TechNet Flash - Volume 20, Issue 15: July 18, 2018

Top News Worldwide

Now available: A free version of Microsoft Teams

Server Core or Server with Desktop: How to choose

How Cluster Sets in Windows Server 2019 deliver hyperscale with resiliency

Remote Desktop web client is now generally available

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

Video tutorials: Operating system deployments with Configuration Manager
This new series will take you from the basics of using Configuration Manager for operating system deployments (such as sequencing and driver management) to more advanced topics like servicing options and custom boot images.

Get the SharePoint Starter Kit
SharePoint Starter Kit can help you can extend communication sites and group associated team sites with new capabilities. This package is an open-source project that provides assets you can reuse in your own work.

New: Azure Cosmos DB Explorer
Try the new Azure Cosmos DB Explorer, which is now available in public preview. Access your database account without needing access to your Azure subscription or portal, share query results, and work with Cosmos DB data without installing any desktop tools.

On demand: Microsoft Tech Summit
Watch more than 90 Microsoft Tech Summit sessions on demand. Learn about Azure, Microsoft 365, cloud-based management, and serverless computing from leading Microsoft experts.

App Migration to Azure: Your options explained
There are a number of ways to approach migrating your apps to Azure ? from a simple lift and shift to fully rearchitecting your apps for the cloud. Find out how you can use Azure Migrate to plan your move and learn about new options to help with the upcoming end of support for Windows Server 2008 R2 and SQL Server 2008.

Use Operations Management Suite to monitor Azure Data Factory pipelines
Ensure your Data Factory pipelines are healthy and avoid potential problems. The Azure Data Factory Analytics OMS service pack provides a streamlined way to monitor the health of your Data Factory pipelines and lets you drill into details and troubleshoot unexpected behavior.

Re-platform and modernize your data workloads with SQL Server on Linux
Get technical details for preparing your Linux system for a SQL Server 2017 installation, managing a mixed environment, and migrating your existing data and databases.

SQL Data Warehouse sets industry standards for query performance
Azure SQL Data Warehouse is now powered by instant data movement technology, which allows for extremely efficient movement between data warehouse compute nodes. SQL Data Warehouse customers will get at least 2x faster query performance from workloads.


Live: Watch the Microsoft Business Applications Summit keynote 
July 23, 2018, 8:30 A.M. Pacific Time
The opening keynote will be livestreamed. Join James Phillips (Microsoft Corporate Vice President, Business Applications Group) and business leaders from across industries to hear how Microsoft Dynamics 365 and the Power platform are impacting their organizations.

Microsoft Ignite 
September 24‒28, 2018, Orlando, FL
Explore the latest in cloud technology, business intelligence, collaboration tools, and productivity at Microsoft Ignite. Register to attend and connect with the experts who build and support the tech you use every day.