TechNet Flash - Volume 20, Issue 4: February 14, 2018

Top News Worldwide

Microsoft Azure IaaS: What you need to know about infrastructure as a service in just 7 minutes

Blockchain and decentralized identities: Guiding principles and the future of digital IDs

New training: Learn how to manage Azure Virtual Machines in under an hour

Microsoft Build is May 7–9, 2018: Registration opens this week

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Windows 10 Enterprise

Windows Server 2016

Project Honolulu

Windows Server 2016 Essentials

System Center 2016

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System Center Configuration Manager and Endpoint Protection

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Azure Stack Development Kit

SQL Server 2017

Microsoft Intune 30-day trial

Windows Azure Pack

Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics

Cloud App Security: Threat detection and protection just got better
There has been a shift in how SecOps teams approach threat detection and protection. Learn about the exciting new enhancements in Cloud App Security that enable better threat detection and protection for today’s complex environments.

Up to 50% off on Microsoft Certified Professional exams
Save on your career development with a new progressive discount offer from Microsoft. The more MCP exams you take within 9 months, the bigger the discount – up to 50% off.

Enterprise security: 6 key steps to building a holistic security strategy
Faced with managing a wide assortment of devices and applications, a constant need for innovation and agility, and an ever-evolving landscape of threats, companies need a holistic approach to security. Here are six tips to help you build a security strategy for your organization.

Virtual Security Summit: Streaming live on March 14, 2018
This event features security experts and tech thought leaders who will share insights to help you improve your security posture, stay competitive against evolving threats, and be prepared to protect data, devices, and users in a cloud-first, mobile-first world.

New: System Center Operations Manager web console
This 5-part blog post takes a deep look at the new System Center Operations Manager web console. Explore the new dashboards and HTML5 widgets, learn about the new drilldown experience, and more.

Video: Database options in Microsoft Azure
Azure has the flexibility to modernize your data platform with Azure hosted database options and database as a service options. Watch for a quick yet thorough look at relational and non-relational distributed database options on Azure.

Case study: Migrating 140,000 devices to Intune
Accenture’s adoption of Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security has made it the largest deployment of Microsoft’s EMS product, with approximately 140,000 Accenture employee devices and 450,000 identities. Read an overview of the project, from initial idea to testing to deployment.

Microsoft Azure: An overview of what you need to know about Identity and Access Management
Configuring who can access and manage your cloud resources is a critical aspect of your cloud security. This 5-minute video will walk you through the essentials: Azure AD, Resource Groups, and enabling RBAC in Azure.

Save up to 55% on exam prep books
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Born to Learn: All about NoSQL
NoSQL databases are typically built to be distributed across many servers. They scale out for high availability and can handle semi-structured and unstructured data. Check out this practical training to learn all about NoSQL ‒ from the basics to developing NoSQL apps in SQL Server.

Data visualization and modeling with Azure
Explore the services Azure offers to help you visualize and model your data for interactive reporting and business intelligence. Watch an overview, jump into a hands-on demo, and then try it for yourself with an Azure free account.


Webinar: Simplify teamwork with Microsoft Teams
February 21, 2018
Find out how Teams facilitates chat, calls, and meetings for better collaboration. Discover how you can leverage the enterprise security and manageability of Office 365 and how you can customize and extend your Microsoft Teams experience. Register for the Microsoft Teams webinar.

Webinar: Transform calls and meetings with intelligent communications
February 22, 2018
What if businesses could harness the intelligence of cognitive services, machine learning, and Microsoft Graph to give teams a better way to collaborate and communicate? Learn how this vision of intelligent, informed communication and collaboration is now possible.

IoT in Action: Making IoT mainstream in retail
March 8, 2018
Learn how Microsoft helps retailers deliver personal, seamless, and differentiated customer experiences by empowering people, enabling digital transformation, and uncovering insights to drive growth. You’ll hear from industry experts at Microsoft and see key solutions from our retail IoT partner, Footmarks.

Free Microsoft Tech Summit: Build your skills with the latest in Azure and Microsoft 365
Through April 25, 2018, worldwide
Register today for Microsoft Tech Summit, a free event for IT pros and developers. Attend an event in a city near you to learn about the latest trends, tools, and product roadmaps, and meet with the experts who build and run Microsoft’s cloud services.