TechNet Flash - Volume 18, Issue 2: January 20, 2016

Top News Worldwide

Brad Anderson on the Windows 10 Servicing Options

Microsoft + Chef: Automate to migrate (Live February 4, 2016)

Windows Server 2016 Preview: Overview of Storage Spaces Direct

Hybrid IT training: Insights, visibility, and security analytics

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Windows 10 Enterprise

Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 4

Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics

System Center Configuration Manager and Endpoint Protection Technical Preview 4

Hyper-V Server 2016 Technical Preview 4

System Center 2016 Technical Preview 4

SQL Server 2014 SP1

Windows Server 2012 R2

System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager and Endpoint Protection SP1

Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials

Microsoft Azure one-month trial

System Center 2012 R2

Hyper-V Server 2012 R2

Microsoft Intune 30-day trial

Windows Azure Pack

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How to disable the Windows 10 first sign-in animation with Group Policy
Get step-by-step instructions for using Group Policy settings to disable the Windows 10 first sign-in animation.

How to build a Windows app with Windows App Studio
Blain Barton and James Quick look at Windows App Studio and demonstrate how you can use it to build mobile apps that will supplement your company’s website.

DevOps Fundamentals: An introduction to DevOps
Discover how people, processes, and products are critical to DevOps. It requires development, testing, operations, business, and other teams to work together, delivering better and faster results. Watch this video now to explore the fundamentals of DevOps.

Microsoft + Chef: Compliance <3s DevOps
Watch on demand as David Tesar (of Microsoft) and Justin Arbuckle (of Chef) discuss how a combination of DevOps, Azure, and Chef can help you improve the security and compliance of your applications and infrastructure.

Live webinar: Azure Data Lake Analytics
Register for this live online event to learn about Azure Data Lake Analytics (ADLA), explore patterns for organizing data and processing for big data pipelines, and see how you can construct a basic ADLA pipeline that integrates with other Azure services, such as Azure Data Factory.

Microsoft Mechanics: Overview of updates to Exchange Online Protection
Discover new protections available in Office 365 to guard against malicious email attacks. Microsoft Mechanics walks through seven new Exchange Online Protection and Advanced Threat Protection features that allow you to identify and block dangerous threats.

DevOps Basics: An introduction to GitHub
GitHub is becoming increasingly common on Azure. Check out this video to learn more about the capabilities of Git and GitHub and how you can use these tools in your environment.

Managing Azure Virtual Machines with Server Manager
Get an overview of some of the handy features available in Server Manager that allow you to easily monitor and manage your Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines.

DevOps and a better approach to release management
Get an overview of release management, see how it relates to DevOps, and discover how your organization can begin releasing software more quickly and with fewer bugs.

The Best EMS overview available
Microsoft VP Brad Anderson talks about the unique capabilities of Enterprise Mobility Suite that allow you to manage and protect devices and corporate assets without compromising user experience.

Training and Books

Windows 10 application compatibility: A hand-picked list of top training resources
Simon May looks at some of the top training resources and videos for app compatibility in Windows 10 as well as on third-party platforms, such as iOS and Android. Watch for tips to ensure your mission-critical applications continue to work after migrating.


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