TechNet Flash - Volume 19, Issue 14: July 5, 2017

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First look: Preventing browser-based attacks with Windows Defender Application Guard

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Introducing Windows AutoPilot: Zero-touch deployments to Windows 10 devices

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Disaster recovery for Remote Desktop Services: New resources
Read this new documentation to learn how to protect resources running in your RDS deployment and enable disaster recovery through a geo-redundant RDS deployment.

How we built it: How Next Games built a global gaming platform in the cloud
Microsoft Mechanics welcomes the Chief Technology Officer and co-founder of Next Games, Kalle Hiitola, to the show. Hear about the company’s connected gaming platform, which is on Azure and spans 166 countries.

Introducing Microsoft Stream: The new enterprise video service
Group program manager, Vishal Sood, provides a tour of Microsoft Stream, a new enterprise video service built on Microsoft Azure. See how Microsoft Stream delivers a dynamic and secure video engagement platform for your organization.

Digital daredevils: A bold new squad of Microsoft early adopters
Learn about Microsoft Elite, a gamified program for the most adventurous early adopters and find out how this group of more than 26,000 participants plays a crucial role in product development.

How to enable a more strategic role for IT with Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security
Digital transformation can go beyond just moving existing work to the cloud and enabling a more mobile workforce. It brings the opportunity to reimagine business from the ground up – from product offerings to customer engagement to driving innovation.

Using Azure Data Lake and R for fraud detection
Find out how to deliver on a fraud detection scenario with big data stored in a data lake, by using ADLA and R. Before starting, make sure you have an ADLA account and have enabled U-SQL Advanced Analytics, which includes the package for the R extension.

Managing an unbelievably diverse array of devices
Many organizations use Intune to manage an unbelievably broad and diverse array of hardware. To put this in perspective, check out a chart and example of a customer managing more than 40k devices in a very open BYOD environment.

How we built it: How ASOS shifted from a local monolith to a built-for-the-cloud retail system
Lead architect, Dave Green, from British online fashion retailer ASOS, visits Microsoft Mechanics. Take a close look at the company’s design goals and approach for moving from a locally-operated monolith to a fully architected built-for-the-cloud online retail system.

Digital transformation: Cutting through the noise
How do you keep up with the lightning pace of digital transformation while making sure employees have exceptional experiences? Here’s a collection of resources – including articles, videos, and other tools – to help organizations recreate the success Microsoft has had.

Announcing: How acquiring Cloudyn will help Azure customers manage and optimize their cloud usage
Microsoft has signed an agreement to acquire Cloudyn, an innovative company that helps enterprises and managed service providers optimize their investments in cloud services. This acquisition will empower customers with tools to govern their cloud adoption. Read the blog post for more info.


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