TechNet Flash - Volume 19, Issue 8: April 12, 2017

Top News Worldwide

Now available: Windows 10 Creators Update

Windows 10 Creators Update: Get an overview of new features for IT pros

Security: What’s new in Advanced Threat Protection in Windows 10 Creators Update

Register: Windows 10 Creators Update for IT Pros live webcast and Q&A (April 27, 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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How to: Move from BIOS to UEFI with the new Windows 10 Creators Update
Microsoft Mechanics delivers a comprehensive yet concise explanation of how you can safely and non-destructively convert a Windows 10 machine from legacy BIOS to UEFI disk partitioning.

Overview of Azure Monitor
A built-in platform monitoring for all-up visibility into the performance, health, and state of your Azure Resources.

Now available: Azure AD B2B Collaboration
Azure Active Directory B2B collaboration provides external user accounts with secure access to documents, resources, and applications – while maintaining control over internal data. Learn more.

IT Showcase: Sticky problems keep our data scientists engaged
When you bring together a wildly diverse group of geniuses, the hard part isn’t finding work for them to do; it’s finding something that’s hard for them to solve, something so challenging that they get a little bit mad and a lot fired up.

SureSpot: How Power BI and Azure help to save you a parking space
With the new SureSpot Terminal and Online Booking System, drivers will be able to reserve parking spots from their PCs, tablets, and smartphones. Learn how SureSpot adopted Power BI embedded reports and Microsoft Azure to help its online parking reservation service.

Register to view Microsoft Tech Summit on Demand
Microsoft Tech Summit on Demand features more than 50 technical sessions covering a range of topics across Azure and the hybrid platform. Watch sessions covering security, networking, storage, identity, mobility, cloud infrastructure, DevOps, and more.

Now available: Azure Monitor
When you manage resources in the cloud, you need visibility into their state, performance, and usage. Azure Monitor, now generally available, provides built-in monitoring and diagnostics of your Azure resources, enabling operational visibility across your cloud assets.

Get an overview of what’s new in the Office 365 K1 updates
See what’s new in the Office 365 K1 updates and get a step-by-step tutorial on how IT admins can bulk-add users to Office 365 services.

Windows 10 Tech Community: Join the conversation and connect with other IT pros
Share ideas, learn best practices, and engage in discussions about Windows 10. In the Windows 10 Tech Community you can connect with peers, product experts, and engineers.

Building an IoT solution that improves clinical research labs
RockStep Solutions creates world-class scientific data management tools for research. Learn how Microsoft worked with RockStep to develop a multi-tenant IoT solution that helps reduce operating and maintenance costs in research labs.

What’s new in Windows Server 2016 Remote Desktop Services
The Remote Desktop Services (RDS) platform has been refined in Windows Server 2016. Learn about the latest remote access technologies available in Windows Server 2016 and find out how performance, scale, and cloud optimizations can help your environment.

Video: Performance gains in Hyper-V with Windows Server 2016
Learn about the performance improvements made available with Hyper-V in Windows Server 2016. This video covers specific performance enhancements, what kinds of new virtualization workloads this makes available, clustered VM improvements, and more.

Azure Advisor is now generally available
Azure Advisor is a personalized recommendation guide that helps you follow best practices to optimize your Azure resources. It analyzes your resource configuration and usage, and recommends solutions that can help improve the security, performance, and cost effectiveness of your Azure resources.

Azure Resource Health is now available
In preview since 2015, Azure Resource Health is now generally available. Learn how it can help you diagnose issues, mitigate problems, and get support when your resources are affected.


Go Mobile Tech Workshops: Bring the Microsoft engineering experts to your team
Go Mobile Tech Workshops give your team access to Microsoft engineers who will help your team build better mobile apps. Based on your specific needs, these sessions offer development, architecture, and DevOps best practices, as well as a Q&A with Microsoft engineers.


Microsoft Data Amp: Watch it live online
April 19, 2017
Discover how you can bring intelligence to your data and applications to deliver new value to your business. Watch Microsoft Data Amp online to get the latest info on big data, machine learning innovations, SQL Server, Azure Data Services, and more.

Virtual Azure Gov Discovery Day
April 25, 2017
Learn how government agencies can make the cloud work on their terms. Microsoft Azure Government is the cloud platform that drives you to achieve more while staying compliant and secure. Let this two-hour virtual event kickstart your group’s digital transformation.

Live webinar: Enterprise Mobility at Microsoft
April 26, 2017
Have questions about how Microsoft IT designs, deploys, and supports mobility at Microsoft? In this session, our experts will answer questions and share best practices that you can apply to your mobility practices. Register now to join the webinar.

Virtual event: Manufacturer of the Future
May 2, 2017
Find out how your manufacturing organization can thrive in a volatile environment. Register for this online event to join experts and analysts from Microsoft and Hitachi Solutions as they discuss the state of manufacturing today.

Microsoft Data Insights Summit
June 12–13, 2017, Seattle, WA
Register now for the Microsoft Data Insights Summit and join Freakonomics authors Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner for their special guest keynote appearance. Join breakout sessions and hands-on workshops to learn more about data insights and business intelligence tools.

Mission Mars: Fourth Horizon Experience
April 19, 2017, Seattle, WA
April 20, 2017, Boston, MA
May 2, 2017, New York, NY
May 17, 2017, Philadelphia, PA
May 23, 2017, Atlanta, GA

The fate of Earth’s first mission to Mars rests in your hands. 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.