TechNet Flash - Volume 20, Issue 21: October 10, 2018

Top News Worldwide

From Ignite: Deep dive into Windows Server 2019 to learn about new features and updates

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Microsoft Learn: Discover free, hands-on learning opportunities to advance your career

Strengthen your security posture and help protect against threats with Azure Security Center

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Windows Server 2016

Windows Admin Center

Windows Server 2016 Essentials

System Center 2016

Hyper-V Server 2016

System Center Configuration Manager and Endpoint Protection

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Azure Stack Development Kit

New: SQL Server 2019 CTP

Microsoft Intune 30-day trial

Windows Azure Pack

Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics

Watch sessions from Ignite 2018 on demand
Ignite may be over, but you can still watch great sessions on demand. Watch demos of new features, find out how you can improve security in your environment, prepare to deploy a modern desktop experience in your organization, and get started with your move to the cloud.

Get insights about your virtual machines (VMs) with Azure Monitor
Now in public preview, Azure Monitor for VMs provides key data about your Windows and Linux VMs. Get an in-depth view of the health of your virtual machines, view performance trends, and check on dependencies.

Office 2019 is now available for Windows and Mac
For organizations not yet ready to embrace the cloud, the on-premises Office 2019 update offers new features and updates designed for both Office users and the IT professionals managing the Office environment. Learn about the new capabilities and try Office 2019.

Find out about the latest improvements to Azure Monitor alerting 
With Azure Monitor, you’ll get a streamlined user experience with new ways to visualize and manage alerts, multi-resource metric alert rules, and expanded alerting coverage. Check out the announcement for details.

What’s new in Microsoft Cloud App Security
Microsoft Cloud App Security provides visibility into your cloud apps and services, while identifying potential cyberthreats. Get an overview of recent updates and innovations in Cloud App Security and find out what to expect in the near future.

Take a tour of security and compliance updates for Microsoft 365
Learn about the latest defense-in-depth security capabilities, including innovations in passwordless authentication, Advanced Threat Protection, and features for managing your security and compliance posture.

Now in public preview: Azure Deployment Manager
Azure Deployment Manager allows you to perform staged rollouts of resources and gives you control over when your resources are deployed in relation to one another, region by region. Learn about service topologies, rollouts, Step Groups, and how Deployment Manager can benefit your deployment strategy.

Sneak peek: Win32 application deployment with Microsoft Intune
Intune is gaining the ability to deploy more types of Windows applications. Get a sneak peek at this highly anticipated update and see how administrators will use Intune to install and uninstall applications in a variety of formats, including MSI and Setup.exe.

Generally available: Serial console for Azure Virtual Machines
The serial console feature helps you interact with your virtual machine directly through its serial port. Debug an otherwise unreachable VM and fix other issues, such as a misconfigured network interface.


IT expert roundtable: Enterprise network security at Microsoft 
October 18, 2018, online
Register for this live session to hear Microsoft IT experts discuss migrating away from topology-dependent network security models and toward software-defined barriers and logical network segmentation.

Live webinar: Explore Microsoft collaboration tools 
October 25, 2018, online
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 365 ‒ a foundation for modern collaboration 
November 1, 2018, online
Learn about Microsoft’s collaboration strategy and how Microsoft IT manages and supports services such as Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, and Yammer.

Azure + AI Conference 
December 3–6, 2018, Las Vegas, NV
Cloud services and artificial intelligence (AI) 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.

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.