TechNet Flash - Volume 18, Issue 4: February 17, 2016

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DevOps Fundamentals: Everything you need to know about DevOps and continuous delivery

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Office 365 Groups: Quick tour of new user and admin experiences
Groups are pervasive in Office 365, providing self-service capabilities to accelerate collaboration. They support conversations, calendars, files, notes, and planning. Take a tour of the recent updates to Office 365 Groups, and learn how these changes affect users and IT admins.

How to: Enable apps to auto-trigger VPN in Windows 10
Some apps always require a VPN connection. For these cases, Windows 10 allows apps to auto-trigger a VPN connection. Check out this blog post for step-by-step guidance to enable auto-triggering.

Deploy Windows 10 with System Center Configuration Manager
Watch TechNet Radio for a look at using the latest version of System Center Configuration Manager to deploy Windows 10 to your enterprise environment. Watch an extensive demo and see the new Configuration Manager console in action.

Tech preview: An introduction to Microsoft Azure Stack and an overview of its features
Yung Chou (Technical Evangelist) and Charles Joy (Principal Program Manager on the Azure Stack team), discuss Microsoft Azure Stack Technical Preview 1. Find out how you can get started with Azure in your datacenter using Azure Stack.

An overview of automating your workflow with Chef and Microsoft Azure
You can improve agility, reliability, and profitability by automating your workflow. David Tesar (Microsoft) and Andre Elizondo (Chef) discuss how you can automate your environment with Chef and Microsoft Azure.

Security: How to simulate a ransomware attack with PowerShell
Are you ready to detect, stop, and recover from a ransomware attack? Here’s a PowerShell script that can emulate an attack, allowing you to test your ability to detect and prevent a real attack.

VorlonJS: Infrastructure as Code with Microsoft Azure and Resource Manager
See how you can easily deploy Infrastructure as Code on Microsoft Azure using Azure Resource Manager deployment templates.

A look at what’s new in Nano Server for Windows Server 2016
Jeffrey Snover (Microsoft Chief Architect, Enterprise Cloud) takes a close look at Nano Server. See how this secure, headless deployment option for Windows Server 2016 offers a fast and light option with fewer patches and reboots. And learn how you can customize Nano Server for your needs.

Windows 10 and Azure AD: Enterprise State Roaming public preview
The new Enterprise State Roaming feature uses Azure AD identities to sync user OS settings and Universal Windows Platform application data across corporate-owned devices. Check out this blog post for more details from the Active Directory team and to find out how you can try the public preview.

TechNet Radio: How to migrate users and user data to Windows 10
Ready to deploy Windows 10 in your organization? Learn about some of the handy tools, such as the free User State Migration Toolkit, that can help you migrate users and user data from Windows XP, Windows 7, and Windows 8.

MSN and Universal Store: Combining PaaS with configuration management
In this recent episode of DevOps Dimension, discover why one of the largest sites in the world decided to combine platform as a service (PaaS) and a configuration management solution to reach the scale their solution requires.

Container Fundamentals: Hyper-V containers
Watch a new episode of Container Fundamentals for a look at Hyper-V containers. Get a comprehensive demo of Hyper-V containers and learn how they differ from Windows Server containers.

The Ops Team show: Plate face
Hear about the latest developments with Application Insights, get started with Azure Stack, find out how you can on-board Linux workloads into OMS, get the latest announcements regarding Azure Site Recovery, and more.

Azure AD Mailbag: Syncing with Azure AD
Get tips and other advice for working with sync in Azure AD Connect.

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Windows Server Administration Fundamentals
Build fundamental knowledge of server installation, server roles, Active Directory, storage, server performance management, and server maintenance. This course will prep you for Exam 98-365: Windows Server Administration Fundamentals.


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