TechNet Flash - Volume 18, Issue 8: April 13, 2016

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Conditional Access: Brad Anderson on a better approach to securing company resources

Open source: Watch this webinar to learn how organizations are using Azure, Linux, and Docker

Linux Academy: Free on-demand training to learn common tasks for running Linux on Azure

Office 365: An in-depth look at using Delve Analytics and how it works

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Free download: SQL Server 2014 Dev Edition is now free for Visual Studio Dev Essentials members
Now developers can easily leverage the capabilities of SQL Server 2014 for their data solutions. SQL Server Developer Edition is for development and testing only, and not for production environments or for use with production data. For more details, see the announcement blog post.

NASCAR and Microsoft: Driving innovation through technology
Step into the fast lane and get an inside look at how Microsoft is enabling innovation in the world of motorsports with Windows 10, Microsoft Azure, and other Microsoft technologies.

The Ops Team: SQL Server on Linux, Azure Site Recovery, a skinny Azure Stack, and more
In this episode, the Ops Team discusses on- and off-premises technologies. Hear about a skinny Azure Stack, SQL Server on Linux support, an Open Networking initiative, and new security features in Azure AD.

What you need to know about state of the art SSD drives
Recent breakthroughs in SSD technology have catapulted performance and storage capabilities to a new level. Paul Braren explains everything you need to know about SSD, NVMe, PCIe, and M.2. Watch to learn what you can expect out of this new technology.

How to: Using the Surface Deployment Accelerator
Watch a step-by-step demonstration of using this quick and simple deployment solution for imaging Surface devices throughout your environment.

How to set up Windows Server 2012 R2 Storage Spaces
Learn how to set up and leverage Storage Spaces in Windows Server 2012 R2. Find out how Storage Spaces compare to SAN options and explore storage tiering with solid state drives.

Microsoft Mechanics: An overview of updates to the Office add-in model
Get an overview of recent updates to the Office add-in model, including the ability to install, maintain, and run add-ins from the cloud.

Advanced analytics: Discover better strategies for analyzing and making data-driven decisions
Register to discover how advanced analytics can drive lead generation, targeting, and innovation in customer experiences. Learn best practices, explore new tools, and find better ways to analyze data and execute on data-driven decisions.

Azure AD: Improve sync with customized settings
Looking for more control over Azure AD sync in your environment? Get step-by-step instructions to force Azure AD to sync with on-premises Active Directory. And find out how you can enable domain-based filtering in an Azure AD Connect sync.

On demand: Microsoft Virtual Security Summit
The Virtual Security Summit is now available on demand. View sessions and hear from industry leaders on various security topics, including the anatomy of a breach and trusting cloud-based services.

Save hours on Windows Server installations
Dell offers pre-installed and pre-configured Windows Server solutions. Andrew Rutherford (Microsoft Partner Technology Specialist at Dell) and Eric Mills (OEM Server Marketing Manager) explain how these installations can save you significant time and money.

Access control: Evolving from VPN to identity-based access
Security and access control has drastically changed in recent years. This new Microsoft Intune blog post explores these changes and explains how Enterprise Mobility Suite provides an ideal solution in a world of mobile devices and online services.

Training and Books

Introduction to Windows Hello
Peter Dawoud explores biometrics in Windows 10, gives an overview of Windows Hello, and demonstrates how it can be used in your organization.

Implementing Azure SQL Database Data Recovery
Explore the high availability and disaster recovery features built into Azure SQL Database and see how easy they are to implement with no administrative overhead or added complexity.

MVA: Dev/Test in the Cloud
Take this new course to get in-depth knowledge of how development and testing teams can leverage Microsoft Azure to be more agile, deliver better apps, and even reduce costs.


Building Real-World Modern Apps for Azure
April 21, 2016, Grand Rapids, MI
Learn how to develop, design, and code cloud apps. Join us to learn about a patterns-based approach to building real-world cloud solutions with a look at the development process, architecture, and coding practices.

State and local government employees: Microsoft developer productivity forum
May 4, 2016, online
This special session, exclusively for state and local government employees, will discuss how the Microsoft platform is being used in state and local governments. Discover the end-to-end solution for developers to ideate, build, test, deploy, operate, and monitor applications.