TechNet Flash - Volume 19, Issue 23: November 8, 2017

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Faster, silent, better graphics, and more: A deep look at the new Surface Pro with LTE Advanced

Security in Office 365: Register for the free course from edX

Announcing: Managed Applications are now generally available in the Azure Marketplace

Azure Essentials: A new place to learn, watch demos, and get hands-on experience with Azure

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Windows 10 Enterprise

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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: Azure Security Center previews threat detections for Linux
Azure Security Center recently launched a preview of new analytics that detect malicious behavior on cloud and on-premises Linux machines. These new capabilities can detect suspicious processes, dubious login attempts, kernel module loading/unloading, and other activities. Here’s how it works.

Magic Quadrant: Microsoft is a leader in the ODBMS Magic Quadrant
Gartner has again positioned Microsoft in the Leaders Quadrant in the 2017 Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems. This is the third year that Microsoft has been positioned farthest in completeness of vision and ability to execute in the ODBMS market.

How to: Continuous integration and continuous deployment
Learn how to implement continuous integration and continuous deployment with Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) and Microsoft Azure. This free, self-paced course is part of the Microsoft Professional Program in DevOps offered by edX. Enroll to get started.

New: Custom functions in Excel
Custom functions are JavaScript functions you can build as part of an add-in. Users can see and run those functions in Excel alongside built-in functions like =SUM or =VLOOKUP. And they work everywhere add-ins work: PC, Mac, iPad, and so on. Get the details and try writing your own custom functions.

IT Showcase: Bringing digital transformation to the supply chain with Azure IoT Suite
Microsoft is using Azure IoT Suite and Power BI to transform its hardware manufacturing and supply chain in three phases. It’s all about gathering data and using the data intelligently to gain predictive insights and improve efficiencies. Read an in-depth article from IT Showcase to learn more.

SQL Server 2017 and Azure data services
At PASS Summit 2017, Microsoft showcased new advances across SQL Server 2017 and Azure data services. Get an overview of recent announcements and find out how these products form a powerful hybrid data platform.

Video: An overview of updates to MyAnalytics in Office 365
MyAnalytics is an Office 365 application that helps you understand how you spend your time at work. Peter Bergen (Product Manager for Office 365/MyAnalytics) walks you through updates, which include new visualizations and tips on how to be more productive.

Blog series: Four success factors for driving Microsoft 365 adoption
In the first post of a new four-part series, Cyril Belikoff (Senior Director of Office Marketing) outlines four success factors for Microsoft 365 end user adoption.

IT Showcase: Rebuilding for the cloud
The Microsoft Sales app (the heart of financial tracking at Microsoft) was built 20 years ago. A lot has changed since then – more frequent releases, microtransactions, SaaS licenses, services like Skype, and more. Watch to learn how Microsoft built a new, scalable, cloud-based solution.

New: Managed Kubernetes Preview in Azure Container Service
You can now preview managed Kubernetes in Azure Container Service. See how this makes it easier to deploy and manage containerized applications without container orchestration expertise. Geo Replication in Azure Container Registry Preview is also now available now.


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.

Streaming live: Microsoft Business Forward
November 29, 2017
Join this online event to learn about new ways to think about data, artificial intelligence, and processes for your business. Featured speakers, partners, and Microsoft leaders will discuss digital transformation and how you can capture new business opportunities. Register now.

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.