TechNet Flash - Volume 19, Issue 17: August 16, 2017

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Windows 10: Deployment tips and best practices from Microsoft IT

Office 365: New system requirements, improved deployment capabilities, and streamlined updates

Now available: Get SQL Server 2017 Release Candidate 2

Mark Russinovich: Announcing the Coco Framework for enterprise blockchain networks

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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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New: Intune Data Warehouse preview offers deeper reporting capabilities
The new Intune Data Warehouse takes Intune reporting capabilities a step further, giving you more powerful custom reporting around your environment over time. Learn more about its capabilities and how you can start using Intune Data Warehouse today.

Azure Virtual Network: Overview and set-up
Azure Virtual Network service lets you securely connect Azure resources to each other with virtual networks (VNets). A VNet is a representation of your own network in the cloud; you can also connect VNets to your on-premises network. Watch to learn more about Azure Virtual Network and its latest updates.

How Azure Security Center helps protect your servers with Web Application Firewall
There are many malicious users and numerous tools available for mounting cyberattacks. Meanwhile, IT security professionals are sometimes unaware of the vulnerabilities built into the resources they are protecting. Learn how Azure Security Center can help protect your resources.

Explore the Cybersecurity Reference Architecture
Are you up to date on all the latest threats and strategies for protecting your resources in today’s expanding IT environment. Get a deep dive into the Microsoft Cybersecurity Reference Architecture and explore solutions to help you solve your security challenges.

An overview of updates to Microsoft Planner
Learn about recent updates to Microsoft Planner, including the updated look, a faster web interface, and deeper integration with Office 365 apps. Discover new ways to access your plans on-the-go via mobile and find out how you can automate your plans with Microsoft Flow.

New: Web security baseline assessment feature now in public preview
Scan Internet Information Service (IIS) web servers in any environment, including on premises, in Azure, or other cloud platforms, monitored by Operations Management Suite. Detect security vulnerabilities and get recommendations for configurations.

An introduction to Windows Analytics Update Compliance
Watch a demo of the new Windows Analytics Update Compliance service. See how you can use it to keep your devices secure and up-to-date, track overall protection and threat status, monitor your updated deployments, and troubleshoot issues.

Microsoft Store: Expert service, free training, events, and more
Learn how to get the most out of your software, get help fine-tuning your PC for optimal performance, and discover how the latest technologies can fit into your life. Watch to learn about the free programs and events available at your local Microsoft Store.

Dynamics 365: An overview of the latest updates
Microsoft Mechanics offers a look at recent updates to Dynamics 365, from B2B and B2C perspectives. Check out the new capabilities in relationship insights and talent discovery with LinkedIn integration. You’ll also see a demo of the unified digital and in-store experiences for consumers and retailers.

Microsoft Ignite: MyIgnite is now live
Microsoft Ignite is just over a month away. Get ready with MyIgnite and start building your own personalized agenda with sessions and activities that match your needs.

Announcing: Azure Event Grid preview
Azure Event Grid, which is now available in preview, offers a fully managed event routing service that allows users to easily subscribe to and react to events happening anywhere in Azure. You can also route custom events in your own applications.


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.

Free training: SharePoint Hybrid series
Check out the nine-course SharePoint Hybrid series to learn about the planning and preparation required to help you along your journey to the cloud. Explore SharePoint hybrid solutions, Office 365 Core onboarding, OneDrive for Business, and Extensible App Launcher.

Data Series from Microsoft Virtual Academy
Don’t miss this in-depth series of courses for professionals working with data. In this series, you will explore the full spectrum of Microsoft data platform and analytics technologies. Watch the first course for overviews of each subject, and then dive deep into the technologies that interest you most.


Live online: Microsoft IoT Roadshow
August 22, 2017
August 24, 2017

This five-hour workshop is for people working on corporate IoT projects, and those who want to understand downstream architectures in the cloud. Learn how data from a device may be received and subsequently processed. This is not about devices; it is about device data and cloud back ends.

Ask Microsoft Anything: Windows Server Storage AMA
August 24, 2017, 9:00 A.M. Pacific Time
Ask Microsoft Anything events offer an opportunity to communicate with experts and get answers to your questions. Don’t miss this upcoming live event to learn more about Windows Server Storage.