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Volume 16, Issue 13 | June 25, 2014

 
 
 
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Download the Forrester report: Total Economic Impact of Windows Server 2012 R2

  

Live online training: Bring the cloud to your datacenter with Windows Azure Pack (July 16–17)

 


  
 
 
 

Hybrid cloud webinar on infrastructure moderniz­ation with Mark Russinovich and Brad Anderson, July 17

  

Azure ML: Cloud-based machine learning service simplifies deployment of data-driven applications

 


  
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Learning from cloud: The opportunity with hybrid cloud

The latest post in the Learning from Cloud series discusses the question that should be on every IT pro’s mind: “In a cloud-first, mobile-first world, how should my approach to infrastructure change?”


Discover how DevOps can accelerate delivery of software and updates

In this free, on-demand training, Microsoft experts explore on-premises and public cloud scenarios, highlighting System Center, Microsoft Azure, and Visual Studio Online. Learn how to foster stronger relationships between business, developer, and operations teams throughout the application lifecycle.


Learning from cloud: Insights to inform your strategy

This new blog series will provide a guided tour of Microsoft’s infrastructure innovation, how it all fits together, and how cloud can change the way you think about your IT strategy.


Enterprise Mobility: Managing Windows Phone 8.1 with Windows Intune and Configuration Manager

David Alessi and Mike Danoski – two Senior Support Engineers for Windows Phone – discuss mobile device management and look at how you can use Windows Intune and Configuration Manager to deliver assigned access to Windows Phone 8.1 devices.


Five key business areas that benefit from a hybrid strategy

Considering whether your business would benefit from a hybrid strategy? This paper looks at five areas where cloud resources help address existing pain points, along with real customer examples illustrating the benefits in each area.


Business case study: Migrating to a hybrid server environment with Microsoft Azure

When Microsoft needed to migrate applications and workloads from a large number of servers in traditional data centers, Microsoft IT leveraged Microsoft Azure to replace the existing infrastructure. Get an overview of lessons they learned and find out about the resulting cost and efficiency benefits.


Source control in the cloud with Microsoft Azure and Visual Studio Online

As part of the Accelerate DevOps with the Cloud series, Keith Mayer welcomes Developer Technology Solutions Specialist Jeff Fattic to the show. Check out this episode to learn more about how you can enable source control in the cloud with the help of Microsoft Azure and Visual Studio Online.


White paper: The virtuous cycle of the public cloud

See how the public cloud can grow to benefit every organization in the world – even those that are not using the public cloud.

Out with the old: Migrating from Windows Server 2003 and 2008

Preparing for a transition to Windows Server 2012 R2 on premises or in Microsoft Azure? Get help directly from Microsoft experts in this live Jump Start event on July 24. Register now.


Azure Site Recovery: New feature now available in preview

Microsoft has added a powerful new feature that enables disaster recovery protection for your on-premises virtual machines by replicating them to Azure. Find out more about Azure Site Recovery.


Edge Show: A look at Windows Azure Pack extensibility

Windows Azure Pack is a collection of Microsoft Azure technologies that integrate with System Center and Windows Server, and can be used to provide a self-service portal for managing services. Discover how Windows Azure Pack can be extended to third-party systems.


Garage Series: Continuous innovation and change management with Office 365

As a service, Office 365 increases the frequency with which new features and updates can be delivered to users. In this episode, Jeremy Chapman and Jake Zborowski discuss the approach to change management with Office 365 and introduce new communication programs, such as First Release, which lets you opt in to experience updates before others.


Edge Show: The important role of IT professionals in DevOps

What does DevOps really look like in an organization? In this episode, you will get an overview of key concepts, learn best practices, dispel common misconceptions, and learn why IT pros should care about DevOps.


Enabling self-service, on-demand developer environments in the cloud

In this episode of TechNet Radio, Blain Barton and Keith Mayer discuss how you can use Microsoft Azure along with System Center 2012 R2 App Controller and the Azure Pack to improve efficiency throughout your organization.


New World of Work: An innovative approach to supporting employee mobility

Now in place at 45 Microsoft facilities globally, the New World of Work strategy incorporates products and services to support a more mobile workforce. It includes innovative meeting spaces, advanced wireless technologies, and more. Learn about this concept and its implementation in this article.


How Microsoft simplified authentication with Microsoft Azure MFA

Microsoft uses Microsoft Azure MFA to simplify authentication across its network. See how Microsoft scales this two-factor authentication to more than 130,000 employees and 300,000 devices.

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Training and Books
Discover how DevOps can accelerate delivery of software and updates

In this free, on-demand training, Microsoft experts explore on-premises and public cloud scenarios, highlighting System Center, Microsoft Azure, and Visual Studio Online. Learn how to foster stronger relationships between business, developer, and operations teams throughout the application lifecycle.

 
TechNet Virtual Lab: Understanding Workplace Join

Take a look under the hood of device registration with this Windows Server 2012 R2 virtual lab. Get hands-on experience configuring AD FS to enable device registration, manage device registration records in Active Directory, and more.

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Events
Register for 24 Hours of PASS: SQL Server 2014 launch event

June 25 and 26, 2014
SQL Server 2014 is launching and PASS is bringing an exceptional lineup of experts directly to your computer with 24 hours of webcasts at no cost. Sign up now.

 
Database cloud backup and disaster recovery strategies gain momentum

July 2, 2014
Exponential data growth, shrinking backup windows, static budgets, and increasing deployments of business critical mobile, cloud, and web applications are forcing enterprises to change their disaster recovery requirements. Noel Yuhanna, Principal Analyst at Forrester Research, will discuss cloud and database trends and evolving disaster recovery strategies. Register now.

 
Bring the cloud to your datacenter with Windows Azure Pack

July 16–17, 2014
Join this live, 2-day event to learn how you can use Windows Azure Pack to implement a cloud solution in your datacenter. Watch demos, learn about real-world examples, and get your questions answered by Microsoft experts. Register now.

 
Out with the old: Migrating from Windows Server 2003 and 2008

July 24, 2014
How can you prepare for a smooth transition to Windows Server 2012 R2 on premises or in Microsoft Azure? Register for this live online Jump Start event and get help directly from Microsoft experts. Register now.

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