TechNet Flash - Volume 18, Issue 21: October 12, 2016

Top News Worldwide

Free eBook: Introducing Windows Server 2016

Microsoft Ignite: Watch keynotes and sessions on demand

Free training: New courses on Azure for IT pros

Announcing: Azure Stack Technical Preview 2

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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

New: Microsoft Azure Stack Technical Preview 2

System Center 2012 R2

Hyper-V Server 2012 R2

Microsoft Intune 30-day trial

Windows Azure Pack

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How to: Unified management across Linux and Windows Server
Microsoft Mechanics takes a look at how you can achieve operations management and security at scale with Microsoft Azure by using Operations Management Suite and PowerShell.

Build modern e-commerce solutions on Microsoft Azure
Explore recommended architectures, learn how you can quickly launch secure and scalable e-commerce solutions, and discover how Microsoft Azure supports mobile e-commerce solutions.

Download a free eBook: Understanding Azure – A Guide for Developers
With the cloud, you can compose solutions that were never possible before and release new features to millions of users within minutes. Understanding Azure focuses on building apps using platform services available in Microsoft Azure.

Video: Office 365 Admin Center updates
Take a look at the latest Admin tool updates for administering Office 365, including the redesigned Office 365 admin center.

Secure your digital transformation with Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security
Digital transformation is key to meeting the growing need to secure corporate data as employees interact and collaborate across an increasing number of mobile devices and cloud apps. Learn more about Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security, a new expanded EMS E5 plan, and more.

Take the IT Skills and Salary Survey
Take the 10th annual IT Skills and Salary Survey before it closes October 21, 2016. All contributions are confidential and provide insight into industry salaries, in-demand certifications, skill gaps, and the existing career landscape.

Renault Sport Formula One and Office 365 E5
Learn how the Renault Sport Formula One Team implemented Office 365 E5 to boost collaboration, improve communication, and enhance data protection.

How Microsoft uses telemetry to understand its business
Microsoft IT worked with Global Sales, Marketing, and Operations to create a telemetry-based solution in Microsoft Azure that helps them understand the end-to-end sales process. Learn more about how it collects data across the app portfolio, analyzes the data, and provides new insights into the business.

Live: Implementing strong user authentication with Windows Hello for Business
Windows Hello for Business replaces passwords with strong two-factor authentication by combining an enrolled device with a PIN or biometric user input. On November 2, 2016, Microsoft IT will share lessons learned from when they deployed Windows Hello for Business on 100,000 Windows 10 devices.

Office 365: New features for administration
The new Office 365 admin center is now out of preview. Discover its new features, experience how it delivers an improved management experience, and check out the new service health dashboard.

SharePoint: Updates to the SharePoint app, team sites, and the publishing experience
Microsoft Mechanics gives a rundown of the team collaboration experience across SharePoint and OneDrive and what’s coming in the future.

A look at SharePoint framework updates
Discover how you can deliver new experiences for SharePoint by using common web development tools.

Download reference posters: Architectural models for SharePoint and Skype for Business
Trying to make sense of SharePoint 2016 and Skype for Business architectures? Download new reference posters that describe configurations, licensing requirements, and key tasks that IT pros need to understand.


MVA Training: Managing authentication with Microsoft Passport
Explore Microsoft Passport to learn how it provides two-factor authentication that integrates with Windows Hello, and discover how it could replace or augment user passwords for devices, organizational systems, and applications.


Build your cloud and infrastructure skills at the Microsoft Tech Summit
Through April 24, 2017, worldwide
Attend a free, two-day technical training event with top Microsoft engineers who build and run cloud services across Azure, Office 365, and Windows 10. More than 70 training sessions to choose from at events being held worldwide. Find a Microsoft Tech Summit 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.

Enterprise mobility at Microsoft: A live roundtable discussion
October 26, 2016
IT Showcase will bring together enterprise mobility experts to answer your questions about how Microsoft IT designs, deploys, and supports mobility. Register to join the discussion and get candid answers as they share insights and best practices.

Deliver apps using microservice architectures on Azure
November 9, 2016
Learn how delivering microservice applications on Azure can give you the scale, power, and high availability you need as your business grows. Watch a demo of Service Fabric to see how easy it is to package, deploy, and manage microservice-based apps. Register now for this webinar.

Microsoft Tech Leaders Forum: Explore digital transformation with cloud technologies
Through December 15, 2016, 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.

November 19, 2016, Lincoln, NE
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.