TechNet Flash - Volume 19, Issue 9: April 26, 2017

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Free security training: How to plan for a security incident
In this on-demand course, you will look at real-world enterprise security threats, find out how to prepare to respond to potential security incidents, and explore the three pillars of the Microsoft Security Framework: Protect, Detect, and Respond.

An overview of Windows Server 2016 Essentials
Get up to speed on Windows Server 2016 Essentials. Find out who should use Essentials edition, explore intended scenarios, and learn about licensing and pricing considerations. This video also looks at the dashboard experience and how Windows Server 2016 Essentials offers a pathway to the cloud.

Windows 10 security in real life
Learn how Windows 10 helps protect your organization against everyday security threats. Watch practical demos, find out how to guard your systems at the device level, and discover how Windows 10 can help you to detect, investigate, and respond to advanced persistent threats.

Know it, Prove it: Earn a badge in the latest challenge
Join the latest Microsoft Virtual Academy “Know it, Prove it” challenge, which runs through May 17, 2017. It offers six new opportunities to learn unique tech skills. Don’t miss this chance to level up your skills and unlock shareable badges.

LogDNA: Data logging made easy with Azure Machine Learning
With billions of events and terabytes processed every day, Y Combinator startup LogDNA is making data logging easy thanks to machine learning. Learn how LogDNA worked with Microsoft for Startups to accelerate its growth and scale globally.

Microsoft Mechanics: A look at updates to Microsoft Intune on Microsoft Azure
Watch a demonstration of recent updates to Microsoft Intune on Azure. See the new admin experience in the Azure Portal with new role-based access controls, tighter integration with Azure Active Directory with Groups, reporting and automation capabilities leveraging the Microsoft Graph API, and much more.

A look at the Windows Server 2016 Essentials Dashboard
Windows Server 2016 Essentials provides an entry point for a small company deploying its first server. It includes a dashboard that simplifies common tasks, such as setting up your server, managing user accounts, backing up data, and more. Watch this video for an overview and demo.

Microsoft Data Amp: Watch the keynotes and technical videos on demand
The live event is over, but you can catch up by watching the keynotes and technical videos on demand. Stay on top of the latest big data and machine learning innovations. And discover new possibilities for putting data, analytics, and artificial intelligence into the heart of your solutions.

Case study: Migrating a critical high-performance platform to Azure with zero downtime
Microsoft IT migrated more than 120 TB of data to Azure and reduced its server footprint from 175 to 110. It did this with no downtime for any of the 54 onboarded applications. Learn how they determined what to move, and when.

How Hendrick Motorsports uses Xamarin and Azure to improve productivity and mobility
Hendrick Motorsports, which fields several prominent NASCAR teams, worked with Microsoft to expand the capabilities of its race crew chiefs with a cross-platform mobile app that can help them keep track of crucial race details. Watch to learn more.


Virtual classes: Get free hands-on cloud training
Enhance your cloud skills with one of these live, expert-led classes covering the latest Microsoft cloud technologies. Get hands-on training with Microsoft Azure as you work through real-world scenarios following step-by-step instructions. Space is limited so reserve a spot now.


Microsoft Security Forum National Event Series
May 9–June 1, 2017, nationwide
Attend an in-person event in a city near you to learn how Microsoft helps organizations balance security and user performance. Find out how security controls across identity, devices, data, apps, and infrastructure factor into your strategy.

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
May 2, 2017, New York, NY
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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. Space is limited – register today.