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TechNet NZ Flash
TechNet NZ Flash
Windows, Windows, Everywhere...
It’s almost a month since Windows 10 was unleashed upon the world, starting right here in New Zealand. So far, the reaction has been overwhelmingly positive, with more than 75 million upgrades across 192 countries worldwide!

What you may have missed, amongst all the excitement of the Windows 10 PC release, is that there have been a few other releases:

Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 10525
Yes! The Windows Insider program has been rebooted with a brand new build for PC. You’ll need to opt back into Insider builds to receive the updates. Check out what’s new.

Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview Build 10512
If you’re running the preview version of Windows 10 on your smartphone, you now have an updated build. There are lots of improvements around stability and performance in this one, but remember – it is still a preview so some things don’t work properly. We don’t recommend running this on your primary device. Find out more.

Windows 10 for IoT Core
Got a Raspberry Pi 2? A MinnowBoard Max? Take a look at the Windows 10 IoT edition, which is especially targeted for devices like these.

Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 3
Download a copy and review what’s new, including the addition of Windows Containers. There is also an accompanying System Center Technical Preview 3 for you to sink your teeth into – grab a copy and check out the changes.

Busy month, huh?

Don’t forget, we also have Ignite NZ coming to Vector Arena and SKYCITY next week. This event will provide a great chance for you to learn more about Windows 10, Server 2016, and System Center 2016, so make sure you have your ticket!

Regan Murphy
Regan Murphy
Technical Evangelist
Microsoft New Zealand
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Containers: Docker, Windows and Trends
Lately, you can’t have a discussion on cloud computing without talking about containers. Organisations across all business segments, from banks and major financial firms to e-commerce sites, want to understand what containers are, what they mean for applications in the cloud, and how to best use them for specific development and IT operations scenarios.
Announcing Backup of Windows 10 Machines With Azure Backup
Windows 10 client machines can now be backed up seamlessly to the cloud by the Azure Backup service. Customers with machines running Windows 10 (64-bit) operating systems can protect their important file-folder data to Azure in a secure manner, and restore data on any machine. Find out more about the range of capabilities Azure Backup has to offer.
How Microsoft Edge and IE11 on Windows 10 Work Better Together in the Enterpise
Microsoft Edge has been built from the ground up to quickly, correctly, and reliably render web pages. This approach allows users to run a modern browser, designed for better productivity, security, and rendering, without sacrificing compatibility with legacy line of business applications. See how.
Build Up to Ignite NZ 2015 by Building Up Your Schedule!
With less than one week to go until Ignite NZ 2015, it's time to prepare yourself! Get ready to feed your brain and ignite your skills. You can do this by building up your own schedule, where you can hand-pick your favourite session topics. Haven't got your ticket? You haven't missed out just yet, phew! There's still a few left. Get
tech-savvy, and get your ticket now!
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Upcoming Events
Ignite NZ
1-4 September (Auckland)
The Ignite NZ Kick-Off event begins with the keynote lineup featuring four Titans of Tech: Joe Belfiore, Laura Butler, James Staten and Chris Ford. Attendees are then invited to a fully themed entertainment and networking event with refreshments and live music. This is just where is begins. The 140+ technical sessions which make up the meaty filling of Ignite NZ are coming next week!

AgileNZ Conference 2015
1-2 September (Wellington)
The focus for AgileNZ Conference 2015 is transformation. Lean|Agile approaches are not only continuing to transform software delivery, they're being adopted outside of software to transform entire businesses. The event will explore the latest thinking in Agile, the development of the 'Agile Enterprise' and what might be learnt from New Zealand's digital transformation.

5-7 October (Wellington)
An immersive 3 day event in Wellington, LEAN 15 will unite attendees through powerful yet practical programming with world renowned speakers, collaborative workshops, interactive discussions, and a dynamic collective experience. Whether you are building a high-growth tech startup, a mobile app, a piece of hardware, working in a non-profit, or in a multinational organization, adopting Lean Startup methodology can help you overcome obstacles and set up effective systems.

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Recommended Apps
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Get Ready for Windows 10 with Channel9 and Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA)
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Windows 10 Mobile Device Management
Take a closer look at today's mobile device management challenges, through more granular device management capabilities.

What’s New in Windows 10 Deployment
Focus on upgrading, provisioning, and Wipe-and-Load installations of Windows 10. Take a look at the tools that IT Professionals can use to make Windows 10 deployment happen.

Getting Started with Windows 10 for IT Pros
As an IT Pro, how can you securely enable your organization with Windows 10? Find out, in this practical and informative course. Windows offers management features that empower IT professionals to address the current shift toward a mobile workplace, a realization of heterogeneous ecosystems, bring your own device (BYOD) and choose your own device (CYOD) scenarios, and the cloud. Walk through what's new in Windows 10 deployment and management, with a team of experts. Look at runtime provisioning, mobile device management (MDM), secure authentication, and much more.

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