TechNet Flash - Volume 20, Issue 1: January 3, 2018

Top News Worldwide

Microsoft Whiteboard: Try the new freeform canvas for creative collaboration

Microsoft AI: How Microsoft is putting numbers in perspective and providing better answers

Office 365: A look at the latest AI capabilities that help users perform everyday tasks  

Free Training: Managing Windows 10 Features for a Mobile Workforce

Top Downloads

Windows 10 Enterprise

Windows Server 2016

Project “Honolulu”

Windows Server 2016 Essentials

System Center 2016

Hyper-V Server 2016

System Center Configuration Manager and Endpoint Protection

Create an Azure free account

Azure Stack Development Kit

SQL Server 2017

Microsoft Intune 30-day trial

Windows Azure Pack

Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics

Azure: New Management and Cost Savings Capabilities
Learn about new management and cost savings capabilities, including Azure Policy, enhanced support for Azure Virtual Machine Reserved Instances, and Azure Archive Storage. And view the Azure Cost Savings infographic to discover other ways Azure can help your organization save money.

Microsoft Press Deal of the Week
Every week, Microsoft Press offers a new special deal. This week’s deal is 50 percent off the new release Microsoft Office 365 Administration Inside Out, 2nd Edition. Check back each week for the latest deal.

Migrating Learning Content and a Certification Portal to the Cloud
To improve scalability and performance and to reduce storage costs, Microsoft moved its learning content and Microsoft certification platform to the cloud. To expedite the migration, Microsoft created a tool to move 1 PB of courses, labs, exams, and videos to Azure Blob Storage. Learn more.

Modern Android Management with Microsoft Intune
Google recently announced the deprecation of Device Admin Android management. Microsoft is committed to supporting Android enterprise scenarios so that organizations have a clear transition path from Device Admin to modern Android management. Read more about these changes and options.

SQL Server 2017 on Linux Webcast Series
Join a live webcast as industry experts from Microsoft, Intel, Red Hat, and HPE explore how SQL Server 2017 brings the industry-leading Microsoft relational database engine to the enterprise Linux ecosystem. Register for events taking place on January 11, January 16, and January 18, 2018.

New from Microsoft Press: Windows 10 Step by Step, 2nd Edition
Get more done quickly with the newest version of Windows 10. When you need help, this new release from Microsoft Press will provide brisk lessons and colorful screenshots that show you exactly what to do, step by step.

IT Showcase: How Microsoft Uses Machine Learning Server to Weed Out Fake Marketing Leads
Microsoft marketing and sales professionals rely on quality leads. When people fill out online forms with fake names and gibberish, Microsoft distinguishes fake names from legitimate data using R, the Naive Bayes classifier algorithm, Microsoft Machine Learning Server, and a custom data quality service.

Benefits of Migrating IaaS to Azure Resource Manager
It has been more than 2 years since IaaS was launched on Azure Resource Manager. Since then, many new features have been added to the new stack along with all the features of the classic stack. Explore some of the features and benefits you get by deploying your infrastructure on Azure Resource Manager.

How Azure Security Center Detects Vulnerabilities by Using Administrative Tools
Backdoor user accounts are created by an adversary as part of an attack and used later to gain access to other resources on the network. Get a detailed look at enabling Azure Security Center to detect usage of backdoor user account creation.


Windows 10 IT Pro Essentials Support Secrets
Learn troubleshooting techniques, discover how to use the cloud to back up files and settings, and find out how to recover the system and documents if things go wrong. If you’re an IT pro supporting Windows 10, take this course to learn support tips and techniques.


See IoT in Action with Microsoft in San Francisco
February 13, 2018, San Francisco, CA
Attend the IoT in Action event in San Francisco to hear from industry experts, gain insights, and meet key IoT solution providers from around the world. Whether you’re looking to create new revenue streams or identify new business opportunities, the IoT in Action event is for you. Register now.

Microsoft Tech Summit: Build your skills with the latest in Azure and Microsoft 365
Through April 25, 2018, worldwide
Register today for Microsoft Tech Summit, a free event for IT pros and developers. Attend an event in a city near you to learn about the latest trends, tools, and product roadmaps, and meet with the experts who build and run Microsoft’s cloud services.