TechNet Flash - Volume 18, Issue 23: November 9, 2016

Top News Worldwide

Azure Container Service: New updates provide easier, more open solution for containers in the cloud

Microsoft Mechanics demonstrate how to host and scale your apps with Azure Container Service

Save the date: Watch the Microsoft Tech Summit keynote livestream (November 15, 2016)

Free virtual lab: Build and deploy a container using Docker on Hyper-V in just 30 minutes

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Windows 10 Enterprise

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Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics

System Center Configuration Manager and Endpoint Protection Technical Preview 5

New: Hyper-V Server 2016

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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IT Showcase: How Microsoft IT creates a personalized experience in the modern workplace
The modern workplace has open, multi-use workspaces and conference rooms. Discover how Microsoft IT is promoting productivity and collaboration with Windows 10 Continuum-enabled workspaces, IoT devices, FindMe, and other modern technologies.

The future of PC gaming
The PC gaming landscape has seen some serious game-changers recently – DirectX 12 asynchronous compute, 10-core processors, improved bus channels, and more. Watch to find out what you can expect in the world of gaming.

Live: Register to attend the Microsoft IT Showcase in New York City (December 8, 2016)
Have you ever wondered how Microsoft deploys its own technologies? What were the challenges and benefits? Join us to get the inside story of how Microsoft IT is helping drive digital transformation at Microsoft, and gain insights that will help you plan and implement similar changes in your organization.

Intel and Microsoft discuss software-defined infrastructure
Microsoft and Intel have developed many new and upcoming innovations to enable unique and complementary software-defined infrastructure (SDI) scenarios. Watch this video to get an overview of SDI innovations and use cases.

A look at Intel Xeon E5 for server and cloud computing
The new line of Xeon E5 processors recently announced by Intel features VM performance and security control capabilities, wide system board slot compatibility, and better performance. Discover how your next server or upgrade could benefit from this new family of processors.

FBI warning: Ransomware attacks skyrocketing
Ransomware has grown rapidly and is quickly becoming a favorite of attackers. These attacks are easy to execute and can have disastrous effects. Learn more about this latest trend in malware and the best practices for protecting your organization against these attacks.

How to: Enable and configure Microsoft Teams for your organization
Take a close look at Microsoft Teams, the latest addition to Office 365. Watch demos of chatting, sharing files, and hosting online meetings. See how teams can connect to external services using connectors, and discover how you can easily configure Microsoft Teams for your organization.

Join the Connect(); livestream on November 16–18, 2016
Microsoft’s 3-day developer event is here. Join the livestream, starting at 12:45 P.M. Pacific Time on November 16, to watch keynotes and deep-dive technical sessions.

A look at ruggedized Windows tablets certified for explosive and hazardous zones
Watch a fascinating video to learn about Aegex tablets, which are built for use in the most hazardous zones of explosive environments. Incapable of igniting a spark, these devices provide mobile communications on dangerous job sites where traditional devices cannot be used.


Common tasks for Linux on Azure
Learn from the experts at Linux Academy in this on-demand course. Watch any or all of the short videos and choose from modules based on your specific needs. Learn how to create a Linux virtual machine in Azure, access the Linux VM using remote desktop software, run virtual hosts, and more.

MVA training: Introduction to Microsoft Azure for IT pros
Explore both foundational and high-level concepts that relate to Microsoft Azure implementation. Learn about accounts, subscriptions, and Azure Active Directories, and explore users, roles, and common administration tasks.


Build your cloud and infrastructure skills at the Microsoft Tech Summit
Through April 27, 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.

Live: Register to join the Local Gov Tech Summit
November 16, 2016
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.

Microsoft Tech Talk: What’s New in Windows Server 2016
November 15, 2016, Irvine, CA
Gain an overview of changes in Windows Server 2016, including security, Active Directory, Nano, containers, virtualization, and more.

Microsoft Tech Leaders Forum: Explore digital transformation with cloud technologies
November 16, 2016, Sacramento, CA
December 14, 2016, Tempe, AZ
December 15, 2016, Los Angeles, CA

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, Salt Lake City, UT
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.