TechNet Flash - Volume 20, Issue 11: May 25, 2018

Top News Worldwide

10 answers to common questions about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Monitor your virtual machines across workspaces and subscriptions from one location

Microsoft Ignite: Register now to attend Microsoft’s enterprise tech conference (September 24–28, 2018)

Mark Russinovich explains Microsoft’s confidential cloud vision

Top Downloads

Windows 10 Enterprise

Windows Server 2016

Windows Admin Center

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

Office 365: How Advanced Threat Protection uses detonation-based heuristics and machine learning
Protect mailboxes, files, online storage, and applications with Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection. Learn how this comprehensive solution uses detonation, heuristics, and machine learning technologies to help you safeguard against evolving threats.

A look at the Microsoft approach to artificial intelligence (AI)
AI projects at Microsoft are generally grouped into three core categories of product and platform investment: AI platform, infusing AI, and business solutions. Discover more about these three business areas in this overview by Steve “Guggs” Guggenheimer.

Azure IoT Reference Architecture update
An update is now available for the Azure IoT Reference Architecture Guide. This update includes the latest IoT cloud-native, recommended architecture for Azure and the latest technology implementation recommendations.

The benefits of running SAP HANA on Azure M-series VMs
Scale on demand, increase performance, and improve security. Learn more about these benefits and the latest updates for running your SAP HANA workloads on Azure in this Microsoft Mechanics video.

Unlock the power of your team with Surface Hub 2
Whether your team is in the same room or separated by thousands of miles, bring everyone together in a modern environment with Surface Hub 2. Learn about next-generation capabilities, including 4K+ cameras and multi-touch display that provides a canvas to co-create, work simultaneously across applications – and experience real-time teamwork.

Now generally available: SQL Advanced Threat Protection and SQL Vulnerability Assessment
Discover, classify, and protect sensitive data in a single location with SQL Advanced Threat Protection for Azure SQL Database. The security package includes SQL Vulnerability Assessment for discovering and fixing potential database vulnerabilities.

Microsoft named a 2018 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for client management tools
The Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice is a recognition based on reviews and ratings from IT professionals. Brad Anderson discusses this recognition and what it says about System Center Configuration Manager and Enterprise Mobility + Security.

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


Analyzing and visualizing data with Power BI 
In this free, self-paced course, experts walk you through Power BI from end to end. With demos, quizzes, and hands-on labs, you’ll learn how to connect to and import your data, author reports using Power BI Desktop, publish reports, and create dashboards for business users.

Databases in Azure 
Enroll in this free, self-paced course from edX and learn to deploy relational and non-relational databases in the cloud. Discover the Azure data services to store, manage, and analyze data, as well as learn how to quickly set up and start using database applications.


Immersion Experiences 
Through June 7, 2018
Register for a live, online immersive experience where you can learn to build real-world solutions while getting assistance from experts. Learn how to protect data on mobile devices, build and deploy intelligent bots, and more in these hands-on sessions.

Microsoft Cloud Workshops 
Through June 20, 2018, nationwide
Learn from experts as you delve deep into Azure and various cloud scenarios in these live, in-person workshops. They feature a mixture of architecture design and hands-on experience where you can implement solutions in a live environment. Find an event near you.

The Power of the Cloud: Microsoft Power User Conference 
June 22, 2018, Mississauga, ON
Do you use advanced features in Azure or Office 365 to meet your business needs? Join Microsoft MVPs and industry experts for a day-long workshop where you will go through deep-dive training in advanced concepts. Register to attend this event at the Microsoft Canada HQ in Mississauga, ON.

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.