explores proven test-taking strategies as well as ways to get the content knowledge and hands-on skills you’ll need for success.


Office 365 collaboration: Live hands-on training available every Wednesday
Online immersion sessions are not your typical online events. These 90-minute interactive sessions include a roundtable discussion and hands-on training led by skilled experts who guide you through real-world scenarios customized to your interests.

Unleash the power of container technology at DevOps Camp
August 24, 2016, Alpharetta, GA
Learn how container technology can enable faster deployments and help you scale your apps in the cloud. Register for this free, interactive training session to get hands on experience with containers.