TechNet Flash - Volume 19, Issue 4: February 15, 2017

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New: Assess the security posture of data and devices with Office 365 Secure Score

Data management: Watch a 5-minute overview of Office 365 Advanced Data Governance

Security: Learn about the new features now available in Azure Information Protection

Free: Register for live, instructor-led cloud training and learn the latest technologies

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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

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Cloud security: Safeguarding your cloud resources with Azure security services
Concerns around cloud security have shifted, and many organizations now contend that cloud services are more secure than their on-premises infrastructure. The Microsoft Security blog looks at the state of cloud security and some of the ways Azure can help improve security for your organization.

Security training: Deploy shielded VMs in a Windows Server 2016 guarded fabric
Expert instructors provide a step-by-step walkthrough of a Windows Server 2016 guarded fabric deployment. Learn about the Host Guardian Service (HGS), configure TPM-based attestation on the Hyper-V host, deploy shielded VMs, and much more.

Mission Mars: Fourth Horizon Experience
The fate of Earth’s first mission to Mars rests in your hands. Join the emergency response team to help regain contact with the crew, save the mission, and build your skills at this live training event in a city near you. Register for an event.

Now available: New experience for the Azure Marketplace
The Azure Marketplace now features a new interactive experience, making it easier to navigate the product catalog and find the right solution for your cloud application. Find and deploy your products quickly, test drive solutions, and get more info from technical documentation.

A look at Microsoft Surface Hub’s defense-in-depth security measures
As a communal device, Surface Hub posed a challenge for maintaining a user-friendly, ready-to-use experience without compromising security. Watch Microsoft Mechanics to explore possible attack vectors and learn how Surface Hub addresses security at the hardware, OS, app, and user levels.

Microsoft SQL platform continues to lead the market with advanced data security
Security is a top priority for SQL Server and the products it powers. Get an overview of recent updates and upcoming security enhancements that provide the highest levels of security across the SQL Database product lineup.

Revolutionizing retail through personalization and advanced analytics
The shopping experience has changed drastically. To stay a step ahead and meet your customers when they’re ready to buy, you must master the latest tools and strategies. Get a free white paper and join the webinar to learn how you can anticipate trends, forecast demand, and deliver personalized experiences.

IT Showcase: Optimizing resource efficiency in Microsoft Azure
Microsoft IT is moving the bulk of its computing resources to Azure, and the environment requires constant evaluation and optimization. Learn about the tools they use and the standards they have set to manage resources, identify underused or noncompliant workloads, and retire those that are unused.


Get free training from the experts
Microsoft Virtual Academy offers hundreds of free, online courses to help you build your skills and advance your career. Learn the latest technologies from industry experts at your own pace. You can even earn completion certificates when you’ve mastered a course. Explore the available courses.

Internet of Things: Free hands-on training
Learn how to combine Microsoft Azure IoT services and Power BI with Intel hardware and discover what’s possible with the Internet of Things. Register for an event.


Live webinars: Learn about Power BI, Flow, and PowerApps
February 23–April 6, 2017
This series of free business application platform webinars will show you how to automate processes and get more out of your data. Upcoming topics include data visualization tips, flows to help you be more productive, marketing insights with Power BI, and more.

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.