TechNet Flash - Volume 20, Issue 8: April 11, 2018

Top News Worldwide

Microsoft Ignite: Register now to attend Microsoft’s enterprise tech conference (September 24–28, 2018)

Video: An overview of updates to server management with Project “Honolulu” and PowerShell Core

Microsoft Build Live: RSVP to watch live keynotes online and access on-demand sessions (May 7–9, 2018)

Just4Clicks: How to add power and intelligence to your ConfigMgr deployment with no additional cost

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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

Create an Azure free account

Azure Stack Development Kit

SQL Server 2017

Microsoft Intune 30-day trial

Windows Azure Pack

Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics

Overview: Data analytics with Microsoft Azure
Microsoft Azure provides a variety of tools for all sorts of data analytics needs. Watch this video to explore the comprehensive set of services Microsoft Azure offers for ingesting, storing, and analyzing data of almost all types.

White paper: Introduction to Encryption in Office 365
Encryption should be an essential component in your organization’s security and data protection strategy. Download this new white paper to learn about encryption and find out how it is used in Office 365.

How Microsoft IT automated incident and change management through optimized architecture
Learn how Microsoft IT incorporated cloud patterns into its architectural designs. And see how this reduced costs, improved service level agreements, and enabled a better user experience.

Video: Managing virtual machines and resources in Azure
Watch a tour of built-in capabilities for managing VMs and resources running in Azure. Find out how you can configure and maintain your VMs at scale, monitor the health and performance of your apps and infrastructure, troubleshoot issues, and optimize resource use.

Introducing Azure Database for PostgreSQL and Azure Database for MySQL
Microsoft Mechanics looks at the new community-based PostgreSQL and MySQL databases for Azure. Learn about its dynamic scalability, high availability, and Azure Service Integration to add intelligence to your apps. And find out how you can get up and running.

Countdown: Preparing for GDPR
The clock is ticking as the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will go into effect globally on May 25, 2018. Are you ready? Watch this video series to learn more about GDPR and how Microsoft is helping customers reach compliance through its products and expert guidance.

On demand: Virtual Security Summit
In this online virtual event, security experts and thought leaders shared insights that can help you elevate your security posture and better protect data, devices, and users. The event might be over, but the information is still relevant. And now you can watch the event on demand to gain all these insights.

SQL Town Hall: Troubleshooting techniques for SQL Server on Linux (April 19, 2018)
Register for this live session to see the latest SQL tools and services in action and learn about troubleshooting techniques for SQL Server on Linux. The discussion will explore common scenarios, helpful tools, and best practices.


Installing and configuring Windows 10 
In this free on-demand course, expert instructors help you prepare for Microsoft Certification exam 70-698. Learn about the exam modules and review critical skills essential for implementing, managing, and maintaining Windows.

Planning for and managing devices in the enterprise 
If you are preparing for Microsoft Certification exam 70-398, this course can help. In this course, expert instructors walk you through the exam modules while helping you to strengthen your skills in planning cloud and hybrid identities and supporting identity infrastructure for managing devices.

Enabling Office 365 clients 
Are you responsible for planning the deployment of Office 365 ProPlus clients? This free course provides an overview of the Office 365 client, explores how to plan and manage a deployment, and explains how to customize components.


Webinar: Implement Smart Manufacturing with IoT 
April 19, 2018
Register to join an IoT in Action webinar to learn how you can transform your products and the way they’re produced. Hear from industry experts at Microsoft, learn about solutions from Hitachi Solutions, and find out how IoT solutions can help you reduce downtime, save energy, and increase revenue.

Live: Boost productivity with insights from Workplace Analytics 
April 25, 2018
Discover how Workplace Analytics can help you make decisions that lead to higher employee engagement and see how you can define privacy controls to meet your needs while staying compliant and protecting your data.

Register now for 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.

Security in a Day Workshop 
April 12, 2018, Bellevue, WA
April 18, 2018, San Francisco, CA
April 26, 2018, Irvine, CA

The Microsoft platform allows security administrators and IT managers to manage and protect sensitive information with built-in intelligence. Learn how you can use the vast array of controls to implement and administer multi-layer threat protection in a secure, compliant, and privacy-sensitive environment.

Build your skills at the free Microsoft Tech SummitApril 26, 2018, Denver, CO
Connect with experts from Microsoft and the community, and learn how to get the most from the cloud. Ask your toughest questions, learn best practices, and share strategies.