TechNet Flash - Volume 19, Issue 15: July 19, 2017

Top News Worldwide

Device security: Microsoft and Intel discuss new security technologies coming to market

An introduction to Workplace Analytics for Office 365

Predictions for 2017 and beyond: What’s driving the future of technology

Overview of core network stack features in Creators Update for Windows 10

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

Azure Stack Development Kit

System Center 2012 R2

Hyper-V Server 2012 R2

Microsoft Intune 30-day trial

Windows Azure Pack

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Intro to digital certificates: Understanding PKI and Active Directory Certificate Services
Digital certificates provide a form of identification, much like a passport or a driver’s license. Watch this video to learn about Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and Active Directory Certificate Services and what you need to know about managing them in your environment.

Azure Stack integrated systems – how to bring Azure to your data center
Microsoft Mechanics provides a look at Azure Stack integrated systems – a combination of optimized hardware, software, and services that delivers Azure to your data center. See how it works and how to get Azure Stack up and running with your hardware partners.

Behind the scenes: Using Azure IoT to optimize shipping port operations
Learn about an Internet of Things (IoT) solution that will provide up-to-date data so companies can make better and safer decisions about loading conditions prior to a vessel’s arrival at port as well as info about how much they can load while berthed.

Hybrid cloud for medium-sized businesses
Learn about the value and efficiencies offered by a hybrid cloud solution. Discover how you can free up capacity for high-demand and high-critical workloads, build state-of-the-art test environments, simplify deployments, and improve security.

Cloud Essentials: Free support benefits
Join Cloud Essentials for free and get access to one Azure support incident, Cloud Accelerator support (apply to qualify), and support from IT peers and product experts in the Microsoft Technical Community, as well as free training and Azure product trials.

Sharing content securely: How Microsoft IT manages SharePoint and Office 365
Microsoft IT manages over 400,000 internal file sharing sites. Find out how it uses custom solutions, policy, Office 365, and Azure Active Directory features to manage risk and protect data.

SQL Server 2017 containers for DevOps scenarios
SQL Server 2017 will offer support for Linux and containers running on Windows, Linux, and macOS. With support for containers, SQL Server can be used in many popular DevOps scenarios. Read this post on the SQL Server blog to learn more.

Free training: Deep learning explained
Practical applications of deep learning can be seen everywhere – from IoT to speech technology and beyond. Whether you are a data scientist, a manager working on AI projects, or a machine learning specialist, here’s an opportunity to learn how machines can solve real-world problems with human-like intelligence.

Connecting customers with Microsoft product teams
The Immerse program connects Microsoft product, support, and customer account teams for free customer on-site visits, remote collaboration, and training events. Find out how your organization can get involved in this program.


Gain practical job skills: Free Azure administrator courses
Take these self-paced courses from Pluralsight to develop your Azure administrator skills. Learn how to implement, monitor, and manage the most commonly used Azure services and components.

MVA 101: Welcome to Microsoft Virtual Academy
Are you interested in learning new skills? Find out how Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA) can help. Get a quick tour of its free offerings and pick up some tips for getting the most out of your learning experience.


Hands-on with security in Microsoft Azure
Through September 18, 2017
Take a free, instructor-led course and learn with your peers. Get hands-on experience learning how to prevent, detect, and respond to threats with advanced Azure security capabilities. Space is limited. Register now.

Mission Mars: Fourth Horizon Experience
Through August 9, 2017, nationwide
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.

Free hands-on IoT training in a city near you
Through September 12, 2017, nationwide
Attend a hands-on session near you and discover what’s possible with the Internet of Things. Learn how to combine Microsoft Azure IoT services and Power BI with Intel hardware to build a modern IoT solution.

Planning and Deploying Windows 10 in the Enterprise
Through October 10, 2017, nationwide
Windows 10 is changing the way IT manages and services enterprise computing. Learn about the architectural changes to the Windows deployment and servicing model and gain hands-on experience with System Center Configuration Manager and the new Windows 10 Deployment tools.