TechNet Flash - Volume 21, Issue 2: January 16, 2019

Top News Worldwide

How to: Deploy Office 2019 and Office 365 ProPlus using Configuration Manager

Prepare for Windows 7 and Office 2010 end of support and shift to a modern desktop

Try the Office Customization Tool: Create a configuration file for your deployment

Free white paper: Achieving Compliant Data Residency and Security with Azure

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Windows 10 Enterprise

Windows Server 2016

Windows Admin Center

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 2019 CTP

Microsoft Intune 30-day trial

Windows Azure Pack

Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics

Get started: Improve security with your shift to a modern desktop
Windows 7 and Office 2010 are nearing end of support. Access resources and support to plan, build, and test your upgrade to Windows 10 and Office 365.

Automate security workflows with Microsoft Cloud App Security and Microsoft Flow
Microsoft Cloud App Security now integrates with Microsoft Flow to provide centralized alert automation and orchestration of custom workflows. Create playbooks that work with the systems of your choice, support existing processes, and automate the triage of alerts.

Azure Database for PostgreSQL: Performance troubleshooting
Learn about Query Store and explore ways to troubleshoot common scenarios by using features that are currently available for Azure Database for PostgreSQL.

Best practices: Alerting with Azure Database for MariaDB monitoring
Improve reliability and simplify maintenance of your database. Get guidance and best practices for alerting on commonly monitored metrics for MariaDB.

Free training: Azure fundamentals
Get started with Azure by creating and configuring your first virtual machine in the cloud. The Azure fundamentals learning path on Microsoft Learn will introduce you to the benefits of cloud computing, features in Azure that will save you time and money, and strategies for transitioning to the cloud.

Smart device security research: Consumers call on manufacturers to do more
Get a better understanding of how consumers feel about security on smart devices and whom consumers hold responsible for ensuring their devices are secure.

Free resources to get started with Azure Database Migration Service
Move your on-premises databases to the cloud using a single, streamlined solution. Learn about Azure Database Migration Service, use step-by-step guides, and download the free e-book, Choosing Your Database Migration Path to Azure.

Download the Modern Desktop Deployment and Management Lab Kit
Get free hands-on labs that focus on Windows 10 deployment and Office 365 deployment and learn about related configuration and management considerations.


Webcast: Championing privacy rights to drive differentiation 
January 29, 2019, online
Explore ways to help improve data security, privacy, and compliance. Hear from industry experts as they share insights and information to help you lead your organization's security and compliance strategy.

Webcast: Get more done with artificial intelligence 
January 30, 2019, online
Discover some of the new and exciting ways artificial intelligence (AI) allows organizations to create more professional results, communicate globally, and streamline content creation. Learn everyday productivity hacks and see a live demonstration of how AI can help you achieve more in Office 365.

Microsoft Ignite: The Tour 
February 4–5, 2019, Washington, DC
Attend a free technical training event in Washington, D.C. Explore the latest developer tools and cloud technologies, interact with other developers and tech professionals, gain practical insights, and learn best practices.

IoT in Action Virtual Bootcamp 
February 4–5, 2019, online
Gain a better understanding of IoT ‒ from device to cloud ‒ and accelerate the development of IoT in your organization. Register for this online event to get training, watch demos, and participate in hands-on labs.

Microsoft Business Applications Summit 2019 
June 10–11, 2019, Atlanta, GA
Register for the premier event for analysts, technical architects, and advanced users. Delve deeper into the tools you use every day, get a sneak peek at what’s next, connect with experts, and learn new skills.