TechNet Flash - Volume 20, Issue 10: May 9, 2018

Top News Worldwide

What’s new in Windows 10: An overview of the latest updates for IT pros

Intro to Blockchain and the Azure Blockchain Workbench

New: Monitor and manage your Azure resources from anywhere with the Azure mobile app

Now available: A look at Azure SQL Data Warehouse Gen 2

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Microsoft Intune 30-day trial

Windows Azure Pack

Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics

Video: Updates to Microsoft Visio
Microsoft Mechanics takes a tour of updates to Microsoft Visio. Learn about the new online editing and viewing capabilities, integration with Microsoft Teams, enhancements for working with Power BI and Excel, and ways to work with mixed reality to visualize data feeds in a virtual environment.

On demand: Microsoft 365 and GDPR compliance
GDPR will take effect in less than a month. View this webinar on demand to learn about Microsoft 365 features that can help your company be GDPR compliant (such as Compliance Manager and tools for responding to data subject requests).

Ask Microsoft Anything: Windows 10 for IT pros
Save the date for a special 24-hour AMA event on Windows 10. IT will begin at 11:00 A.M. Pacific Time on May 22, 2018 and run for 24 hours. Engineers and product teams will be answering your questions about deployment options, security, enterprise mobility, and more.

On demand: Microsoft Build 2018
Did you miss Microsoft Build? Check out Microsoft Build Live for on-demand content from the conference. Watch keynotes, hundreds of sessions, announcements, and much more.

Implement cloud-critical identity and access management skills
Find out how Microsoft’s identity tools can help improve efficiency in your organization. With an easier user authentication experience, your employees can focus on their tasks rather than managing password proliferation and multiple logins and profiles. Find out more in this blog post.

Office for Mac: A tour of the latest updates
Check out this tour of Office for Mac to get a complete look at the latest updates. Learn about Touch Bar integration and real time co-authoring with integrated chat, and find out how advanced protection and conditional access now extend to the Mac.

Webcast: Overview of what’s new in the Windows 10 April 2018 update
Register today for a fast-paced, end-to-end look at new and updated Windows 10 features for IT pros. Explore numerous changes, including Windows Defender System Guard, FIDO 2.0 authentication, S Mode, and improved control over system updates.

Enterprise-ready in the age of Windows as a service
The Windows IT Pro Blog takes a look at enterprise readiness. Learn about the history of being “enterprise ready” in a Windows environment, find out how Windows 10 updates address readiness, and discover how this factors into the modern IT environment.

High-performance computing options in Azure
Microsoft Azure supports all types and sizes of computation ? from powering visual simulations and engineering scenarios to dynamic rendering for GPU-intensive work to scientific analysis. Watch this Azure Essentials video to explore the Azure services that enable high-performance computing applications and solutions.


Principles of Machine Learning 
Machine learning uses computers to run predictive models that learn from existing data to forecast future behaviors, outcomes, and trends. Take this self-paced course from edX to learn machine learning theory and get practical hands-on experience using R, Python, and Azure Machine Learning.

GDPR video series 
The clock is ticking. GDPR goes into effect globally on May 25, 2018. Will you be ready? Watch this video series to learn how Microsoft is helping customers reach compliance through its products and expert guidance.


IoT in Action: Business Transformation series 
May 11, 2018, 9:30 A.M. Pacific Time
This is the third and final webinar in the IoT in Action Business Transformation series. Join to explore how IoT digital transformation can reshape and transform your business. Find out how IoT transformation can lead to new revenues as you adopt advanced business models.

OpenHack | San Francisco 
May 15‒17, 2018, San Francisco, CA
OpenHack is a three-day, challenge-based hacking event where developers team up with community peers to learn how to implement high-scale data workloads in the cloud. Register to attend this upcoming event in San Francisco.

SQL Town Hall: Migrating from Oracle to SQL Server on Linux 
May 17, 2018, 10:00 A.M. Pacific Time
Register for this SQL Town Hall to learn about SQL Server performance, security, high-availability solutions, disaster recovery, and the tools you’ll need to prepare for your migration from Oracle to SQL Server on Linux.

IoT in Action: Make public safety collaborative with IoT 
May 24, 2018, 10:00 A.M. Pacific Time
Join this live webinar to learn how IoT is impacting digital transformation in public safety initiatives. You’ll hear from industry experts and learn about solutions from Genetec.

OpenHack Machine Learning 
June 19–21, 2018 Los Angeles, CA
Attend this in-person event to sharpen your Machine Learning skills through three days of hands-on challenge-based hacking where you will solve problems in the computer vision space. Register now.

Announcing the Microsoft Business Applications Summit 
July 22‒24, 2018, Seattle, WA
Register to attend an all-new event designed for analysts, power users, solution architects, and other IT pros. This summit will provide hands-on workshops and breakout sessions for varied levels of experience as well as direct access to the experts behind Microsoft’s top tools.