TechNet Flash - Volume 19, Issue 7: March 29, 2017

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Azure innovation: How optical technology is helping to improve cost, power usage, and automation

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A look at the new Surface Dial
The Surface Dial is a new input device that lets you interact with your applications on any current Windows 10 device. Watch an overview of the new Surface Dial, learn about its design, and see demos of its off-screen and on-screen capabilities.

Case study: Redesigning network topology for modern app architecture
For Microsoft IT, transitioning to the cloud requires fundamental changes to legacy network design. Find out how Microsoft IT evaluated its network needs and set about re-architecting the infrastructure to support a cloud-first, mobile-first environment – creating a proactive network model that takes advantage of consistent taxonomy, standard configuration, and automation.

Microsoft Teams: An overview of new features now available
This episode of Microsoft Mechanics offers a tour of the latest updates to Microsoft Teams. Learn about Public Teams, new integration with email and other cloud services, improvements to calendar, new mobile clients, compliance search, and more.

IT Pro Cloud Journey: Transitioning to the cloud
The My Cloud Journey series from IT Pro Career Center looks at how individuals have shifted into cloud roles. Watch to see how Cheryl, a Solutions Architect SharePoint, transitioned to an IT role in cloud technology. Get advice and insights from her personal experience.

Xamarin: Find out how a mobile app is helping Syrian refugees
Cellphones offer lifelines for 600,000 urban refugees living in Syria. Watch to learn how Urban Refuge created a mobile app that helps Syrian refugees find aid and services on a map.

Free training: Managing, monitoring, and maintaining web and mobile apps in Azure
Learn the basics of Azure websites and mobile services, find out how to manage your services, compare infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS) scenarios, explore app deployment options, and get an overview of Azure mobile apps in Azure.

On-demand webinar: 5 days to make IT ops more efficient
Nick Burling and Melanie Maynes from the Enterprise Cloud Management team at Microsoft provide an overview of Azure tools that can help you increase your efficiency in 5 simple ways. Register to watch this webinar on demand.

Now available: PingAccess For Azure AD public preview
Microsoft and Ping Identity have worked together to deliver a version of PingAccess for Azure Active Directory. This solution extends the ability of Azure AD Application Proxy to provide single sign-on and secure remote access to a broader spectrum of on-premises web applications.

Windows Server 2016: Breach resistance for your operating system and applications
Explore common attack timelines and scenarios and learn how to get the time needed after an initial breach to detect, respond, and get rid of the intruder. Find out how Credential Guard can protect against pass-the-hash attacks and discover how Device Guard can lock down your server.


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.


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

Join us at the 2017 Microsoft Data Insights Summit
June 12–13, 2017, Seattle, WA
The Microsoft Data Insights Summit, a user conference for business analysts, is back. Identify deeper insights, make better sense of your data, and take action to transform your business. Join hands-on sessions to ask your toughest questions, learn best practices, and hear about the latest trends and tools.

Mission Mars: Fourth Horizon Experience
The fate of Earth’s first to mission to Mars now rests in the hands of developers and IT professionals like you. Join the emergency response team to help regain contact. Bring your skills, find the crew, and help save the mission at an event near you.