TechNet Flash - Volume 19, Issue 25: December 6, 2017

Top News Worldwide

New: Microsoft Edge is now available for iOS and Android devices

Office 365: An overview of new features deployed in November

Free self-paced training: Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines – enroll now

Microsoft 365 Business: Watch a demo of this complete solution designed for SMBs

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Microsoft and SAP join forces to offer a trusted path for innovation in the cloud
Microsoft and SAP have announced integrated offerings to provide enterprise customers with a clear road map to confidently drive more business innovation in the cloud. The two companies will also be deploying each other’s cloud solutions internally.

AI’s sharing economy: Why Microsoft creates publicly available datasets and metrics
Read about the datasets, metrics, and other tools for testing AI systems that Microsoft researchers and engineers have shared publicly. These tools allow everyone from academic researchers to industry AI experts to test their systems, compare work, and learn.

Investing at home: Microsoft is launching a massive refresh of its Redmond campus
18 new buildings. 6.7 million square feet of renovated workspace. Improvements to the transportation infrastructure, public spaces, and green space. And room for 8,000 additional people. Read about the exciting new project on the Official Microsoft Blog.

Expedition cloud: Refactoring for the cloud
Companies need to be careful about where they invest in digital transformation. Darren Coil, a supply chain business technologies expert, explains why he and his colleagues invested their efforts in transforming operations using data analytics, Microsoft Power BI, and cloud computing.

Microsoft 365 adoption: Identify business needs and prioritize scenarios
Cyril Belikoff, Senior Director of Office Marketing, discusses how you can solve common business problems with Microsoft 365. In this post, he explains how to identify and prioritize Microsoft 365 scenarios while measuring their impact on your organization.

New Remote Desktop app for macOS available in the App Store
It is time to hit refresh on the Remote Desktop experience for macOS. The next generation application is now available in the App Store, delivering an improved UI and new functionalities in remote sessions. Check out the blog post to learn more.

Virtualization: An easier way to collect logs for troubleshooting
To help with troubleshooting, the Microsoft Virtualization team has published a HyperVLogs PowerShell module that makes it easier to collect the right set of event logs into a single evtx file. This new tool is now available on GitHub. Learn more.

IT Showcase: Cloud security with Rob Polly
Security in a virtual environment is very different than security in an on-premises datacenter. Cloud security expert Rob Polly outlines the challenges Microsoft faced during its transition to the cloud and explains how the company addressed concerns related to privacy, data sovereignty, and more.

Women in tech: How the tide is changing
Sarmila Basu, a data researcher at Microsoft, recently spoke at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing. She observed that the questions young women asked were markedly different than the questions she had when starting her career. Read about her experience at the Grace Hopper Celebration.

Updates to Microsoft StaffHub for firstline workers and IT
StaffHub has been updated with a variety of new tools based on user feedback. These include changes to how you manage schedules, share content, and communicate with your team. Rich Halbert, Principal Program Manager for Office 365, provides an overview of the most recent updates.


edX: Principles of machine learning
Get hands-on experience working with machine learning models using R, Python, and Azure Machine Learning. This self-paced data science course from edX combines machine learning theory with practical scenarios. Enroll now.

MVA: Event forwarding and log analysis
Want to improve data security in your organization? This course will teach you about Windows Event logs, which are used to determine when actions were triggered by particular individuals, groups, or IP addresses. You’ll also learn what actions should be monitored to improve your security.

Azure training and certification
Whether you’re new to Azure or already a cloud professional, training is one of the best investments you can make in your career. Enrich your technical skills with free, online, hands-on training, and make sure your expertise is recognized with great deals on Azure certifications.

Introduction to NoSQL Data Solutions
Learn the fundamentals of NoSQL and explore several non-relational data storage options in Microsoft Azure. In this self-paced course, you will examine the basics of NoSQL and the storage options in Azure Cosmos DB, and find out how to use them in your applications.


Advancing the world’s infrastructure with Bentley Systems and Microsoft
December 12, 2017, 11:00 A.M. Pacific Time
In this live webinar, you will hear how Bentley uses the Microsoft Azure cloud to enable infrastructure design, project delivery, and asset management. Register now for this free Microsoft webinar to learn more.

See IoT in Action with Microsoft in San Francisco
February 13, 2018, San Francisco, CA
Attend the IoT in Action event in San Francisco to hear from industry experts, gain insights, and meet key IoT solution providers from around the world. Whether you’re looking to create new revenue streams or identify new business opportunities, the IoT in Action event is for you. Register now.

Microsoft Tech Summit: Build your skills with the latest in cloud technologies
Through 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.