TechNet Flash - Volume 19, Issue 1: January 4, 2017

Top News Worldwide

Case study: Reducing IT costs with Azure and Windows 10

Training: Migrating SQL Server databases to Azure

Cerber ransomware: The latest updates and what you should know

Microsoft Azure Achieves HITRUST CSF Certification

Top Downloads

Windows 10 Enterprise

Windows Server 2016

Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics

System Center Configuration Manager and Endpoint Protection (technical preview branch)

Hyper-V Server 2016

System Center 2016

SQL Server 2014 SP2

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 2

System Center 2012 R2

Hyper-V Server 2012 R2

Microsoft Intune 30-day trial

Windows Azure Pack

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On demand: Cloud at Microsoft webinar
IT Showcase brought together subject matter experts from our Cloud at Microsoft course to answer questions about how Microsoft IT designs, develops, implements, and monitors cloud solutions at Microsoft. Watch as they discuss cloud security, choosing between SaaS and PaaS, Azure, IoT, and more.

New blog: Microsoft AppSource is the destination for SaaS business apps
Interested in creating, consuming, or providing services for SaaS business apps on the Microsoft Cloud platform? Microsoft AppSource is Microsoft’s answer to a longstanding market need to connect business customers with SaaS apps and integration services.

Power BI: 12 days of dashboards
In December, Sam Lester posted a series of new Power BI dashboards. They are based on common data sources (such as Goodreads and Fitbit) and aim to identify new methods for using Power BI creatively. Check out the dashboards to get inspired.

Managing StorSimple virtual arrays in the new Azure portal
The management of the StorSimple Virtual Device Series is now available in the Azure portal . You can use the StorSimple extension in the portal to create Azure Resource Manager-based StorSimple managers to manage your virtual arrays. Learn more.

On demand: Tech Leaders Forum
Learn about emerging trends and the solutions that are driving digital transformation. Register for access to exclusive video sessions and presentation decks from the Tech Leaders Forum and discover how you can improve security, enhance productivity, and increase flexibility in your organization.

Free eBooks from Microsoft Press
Start out 2017 by learning some new IT skills. Check out this list of more than 40 free eBooks you can download from Microsoft Press. Learn the fundamentals of Azure, delve into data science, hone your Windows 10 skills, and more.

Power BI Desktop: The year in review
In 2016, Power BI Desktop had 11 releases with more than 190 features and improvements based on user feedback. Get an overview of the changes from 2016.

Cortana Intelligence and Machine Learning: Top 10 posts of 2016
What were some of the most popular topics in 2016 regarding artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data science? Check out this top 10 list and find out why people were reading about the Data Science VM, smart refrigerators, R Tools, and more.


Build your first container using Docker on Hyper V
Speed up releases. Quickly scale your apps. In this 30-minute, hands-on virtual lab, you will be guided through the basics of installing, deploying, and managing a Docker container and the fundamentals for incorporating Docker on Hyper-V into your current development plans.


Microsoft Tech Summit is coming to Chicago
January 19–20, 2017, Chicago, IL
Build your cloud and infrastructure skills at a free, two-day technical training event in Chicago. Be more successful, productive, and valuable to your organization. Choose from more than 70 training sessions and hands-on labs. Register today. Can’t make it to Chicago? Find another city and date, or watch a keynote livestream.

Get experience with containers at a Microsoft Technology Center near you
This free, interactive training session will help you use containers to deploy and scale your apps in the cloud. Register for an event near you.