TechNet Flash - Volume 20, Issue 20: September 26, 2018

Top News Worldwide

Get ready: Windows Server 2019 will be generally available in October

New Azure services and capabilities to strengthen security in your environment

Now available: Get the SQL Server 2019 Preview

Special offer: Save up to 50% in the Microsoft Press Store with discount code IGNITE

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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

Security: How Microsoft is helping stop cyber-attacks and bringing an end to passwords
Microsoft is focused on three key areas: running reliable security operations, providing enterprise-class technology, and building partnerships for a heterogeneous world. Learn about the services, technologies, and overall vision making the world a safer place.

Windows 10 and Office 365: Get started with your modern desktop deployment
Ensure a smooth transition to Windows 10 and Office 365 ProPlus. Brad Anderson discusses what has changed since previous deployments, steps to guide you through the deployment, and best practices for deploying and managing a modern desktop.

Five habits of highly effective Azure users
Whether you’re modernizing your IT environment, building next-gen apps, or leveraging artificial intelligence, there are standard practices that can help you succeed. Explore routine activities to get the most out of Azure.

Now in preview: Extended offline operation with Azure IoT Edge
Azure IoT Edge enhancements ensure IoT solutions operate reliably in remote locations with intermittent cloud connectivity. Learn about extended offline operation for Azure IoT Edge, now in public preview. It adds device restart and device-to-device communication even when disconnected from the cloud.

Container networking with Kubernetes and Windows Server 2019
Windows Server 2019 supports all the Kubernetes networking building blocks to help you deploy mixed-OS Kubernetes clusters in your environment. Find out how Windows Server 2019 improves Kubernetes usability, learn about its key advantages, and explore deployment scenarios.

Announcing the PowerShell Module for Azure Security Center
Automate tasks and help secure your Azure workloads. Get the necessary steps to configure the prerequisites and use PowerShell to onboard Azure Security Center.

How to hunt for threats with Azure Security Center and Azure Log Analytics
Incorporate active threat hunting into your overall security programs, rather than just relying on alerts. Learn how to use Security Center and Log Analytics to proactively uncover suspicious activity.

New: Role-based certification for Azure solutions architects
Get the role-based certification for Azure solutions architects. Beta exams are now available with discount codes on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last.


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.

Webinar: Explore Microsoft collaboration tools 
October 25, 2018, online
Register for a live webinar to explore the latest tools for the modern, distributed workforce. Get started with Microsoft Teams, improve collaboration in your environment, and discover how to help your users connect seamlessly, regardless of their locations.

Microsoft Cloud Workshops: Build a foundation in Azure 
Through December 13, 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.

Azure + AI Conference 
December 3–6, 2018, Las Vegas, NV
Cloud services and artificial intelligence have converged to create new possibilities. Attend the Azure + AI Conference to hear from industry leaders (including Scott Guthrie, Scott Hanselman, and James McCaffrey) as they explore the future of AI and cloud technologies.