TechNet Flash - Volume 18, Issue 20: September 28, 2016

Top News Worldwide

Announcing: Windows Server 2016 launch details

Gears of War studio gets epic overhaul with help from Microsoft IT

Announcing: System Center 2016 launch and Operations Management Suite enhancements

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Windows 10 Enterprise

New: Windows Server 2016

Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics

System Center Configuration Manager and Endpoint Protection Technical Preview 5

Hyper-V Server 2016 Technical Preview 5

New: System Center 2016

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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IT Pro Career Center: Advance your career in cloud technologies
Stay relevant with free tools to build your cloud career. Get cloud role career mapping, cloud role-specific curriculum, and advice from industry experts.

Emerging Tech Virtual Summit
The Emerging Tech Virtual Summit is now available on demand. Watch recorded sessions to discover what leading researchers and industry experts are saying about the emerging trends and technologies that are changing the world.

New poster: Microsoft mobility and security for enterprise architects
Let users be productive and collaborate from anywhere while still protecting your organization’s data and applications. This poster covers mobile apps for business, including all the Office apps, cloud security, managing access to cloud-based applications and data, mobile app development, and more.

Applying intelligence to security and compliance in Office 365
Get an overview of the new Office 365 security and compliance capabilities that were just announced at the Microsoft Ignite conference. Learn about enhancements to Advanced Threat Protection, new Threat Intelligence capabilities, Advanced Data Governance, and updates to Advanced Security Management.

The security hero’s tool belt: Identity-driven security
The shift to enterprise mobility and the cloud has complicated the threat landscape, creating new challenges and introducing more sophisticated attack vectors. Learn how you can protect your organization with innovative and intelligent security tools. Register to view the session on demand.

Live webinar: Forrester on the Total Economic Impact of Microsoft DevOps (October 6, 2016)
Forrester Consulting recently conducted a Total Economic Impact study examining the potential return on investment from deploying Microsoft DevOps tools. Join this live webinar for a discussion on the potential benefits, costs, and risks.

IT Pro Cloud Essentials: Free cloud services for IT pros
Visit IT Pro Cloud Essentials and start building your career in cloud technologies. Find training, cloud services, and support.

Microsoft Mechanics: A deep look at Windows Upgrade Analytics Service
Learn all about Windows Upgrade Analytics Service, the free service Microsoft just announced. Watch a demo and see how it uses client telemetry to discover and evaluate applications and drivers in your environment to help streamline your Windows 10 upgrades.


Free training: Deep dive into Credential Guard
Get an in-depth look at the design, architecture, and implementation of Credential Guard, available in Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016. Learn how it mitigates common attacks, such as Pass the Hash, and discover how Credential Guard works with other technologies to provide layers of protection.


Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security: Identity and Security
October 4, 2016
Learn how Microsoft Azure Active Directory, the identity and access management as a service solution in Enterprise Mobility + Security, can provide strong identity, enhance enterprise mobility, and improve collaboration in your organization. Register to view this webinar live or on demand.

Build your cloud and infrastructure skills at the Microsoft Tech Summit
Through April 24, 2017, worldwide
Join a free, two-day technical training event with top Microsoft engineers who build and run cloud services across Microsoft Azure, Office 365, and Windows 10. Choose from more than 70 training sessions. Find an event near you.

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.

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.

Beyond //build: What’s next for developers on the Microsoft and cloud platform
October 4, 2016, Irvine, CA
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.

October 22, 2016, Vancouver, WA
SQLSaturday is a training event for SQL Server professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server. Admission is free - all costs are covered by donations and sponsorships. Please register soon, as seating is limited, and let friends and colleagues know about the event.