TechNet Flash - Volume 19, Issue 3: February 9, 2017

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Microsoft Mechanics: Software defined networking with Windows Server 2016

IT Showcase: Using IoT devices and data analytics to create a safer workplace

Security: A look at Advanced Threat Analytics in the datacenter

Free training: Stop malware with Windows 10 Device Guard

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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

Microsoft Azure Stack Technical Preview 2

System Center 2012 R2

Hyper-V Server 2012 R2

Microsoft Intune 30-day trial

Windows Azure Pack

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Editing posts in Yammer: A look at what’s changing and what’s staying the same
In 2016, Yammer announced an upcoming feature: the ability to edit messages after posting. This left some IT pros and developers with questions about how this will impact Yammer’s developer platform. Here’s an early look at what to expect.

Save up to 55% on exam prep books and eBooks
Start studying for your next certification. Now through February 28, 2017, you can save on all exam prep books and eBooks available at the Microsoft Press store.

New Extensibility Options for Dynamics 365
Watch Microsoft Mechanics to learn about various extensibility options for Dynamics 365. Watch as they demonstrate simpler tasks, such as customizing process workflow, and explore more advanced options, such as incorporating advanced cognitive services in the cloud.

Win big: Enter the Windows Server 2016 sweepstakes
Enter the Windows Server 2016 sweepstakes for a chance to win a Surface Pro 4 and other great prizes. Read the official rules and find out how you can enter to win. (No purchase necessary. Open only to Spiceworks community members who are legal residents of the U.S.)

Microsoft Cloud: Get an overview of FastTrack
FastTrack provides a set of best practices, tools, and resources to help make your experience with the Microsoft Cloud a success. See how it can help you identify and prioritize key scenarios, build a custom plan, get assistance, and more.

Overview of OneDrive sync client updates and the new OneDrive Admin Center
Learn about the latest updates to the OneDrive sync client that enable users to access and sync their Office 365 files, including team sites and shared folders. And get a tour of the new OneDrive Admin Center, which provides a simple, centralized experience for configuring policies.

Surface Hub: Get a deep look at its powerful hardware and design
Surface Hub is an intelligent, multi-touch, large screen collaboration device that offers powerful and simple video and teleconference capabilities in one integrated package. View an in-depth tour of its hardware and design.

Microsoft Virtual Academy: Evolution of Identity
This demo-rich training explores new security features available for Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016. Learn about single sign-on, Active Directory Federation Services, and much more.


Microsoft SQL database development series on edX
Sign up now to strengthen your database developer foundation with this training from edX, and prepare for Microsoft Certification exam 70-464, part of the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert MCSE: Data Platform certification.


Free hands-on IoT training in a city near you
Get hands-on with the Internet of Things. Learn how to combine Microsoft Azure IoT services and Power BI with Intel’s hardware to create powerful solutions. Register for an event near you.

Microsoft Tech Summit: Register for an event near you
Through April 27, 2017, worldwide
Attend a free, two-day training event to build your cloud and infrastructure skills. Choose from more than 70 training sessions, join hands-on labs, and get access to Microsoft engineers. Find an event to attend in person or save the date to watch a keynote livestream online.