TechNet Flash - Volume 19, Issue 10: May 10, 2017

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New documentation: Performance Tuning Guidelines for Windows Server 2016

Microsoft Office: An overview of the latest updates and enhancements to collaboration features

Azure: New tools and resources to simplify your move to a hybrid cloud

Register: Live webinar with Brad Smith and Brendon Lynch on trust, privacy, and GDPR (May 24, 2017)

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Hyper-V Server 2016

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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 3

System Center 2012 R2

Hyper-V Server 2012 R2

Microsoft Intune 30-day trial

Windows Azure Pack

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How to deploy Azure VMs for less by using the Azure Hybrid Use Benefit
Learn how you can use on-premises Windows Server licenses to deploy Azure virtual machines for your workloads and attain a potential savings of over US$300,000 a year based on the popular D3-V2 VM size.

Free training: Cloud security from the field
Watch this new on-demand course to learn about common issues that come with cloud integration, and how to address them. Learn best practices for deployment, operational management, and threat mitigation to help protect all your data and make services resilient to attack.

Transforming the Microsoft boardroom with Windows 10 and Office 365
The Microsoft Board of Directors regularly meet to oversee management and assure shareholder long-term interests are served. See how we use Surface Hub, Windows 10, and Office 365 for meeting prep, management, and execution.

Exam prep: Architecting Microsoft Azure solutions
Part of the Azure Certification series, this on-demand course will help you prepare for Microsoft Certification Exam 70-534 or simply validate your Azure solution design skills.

Securing the enterprise with Windows Defender and Advanced Threat Protection
Brian Hooper, Senior Security Engineer in Microsoft IT, and Daryl Pecelj, Senior Security Architect in Microsoft IT, discuss how Windows Defender and Advanced Threat Protection are used to monitor and secure the Microsoft network. Watch the video.

Free training: Understanding Cloud App Security
Take this on-demand course to get a better understanding of Microsoft Cloud App Security. Expert instructors explore this service and set of data protection features that also provides visibility into files and sharing status across cloud-based applications.

Announcing: Microsoft MakeCode for Minecraft
Take a look at the new Microsoft MakeCode for Minecraft coding environment and find out how this platform can help students learn to write code.

Azure Active Directory B2B Collaboration: simple, secure external sharing of your apps and services
Watch a detailed overview of Azure Active Directory B2B collaboration, which recently became generally available. Learn how this service simplifies the secure sharing of apps and services with external business partners and colleagues.

Watch: An intro to Microsoft Hyper-V in Windows Server 2016
Hyper-V is included in Windows Server 2016 Essentials, Standard, and Datacenter editions. Watch this introductory video to learn how to install Hyper-V, create a virtual machine, assign resources, and manage your VM.

Behind the scenes: How CGI Federal uses DevOps
CGI Federal wanted to explore DevOps practices to improve the way it develops solutions. In this video, the CGI team discusses how they worked together to find ways to streamline the software lifecycle by applying a DevOps mindset to the organization’s traditional processes.

Switch Automation: IoT for buildings
Switch Automation is not your traditional building management solution. It provides IoT and cloud capabilities to enable connected buildings and smarter operations for better business. Learn how Switch Automation worked with the Microsoft for Startups team to bring their global ambitions to life.

How to: Better Using DevOps with container virtualization
Container virtualization and tools can help organizations accelerate the application delivery cycle. Watch this demo-rich video to see how the entire process – from development to debugging to testing – can be streamlined with containers.


Virtual classes: Get free hands-on cloud training
Enhance your cloud skills with one of these live, expert-led classes covering the latest Microsoft cloud technologies. Get hands-on training with Microsoft Azure as you work through real-world scenarios following step-by-step instructions. Space is limited so reserve a spot now.


Build 2017: Live-stream the keynotes, announcements, and technical sessions
May 10–12, 2017
Stream Microsoft Build live and see what’s on the horizon. Learn what’s new with Windows 10 development across PCs, Xbox, and mixed reality. And discover how you can make your app stand out with new UI improvements.

Mission Mars: Fourth Horizon Experience
May 17, 2017, Philadelphia, PA
May 23, 2017, Atlanta, GA

The fate of Earth’s first mission to Mars rests in your hands. Join the emergency response team to help regain contact. Bring your skills, find the crew, and help save the mission at an event near you. Space is limited – register today.

Microsoft Security Forum National Event Series
Through June 1, 2017, nationwide
Attend an in-person event in a city near you to learn how Microsoft helps organizations balance security and user performance. Find out how security controls across identity, devices, data, apps, and infrastructure factor into your strategy.

Microsoft Data Insights Summit
June 12–13, 2017, Seattle, WA
Register now for the Microsoft Data Insights Summit and join Freakonomics authors Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner for their special guest keynote appearance. Join breakout sessions and hands-on workshops to learn more about data insights and business intelligence tools.

Free, in-person IoT training near you
Through June 29, 2017
Get hands-on training to learn how you can combine Microsoft Azure IoT services and Power BI with Intel hardware. Discover what becomes possible with the Internet of Things. Register for an event near you.