TechNet Flash - Volume 19, Issue 26: December 20, 2017

Top News Worldwide

Essential steps to secure and manage your virtual machines with Azure

Step by Step: Plan and migrate your virtual machines from VMware to Azure

Microsoft Intune and Jamf Pro partner to help you manage Macs and improve security

Free training: Introduction to Data Modeling

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Windows 10 Enterprise

Windows Server 2016

Project “Honolulu”

Windows Server 2016 Essentials

System Center 2016

Hyper-V Server 2016

System Center Configuration Manager and Endpoint Protection

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Azure Stack Development Kit

SQL Server 2017

Microsoft Intune 30-day trial

Windows Azure Pack

Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics

New blog series: Windows Container and Virtual Network Deep Dive
Check out a blog series that delves deep into container networking and Windows network virtualization. Find out how Windows Network Virtualization works, explore container network types in Windows, learn about tools for capturing virtual network traffic, and more.

Now available: Azure Archive Storage
Archive Blob Storage is now available, offering a more affordable option for cloud storage starting at US$0.002 per gigabyte per month. Discover how you can reduce storage costs by storing rarely accessed data in the Archive tier. And learn about Blob-Level Tiering to manage the lifecycle of your data.

Updates to Windows Hello for Business
Microsoft Mechanics takes a look at recent updates to Windows Hello for Business. Discover how it is even more secure than a password and learn about new protections for when you are in a public place or when you are away from your device.

Azure Application Architecture Guide
When should you consider a serverless architecture? Should your organization use Microservices or N-Tier? How can you improve scalability and resiliency? Check out the new Azure Application Architecture Guide to get answers to these questions and more.

IoT in Action webinar: Predictive Maintenance for Equipment Manufacturers
January 11, 2018, 10:00 A.M. Pacific Time
Find out how today’s AI, IoT, and connected systems can help ensure equipment uptime and maintenance schedules using historical data. Register now and prepare to gain industry insight on how to benefit from predictive maintenance with Microsoft IoT.

Deep Dive: Conversational Bots
Microsoft recently announced the general availability of Microsoft Cognitive Services Language Understanding service (LUIS) and Azure Bot Service. This deep dive looks at the tools and how a developer can work with them.

Enabling Data Source Discovery with Azure Data Catalog
Azure Data Catalog provides a single view of your data sources. Get the details on this Azure tool and learn to use Data Catalog to discover, organize, and understand diverse data assets in this new course from edX.

Bring Clarity to Complex Data with Graph Databases on SQL Server 2017
In addition to processing relational data, SQL Server 2017 now fully integrates with graph database models, all on the same familiar system. This will bring clarity to the increasing amounts of data businesses generate every day. Learn more.

Azure Marketplace: Start/Stop VMs during off-hours (preview)
Originally developed for Microsoft internal use, this cost-saving tool is now available on the Azure Marketplace. With the Start/Stop VMs during off-hours solution, you can save money by making sure your virtual machines are off when not being used.

Promote Microsoft 365 Awareness and Enable End Users with Training
Learn how awareness and user training play an important role in driving Microsoft 365 adoption. In this blog post, Cyril Belikoff (Senior Director of Office Marketing) shares best practices and useful resources.


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 Azure and Microsoft 365
Through April 25, 2018, worldwide
Register today for Microsoft Tech Summit, a free event for IT pros and developers. Attend an event in a city near you to learn about the latest trends, tools, and product roadmaps, and meet with the experts who build and run Microsoft’s cloud services.