TechNet Flash - Volume 21, Issue 4: February 13, 2019

Top News Worldwide

Watch a tour of Advanced Threat Protection in Office 365 and Microsoft 365

Get the Azure Information Protection Deployment Acceleration Guide

See the latest Advanced eDiscovery updates in Microsoft 365

Speaking of Security: Six-part webinar series on key strategies (begins February 21, 2019)

Top Downloads

Windows 10 Enterprise

Windows Server 2019

Windows Admin Center

Windows Server 2019 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

Overview: Network virtual appliances in the cloud
Get an overview of network virtual appliances, discover how they fit into a cloud strategy, and explore ways to incorporate them in a hybrid cloud architecture.

Simplify Always On availability group deployments
Discover a new way to automate Always On availability group deployments on Azure Virtual Machines. Azure SQL VM CLI is a management API that helps you easily deploy a configuration in just a few steps—to provide high availability and disaster recovery capabilities for your SQL Server database.

Demo: Azure Data Explorer
Azure Data Explorer (ADX) is a fast, fully managed data analytics service for real-time analysis on large volumes of streaming data. Watch a demo of ADX and get an overview of the service from provisioning to querying.

Use Scheduled Events to monitor virtual machine hardware
Azure continuously monitors for hardware that shows signs of degradation or potential failure. Find out how you can subscribe to Scheduled Events and initiate the redeployment of a virtual machine.

Introducing new Azure Certifications
Microsoft has announced three new Azure role-based certifications: Azure AI Engineer AssociateAzure Data Scientist Associate, and Azure Data Engineer Associate. Start your path to certification on Microsoft Learn and build your skills with a variety of free and interactive tutorials.

Azure Cost Management is now generally available for enterprise agreements
Visualize, manage, and optimize costs across Azure. Learn about budgets, cost analysis, and other handy features in Azure Cost Management. Check out the tutorials and find out how to get started.

Top 10 security deployment actions with Microsoft 365
Check out the fundamental ways to help strengthen security across users, devices, apps, and data in your organization.


Get Ready for End of Support: Windows 10 and Office ProPlus Deployment Workshop 

February 19, 2019, Malvern, PA
February 19, 2019, Chicago, IL
February 19, 2019, Irving, TX
February 21, 2019, Edina, MN
February 25, 2019, Irvine, CA
February 27, 2019, Reston, VA
March 12, 2019, Detroit, MI
March 14, 2019, St. Louis, MO
March 15, 2019, Malvern, PA
March 19, 2019, Alpharetta, GA

March 19, 2019, Irvine, CA
March 20, 2019, Reston, VA
March 26, 2019, Chicago, IL
March 26, 2019, Irving, TX
March 27, 2019, Burlington, MA
March 27, 2019, Edina, MN
March 27, 2019, Houston, TX
March 28, 2019, Bellevue, WA
March 28, 2019, New York, NY

Understand how end of support impacts your organization and what tools are available to update your software to meet this timeline. Gain hands-on experience with the tools and resources you need to help accelerate deployment and support of Windows and Office as a service in your organization.

Hands-on with security in a cloud-first, mobile-first world 

February 19, 2019, Detroit, MI

February 19, 2019, St. Louis, MO

Test-drive the latest Microsoft security technology on a state-of-the-art device. A trained facilitator will guide you as you apply these tools to your own business scenarios, see how they work for you, and experience first-hand how Microsoft tools can solve your security challenges.

Microsoft Teams Workshop 

February 20, 2019, Chicago, IL
February 20, 2019, Irving, TX
February 21, 2019, Denver, CO
February 21, 2019, Detroit, MI
February 21, 2019, St. Louis, MO

February 25, 2019, Burlington, MA
February 25, 2019, Sunnyvale, CA
February 26, 2019, Alpharetta, GA
February 26, 2019, Irvine, CA

Learn best practices for adopting the Office 365 teamwork and collaboration suite (SharePoint, Microsoft Teams, OneDrive, Outlook, Yammer, Office 365 Groups), leveraging real-world customer scenarios through each of the following phases: plan, build and deploy, and operate.

Security in a Day Workshop 

March 13, 2019, Detroit, MI
March 13, 2019, St. Louis, MO
March 14, 2019, Chicago, IL
March 14, 2019, Edina, MN
March 14, 2019, Irving, TX
March 19, 2019, Houston, TX
March 20, 2019, Bellevue, WA
March 20, 2019, New York, NY

March 25, 2019, Reston, VA
March 25, 2019, San Francisco, CA
March 26, 2019, Burlington, MA
March 26, 2019, Sunnyvale, CA
March 27, 2019, Alpharetta, GA
March 27, 2019, Irvine, CA
March 28, 2019, Denver, CO
March 28, 2019, Malvern, PA

Ensuring security, privacy, and compliance is an enormous challenge, especially with the rising number of cybersecurity attacks. Microsoft technology helps secure your digital transformation with unique intelligence, partnerships, and a comprehensive platform for a holistic security strategy.

Webinar: 10 Tips to Grow Your Business with Microsoft Teams 
February 21, 2019, online
Learn how to save time on day-to-day management by creating a collaborative workspace for your team. Make it easier for your team to connect, share files, and collaborate more effectively.

Webinar: Speaking of Security – Data and Telemetry 
February 21, 2019, online
Data is critical for detecting, protecting, and responding to incidents. But there are risks associated with big data, including a greater incentive for malicious parties. Join this webinar to learn about Microsoft’s data and telemetry strategy and get recommendations for your environment.

Webinar: Fighting Modern Cyberattacks 
February 28, 2019, online
Register for this webinar to find out how you can improve your institution’s data privacy and security. Learn ways to combat modern phishing attacks in education and get tips to help protect your Office 365 environment.

Microsoft Build 2019 
May 6–8, 2019, Seattle, WA
Get ready for Microsoft’s premier event for developers. Learn about the latest developer tools, discover new ways to create software, and gain insights into the future of software development. Registration goes live on February 27, 2019.

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.