TechNet Flash - Volume 16, Issue 22: October 29, 2014
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Engineered by the Microsoft Open Tech team, the new VM Depot Easy Deploy feature lets IT pros quickly deploy popular open source solutions in the cloud. Easy Deploy aims to provide the simplest route to deploying Linux-based VMs, complete with pre-configured software stacks.
Explore tabular data models supported by SQL Server Analysis tools. If you have tons of data and want to build successful self-service analysis and corporate BI solutions, don’t miss this deep dive with industry experts, including Julie Koesmarno and author Patrick LeBlanc. Register today.
Focused on Enterprise Mobility Suite, this series explores various mobility-related themes and topics—such as identity and access, information and resource sharing, desktop virtualization, and more. The next episode, “How to deliver apps with Azure RemoteApp,” will be November 5, 2014.
In this on-demand course from Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA), Aleksandar Đorđević and Predrag Jelesijević explore key scenarios and provide practical demos of how to create a site-to-site (S2S) virtual private network (VPN) connection and how to connect a site-to-site VPN.
Hear how Microsoft IT developed its data governance, federation, and self-service BI model. Kirkland Barrett and Brad Sutton discuss how Microsoft IT implemented its solution, as well as what tools and technologies were used to accomplish this.
Discover a new way to create functional, polished runbooks for Azure. Beth Cooper, Program Manager on the Azure Automation team, provides a tour of this cool new feature and explains how anyone in the community can contribute.
Now that the space race is over (see part 1), the Garage Series dives into 3 enlightening uses: bulk tasks, custom queries, and file output. Watch this follow-up episode so you can move beyond just the user interface.
Learn more about Desired State Configuration, the new management platform in Windows PowerShell. Discover how DSC lets you deploy and manage configuration data for software services as well as manage the environment in which these services run.
Microsoft IT used Visual Studio and Microsoft Azure to create Meeting Companion, a software-as-a-service solution that improves the conference experience. Attendees have easy access to event information while administrators have an easy way to create and customize new event apps.
Now you can watch the complete fall 2014 Virtual CIO Summit on demand. Hear industry leaders – including Jay Vijayan (CIO of Tesla Motors) and Bill Taylor (founding Editor of Fast Company) – deliver fresh perspectives on the strategy and transformation needed to stay ahead.
Microsoft IT utilizes the easy-to-use development environment in Visual Studio and Microsoft Azure to create an amazing mobile experience for accessing IT Showcase content. See how the app provides improved discoverability and easy access to all Microsoft IT Showcase content from any Windows device.
Training and Books
Strengthen and prove your knowledge of Windows and enterprise mobility. When you pass Exam 70-688: Supporting Windows 8.1 or Exam 70-689: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows 8.1 by November 30, you could win a Windows device. Sweepstakes details and training are available on the US Partner Learning blog.
November 11, 2014
In this free session, you will explore tabular data models supported by SQL Server Analysis tools. If you have tons of data and want to build successful self-service analysis and corporate BI solutions, don’t miss this deep dive with industry experts. Register today.
May 4–8, 2015, Chicago, IL
This May, top innovators from all the Microsoft enterprise solutions will come together for a single, tech-fueled conference. It will challenge what you know, reveal new opportunities, and boost your innovation. See where technology is headed at Microsoft Ignite. Claim your spot today.