TechNet Flash - Volume 18, Issue 19: September 14, 2016

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Free eBook – Microsoft Azure Essentials: Fundamentals of Azure, Second Edition

Visio: Learn about recent updates, including AutoCAD support, Visio Online, and an iPad app

On-demand training: Learn how to deploy Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite

Microsoft Ignite: Watch the live stream from your desk (September 26–30, 2016)

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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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Optimizing predictive analytics using Cortana Intelligence Suite on Azure
To improve the effectiveness of marketing campaigns, Microsoft IT developed a predictive analytics platform on Microsoft Azure. With the Cortana Intelligence Suite, data scientists and marketing teams can glean deep insights from customer profiles and deliver predictive model results into downstream sales and marketing automation systems.

Using containers for agile scalable releases
From fashion retailers to auto makers to the media industry, today’s companies are all in the software business. Learn how a DevOps strategy and containers can help improve how your business operates with more efficient release management and scalability.

Open cloud webinar: Kick start your DevOps journey
Attend our webinar on September 21 or on demand to learn how start an integrated DevOps toolset to improve your application delivery chain. In this webinar, you will learn about the role of open source in DevOps, industry trends, and tools like Eclipse Che, Jenkins, and GitLab.

New posters: SharePoint 2016 and Skype for Business
Want to make sense of the SharePoint 2016 and Skype for Business architecture? Download the newly published posters, which describe available configurations, licensing requirements, and key tasks that IT pros need to know.

Microsoft Data Science Summit: Get hands-on with big data
September 26-27, 2016, Atlanta, GA
Join this two-day, in-person event for data scientists and IT pros. Get hands-on experience with real-world challenges, learn to build connections, and dig deep into the technologies that can give your business new insights and competitive advantages.

Customer Story: How Hawaiian Airlines improved its application delivery process
With an increase in online booking, Hawaiian Airlines has increased its focus on the company’s application team. Download, build, and latency times are down; productivity is up; and the delivery cycle is shorter. Learn how Microsoft Visual Studio Team Services made this possible.

Microsoft Mechanics: Intelligent identity protection with Azure AD
Get continuous and real-time risk assessments of logins and users to stop threats at the point of authentication and reduce your attack surface.

Learn how Microsoft IT designs, deploys, and supports mobility at Microsoft
In this round-table session, enterprise mobility experts answer questions about how we design, deploy, and support mobility at Microsoft. Watch the session now on demand.


Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions
Watch this edX course and apply what you already know about implementing solutions on Microsoft Azure to learn solution design skills. A team of expert instructors will teach you to identify tradeoffs and make decisions for designing public and hybrid cloud solutions. This course also helps prepare you for Microsoft Certification Exam 70-534: Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions.


Explore features in SQL Server 2016 that enable BI solutions and improve data insights
September 21, 2016
As an early adopter of SQL Server 2016, Microsoft IT identified four enhancements that can increase productivity for people who design, develop, and maintain critical data storage systems. In this webinar, Anubhuti Varshney, Senior Program Manager, will talk about how Microsoft IT evaluated these features and created BI solutions that support advanced analytics within databases.

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.

PASS Summit 2016: Get the latest on all things data
October 25–28, 2016, Seattle, WA
Explore SQL Server 2016 migration strategies, Business Intelligence solutions, and the latest data technologies from Microsoft, including Azure Machine Learning and Cognitive Services. Register today to join industry experts and top Microsoft engineers.