TechNet Flash - Volume 16, Issue 2: January 22, 2014
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Brad Anderson reflects on 2013, the huge year it was in terms of product launches at Microsoft, and some of the incredible free resources available to help IT professionals architect, deploy, and maintain their IT environments.
Abhishek Gupta, a program manager in Microsoft Open Source Technology Center, discusses functionality in the latest release and previews the new Generation 2 VM capabilities for Linux Guests. Check out this episode for great reference information and demos showing off Linux Integration Services 3.5.
In this interview, Principal Program Manager NK Srinivas digs into Windows Azure Traffic Manager. He demonstrates how to use and configure traffic manager in three real-world scenarios and discusses some of the features you can expect in the future.
Dan Stolts and Jose Barreto discuss networking configurations for Hyper-V over SMB in Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2. They talk about how networks should be configured and provide some best practices. Download Windows Server 2012 R2 today and try it for free.
Take a look at some important new technologies offered by Windows Server 2012 R2 Remote Desktop Services that can help you reduce storage costs and simplify management in your datacenter.
The entries are in. Now we need your help picking a winner. View all the entries and vote for your favorite video in the Power BI demo contest.
Discover how the IE LOB App Development team uses the new developer tools in IE11 to build, automate, and test line-of-business applications. Along the way, they discuss the importance of Modern UI principles and provide some best practices for developing apps that will be used on various platforms and browsers.
Join Cheryl McGuire on January 30 for Hybrid Cloud Day and get a deep dive on integrating Windows Azure into your infrastructure. She will explore creating virtual machines, how VMs behave in Windows Azure, and how to configure good network communication to get things up and running in the cloud.
Want to expand your knowledge about service packs?In this course, Microsoft experts will drill down into the structure, implementation, and development of management and service packs and their tools. There will be a series of 28 modules with staggered release dates, so keep checking back for new modules to become available.
We received dozens of BYOD-inspired poems. After much caffeine-fueled consideration, two poems came out on top for their creativity, spirit, and relevance. Read the poems and revel in the BYO-genius of your fellow device wranglers.
Continuing the “Building a Hybrid Cloud” series, Keith Mayer and Jennelle Crothers delve into using Window Server 2012 R2 to manage cloud foundations. Get an overview of some of the management tools that are available and check out the new features found in PowerShell 4.0. Download Windows Server 2012 R2 today for a free evaluation.
Microsoft IT deployed Windows 8.1 to more than 20,000 computers when the operating system was still in beta. Find out how Microsoft IT leveraged self-installs and System Center Configuration Manager for an easy upgrade process.
Training and Books
Want to expand your knowledge about service packs? In this course, Microsoft experts will drill down into the structure, implementation, and development of management and service packs and their tools. There will be a series of 28 modules with staggered release dates, so keep checking back for new modules to become available.
A hybrid cloud strategy can help optimize your IT resources while keeping critical data on premises. In this MVA course, Microsoft experts share best practices for planning, building, deploying, and managing a Microsoft hybrid cloud.
There is a shortage of people with technology skills. While this is bad news for businesses, it can be good news for career changers and job seekers. Check out some of the free self-paced training options, certification offers, roadmaps, and more to help aspiring technologists get started down a new path.
Don’t miss this week-long series of live, interactive sessions from the experts who built Azure. Learn how to start using Windows Azure in your infrastructure, watch lots of demos, and get your questions answered in real-time Q&A sessions.
Join Cheryl McGuire on January 30, 2014 for Hybrid Cloud Day and get a deep dive on integrating Windows Azure into your infrastructure. She will explore creating virtual machines, how VMs behave in Windows Azure, and how to configure good network communication to get things up and running in the cloud.
Join Microsoft February 11–13 to learn about Windows Azure HDInsight (Microsoft’s Hadoop-based service that brings a 100 percent Apache Hadoop solution to the cloud) and PowerBI. Save 20% on your registration when you use registration code MICROSOFT20.
Join us on February 8–9, prior to Strata Conference, for Microsoft’s big data hackathon. Pick the language of your choice (Python, R, Hadoop, or .NET), assemble a team, make friends, and hack for a good cause. There will be prizes, free goodies, food, and drinks. Get more information and register now.
In this five-part webinar, you’ll learn about the tools and framework that Microsoft’s finance leadership team used to put in place a robust self-service BI solution to reduce time spent on low-value activities, freeing finance to focus on ways to add the most value.
As organizations change their approach to enterprise data, many are adopting a modern data architecture that leverages Hadoop in conjunction with existing systems. Join Microsoft and Hortonworks on February 27 for this live, in-person event in Redmond to discuss how the Big Data platform is evolving and how you can use it to drive innovation in your organization.
TechEd 2014 is loaded with content you can’t get anywhere else. Discover what’s new with your favorite Microsoft technologies and return to work with essential insights that will boost your skills and set you ahead in your career. Register today.