TechNet Flash - Volume 19, Issue 6: March 15, 2017

Top News Worldwide

Windows 10 virtual labs: Get free hands-on experience with setup, deployment, and management

Microsoft FastTrack: Learn best practices for successful Office 365 adoption (March 22, 2017)

Free security training: How to harden your environment against modern threats

Register today: Microsoft Data Insights Summit in Seattle June 12–13, 2017

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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 3

System Center 2012 R2

Hyper-V Server 2012 R2

Microsoft Intune 30-day trial

Windows Azure Pack

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Live event: The 360 on innovative applications
Join a live event in a city near you to learn how Microsoft tools and platforms can enable digital transformation in your environment. Discover how you can architect and maintain applications with DevOps processes and deliver digital experiences that will inspire your employees and customers.

Microsoft Data Amp: Learn about this new online data event
Microsoft Data Amp is a new event that will help you and your teams unlock the potential of data. Join this live event online on April 19, 2017 to learn how you can create intelligent applications, improve productivity, and enhance collaboration.

An engineer’s tour of Microsoft Surface Hub user experiences
Microsoft Mechanics offers an in-depth tour of Surface Hub user experiences. See how you join and run meetings using Skype for Business. Learn about using touch and pen to navigate, create, and annotate. And see how you can bring your own content to Surface Hub.

Watch the Microsoft Tech Summit keynote live from Copenhagen
Even if you can’t join us at Microsoft Tech Summit in person, you can still watch the keynote on March 30, 2017 as Brad Anderson, Corporate VP of Enterprise Client and Mobility, takes the stage. Tune in to learn how the Microsoft Cloud can help you stay competitive.

Operationalizing DevOps practices with Azure and Azure Stack
Lead Azure engineer Natalia Mackevicius joins Jeremy Chapman to explore the industry shift from the traditional development and operations lifecycle to DevOps practices. See how Azure Stack can help with the development and management of your apps as part of a hybrid cloud strategy.

EMS: Updates to Conditional Access in Enterprise Mobility and Security
Learn about new updates to Conditional Access. These include a new unified administration experience in the Azure Portal, the expansion of contextual controls, and risk-based conditional access controls that incorporate machine learning to continuously safeguard access to your apps and data in real time.

Public Preview of Windows Analytics: Update Compliance
Preview a new way to track update compliance. Try this new service to see how you can quickly check the installation status of Windows 10 updates and deployment progress for devices in your organization.

Tech Summit on demand: Watch the latest Windows 10 deep dive sessions
Get a deeper understanding of Windows 10. Take an in-depth look at what’s new in deployment, learn how to implement Windows as a service, and find out how you can fix web app compatibility.


Microsoft Azure for IT pros: Storage
This new addition to the Azure for IT Pros Content Series explores Azure Storage basics. Learn how to manage storage using the UI, PowerShell, and external tools. Plus, get the details on backup and site recovery.

SQL Database Fundamentals
In this three-hour on-demand course, expert instructors cover fundamental concepts that are critical to database administrators, developers, data scientists, and big data specialists.


TechTalk: Harnessing the power of intelligent data and app development
Through April 14, 2017
When powered by analytics and the cloud, intelligent apps can become an organization’s key strategic asset. Attend a live session near you to hear Microsoft engineers and cloud experts discuss the latest technologies and practices, including SQL on Linux, big data, SaaS, and DevOps.

Live Data Camp events
Through April 27, 2017
Attend a free hands-on training session at a Microsoft Technology Center and discover how you can improve your data insights with Azure Machine learning. Find an event in a city near you.