TechNet Flash - Volume 18, Issue 18: August 31, 2016

Top News Worldwide

Announcing: PowerShell is now open source and available on Linux

Microsoft Data Science Summit: Register to get hands-on with big data

Migration offer: 5 reasons to convert VMware to Hyper-V on Windows Server 2016

Windows 10 deployment workshops: Register for hands-on training near you

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Windows 10 Enterprise

Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 5

Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics

System Center Configuration Manager and Endpoint Protection Technical Preview 5

Hyper-V Server 2016 Technical Preview 5

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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Microsoft Tech Leaders Forum: Explore digital transformation with cloud technologies
Through December 15, nationwide
Find a free Microsoft Tech Leaders Forum near you. Register to meet with IT leaders and learn about emerging trends and the latest solutions that are driving digital transformation in today’s organizations.

Hybrid cloud storage with Azure StorSimple
Microsoft is delivering online, instructor-led sessions to explore the conceptual and practical aspects of cloud storage. Find out how Microsoft’s solution solves one of the most pressing challenges in today’s IT environments: managing rapid data growth.

Webinar: Microservices and Azure Service Fabric
September 8, 2016
Microservices architecture is becoming an extremely popular way to design and develop applications. This live webinar will look at developing apps with a microservices pattern, hosting the apps in Azure Service Fabric, and managing the state and scale of your apps.

Ignite 2016: Get help with Office 365 advanced security and EMS integration
September 26–30, 2016
Do you have Office 365 E5 or Enterprise Mobility and Security suite? The Office 365 content team, along with subject-matter experts, will be hosting individual customer solution sessions at Ignite (September 26–30, 2016) to help IT pros plan and implement advanced capabilities with Office 365 and EMS.

Exam 70-398: Plan for and manage devices in the enterprise
Are you preparing for Microsoft Certification exam 70-398? This course can help you prepare, as two senior mobility consultants step you through the exam modules and preparation content. Learn about device enrollment, explore remote connectivity, plan for system recovery, and more.

Webinar: 3 ways to secure your hybrid cloud environment
September 13, 2016
Learn about the complex security challenges in a cloud environment, and discover how Microsoft Operations Management Suite can help your organization protect, detect, and respond to emerging threats.

New Microsoft Azure series for IT pros: Live Kick-Off
September 13, 2016
Don’t miss this new comprehensive series that will dive deep into Azure, looking at everything from Azure fundamentals to deployment and more. Join experts Christopher Chapman and Corey Hynes for a live series kick-off on September 13 and bring your Azure questions.

Test Lab Guides: Get 3 new guides for Office 365
Three new Test Lab Guides for Office 365 help you learn about DirSync, Advanced Security Management, and Advanced Threat Protection. Get these TLGs to learn more about advanced features in Office 365 E5.

Announcing: VMware VM backup with System Center Data Protection Manager
System Center Data Protection Manager can now be used to back up virtual machines running on VMware, allowing enterprises to use a single back-up solution across heterogeneous IT environments.

Training and Books

Introduction to Windows Hello
Learn about the biometrics features in Windows 10, including iris scans and facial recognition, and get answers to common questions. In this hour-long course, you will learn how Windows Hello provides a secure and personal authentication experience.

Deploying Dockerized Apps to the Azure Container Service
Azure Container Service provides everything you need to run Docker apps in the cloud, without the hassle of deploying a container stack. Get the details in this demo-filled, on-demand course from Microsoft Virtual Academy.

Microsoft Virtual Academy: Microsoft IPv6
Learn about IPv6 and how it is supported in the latest version of Windows. Expert instructors offer in-depth demos as they explore connectivity, setup, security, troubleshooting, and more.


Online event: Emerging Tech Virtual Summit
September 13, 2016
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.

Beyond //build: Find an event near you
Through October 6, nationwide
Join a free, one-day event to explore next-gen client experiences, Azure, and DevOps. Don’t miss the keynote, which will cover the latest announcements from the Microsoft //build conference and the development updates that have taken place since the conference.