TechNet Flash - Volume 18, Issue 7: March 30, 2016

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Internet of Things: Build a better mousetrap with Raspberry Pi and Windows 10 IoT

Modernizing Windows management: Strategies for deploying and managing Windows 10

Windows 10: Protect and secure your digital assets with Azure Backup

Free training: Automate Windows 10 deployment with Configuration Manager (April 13, 2016)

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The Maker Show: Create a DIY Particle Photon weather station
This new multi-part series will step you through a project using a Particle Photon module and a DHT11 sensor to publish data to an Azure Event Hub. Then see how you can consume those messages with Stream Analytics and Power BI, as well as Node.js and .NET. Download the slides and source code.

Windows 10 mobility: Do we still need offices?
Stuck at home after shoulder surgery, Ed Baker started to wonder if there is anything he can do at the office on a Windows 10 desktop that he cannot do elsewhere on another Windows 10 device? He decided to find out. Check out this article to read about his experience.

See how Windows 10 and Office 2016 can improve your environment
Chief Evangelist Steve Guggenheimer discusses how Windows 10 and Office 2016 can transform your business. Discover new ways to manage and deploy Windows, learn about features that increase security, and hear about innovations that improve collaboration.

New how-to video guides for IT pros
Technical evangelist Ed Baker has launched a new series of how-to videos. Check out the first two episodes:

Server management tools: Azure management of Windows Server 2016 Nano Server

Managing Windows containers and Hyper-V containers with PowerShell

Dynamics CRM updates and integration with Office 365
Watch a demo of improved collaboration using Groups, CRM data access within context of email, leveraging Azure Machine Learning to create cross-sell recommendations, and more.

How to monitor on-premises Active Directory with Azure AD Connect Health
Azure AD Connect Health can monitor on-premises AD infrastructure, letting you view alerts, performance, sync errors, configuration settings, and more from a centralized cloud-based solution. Here are step-by-step instructions for getting started.

Breakthrough Windows 10 devices that are changing education
The OEM Show looks at eight devices that will change the way students and educators interact with technology. Learn how Microsoft and device partners are driving the evolution of technology in education with innovative form factors, features, and capabilities.

Data science: Hone your skills and maybe win some money
Discover an intuitive and fun environment for improving your data science and analytics skills. Access datasets and build data models to compete with others. Get details about the inaugural competition (to predict female health risks given a set of clinical data) with a grand prize worth of US$3,000.

Surface Pro 4: Get a deeper look under the hood
Get details about the internals of the Surface Pro 4. Take a deep look at specs, hardware components, performance design enhancements, and available processor configurations, and see how this edition is perfect for the enterprise.

Surface power: Understand, manage, and troubleshoot power management on Surface devices
Microsoft Surface uses modern standby rather than traditional S3 sleep. This enables near-instant resume times and more efficient use of power. Watch Microsoft Mechanics to learn more about Surface power management with modern standby, and watch this video on how to troubleshoot issues.

Office 365 Video: Watch a demo of new features and enhancements
Microsoft Mechanics tells you about the latest innovations for Office 365 Video. Learn about the improved upload experience, closed-caption support, video statistics, offline access, new admin capabilities, and more.

Controlling the uncontrollable: Authenticate and authorize access to resources
Brad Anderson explains a secure approach to controlling access to organizational resources with multi-factor authentication (MFA). Learn how to assess a user’s current threat level and then block or require additional factors of authentication. And check out the MFA Q&A for answers to common questions.

Data Insights Summit: Now available on demand
More than 50 sessions from the Data Insights Summit are now available to view on demand. Watch keynotes, take a tour of Power BI, get advice for creating more powerful reports, hear Nate Silver discuss what predictions we can trust, and more.

Case study: Automating licensing for Office 365 in a hybrid environment
To keep corporate users productive, Microsoft IT must assign and update Office 365 licenses for a constantly changing user base. Find out how the team built a service to automate this task and how it works in a hybrid environment.

Training and Books

Free training: Get hands-on experience with Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite
Learn from the experts in this free, online class. Hands-on training will cover how to manage mobile productivity and how to deploy and manage applications using Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite.

Hybrid cloud workloads: Disaster recovery and high availability
Use Microsoft Azure to protect your virtual machines and private clouds, configure remote health monitoring and orchestrated recovery, and discover how Hyper-V Recovery Manager can help with disaster recovery and high availability in a hybrid cloud environment.


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