TechNet Flash - Volume 21, Issue 6: March 13, 2019

Top News Worldwide

Coming soon: Get details about Microsoft System Center 2019

New: Watch a demo of intelligent security analytics with Azure Sentinel

Register now: Virtual Security Summit (April 16, 2019)

Hybrid management: Windows Admin Center and Windows Server 2019 updates

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

Networking best practices for Storage Spaces Direct
Get a better understanding of how data flows around the network with Storage Spaces Direct. Explore configuration considerations and best practices learned from real-world deployments.

Take a look at Microsoft Threat Protection
Watch a demo of the unified single console that enables visibility of security threats across your identities, endpoints, user data, and software as a service (SaaS) apps. See how it can help you investigate threats and how new AI-powered security playbooks can help harden your environment.

Information Protection updates in Microsoft 365
See the latest updates for information protection in Microsoft 365. Identify your most sensitive information and leverage risk-containment capabilities, including post-breach threat investigation if important data is exposed.

Introducing Investigation Priority with behavioral analytics
Learn about the new Investigation Priority, which adds powerful capabilities to Microsoft Threat Protection. Investigation Priority leverages user and entity behavioral analytics to help improve attack detection and incident investigation.

Now available: Azure DevOps Server 2019
Previously known as Team Foundation Server, Azure DevOps Server 2019 brings Azure DevOps into your dedicated environment. Install Azure DevOps Server 2019 in your datacenter and determine when to apply updates.

5 tips to help improve security on your IaaS workloads
Improve your infrastructure as a service (IaaS) security posture. Get recommendations to help with data protection, network security, and security management.

New capabilities in Microsoft Cloud App Security
Microsoft recently announced more than 15 new product capabilities for Cloud App Security. Learn about features that simplify management, provide more intelligent threat protection, and help to protect sensitive information.

A better way to manage hybrid identity threat protection
See how the new unified security operations (SecOps) experience brings together Azure Advanced Threat Protection, Azure Active Directory Identity Protection, and Microsoft Cloud App Security – all in a single portal focused on powerful identity threat protection.


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

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.

Security in a Day Workshop 

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.

Cloud Immersion Experience: SQL Database Managed Instance 

March 19, 2019, St. Louis, MO
March 20, 2019, Chicago, IL
March 20, 2019, Edina, MN
March 21, 2019, Alpharetta, GA

March 21, 2019, Bellevue, WA
March 21, 2019, Irvine, CA
March 21, 2019, New York, NY
March 27, 2019, Malvern, PA

Azure SQL Database Managed Instance (MI) is the strategic piece in Microsoft’s platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offering. It provides scalability, high availability, and flexibility while reducing administrative complexity. MI is also nearly 100% compatible with versions as far back as SQL Server 2008.

Cloud Immersion Experience: Azure Databricks and Spark 

March 20, 2019, Burlington, MA
March 20, 2019, Sunnyvale, CA
March 26, 2019, Houston, TX

March 28, 2019, Alpharetta, GA
March 28, 2019, Reston, VA
March 28, 2019, San Francisco, CA

Get an overview of the Azure Databricks solution and a demonstration followed by a hands-on lab. Topics include the Azure Databricks solution and its key differentiators, security, RBAC, notebook experience, administration, a comparison to other offerings, use cases, and case studies.

Microsoft Tech Talks (MTT) | Let’s talk Teams 
March 28, 2019, Charlotte, NC
In this session we’ll go into three key areas: What is Teams and why should I use it? (adoption); what should I focus on to ensure a successful rollout? (implementation); and now that I have Teams rolled out how do I manage it? (administration and reporting).

Connecting, Organizing, and Collaborating with Your Team 

April 3, 2019, New York, NY
April 4, 2019, Reston, VA
April 11, 2019, Chicago, IL
April 16, 2019, Denver, CO
April 17, 2019, Houston, TX

April 18, 2019, Irvine, CA
April 18, 2019, St. Louis, MO
April 23, 2019, Bellevue, WA
April 23, 2019, Irving, TX

Join us to explore new ways of communicating and collaborating in ways that were previously not possible. This hands-on session will give you the opportunity to test-drive the latest technology on a state-of-the-art device, guided by a trained facilitator.

Webinar: Speaking of Security – Identity Management 
March 18, 2019, online
Find out why Microsoft establishes identity as the new perimeter and learn what it is doing to help protect admins, eliminate passwords, and simplify provisioning.

Webinar: Modernize Security Operations with New Azure Sentinel 
March 21, 2019, online
Microsoft security experts will discuss how built-in artificial intelligence and automation are transforming security operations. Discover how advanced analytics capabilities help accelerate threat responses and how automation can simplify your security operations.

Webinar: Speaking of Security – Cloud Migration 
March 21, 2019, online
Hear how Microsoft has managed its transition to the cloud. In this webinar, you’ll learn about Microsoft's approach to digital security and get best practices to help protect your environment.

Virtual event: Build a Successful Hybrid Strategy 
March 28, 2019, online
Learn about strategies, insights, and technologies essential to building a successful hybrid cloud environment. You’ll also get information on application consistency, data management, security considerations, and governance.

Virtual event: Visual Studio 2019 Launch 
April 2, 2019, online
Join the launch event for Visual Studio 2019. Learn how to be more productive and build innovative apps with Visual Studio 2019, participate in live Q&As, and take the latest version for a spin.

Register now: 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.

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.