TechNet Flash - Volume 18, Issue 5: March 2, 2016

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Predicting the NCAA “March Madness” results with Azure Machine Learning

Now available: Azure AD Connect 1.1 delivers faster syncing, automatic upgrades, and more

A look at updates to the Office experience on Windows tablets and iPad Pro

Free eBook: Automating Windows 10 Deployment with System Center Configuration Manager

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Windows 10 Enterprise

Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 4

Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics

System Center Configuration Manager and Endpoint Protection Technical Preview 4

Hyper-V Server 2016 Technical Preview 4

System Center 2016 Technical Preview 4

SQL Server 2014 SP1

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

System Center 2012 R2

Hyper-V Server 2012 R2

Microsoft Intune 30-day trial

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IoT architecture: How to handle IoT devices and process data
Technical Evangelist David Crook takes to the whiteboard to diagram a common architecture for collecting and processing data from IoT devices. Watch and learn.

Free eBook: Enterprise cloud strategy and guidance
When it comes to moving an enterprise environment and its application catalog to the cloud, Microsoft has extensive hands-on experience. Download this eBook to learn from Microsoft and some of its customers who have been through this transition. Available in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi for Kindle formats.

Annual report: State of DevOps
Puppet Labs, which offers solutions for automating machine configuration and management, shares key findings from its annual State of DevOps report. Watch to hear about its findings and learn how Puppet Labs uses DevOps practices in its own environment.

Get an overview of new features available in System Center Configuration Manager
Learn about updates that will help you quickly deploy, upgrade, and configure Windows 10. And see how you can keep current with updates for managing Windows, Android, and iOS through MDM when integrated with Intune.

Improvements to Office 365 accessibility
Check out this video playlist to watch demos of the accessibility enhancements being made to productivity experiences, and discover how these enhancements affect OneNote, Outlook, OneDrive for Business, and more.

DevOps: VorlonJS and testing in production with Azure App Service
Learn how Azure App Service, deployment slots, and traffic routing can be used to upgrade an application without service interruption.

The Ops Team: Missing Matt
The group is missing a member, but the show goes on. Watch for information on Azure Stack, DevOps testing, Bing experimentation and testing at a very large scale, and more.

Now available: Introducing Server management tools
The new Server management tools is a set of web-based GUI and command-line tools for managing Windows Server. These tools are now available as a public preview. Learn about the new tools and how you can use them.

Get an overview of Surface power management
Surface is in a class of devices that uses Modern Standby rather than traditional S3 Sleep. Watch an overview of the two modes of Modern Standby and learn how to switch between Connected Standby (for always-on computing) and Disconnected Standby (for longer battery life).

Azure Security Center: Watch an in-depth demo and get advice for securing your Azure environment
Watch a tour of the new service that uses Microsoft’s real-time intelligence to protect your deployments from internal and external threats. Explore its reports, learn about advanced threat detection through machine learning, and get recommendations for hardening your Azure security.

Free eBook: Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Preview 2
From Microsoft Press, this free eBook introduces new security features, discusses enhancements to better manage performance, describes AlwaysOn Availability Groups, and explores tabular enhancements. This is an incomplete preview edition – the final edition will be available spring of 2016.

Training and Books

Get free hands-on training with Microsoft cloud technologies
Develop your cloud skills with hands-on training. Attend a free, expert-led training session to learn about Microsoft Azure, Enterprise Mobility Suite, and SQL Server 2016.

Take enterprise virtualization to the next level
Find out how your virtualization platform can evolve to meet future demands. Learn about Microsoft virtualization technologies, such as containers, rolling cluster upgrades, enhanced Linux support, and new levels of scale and performance, along with Shielded VMs and other new security features.

Exam Jump Start 70-534 Prerequisites: Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions
Technical Evangelist Dan Stolts and Brian Lewis host a 3-part series about the prerequisites to becoming Azure certified. Watch Part 1 to learn Azure basics and understand what is possible with cloud computing.

Microsoft Linux on Azure Certification
With a Microsoft Linux on Azure Certification, you can prove your ability to design, implement, and maintain complex cloud-enabled Linux solutions on Azure. It requires two different certifications: Microsoft Azure (Exam 70-533) and Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator (LFCS). To get ready for these exams, check out the free training: Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions and Essentials of Linux System Administration.


Microsoft Virtual Security Summit
March 29, 2016
Want to understand how cybercriminals operate and learn best practices to keep your organization safe? Register to hear from leading security experts and learn about the tools and strategies that will help you protect your organization.