TechNet Flash - Volume 19, Issue 22: October 25, 2017

Top News Worldwide

What’s new: Top 10 security and management features in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

An intro to Windows Analytics: Manage upgrades and updates across Windows and apps

Azure training: Free courses, role-based training, hands-on labs, and discounted certification offers

Watch: An explanation of quantum computing, recent breakthroughs, and future impact

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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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Now available: Find out what’s new in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update
Check out the Windows Blog for an overview of new features and enhancements available in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. Find out about Windows Mixed Reality, new ways to interact with Cortana, updates to Microsoft Edge, improvements to security, and more.

How to: Configuring a Hyper-V host with PowerShell DSC (Part 1)
This new blog series will walk you through the process of deploying and configuring a Hyper-V host with PowerShell. It will take you through the entire process, starting with creating the configuration in this first installment.

Free training: Managing identity
This self-paced course explores the latest techniques for managing identity to better secure your resources. Get practical guidance on identity management, based on the real-world experience provided by Microsoft Incidence Response teams. It includes videos, hosted labs, best practices, and more.

Getting started with the Cloud Adoption Test Lab Guides
The Cloud Adoption Test Lab Guides provide articles and white papers that can help you quickly ramp up your knowledge about Microsoft cloud technologies, including Office 365 and Enterprise Mobility + Security Suite. This free course offers an intro to using these guides so you can get started even faster.

IT Showcase: Cloud strategy with Mel Lowe
How do you transition a large organization to the cloud? To move nearly all of its operations to the cloud, Microsoft IT created teams and processes to migrate more than 2100 applications from on-premises servers. Senior Service Engineer Mel Lowe offers answers and guidance for those facing the same massive undertaking.

Download the new Cloud Service Map for AWS and Azure (PDF)
Get a side-by-side comparison of features and capabilities available in Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure so you can easily compare services. The document is organized into 13 categories, such as analytics, developer tools, internet of things, and security.

Navigate Azure resources like a file system
PowerShell in Azure Cloud Shell lets you navigate Azure resources via the Azure drive. This feature is now also available on PowerShell Gallery and the source code is on GitHub, allowing you to navigate Azure resources from any machine running Windows PowerShell 5 or higher.

Azure Cloud Shell: Access Azure resources with Bash or PowerShell
Azure Cloud Shell provides a new way to manage your resources in the cloud. Watch to see how you can use Bash or PowerShell via the browser to troubleshoot and automate common management tasks. You can even keep your scripts in the cloud and trigger them from any modern browser or the Azure mobile app, allowing you to manage from anywhere.

Microsoft Professional Program for DevOps
The Microsoft Professional Program for DevOps is designed to prepare you for changing market conditions. Develop the skills you need to be successful in today’s DevOps environments. Learn about continuous integration, infrastructure as code, testing, containers, application monitoring, and more.


Security for IT pros: New learning path from Microsoft Virtual Academy
This new learning path from MVA will teach you the latest security concepts and technologies to protect your organization’s devices and data. You’ll get an in-depth look at the Cybersecurity Reference Architecture, Credential Guard, Windows Security and Forensics, and much more.

Free on-demand training: Advanced analytics with Azure Machine Learning
Get an overview of Microsoft tools for advanced analytics. Learn about Azure Machine Learning, discover how it examines data for patterns, and find out how it can improve predictions. You will also learn about Azure Data Factory, SQL Server 2016 R Services, and Cortana Intelligence Suite.

Introduction to Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, Enterprise Edition
Get a thorough overview in this free, on-demand course from Microsoft Virtual Academy. Begin with an explanation of cloud-based solutions, find out how workspaces drive productivity, and explore key functionality such as Supply Chain, Financials, and Human Capital Management.


Proactive insights: The evolution of Windows Analytics
November 7, 2017
Windows Analytics is a free set of solutions built on Operations Management Suite that can help you accelerate your upgrade to Windows 10, track which devices have been updated, and detect issues impacting end users. Register for a one-hour webcast and get an in-depth look at the latest features.

Streaming live: Government Tech Summit
November 14, 2017
Join public-sector leaders and technology experts to explore the digital transformations that are reshaping every aspect of government, from the daily interactions agencies have with citizens to the way they respond to cyberattacks and large-scale disasters. Register now to attend this streaming event.

Save the date: Join Microsoft Connect(); 2017 online for live sessions and hands-on training
November 15–17, 2017
Whether you are creating cloud applications, working with AI, or just getting started, Connect(); 2017 will inspire you to build the apps of the future. Join Microsoft’s Cloud Chief, Scott Guthrie, and leading developers to hear about the latest in open source, Azure, AI, DevOps, and cross-platform applications.

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.