TechNet Flash - Volume 18, Issue 9: April 27, 2016

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New: Free Microsoft IT Pro Cloud Essentials offers access to cloud services, education, and support

Introducing IT Pro Career Center: Free resource to help you plan and grow your cloud career

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How to automate your hands-on lab infrastructure
Kevin Remde kicks off a new series that shows you how to automate the creation of an Azure-hosted lab environment using Azure Resource Manager templates and the various tools involved in the process.

Build your hybrid cloud: Getting started with Microsoft Azure Stack
Find out what Azure Stack is and how it can help IT pros implementing a cloud strategy. This video provides an in-depth, step-by-step demo on how to install and configure Azure Stack in your environment.

The Ops Team: Tricaster 101
In this episode, the Ops Team shares some SharePoint release news and info about an Operations Management Suite update. They also discuss Azure enhancements for government, new Docker innovations, and lots of DevOps news.

Microsoft Mechanics explains FastTrack for Office 365
Learn how FastTrack can help you manage adoption and deployment of Office 365 in your environment. Find out how you can get stakeholders on board, organize training, and get tools and materials to build and execute your plan.

Register for DockerCon
June 19–21, 2016
Live in Seattle, DockerCon is an event for makers and operators of next-generation distributed applications built with containers. Learn how Microsoft and other IT pros leverage Docker technology to drive business. Use the code TechNetFlash when registering to get a 10% discount.

Controlling the uncontrollable: Information protection
Microsoft’s Enterprise Mobility Suite uses Azure Rights Management to extend protection beyond mobile devices to practically anywhere. Brad Anderson explains on the “In the Cloud” blog.

Free eBook: Introducing Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview
Get a head start with Windows Server 2016. This eBook introduces new features and capabilities, with practical insights on how Windows Server 2016 can meet the needs of your business. Get an early, high-level overview and start preparing your deployment now.

Microsoft Mechanics: What you need to know about Microsoft IT Pro Cloud Essentials
Watch a quick overview of this new, free program and its benefits, which include access to professional training, extended cloud services trials, free credit for Microsoft Azure, and more.

Implementing DevOps in your mobile apps strategy
Watch on TechNet Radio to hear engineers share core practices for implementing DevOps and discover how DevOps and mobile apps strategies are beginning to merge and strengthen each other.

Technical poster: Protect your information in Office 365
Download this poster to improve your approach to protecting data in Office 365. Plan a better strategy with a spectrum of capabilities for the highest level of security and protection in the industry.

TechNet Virtual Conference: Windows Server and Hyper-V Containers
Watch this on-demand video to learn about containers and how Microsoft is integrating the container ecosystem. Then discover why Windows Server 2016 is an ideal platform for building modern server apps on premises and in the cloud.

A look at modern PCs and what to expect in the near future
Marlowe Daily and Kevin Remde look at the modern PC and discuss future hardware trends that are coming to market in the Windows device category.

Step by step: Block outside apps from accessing Exchange web services
Get step-by-step instructions on how to block specific applications from accessing Office 365 and Exchange Online.

Training and Books

Hybrid IT management: Cloud-enabled protection
Learn how the cloud can enhance your ability to protect and recover on-premises data and workloads. In this on-demand training, Microsoft experts guide you through key hybrid IT management scenarios.


SQL Server: Tackle the top five data challenges
April 28, 2016, 10:00 A.M. Pacific Time
Data represents a competitive advantage and provides new market opportunities. Learn how you can tackle five of the top data challenges organizations face.

Live virtual event: Discover the future of SharePoint
May 4, 2016, 9:30 A.M. Pacific Time
Join Jeff Teper, Microsoft ‎Corporate Vice President, for a preview of what’s coming next in SharePoint and OneDrive. Register now for the free online event.

Live webinar: 10 reasons you’ll love Windows Server 2016
May 5, 2016, 10:00 A.M. Pacific Time
Register for this live event to learn more about Windows Server 2016. Hear how new features help to strengthen security, improve virtualization, reduce the cost of storage, and simplify networking.

Sleepless in Cyberspace: What cloud concerns keep you up at night?
May 10, 2016, 10:00 A.M. Pacific Time
Are you worried about moving to the cloud? Do you think your data is safer on premises? Register for this live webinar to hear some of the latest research, learn about considerations from key decision makers at other companies, and get answers to your questions.