TechNet Flash - Volume 19, Issue 18: August 31, 2017

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Microsoft Ignite: Highlights from the Data Science track
This year’s Ignite (September 25–29, 2017) is offering a fantastic Data Science track. There will be 25 sessions, with presentations on Microsoft R, Cognitive Toolkit, Bot Framework, the Team Data Science Process, and more. Learn more about the Data Science track and how you can participate.

Introducing Project Brainwave for real-time AI
Microsoft recently unveiled a new deep learning acceleration platform. Project Brainwave, which processes requests as quickly as it receives them, delivers a leap forward for cloud-based deep learning models. Check out this blog post for a deep dive into its architecture.

Register for the Modern Customer Experience Summit (September 19, 2017)
Want to know how AI and cognitive technologies can help you transform customer engagement? The Modern Customer Experience Virtual Summit is your opportunity to learn from industry experts. Register now and join the live stream on September 19.

Azure Active Directory Conditional access support for macOS available in public preview
Intune macOS compliance settings and Azure Active Directory conditional access support for macOS are both now available in preview. You can access them via the new admin experience on Azure. See the Conditional Access documentation for more details.

Microsoft Research: How machine learning is enabling a new class of applications
Learn how interactive learning technology based on contextual-bandit algorithms is enabling a brand-new class of applications. And find out how you can get started with Custom Decision Service.

Microsoft Intune: Update to enable immediate support for Android Oreo
When Google announced the general availability of the Android Oreo update, the Microsoft Intune team was ready with its own update to offer day 0 support for Android Oreo. Check out this blog post to get the details and get the update.

Announcing: Microsoft acquires Cycle Computing to accelerate big computing in the cloud
Working on a cure for cancer, designing safer vehicles, improving AI – complex challenges require massive amounts of computing power. For too long, big computing was only accessible to the most well-funded organizations. Find out how Microsoft is making high-performance computing more accessible.

Live webinar: Using Windows Information Protection to protect corporate data (September 6, 2017)
Learn how Windows Information Protection can help protect corporate data in today’s highly collaborative and increasingly mobile environments. Join this webinar to find out how you can deploy, configure, and manage Windows Information Protection in your organization.


Free training: Azure Security and Compliance
This self-paced online course will introduce you to Azure security and compliance. The course focuses on Azure Trust Center, Azure Key Vault, and Azure Security Center, and other built-in security features.

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Enroll in this free, five-week course to learn how you can use the Hadoop technologies in Microsoft Azure HDInsight to build batch processing solutions that cleanse and reshape data for analysis. Offering guidance and hands-on practice, this course will prepare you to start analyzing big data.


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