TechNet Flash - Volume 18, Issue 22: October 26, 2016

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An introduction to advanced security with Azure Security Center

Now available: SQL Server 2016 Express Edition in Windows containers

Free eBook: Data Science with Microsoft SQL Server 2016

Live webinar: Protect your environment against ransomware threats (November 8, 2016)

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Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics

System Center Configuration Manager and Endpoint Protection Technical Preview 5

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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

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Top 4 reasons to use Azure Security Center for partner security solutions
Integrated security solutions offer advanced capabilities for automatic log collection, detection, and monitoring. To leverage this advanced level of integration, partner solutions must be deployed from Azure Security Center. Learn how you can take advantage of integrated partner solutions.

Managing the software-defined datacenter with System Center 2016
System Center 2016 makes it easy to deploy, configure, and manage a virtualized, software-defined datacenter and hybrid cloud infrastructure. Learn about the newest capabilities that improve everything from provisioning physical and virtual infrastructure to streamlining IT process and service management.

Building an IT partnership through agile development
Microsoft IT partnered with Microsoft Real Estate and Facilities to develop a cloud-first, mobile-first data warehouse and reporting solution. The result is a BI app that provides a complete view of the business, how it is trending, and where improvements can be made. Learn more in this case study.

Unified management across Linux and Windows Server with OMS and PowerShell
Microsoft Mechanics demonstrates how you can achieve unified management of your Linux and Windows server environments at scale.

Understand licenses, accounts, and subscriptions
Microsoft offers a variety of cloud subscriptions, licenses, accounts, and tenants. This article can help you untangle these concepts and get a better understanding of how it all works.

November 2: Discover what’s next in mobility with Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security
Register for this webinar and learn how to provide an end-to-end solution that will simplify the management of identity, devices, applications, and data. See how you can keep your employees productive on mobile devices while keeping company data secure.

How Microsoft and Intel squeezed hyper-convergence into the overhead bin
With smaller deployments in mind, Microsoft set out to build a low-cost, high-availability solution that would meet the needs of smaller remote and branch offices. Learn how this solution delivers the simplicity and savings of hyper-convergence, with compute and storage in a single two-server cluster.

Security Intelligence Report: Discover the top cybersecurity threats by country
There is no silver bullet to achieve perfect security. The types of threats are varied, and the landscape differs significantly depending on the country. Get an overview of the latest Security Intelligence Report findings with a focus on data by region.

Introducing cluster OS rolling upgrades in Windows Server 2016
Smoothly upgrade any Windows Server 2012 R2 cluster to Windows Server 2016 with minimal or no downtime and no need for additional hardware.

Live: Register to join the Local Gov Tech Summit
The cloud is igniting a digital transformation in state and local governments. Register now to join this online event on November 16th, 2016, and learn how you can accelerate the digital transformation of government.

Get free, hands-on training to develop your cloud skills
Attend live, online classes led by cloud experts. These hands-on labs simulate real-world scenarios with step-by-step instructions to help you learn how to work with Microsoft Azure, SQL Server 2016, and Enterprise Mobility Suite.

Microsoft Azure Key Vault: Protect keys, secrets, and certificates
Microsoft IT uses Microsoft Azure Key Vault to store and protect encryption keys, secrets (like authentication keys and passwords), and certificates. Learn more about Azure Key Vault and how it can simplify the protection process for developers.


Microsoft Virtual Academy: Enterprise Mobility at Microsoft
Watch this course to gain insight into the best practices Microsoft has relied on when planning, designing, deploying, and managing mobile solutions. Get a “behind the scenes” look at Microsoft’s mobility environment and hear practical details from Microsoft IT experts.


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.

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.