TechNet Flash, Volume 21, Issue 15, July 17, 2019

Top News Worldwide

Prepare your enterprise to eliminate passwords

An analysis of fileless threats and how Microsoft Defender ATP can help

Introducing the Azure Migration Program – Free tools, expert guidance, and online training

Now in preview: Improve deployments and keep systems up to date with Desktop Analytics

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Windows 10 Enterprise

Windows Server 2019

Windows Admin Center

Windows Server 2019 Essentials

System Center 2019

Hyper-V Server 2019

SQL Server 2019 CTP

Create an Azure free account

Azure Stack Development Kit

Microsoft Intune 30-day trial

Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics

System Center Configuration Manager and Endpoint Protection

New: Azure Migrate hub
Learn about Azure Migrate, a single, streamlined hub that provides a comprehensive portfolio of Microsoft and partner tools to help with your migration needs.

An introduction to proximity placement groups
Improve the performance of your applications and reduce latency by placing virtual machines in the same data center. Find out how to use the new proximity placement groups capability now available in preview.

An overview of Azure SQL Database Hyperscale
See how you can easily update your existing databases to hyperscale without rearchitecting your apps. Learn about super-fast data backup and restore times and the flexibility that comes from fluidly scaling compute and data replicas.

Announcing: Microsoft Intune administrative templates
Microsoft Intune now supports administrative templates for Windows 10 device configuration profiles. Get step-by-step instructions for creating and editing profiles.

Announcing: Azure Data Share preview
Azure Data Share is a new service that lets you share data across organizations. Find out how it lets you manage security and governance to help protect your data even while it is being shared.

Prepare for Windows Server 2008 end of support
Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 end of support is just 6 months away. Check out a list of resources to help you get ready, including a migration guide and a new migration tool.

Microsoft Teams: Code-free ways to optimize your experience
Automate repeated tasks and extend Microsoft Teams to the field with code-free business apps using Microsoft Flow and PowerApps. Watch a demo of what you can do when integrating Flow and PowerApps with Microsoft Teams.

Microsoft Intune security baselines
Get details about the new Windows MDM Security Baseline. Discover how this cloud-powered approach delivers the most recent and most advanced security settings and capabilities available from Microsoft 365.


Microsoft Teams Built for Teamwork 

*August 6–7, 2019, Edina, MN
August 13–14, 2019, Alpharetta, GA

*August 20–21, 2019, New York, NY

Come learn the why and how of Teams for communications and meetings, including current functionality and new features, security and compliance, adoption and migration best practices​, admin, and performance management.

Microsoft 365 Training Day: Desktop Deployment 

*August 13, 2019, Irvine, CA
August 14, 2019, Irving, TX
August 16, 2019, Alpharetta, GA
August 16, 2019, Malvern, PA
August 20, 2019, Bellevue, WA

*August 20, 2019, New York, NY
August 21, 2019, Sunnyvale, CA
August 29, 2019, Burlington, MA
August 30, 2019, Chicago, IL

Windows 7 extended support will end on January 14, 2020 and Office 2010 support will end on October 13, 2020. Are you ready? Understand how end of support impacts your organization and gain hands-on experience with the tools available to update your software to meet this timeline.

Microsoft Azure Training Day: Fundamentals 

*August 13, 2019, Burlington, MA
August 14, 2019, Alpharetta, GA
August 15, 2019, Chicago, IL
August 15, 2019, Sunnyvale, CA
August 19, 2019, Irvine, CA

*August 20, 2019, Irving, TX
August 21, 2019, Malvern, PA
August 27, 2019, Bellevue, WA
August 29, 2019, New York, NY

Learn strategies for transitioning to the cloud along with concepts including security, high availability, scalability, elasticity, agility, fault tolerance, and disaster recovery. Attendees will receive free vouchers to take the AZ-900 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals certification exam.

Microsoft 365 Training Day: Security and Compliance 

*August 15, 2019, Irvine, CA
August 19, 2019, New York, NY
August 20, 2019, Burlington, MA
August 21, 2019, Bellevue, WA
August 21, 2019, Irving, TX

*August 22, 2019, Malvern, PA
August 26, 2019, Chicago, IL
August 27, 2019, Alpharetta, GA
August 28, 2019, Sunnyvale, CA

This free one-day technical training delivers hands-on experiences to help you secure your environment and deliver compliance. Get detailed implementation guidance across identity, threat protection, Windows ATP, information protection, and more within Microsoft 365.

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Training Day 

*August 20, 2019, Irvine, CA
August 22, 2019, Burlington, MA

*August 27, 2019, Malvern, PA
August 29, 2019, Irving, TX

Uncover the future of business applications at this free, hands-on event for IT professionals, business analysts, power users, and developers. Go beyond sales force automation (SFA) and learn how this application can help you better understand customer needs and engage more effectively.

Microsoft Ignite 2019 
November 4–8, 2019, Orlando, FL
Register for this live event to learn the latest in architecture, security, software development, and IT. Explore hands-on experiences to innovate your management, security, and cloud strategies.