TechNet Flash - Volume 19, Issue 20: September 28, 2017

Top News Worldwide

Get an overview of announcements from Microsoft Ignite

Office 2019: Announcing the next perpetual release of Office

From Ignite: What’s new in Windows Server 2016 version 1709 and what’s coming

Everything you need to know about SQL Server 2017

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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Microsoft Ignite: Watch the keynote and select sessions any time on demand
Microsoft Ignite 2017 has started. Can’t attend this year’s event in person? You can still watch Satya Nadella’s keynote and select sessions on demand to hear the latest announcements.

Remote Desktop Services: Updates and upcoming innovations
Microsoft Mechanics provides a first look at updates to remote desktop. Learn how it delivers deeper cloud integration from endpoints and authentication to back-end infrastructure.

Microsoft 365: Understanding the General Data Protection Regulation
Roy King (Senior Product Manager for Office 365 Security) walks you through General Data Protection Regulation and how Microsoft 365 can help with your compliance. If your organization is in the European Union or you have customers or employees in the EU, this regulation applies to you.

How to: Create and manage virtual machines in Azure
With support for Linux, Windows Server, SQL Server, Oracle, IBM, and SAP, Azure supports virtualization for a wide range of computing solutions. Watch an in-depth session filled with demos and how-to tips and tricks on how to create and manage Azure Virtual Machines.

Analytics storytelling for impact
Learn how to take your data and insights and turn them into compelling stories. In this self-paced course, you will explore communication and presentation techniques to bring your data and insights to life. Sign up here.

News from Ignite: What’s new with Microsoft Intune and System Center Configuration Manager
As the number of devices and cloud services being used by workers continues to grow, IT departments must enable and support new and more complex scenarios. New features and capabilities in Microsoft Intune and System Center Configuration Manager can help.

Announcing Windows 10 S devices for Firstline Workers
Learn about the new commercial devices with Windows 10 S for Firstline Workers. Starting at US$275, Windows 10 S devices are secure, they are easy to manage, and they minimize total cost of ownership for Firstline Workers.

Microsoft 365: Advancing intelligence, management, and security to empower the modern workplace
At Ignite, Microsoft announced the expansion of Microsoft 365 plus a number of new product capabilities that improve security and collaboration. Learn about the new Microsoft 365 enterprise plan, new search capabilities, new tools for IT pros, and more.

Building a cloud-first network at Microsoft
Adopting a cloud strategy requires that you support legacy applications as well as new application models for cloud computing—such as PaaS, IaaS, and SaaS. Learn how Microsoft IT evaluated its network and redesigned its infrastructure to support a cloud-first, mobile-first culture.

IT Showcase: Engaging corporate apps
At Microsoft, employees can choose mobile apps from a large library to help them perform tasks such as reporting vacation time or finding a meeting room. Developers use PowerApps to create a consistent UI for some common activities and unify the experience for employees through a company dashboard.

Intelligent insights for Azure SQL Database: Performance diagnostics for DevOps at scale
Azure SQL Database continuously monitors database usage, detects disruptive events, and generates “intelligent insights” consisting of root cause and improvement recommendations. Discover how early detection and analysis can improve efficiency and total cost of ownership.

News from Ignite: What’s new in Azure Information Protection
Improved Office 365 message encryption, enhancements to conditional access, integration with Cloud App Security, and more. Get a roundup of new features and capabilities just announced for Azure Information Protection.


Microsoft Tech Summit: Build your skills with the latest in cloud technologies
November 16, 2017–April 25, 2018, worldwide
Attend a free, technical learning event near you, presented by the experts who build and run Microsoft’s cloud services. Whether you’re developing innovative apps or delivering optimized solutions, Microsoft Tech Summit can help improve your skills and deepen your expertise.

Azure Red Shirt Dev Tour ’17
October 16–20, 2017, nationwide
The Red Shirt Tour is all about code. Join Microsoft’s cloud chief, Scott Guthrie, as he codes live and demonstrates how Azure can help you solve some of your most vexing developer problems. Register to attend an in-person event near you.

Ethics and law in analytics and AI
On demand, starting October 16, 2017
In today’s world of big data and artificial intelligence, anyone who works with data should be familiar with the ethics and regulations that pertain to data. As the scope and depth of your work increases, so does your responsibility. Join leading experts for an in-depth discussion in this self-paced course from edX.