TechNet Flash - Volume 19, Issue 11: May 24, 2017

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How Microsoft has embraced open source in Windows Server 2016

Exploring Windows 10: Customization, Cortana, virtual desktops, and more

Build your own bots with Azure Bot Service, Cognitive Services, and Machine Learning

What’s new in Microsoft IIS 10 with Windows Server 2016

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

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Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials

Microsoft Azure one-month trial

Microsoft Azure Stack Technical Preview 3

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Hyper-V Server 2012 R2

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Managing your enterprise cloud with Operations Management Suite
Microsoft IT currently has more than 25,000 systems reporting into OMS using the OMS agent. This article describes how they are laying the groundwork for large, enterprise-wide implementation to support the largest public cloud-based corporate IT infrastructure in the world.

Microsoft Mechanics: An overview of Office 365 Admin updates
Get an overview of the latest reporting insights available for Office 365 Admins, starting with the new Adoption content pack that allows you to track user adoption of Office 365 services. And learn about updates to the Office 365 Service health dashboard that can help you to stay on top of incidents.

Webinar: Microsoft cybersecurity reference architecture
Watch this on-demand webinar to learn how you can build an identity security perimeter around your assets. Explore common challenges and learn about recommended approaches to identity, data protection, and device security.

On demand: OpenShift and DevOps in SQL Server on Linux
SQL Server is bringing its world-class relational database management system to open source enterprise ecosystems with SQL Server on Linux. See how SQL Server on Linux containers simplify dev/test, learn about integration with Red Hat OpenShift, watch a demo of SQL Server on Linux, and more.

Microsoft IT operations evolve with Azure
Moving to Azure radically simplified IT operations at Microsoft, driving measurable results in innovation, business agility, and productivity. Microsoft IT can now deploy services faster – with about 60% less manual work – at a reduced cost. Read more in this case study from Microsoft IT Showcase.

Windows 10 training and certification
Ready to advance your career? Start here to find resources that will help you enhance your deployment, security, and management skills, and then obtain official certifications to prove your Windows 10 knowledge.

Case study: Enhancing remote access in Windows 10 with an automatic VPN profile
Windows 10 Anniversary Update includes a new VPN connection profile with the Always On feature that eliminates manual connection steps for a faster, more streamlined experience.

Case study: How RISCO Group automates cloud deployments to accelerate dev/test
RISCO Group automated existing processes to create a self-service web portal, reducing the time it took to deploy a dev/test cloud environment from one week to a single click. Learn about the approach, decision criteria, and components they employed, and view architectural diagrams and code snippets.

On demand: Securing access to Office 365 and beyond
Check out the latest capabilities in Office 365 for enabling secure access. Register to watch this webinar and learn more about secure single sign-on to Office 365, risk-based conditional access, Azure Active Directory B2B, advanced monitoring, and more.

Free resource pack: Delivering excellence in digital manufacturing
Get a free resource pack that includes videos, eBooks, and white papers on digital manufacturing. Learn about the latest innovations from customers and partners, including EcoLab, Tetra Pak, OSIsoft, Rockwell Automation, and more.


Managing infrastructure with Microsoft Azure
Enhance your cloud skills. Take this free online course from Pluralsight to learn about foundational concepts, common scenarios, and best practices for managing IaaS on Microsoft Azure.

Getting hands-on with Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security
Register for live, online training to learn about Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS). Get hands-on experience and discover how EMS can help keep your environment secure while offering the mobile flexibility your users desire. Reserve a virtual seat today.


Ask Microsoft Anything: Windows 10 deployment
June 8, 2017, 9:00 A.M. Pacific Time
Don’t miss your chance to get answers to your questions about application compatibility, deployment scenarios, customization, and more. Join Microsoft deployment and compatibility experts for a one-hour AMA session covering Windows 10 deployment.

Live: Get hands-on experience working with Azure machine learning
Through June 29, 2017
Find a free, hands-on training session at a Microsoft Technology Center near you. In this expert-led, hands-on session, you will learn how to use Azure machine learning to improve data insights.