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Posted by Mikhail Rodionov on May 16, 2019
Configuring Ubuntu Server GUI remote access – Part 1 – Basic Options

In my previous article I covered installation of AMP stack on Ubuntu Server 18.04.02 (aka Bionic Beaver). As I used Hyper-V virtual machine, I very quickly realized that I am missing Hyper-V enhanced session features, and especially copy-paste between Hyper-V host and Ubuntu Server VM. Because of that I have started to explore ways to enable Hyper-V enhanced session or RDP type of connectivity for my Ubuntu Server virtual machine (the latter was on my to do list in any case).

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Posted by Romain Serre on May 14, 2019
Enable Azure File Sync from Windows Admin Center

Azure File Sync is a service that enables to synchronize data between file servers (On-Premise or Cloud) and Azure. In addition to synchronization, you can enable tiering between file servers and Azure File Sync. It can help to save space on file servers by keeping only most used files.

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Posted by Alex Samoylenko on May 8, 2019
VMware pioneers Service-defined Firewall – The game changer in the world of security?

VMware is not a newbie in IT security sport. Their work presents an impressive portfolio, with such solutions as AppDefense, vRealize Network Insight, and NSX-T/NSX-V. In March 2019, VMware introduced the first Service-defined Firewall, their endgame. Take a closer look under the hood to find out how it came to be a real game changer in the world of virtualized environment security.

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Posted by Vladan Seget on May 1, 2019
How to update VM hardware compatibility and VM tools with VMware Update Manager (VUM)

VM tools and VM hardware compatibility are vital for your VMs to run, but before updating it, you better be sure you need the features an upgrade can offer. Otherwise, it is a pig in a poke. VMware vSphere 6.7 Update 1 (U1) sounds familiar? In that case, you will be interested in finding out what you can do with VMware Update Manager (VUM).

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on April 25, 2019
[Azure] Host a static website in Azure, with reduced cost

Do you have a website with static pages to host and look for a cost-efficient solution? We have good news for you since Microsoft released a hosting on an Azure storage account. Azure immediately wins Adios IIS/Apache servers, because the latter are expensive in resources and maintenance. Don’t pay over the odds!

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Posted by Romain Serre on April 23, 2019
Protect Azure File Shares with Azure Backup

Admittedly, Microsoft Azure is a cloud platform that is friendly and useful enough for every business person. It provides a varying range of possibilities, including cloud file storage. However, these files are fragile, for even a missed click can become a huge inconvenience. It is only reasonable to go on further with exploring Azure services and learn how to protect your data with Azure Backup.

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Posted by Mikhail Rodionov on April 18, 2019
Installing AMP stack on Ubuntu Server 18.04.2

Websites serving a large number of requests or providing services require high uptime. Here AMP (Apache, MySQL, and PHP) stack comes. It performs a logical pooling of resources, distributing workloads across multiple servers. So, with AMP stack you receive improved performance and high availability (HA) of your services.

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Posted by Romain Serre on April 16, 2019
Manage your public DNS from Azure

Managing several DNS zones is hard because the interface is changing with a provider, and it’s not user-friendly. However, you can leave troubling interface and manual DNS record creation behind and start managing DNS zone from the Azure Portal. Whether you are a Microsoft Azure user, or you already have a DNS zone, you can use it still!

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on April 11, 2019
[Azure DevOps] Terraform deployment with Azure DevOps – Part 2

Everything that needs to be said about the importance of project management automatization and workflow organization has already been said. You have learned how to create your first Azure DevOps build with a Terraform file, so now it is time to finally learn how to automatize your Terraform resource deployment with Azure DevOps.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on April 9, 2019
[Azure DevOps] Terraform deployment with Azure DevOps – Part 1

Project management and automatized workflow are the milestones of any business, but small companies often have neither resources nor the experience to build them from scratch. That is when Azure DevOps enters the scene! This guide lets Terraform users learn how to optimize their workflow with Azure.

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