TechNet Flash - Volume 21, Issue 8: April 10, 2019

Top News Worldwide

Hybrid networking: Connect your on-premises datacenter and workloads to Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure: Watch a demo of new enterprise capabilities for more secure serverless compute

A look at Azure Security Center as a central hub for monitoring security in a hybrid environment

SQL Server 2008: PASS Migration Learning Series

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Windows 10 Enterprise

Windows Server 2019

Windows Admin Center

Windows Server 2019 Essentials

New: System Center 2019

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

Three questions to ask your cloud analytics provider
Choosing a cloud analytics provider is an important decision. Here are three essential things to consider when you want to properly assess your provider.

Virtual node autoscaling and Azure Dev Spaces in Azure Kubernetes Service
Learn about new autoscaling options using virtual nodes. And find out how to use Azure Dev Spaces to test your Azure Kubernetes Service apps without simulating dependencies.

Azure Governance: Management groups, policy, and blueprints
Azure Governance now includes more-granular control of policy across different apps and departments. See how the new Azure Blueprint templates simplify setting up your environment to meet specific compliance requirements.

Special offer: Save 40% on Microsoft Press e-books until April 30, 2019
For a limited time, save 40% on Microsoft Press eBooks when you use discount code GREEN during checkout. Titles are delivered in three formats – PDF, EPUB, and MOBI – to read on your preferred device. Offer ends April 30, 2019.

Modernize Your Data Platform
End of support for SQL Server 2008 is almost here and it’s time to take flight on your migration plan. PASS, Microsoft, and Intel have teamed up to guide you through the process, giving you the tools you need to successfully modernize your data platform. Join us for a series of online and in-person events, and get ready to migrate.

How to use Azure Stack for hybrid scaling
Use Azure and Azure Stack to dynamically scale applications between a datacenter and the public cloud while keeping all data on premises while handling massive, unexpected increases in traffic.

Watch: Azure Stack for hybrid compute and disconnected scenarios
Run hybrid apps and process data between Azure Stack and your datacenter and in the Azure public cloud to meet regulatory and policy requirements. Plus, find out how to use Azure Stack as a powerful control plane for disconnected scenarios to harness insights from IoT devices.

Free white paper: Seven essential principles for protecting data in the cloud
Download a free white paper to explore the essential principles of security and privacy for your cloud data warehouse. Learn about potential targets and vulnerabilities and get an overview of strategies and best practices for protecting data.

Five steps to jump-start your cloud DBA journey
Explore five areas that on-premises database administrators can tackle to begin preparing a path to the cloud. Learn which skills to hone, find out how to manage costs, and get migration strategies.

A look at performance of analytics in Azure
Analytics in Azure is up to 14 times faster and costs 94 percent less than other cloud providers. Check out a comparison of performance and try Azure SQL Data Warehouse with an Azure free account.


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

April 12, 2019, Malvern, PA
April 16, 2019, Edina, MN
April 17, 2019, Reston, VA
April 24, 2019, St. Louis, MO
April 25, 2019, Houston, TX

April 25, 2019, New York, NY
April 26, 2019, Chicago, IL
April 30, 2019, Burlington, MA
April 30, 2019, Irving, TX

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.

Dashboard in a Day 

April 15, 2019, Malvern, PA
April 16, 2019, New York, NY
April 17, 2019, Bellevue, WA
April 18, 2019, Denver, CO

April 18, 2019, Edina, MN
April 18, 2019, San Francisco, CA
April 23, 2019, Burlington, MA
April 24, 2019, Alpharetta, GA

Help your organization make critical decisions in an efficient, precise, and effective manner by leveraging your data, with the ability to monitor the health of your business using live dashboards, create rich interactive reports, and access your data on the go.

Connecting, Organizing, and Collaborating with Your Team 

April 16, 2019, Denver, CO
April 17, 2019, Houston, TX
April 18, 2019, St. Louis, MO

April 23, 2019, Bellevue, WA
April 23, 2019, Irvine, CA
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.

Microsoft 365 Technical Series: Optimize Your Teamwork 

April 16, 2019, Reston, VA
April 17, 2019, New York, NY
April 18, 2019, Alpharetta, GA

April 19, 2019, Burlington, MA
April 23, 2019, St. Louis, MO
April 25, 2019, Irving, TX

Help your organization optimize its teamwork, meetings, and voice strategy with Microsoft 365 technical training for IT professionals. This workshop offers detailed implementation guidance across Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, Yammer, and Outlook Mobile.

Cloud Immersion Experience: DataStax and Microsoft Azure Hands-on Technical Workshop 

April 16, 2019, Detroit, MI
April 16, 2019, Irving, TX

April 18, 2019, New York, NY

The transition to hybrid cloud often comes with drawbacks. Learn how an active everywhere database provides a consistent data fabric between on-premises data centers and public clouds, so you can effortlessly accelerate your hybrid cloud deployments.

Microsoft 365 Technical Series: Security and Compliance 

May 1, 2019, Denver, CO
May 2, 2019, Houston, TX
May 2, 2019, St. Louis
May 7, 2019, Irvine, CA
May 9, 2019, Bellevue, WA
May 10, 2019, Edina, MN
May 14, 2019, New York, NY
May 14, 2019, Reston, VA

May 15, 2019, Detroit, MI
May 15, 2019, San Francisco, CA
May 16, 2019, Alpharetta, GA
May 22, 2019, Irving, TX
May 23, 2019, Burlington, MA
May 23, 2019, Malvern, PA
May 30, 2019, Sunnyvale, CA

Bring your teams responsible for securing your organization and maintaining data privacy and compliance. You’ll get detailed implementation guidance across identity, threat protection, Windows ATP, information protection, and more within Microsoft 365.

Microsoft 365 Technical Series: Modern Desktop Deployment 

May 7, 2019, Denver, CO
May 7, 2019, Houston, TX
May 9, 2019, Detroit, MI
May 13, 2019, Malvern, PA
May 16, 2019, Bellevue, WA
May 20, 2019, Alpharetta, GA
May 21, 2019, Chicago, IL

May 21, 2019, Irvine, CA
May 22, 2019, Edina, MN
May 22, 2019, Sunnyvale, CA
May 23, 2019, New York, NY
May 23, 2019, St. Louis, MO
May 29, 2019, Burlington, MA
May 29, 2019, Irving, TX

Understand how Windows 7 and Office 2010 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 you need to help accelerate deployment and support of Windows and Office as a service.

Cloud Immersion Experience: Azure Migration 

May 15, 2019, Chicago, IL
May 17, 2019, New York, NY
May 20, 2019, Bellevue, WA
May 21, 2019, Reston, VA

May 21, 2019, San Francisco, CA
May 22, 2019, Burlington, MA
May 23, 2019, Irving, TX
May 23, 2019, Reston, VA

Learn how to migrate your existing SQL Server and/or Windows Server 2008/R2 applications to Azure to enhance your security and compliance posture, reduce costs, and unlock innovation.

Live event: Virtual Security Summit 
April 16, 2019, online
Register for the live streaming event to hear from security experts on the lifecycle of an attack, learn about emerging trends, and explore the latest techniques to help defend your organization against threats.

Webinar: Speaking of Security – Information Protection 
April 23, 2019, online
Join this live webinar to learn about the journey from manual classification to fully automated classification and protection. Find out how Microsoft has worked to properly classify data, manage compliance, educate employees, and remediate inconsistencies.

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.