TechNet Flash - Volume 18, Issue 6: March 16, 2016

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Security: How Windows 10 can help protect you against modern security threats

Brad Anderson: Why you need to enable, manage, and protect mobile productivity

Blameless postmortems: A better way to learn and improve through experience

Announcing SQL Server on Linux

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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

Windows Azure Pack

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The ultimate gaming machines: A look at ASUS and its Republic of Gamers
Find out what goes into building the ultimate gaming machines and learn how ASUS has raised the bar with its high-performance G752 laptop and G11 gaming desktop.

Video: How to deploy a simple Docker environment on Azure
Watch a demonstration of how you can easily spin up a simple Docker environment on Azure. This is an excellent place to start if you are just getting started with Azure, Linux, and Docker.

The Ops Team: Enterprise State Roaming, Red Hat Linux enterprise images, and more
Watch this video to learn more about Enterprise State Roaming, Azure AD domain join, Azure Container Service, OneOps support for Azure services, and Red Hat Linux enterprise images.

Modern management for the cloud world
This on-demand session from TechNet Virtual Conference looks at Operations Management Suite. See how this unified IT management solution enables you to automate, manage, and protect key workloads – no matter where they reside.

Windows Server 2016 and Nested Virtualization: Building your hybrid cloud
The Hybrid Cloud series provides an in-depth tour of an exciting new feature in Windows Server 2016. Watch a demo of Nested Virtualization, find out how it works, and learn how you can use it in your organization.

On-premises vs. cloud: Which is right for you?
Microsoft’s Eric Mills and Sandeep Mitra discuss cloud vs. on-premises vs. hybrid solutions, share their thoughts on selecting products based on your virtualization needs, and explain the advantage of virtualization from business and operations perspectives.

SharePoint Server 2016: A look at the latest new features and capabilities
Bill Baer demonstrates recent additions to SharePoint Server 2016, including durable links, new admin experiences, and updated hybrid capabilities when connecting to Office 365 services.

New Azure AD security solutions: Monitor and protect your cloud apps
Check out the latest security features that can help protect your organization. Azure AD Identity Protection is now available in pubic preview and Microsoft Cloud App Security will be available in April. Together, they offer a robust solution for monitoring and protecting enterprise cloud apps.

Take the DevOps self-assessment
Are you ready for DevOps? Take the assessment and measure your readiness against 7 key areas. Find out how your organization is doing when it comes to DevOps practices and determine where you should focus next.

An introduction to Software Inventory Logging
Windows Server provides the Software Inventory Logging (SIL) framework to help you inventory Microsoft software deployed across servers. Get an overview of its architecture and components, find out how it can benefit your organization, and learn about basic SIL reports.

Windows Server and Hyper-V containers
Even if you missed TechNet Virtual Conference, you can still watch recorded sessions on demand. Check out this video for a deeper understanding of Windows Server and Hyper-V Containers, and learn how Microsoft is integrating containers into its solutions through key partnerships.

Create self-service environments with Azure Dev/Test Lab
Sign up for an on-demand webinar to explore Azure Dev/Test Lab and self-service environments. Watch and learn how to create cost-effective, self-service test labs in minutes.

Surface: Power management updates
Recent updates for Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 devices include firmware updates that improve Surface power management options. Visit the Surface Tech Center to sign up for the Surface IT Pro Bulletin and get the latest info about driver and firmware updates delivered to your inbox.

Training and Books

SQL Server 2016: Get early hands-on training for free
Attend an expert-led, virtual class to discover breakthrough capabilities offered by SQL Server 2016. Learn about improvements to in-memory performance, advanced analytics, security, hybrid cloud scenarios, and more.

An introduction to Windows Hello
Is Windows Hello easily fooled by high-res images? Does it eliminate passwords entirely? Peter Dawoud answers common questions about Windows Hello in this hour-long session. Explore biometrics in Windows 10, including fingerprint scanning, iris scanning, and facial recognition.


Data Insights Summit: Gain more insight from your organization’s data
March 22–23, 2016
Save the date and attend Microsoft’s first conference for Power BI and Excel users. It’s free and streaming online, so there is no reason to miss these informative keynotes, panels, and online sessions, including an hour with Nate Silver (author of The Signal and the Noise).

Microsoft IT Innovation Series
Through June 9, 2016, worldwide
An opportunity to get hands-on experience with the latest technologies. Bring your laptop and explore real-world scenarios at free, one-day events covering Microsoft Azure, Windows Server 2016, Windows 10, and Enterprise Mobility Suite. Sign up for an event near you.

Microsoft Ignite
September 26–30, Atlanta, GA
You will have no problem filling your Microsoft Ignite schedule with talks, hands-on demos, expert Q&A sessions, and more. But don’t forget to leave yourself some time to explore the city. Register now and then read more about things to do in Atlanta.