TechNet Flash - Volume 20, Issue 19: September 12, 2018

Top News Worldwide

Security in Windows Server 2019: Guiding principles and key innovations

Windows Server 2019 Essentials: What you should know

Ignite livestream: Register to watch live keynotes and sessions (September 24–28, 2018)

Integrate your apps and data with Azure: Watch an overview

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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

How to choose the right encryption technology for your databases
SQL Server and Azure SQL Database both offer two encryption technologies: Transparent Data Encryption and Always Encrypted. View a side-by-side comparison, decide which technology is best for your scenario, and find out how to combine them for a layered security approach.

Free tool: View a System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) dashboard report in Power BI
Download a Power BI template for an overview of your SCOM environment. Find out how to tailor the report to your environment and get an outline of the data available in the report.

Troubleshoot Group Policy and slow bootups 
Find out what’s causing slow system bootups and poor user logon performance. In this step-by-step visual guide, you’ll learn what to look for in the Windows logs to determine whether Group Policy is functioning properly or causing delays.

Azure privacy updates
Learn about the privacy foundation baked into Microsoft services, new policy controls available within Azure, and options to help with compliance requirements.

Windows 10: What’s new in Storage Sense
Learn how Storage Sense quietly works in the background to keep your storage optimized. Read about new Storage Sense enhancements that will make better use of your disk space.

Find out what’s new in Azure HDInsight
Learn about the latest enhancements and new capabilities available in Azure HDInsight, including support for Kafka, Oozie, and Spark.

Azure Automation: Simplify management of your hybrid environment
Watch a demo of Azure Automation to see how it can simplify management of your hybrid environment. Find out how to automate management tasks, learn about process automation, and explore the latest Azure Automation updates.

4 trends driving artificial intelligence in the healthcare industry
From too much data to skyrocketing costs, the healthcare industry is turning to AI for many reasons. Innovative solutions can improve the experience for both patients and healthcare professionals. Learn about the factors driving AI in the healthcare industry.


Get Current, Stay Current on Windows 10 
September 18, 2018, Detroit, MI
September 18, 2018, Irvine, CA
September 19, 2018, Irving, TX

Take full advantage of Windows 10. Join a live, in-person, hands-on workshop to learn how Windows 10 is changing the way IT manages and services the enterprise environment.

Customer Experience Summit: Enrich customer engagement through digital transformation
September 19, 2018, online 
When it comes to user experience, today’s customers have high expectations. Register for this live online event to learn how to create enhanced, personalized, seamless experiences using AI and Azure Cognitive Services.

Experience Azure in an online event 
Through October 18, 2018, online
Immersion Experiences showcase how Microsoft’s entire suite of infrastructure, application, and productivity solutions can solve common IT challenges. Participate in an Immersion Experience to get hands-on experience and build real-world solutions.

Microsoft Cloud Workshops: Build a foundation in Azure 
Through October 30, 2018, nationwide
Microsoft Cloud Workshops are live, in-person events available in various cities around the U.S. Get help from experts as you delve deep into Azure solutions in advanced training workshops featuring hands-on experience. Find an event near you.