TechNet Flash - Volume 18, Issue 26: December 21, 2016

Top News Worldwide

Brad Anderson and Mark Russinovich discuss the cloud, IoT, reverse engineering Windows, and more

Microsoft Mechanics: Windows 10 management using Configuration Manager and Microsoft Intune

How to: Watch an overview of how you can support and secure devices in your IT environment

Now in preview: Azure Active Directory Pass-Through Authentication and Seamless Single Sign-on

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Windows 10 Enterprise

Windows Server 2016

Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics

System Center Configuration Manager and Endpoint Protection (technical preview branch)

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

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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Step by step: How to build PowerApps for SharePoint
Learn how to use PowerApps to gather SharePoint list data on mobile devices, use Microsoft Flow and the Data Gateway to bring cloud data to on-premises SQL, and use Power BI to build dashboards that you can easily embed in SharePoint.

Authentication options using Windows Hello Companion Device Framework
Learn about authentication options for Windows 10, from biometric face recognition and fingerprints to unique identifiers, such as employee badges. Learn how to set up companion devices for authentication and discover other authentication experiences, such as Nymi Band.

New updates to Azure Information Protection
Azure Information Protection now provides greater flexibility and security for protecting data at the file level. It supports even more types of files, new options for creating protection policies, and integration with your on-premises encryption key network. Learn more.

Introducing Windows Server Premium Assurance and SQL Server Premium Assurance
As your IT environment transforms, your needs evolve. To provide more flexibility, Microsoft has announced two new offerings to help you run applications even longer without disruption. Learn how you can add six more years of support, ensure access to the latest innovations, and more.

Coming soon: Microsoft Intune’s new Admin Console in Azure
Microsoft Intune’s new Admin Console in Azure is beginning to roll out in preview this month. It makes setting up integrated security and management scenarios across EMS services even easier. Learn more.

IT Showcase: Using Microsoft Cloud App Security to improve security and protect data
As more employees use cloud apps, corporate data becomes more vulnerable when you rely on traditional security solutions. Microsoft IT needed the ability to proactively discover the various cloud apps in use, and the ability to create alerting policies that provide threat detection and data control.

IT Pro Career Center: Take a free personality traits survey
Which are your strongest traits? In what areas do you most likely excel? Which cloud role is the best match for your personality? Visit the IT Pro Career Center and take a free survey for insights into yourself and your career.

Microsoft on edX: Analyzing Big Data with Microsoft R Server
Take a self-paced course and learn how to scale your R code beyond your local machine and deploy it inside Hadoop and SQL Server. Take a practical look at Microsoft R Server so you can quickly and efficiently transform large amounts of raw data into summaries, charts, and even full-blown reports.


Build your first container using Docker on Hyper V
Speed up releases. Quickly scale your apps. In this 30-minute, hands-on virtual lab, you will be guided through the basics of installing, deploying, and managing a Docker container and the fundamentals for incorporating Docker on Hyper-V into your current development plans.

Monitoring Your Hybrid Environment with OMS Security
Explore security challenges for IT operations and see how the OMS Security and Audit solution can address those challenges. You will learn about important planning considerations and discover how to leverage Microsoft security intelligence to help you identify suspicious activities in your environment.


Microsoft Tech Summit is coming to Chicago
January 19–20, 2017, Chicago, IL
Build your cloud and infrastructure skills at a free, two-day technical training event in Chicago. Be more successful, productive, and valuable to your organization. Choose from more than 70 training sessions and hands-on labs. Register today. Can’t make it to Chicago? Find another city and date, or watch a keynote livestream.