TechNet Flash - Volume 20, Issue 5: February 28, 2018

Top News Worldwide

Microsoft Office: View demos of capabilities in Office apps powered by artificial intelligence

Rapid cyberattacks: How they work and how you can mitigate them

Artificial intelligence: Watch a tour of AI, machine learning, and cognitive services in Azure

Register now for the Virtual Security Summit streaming live on March 14, 2018

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Windows 10 Enterprise

Windows Server 2016

Project Honolulu

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

SQL Server 2017

Microsoft Intune 30-day trial

Windows Azure Pack

Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics

An overview of Azure Event Grid
Watch a demo-filled overview of Azure Event Grid to understand the benefits of using events to trigger actions. Examine 3 examples of using code to call the Event Grid service to automate an operational workflow spanning new database record creation, equipment ordering, and custom email generation.

Microsoft 365: A complete, secure solution
Digital transformation requires a new way of thinking about infrastructure, mobility, security, and productivity. Companies need security built into every aspect of the way they work. Microsoft 365 combines Office 365 with Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) for a complete solution.

Getting started with Azure Cosmos DB
Check out this new seven-week technical training series to explore the capabilities and potential of Azure Cosmos DB. Whether you are brand new to Azure Cosmos DB or an experienced user, you’ll gain a better understanding of database technology and learn practical skills.

Azure Information Protection: On-prem scanning, protection across platforms, and more
Watch Microsoft Mechanics for an overview of updates to Azure Information Protection. Get step-by-step instructions for creating labels and scanning files using the new AIP Scanner. And discover how these protections extend beyond Microsoft platforms and locations to third party SaaS services.

Quantum Development Kit: Support for macOS and Linux, plus Python and Q# interoperability
The Quantum Development Kit preview is now available for macOS and Linux. Find out how to get started on a Mac with Visual Studio Code, learn about interoperability with Python and Microsoft's Q# quantum programming language, and share your quantum code in the open source community.

Azure: How Microsoft moved its SAP workload to the cloud
Microsoft is heavily invested in SAP applications. It uses them to run finance, human resources, supply chain, and other parts of its business. The company just finished moving its entire SAP landscape ? an estimated 50 terabytes ? to Microsoft Azure. IT Showcase looks at how Microsoft tackled this project.

Protect multiple cloud app instances using Microsoft Cloud App Security
Some organizations use multiple instances of the same cloud applications. As a security professional, you need visibility into each of these instances and the ability to control them. To help, Microsoft Cloud App Security can now support and control multiple instances of the cloud apps.

Configuration Manager: Performance guidance for environments of all sizes
Read the draft, unofficial white paper with supplemental performance guidance for Configuration Manager environments of all sizes. This document includes specific details and test results generated by the product team, as well as frequently asked questions for common performance issues.

LUIS.AI: Automated machine learning for custom language understanding
Conversational systems are becoming a key component in today’s solutions. LUIS enables multiple conversational AI scenarios that were much harder to implement in the past. Possibilities include HR bots, digital assistants, and automated IoT applications. Learn more about LUIS.

Preparing for GDPR: Compliance management and information protection with Microsoft 365
Get an overview of the new tools and controls in Microsoft 365 that can help you prepare for GDPR. This video includes a look at the new Compliance Manager, demonstrating how it can help you manage files stored in Office 365, file servers, and SharePoint on premises.


Microsoft Professional Program
The Microsoft Professional Program offers self-paced, online courses featuring practical demos, hands-on labs, and a final capstone project. You’ll get real-world experience that can help advance your career. Browse the currently available tracks and start building your skills.


Microsoft Build
May 7–9, 2018, Seattle, WA
Microsoft Build is just a few months away. Attend the event where developers and industry leaders come together and learn more about the technologies that are shaping the future. Delve into cloud technologies, artificial intelligence, mixed reality, and more while meeting industry peers.

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.