TechNet Flash - Volume 19, Issue 13: June 21, 2017

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What’s new: Information and exploit protection across Office apps and Windows 10

Explanimators: An animated guide to everything you need to know about the internet of things

New series: Hybrid cloud for small businesses (Part 1)

Delivering continuous innovation: The new Windows Server release cycle

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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 3

System Center 2012 R2

Hyper-V Server 2012 R2

Microsoft Intune 30-day trial

Windows Azure Pack

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How to: Data science walkthrough with SQL Server and Microsoft Machine Learning Services
Learn about machine learning with a walkthrough that provides an end-to-end data science solution for predictive modeling. The six-step walkthrough will guide you through the data science process, including data preprocessing, visualization, model building, and more.

Behind the design: An engineer’s tour of Surface Studio
Take a close look at the design and craftsmanship of Surface Studio, the new solution that enables new modes of productivity. Cindy Louis Wallace, general manager for Surface hardware, explores the engineering and craftsmanship behind its elegant, minimalist design.

IT Showcase: Resources for digital transformation
How do you maintain a fast pace of digital transformation while making sure employees have exceptional experiences? This collection of resources can help your organization recreate the success Microsoft IT has had with its projects. Check out these articles, videos, and other tools.

Getting started with Microsoft PowerShell
PowerShell inventor Jeffrey Snover and Jason Helmick, Senior Technologist at Concentrated Technology, deliver a hands-on introduction to PowerShell in this free on-demand course. The course includes scripts that will help you automate redundant tasks and improve management of your environment.

Scale your Office solutions across organizations with Office 365 Centralized Deployment
Office add-ins allow Microsoft Office users to personalize their work experience and streamline processes. With Office 365 Centralized Deployment, which is now generally available, developers have an easier way to enable automatic deployment with minimal interaction.

Microsoft Mechanics: Advanced Threat Protection across Windows 10 and Microsoft Office
Explore the unified security experience delivered across Office and Windows. Watch this episode to learn about the tools and strategies Advanced Threat Protection offers to guard against known and unknown attacks.

Watch on demand: Virtual CXO Summit
The Microsoft CXO Summit showcased industry leaders discussing security, cloud strategies, and digital transformation. Don’t worry if you missed the live event – now you can watch it all on demand.

Windows Server 2012 R2 Security and Identity
If you’re an IT professional interested in learning about identity and security in Windows Server 2012 R2, check out this new learning path from Microsoft Virtual Academy. In these free, on-demand courses, you’ll learn about new technologies built into the Windows Server 2012 R2 operating system.

Webinar: Why Office 365 customers should consider Enterprise Mobility + Security
Office 365 can be an important step in beginning your organization’s digital transformation. As you deploy Office 365, you can extend its robust management and security capabilities to your broader digital ecosystem for a comprehensive and holistic security strategy.

On demand: Risk-based identity and access management processes by Forrester and Microsoft
Learn why your identity and access management processes should be risk-aware. Register for this on-demand webinar to explore key concepts, such as how to prioritize your riskiest applications, enabling risk-based conditional access policies with Azure Active Directory, and more.


Exam prep: Installing and Configuring Windows 10
Are you preparing to take Microsoft Certification exam 70-698? Two Microsoft senior mobility consultants offer practical help in this free, on-demand course.


Live training – Data Camp for Developers: Azure Machine Learning
June 27 or 29, 2017, nationwide
This free, hands-on training session will show you how to use the power of Azure Machine Learning to improve your data insights. Find a session in a city near you.

Mission Mars: Fourth Horizon Experience
Through July 1, 2017, worldwide
The fate of Earth’s first mission to Mars now rests in the hands of developers like you. Join the emergency response team to help regain contact. Bring your skills, find the crew, and help save the mission at a Microsoft Technology Center near you. Space is limited, register today.