TechNet Flash - Volume 18, Issue 3: February 3, 2016

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Nordstrom: Tips and advice from the company’s DevOps transformation

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Step by step: Windows 10 provisioning with Windows ICD
Provisioning can simplify the transition to Windows 10 in your organization. Get step-by-step guidance for using Windows Imaging and Configuration Designer to create provisioning packages.

Step by step: How to manage multiple user accounts with Active Directory Administrative Center
Active Directory Administrative Center allows you to configure multiple user attributes. Check out this blog for a step-by-step tutorial based on Windows Server 2012 R2.

Vorlon: Learn about Vorlon.js and how it can improve your DevOps strategy
Vorlon.JS is a node.js-based tool that lets you remotely test, inspect, and debug a web application. Technical Evangelist Julien Corioland shares the work he and his DevOps hackathon team did on the Vorlon.JS project for improving the way teams develop, test, and release applications. Learn more about Vorlon.JS:

Project planning and management with Visual Studio Team Services

Continuous integration with GitHub and Visual Studio Team Services

Bing: Experimentation and testing at scale
The Bing team discusses its transition to DevOps and improvements they have made to how they build, deploy, and manage the Bing platform. Watch to learn more about experimenting at scale, test considerations, and how these changes have affected how the Bing team works.

Friday Five: Intune, mobile app management, OneDrive, Windows 10, and more
Simon May’s latest Friday Five covers new user experiences for Intune, mobile app management without enrollment, fixes for OneDrive Sync issues, Windows 10 deployment, and more.

Learn how to downgrade a Windows Server domain and forest functional levels
Windows Server 2012 R2 and its Active Directory enhancements make it easy to downgrade the Windows Server forest and domain functional levels. Here’s how.

Azure and Amazon Web Services: Connect your environments with a VPN tunnel
A VPN tunnel can provide an easy way to migrate from Amazon Web Services to Azure without downtime. Here is step-by-step guidance on how you can use a site-to-site tunnel to move one part at a time, validating each move, while keeping the solution online.

Windows 10: An overview of deployment and servicing options
Tune into TechNet Radio to get an overview of the numerous ways you can deploy, upgrade, and manage Windows 10 in your enterprise environment.

Case study: Transforming business apps with Windows 10 Universal app platform
Microsoft IT partnered with the Windows development team to transform core line-of-business applications into hosted web apps using the Universal Windows Platform. Discover how three codebases have become a single codebase, and maintenance has been reduced by 40 percent.

The Ops Team show: Ghost pepper shots
Learn about new enhancements to Azure Site Recovery, the demise of older versions of Internet Explorer, the end of support for Windows 8, and new info for running Linux on the Microsoft platform.

DevOps Fundamentals: Get an overview of automated testing
Automated testing can be a valuable element in your DevOps strategy. Learn about the benefits of running load, integration, and unit tests automatically.

How to: Add an Azure subscription as an endpoint in Visual Studio Team Services
An Azure subscription is one prerequisite when configuring Visual Studio Team Services. This step-by-step guidance and video will explain how to add Azure as an endpoint in your Visual Studio Team Services subscription.

Step by step: Configure QuickBooks for Azure RemoteApp in a workgroup
Learn how you can configure Azure RemoteApp to give users access to their apps while you safely store data in the cloud or in on-premises systems.

Training and Books

Enterprise Mobility Suite: Going beyond BYOD
In this on-demand training from MVA, learn the basics of Advanced Threat Analytics, discover how you can enhance your mobility infrastructure, and explore ways to configure, deploy, and implement advanced threat analytics in your environment.


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