TechNet Flash - Volume 17, Issue 5: March 6, 2015
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With end of support just a year away, now is the time to plan your move from SQL Server 2005. Learn how you can optimize your data platform for breakthrough performance with new options available on premises, in the cloud, and across a hybrid environment.
Microsoft has marked a major milestone as the first major cloud provider to adopt the world’s first international cloud privacy standard. Read more about this standard and see why this represents another reason customers can move with confidence to the Microsoft Cloud.
DevOps is here and it is changing how IT organizations operate. Smaller companies are applying modern practices to survive and prosper. Larger companies, meanwhile, are looking for ways to become more competitive in their markets. But this is just the beginning.
If you are looking to improve the performance, speed, or scalability of your website, check out this live session from Microsoft Virtual Academy. You will learn how to get up and running with Redis, learn practical tips, and more. Register now.
Get an insider’s look at network connectivity and how it can affect Office 365. In this episode, you’ll learn troubleshooting tips and discover ways to get the best performance from Office 365 and other cloud services.
Interested in DevOps but don’t know where to start? These courses for IT pros and developers will get you started. Learn about the key concepts, processes, and tools, and see what DevOps means in both on-premises and cloud environments. And join the conversation on Twitter using #TalkDevOps.
Building an advanced infrastructure often requires a diverse set of tools, which is why Azure supports a heterogeneous environment. In fact, 20% of Azure IaaS workloads are running on Linux while taking advantage of all the infrastructure and capabilities offered by Azure.
You can use Packer to create machine images for Azure and Hyper-V using any computer with Hyper-V enabled. But you need the correct code. Here’s what you need to know.
Training and Books
Earn an MCSA certification (Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate) in Windows 8 by May 31, 2015 and you’ll be eligible to take a Windows 10 exam (Exam 697) for free. Plus you will get a free Second Shot on an MCP exam if needed. Get the details.
With support for Windows Server 2003 ending on July 14, 2015, now is a good time to earn your Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) certification on Windows Server 2012. Get a free Second Shot if you don’t pass an exam by May 31, 2015. Check out these training resources to get ready.
Mark Russinovich kicks off a series of Azure IaaS training sessions for IT professionals. Explore Azure IaaS virtual machines inside and out, learn to optimize your Windows Server workloads on Azure, and dig into IaaS architecture and management best practices.
March 25, 2015
This 3-hour streaming event for IT pros will include insights from industry analysts, Microsoft experts, and customers as they discuss what’s next for security and the cloud. Register today.
March 26, 2015
Tired of resetting passwords? Think single sign-on is a myth? Join the new Enterprise Mobility Core Skills series to learn the skills you need to enable identity management and prepare your environment for Windows 10 with AzureAD.
May 4–8, 2015, Chicago, IL
Cloud, big data, unified communications, mobility – whatever IT challenges you are facing, Microsoft Ignite will have training sessions and insights to help you tackle them. Check out the catalog with more than 600 sessions and labs, and register now.