TechNet Flash - Volume 20, Issue 9: April 25, 2018

Top News Worldwide

Azure Essentials: A look at Azure services and capabilities to secure your cloud data and infrastructure

Special offer: Save 50% on Microsoft Press eBooks and videos with discount code EARTH (till April 30, 2018)

Free training: Build a trusted cloud platform with the Azure Security and Compliance course

Coming soon: Find out about password-less sign-in capabilities with FIDO2

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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

Now available: SQL Server 2016 Service Pack 2
Now available for download on the Microsoft Download Center, this service pack contains a roll-up of released hotfixes and multiple improvements centered around performance, scalability, and supportability. Get SP2 and learn about the updates.

New: Enhancing conditional access with machine-risk data from Advanced Threat Protection
Microsoft 365 provides holistic security capabilities to help protect your critical business data in multiple ways. Two key elements of this solution are conditional access and Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection. Find out how these can now work together to further secure your environment.

Introducing Microsoft Secure Score for Office 365 and Windows 10
Microsoft Secure Score rates how well you’re leveraging security controls for Office 365 and Windows 10 in your environment, and helps you discover and implement features and best practices that will improve your security posture. Watch this demonstration to learn more.

GDPR: Responding to data subject requests with Office 365
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) mandates that individuals have the right of request to understand the personal data held on them, as well as the ability to edit or remove data records. Watch this demo to see how new options in Office 365 help you respond to requests.

Gartner recognizes Microsoft as a leader in enterprise integration
Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Integration Platform as a Service (eiPaaS) 2018 recognizes Microsoft as a leader with an ability to execute and a completeness of vision. Read more.

Special pricing: SQL Server 2017 on SUSE Enterprise Linux Server
Since being made generally available in 2017, SQL Server 2017 on Linux has seen tremendous adoption. In the path forward to deliver choice, Microsoft and SUSE are announcing some special offers for customers both on-premises and on Azure to adopt SQL Server 2017 on Linux.

Now: Office 365 Attack Simulator
Watch a demonstration of the new attack simulator in Office 365 Threat Intelligence and see how you can run realistic simulated attacks against your environment to determine vulnerabilities with your users and proactively mitigate issues.

Trigger retention policies with Events in Advanced Data Governance
Are you looking to develop a strategy on what data to keep or delete within your organization? This video will guide you through the data retention capabilities available in Office 365 Data Governance, including new capabilities. Learn about event-based retention, insights and analytics, and more.


Microsoft Azure Identity 
Take this free, self-paced course from edX and discover how to go from a traditional Active Directory (AD) infrastructure to Azure Active Directory. Learn how to manage Azure AD directories, implement applications in Azure AD, extend on-premises AD to Azure, and configure multi-factor authentication.


Webinar: Upgrade your data estate to the new SQL Server managed instance 
April 26, 2018
Register for this live Microsoft SQL webinar to learn how easy it is to shift your SQL Server instances with no application code changes. Join the webinar and begin your migration journey.

Explore what’s next at Microsoft Build 
May 7–9, 2018, Seattle, WA
See what’s next in cloud technology, artificial intelligence, mixed reality, and more. Microsoft Build offers more than 350 sessions and workshops, a chance to connect with thousands of other developers, and an opportunity to meet the experts behind the products you use every day.

IoT in Action: Business Transformation webinar series 
May 7, 2018
This three-part IoT in Action Business Transformation webinar series kicks off with Part 1 on May 7, 2018. Microsoft IoT partners will explore how IoT digital transformation can reshape and transform your business with a focus on new business models and workforce transformation.