TechNet Flash, Volume 21, Issue 16, July 31, 2019

Top News Worldwide

Watch an intro and complete tour of Windows Virtual Desktop

New Office for IT series: Prepare, upgrade, and manage Microsoft Office

Announcing: Azure Security Center for IoT is now available to the public

Learn how monotonic machine learning models help stop attacks

Top Downloads

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

How to: Deploy Windows Virtual Desktop
Find out the steps you need to follow and decisions to make when setting up your first host pool. See how to provision full desktops and apps for users.

Office for IT: Managing Office with System Center Configuration Manager
Learn how to keep your managed Office apps up to date, and get detailed instructions for troubleshooting common issues with updates and installs.

Office for IT: Compatibility for Office upgrades
Explore preparation steps for Office deployment and management, inventory and readiness, and add-in and macro compatibility. Learn about configuration prerequisites you need to be aware of.

IoT in Action: Business transformation webinar
Watch this on-demand webinar to learn about the business ecosystem required to deliver transformation through IoT. Learn about the four stages of digital transformation from Microsoft IoT experts and partners.

Office for IT: Explore prerequisites for your Office upgrade
Learn how to plan for your Office deployment using System Center Configuration Manager. Discover some of the things you should and shouldn’t do, and find out which prerequisites you need to set up prior to creating your Office packages.

Now in preview: Azure Monitor for containers with Prometheus
Azure Monitor now supports Prometheus integration, combining the extensive metrics offered by Prometheus with the out-of-the-box monitoring offered by Azure Monitor for containers.

How to: Optimize your Windows Virtual Desktop environment
Get an overview of what you need to know for optimizing performance. Learn about user experience, storage, and scaling in a Windows Virtual Desktop environment.

How to: Prepare for Windows Virtual Desktop
Watch the steps you must take in Azure Portal before deploying your Windows Virtual Desktop virtual machines. You’ll also get the exact steps in PowerShell cmdlets that you need to run for the Windows Virtual Desktop Preview.

How Azure Cosmos DB helps empower real-time threat protection
When developing the Azure Advanced Threat Protection back end, Microsoft needed a database that would be performant and scalable. Explore the challenges that led the Advanced Threat Protection team to adopt Azure Cosmos DB, and learn how it is being used as a back end.

Technical guidance: Azure for more secure worldwide public sector cloud adoption
Download a technical white paper covering common security and isolation concerns pertinent to worldwide public sector customers. Learn about technologies available in Azure to help safeguard both unclassified and classified workloads.

Office for IT: Deploying Office with System Center Configuration Manager
Get step-by-step guidance for creating and configuring an Office package, explore options for customizing the user experience, and learn about helpful tools for monitoring your Office deployment.


Microsoft Teams Built for Teamwork 

*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
September 4, 2019, Chicago, IL
September 4, 2019, New York, NY

*September 5, 2019, Sunnyvale, CA
September 10, 2019, Alpharetta, GA
September 10, 2019, Detroit, MI
September 11, 2019, Edina, MN
September 12, 2019, Denver, CO
September 12, 2019, Houston, 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 365 Training Day: Microsoft Teams Deep Dive 

*September 4, 2019, Irving, TX
September 5, 2019, Irvine, CA
September 5, 2019, St. Louis, MO
September 10, 2019, Bellevue, WA
September 11, 2019, Reston, VA
September 11, 2019, Sunnyvale
September 12, 2019, San Francisco, CA

*September 24, 2019, Burlington, MA
September 24, 2019, Malvern, PA
September 25, 2019, Chicago, IL
September 25, 2019, Houston
September 26, 2019, Denver, CO
September 26, 2019, Detroit, MI

See how Microsoft Teams meets the requirements of a connected workforce with a cloud-based communication solution that combines chat, video meetings, file storage, and app integration. Learn to deploy, configure, and administer Teams to optimize your company’s collaboration strategy.

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.