TechNet Flash - Volume 19, Issue 16: August 2, 2017

Top News Worldwide

Windows as a Service: A look at how Microsoft builds, deploys, and services Windows 10

Avatar Kids: Using robots and Azure IoT to help sick children

Microsoft Excel: Tips to improve collaboration and increase productivity

Azure SQL: How Artificial Intelligence automatically tunes databases

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Windows 10 Enterprise

Windows Server 2016

Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics

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Hyper-V Server 2016

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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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Training: Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines
Virtual machines are the basis of Microsoft Azure, supporting the platform’s implementation of IaaS. Learn how to deploy, configure, and monitor VMs in your environment. Explore basic configuration options, types of disks to use for different purposes, and tools to help you manage the VM lifecycle.

The Scripting Guys: Build an infrastructure monitoring solution with Service Map
Have you ever been responsible for a flaky application and wanted to set up an automatic notification when a server, process, or connection is missing? Find out how to craft a solution using OMS Azure Log Analytics and Service Map.

Hybrid cloud for enterprise businesses
Explore the value and efficiencies of a hybrid cloud solution in the enterprise versus a fully on-premises or fully cloud-based scenario. Learn how you can improve developer productivity, SQL Server efficiency, and network performance while reducing overall costs.

Build apps faster with Azure Serverless
Azure Serverless allows you to build and deploy elastic scale, cost-efficient apps on Azure. A serverless compute approach removes the need to worry about hardware resources and the operational complexity of running applications. Watch Microsoft Mechanics to learn more.

Azure IoT and DevOps: Detecting water leakages and improving water monitoring management
Jerry Nixon is joined by the team from Powel, a trusted supplier of software solutions for municipalities, to discuss how they recently teamed up with Microsoft and implemented an Azure IoT “SmartWater” solution that provides organizations with the ability to discover and react to leakages.

Azure IoT Hub: How DroneWorks built a safety flight platform for industrial drones
Currently, there are no standardized safety mechanisms in place for drones. DroneWorks wants to change this. Learn how DroneWorks is developing a management solution and malfunction prediction system using Azure IoT Hub and Azure Machine Learning.

Enterprise mobility and security: Focusing on usage and customer experience
Microsoft engineering teams have shifted their focus to usage and the customer experience. Brad Anderson discusses the tremendous impact and incredibly positive changes that resulted from this change of focus.

PowerShell 6.0 roadmap: CoreCLR, backwards compatibility, and more
Take a closer look at PowerShell 6.0. Learn about different editions, understand its relationship to .NET Core and .NET Standard, and find out about the future of PowerShell.

Amp up disaster recovery with Azure Site Recovery
See how Azure Site Recovery can help you keep your applications available. Discover how to set up replication to Azure for on-premises applications, and test the solution to make sure it meets your compliance needs.

Behind the Scenes: Building a connected IoT golf grip with Bryson DeChambeau
In the game of golf, many factors impact your ability to consistently drive or putt a ball to the exact target. One of these factors is the pressure with which you grip the golf club. Find out how Sensoria developed a solution to monitor pro golfer Bryson DeChambeau’s grip and golf strokes.

Now Available: Update 1706 for System Center Configuration Manager
Version 1706 for the Current Branch of System Center Configuration Manager is now available. It includes new features and various product enhancements. Get the details.


Recovering data in Azure and SQL Server
If you’re a database administrator, you need to have a recovery plan. This self-paced course explores the various recovery models you can set up. Learn about your choices for system backup and get practical tips on how to restore a SQL Server database. Sign up here.

SharePoint 2016 workload optimization
Get answers to your SharePoint 2016 workload optimization questions. Explore best practices based on real-world experiences and learn how to optimize your workloads in SharePoint 2016. Learn about creating and maintaining site collections, enabling high availability, performing data backups, and much more.


Don’t miss the Microsoft Ignite Celebration at Universal Orlando Resort
September 28, 2017, Orlando, FL
Get ready for one of the biggest parties Microsoft has ever thrown. We’ve reserved both Universal Orlando Resort theme parks for Microsoft Ignite attendees only. Get unlimited access to immersive, award-winning rides and attractions.

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.

Free hands-on IoT training in a city near you
August 22, 2017, Bellevue, WA
August 24, 2017, San Francisco, CA
September 12, 2017, Mountain View, CA

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
August 24, 2017, Bellevue, WA
August 24, 2017, Irvine, CA
August 29, 2017, San Francisco, CA

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.