Posted by Nicolas Prigent on May 27, 2020
How to Start Azure Virtual Machines using Azure Logic Apps?

You can’t have it all, and this is true even for the best things in life. It’s possible to schedule automatic shutdowns of VMs in Azure (one of the ways to cut Azure costs). But you can’t use the same Azure Portal to schedule their automatic boot-up the same way. A way out of it is to use PowerShell, however, there’s another trick you might like better.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on May 21, 2020
[WVD] Discover the New Interface

Just earlier this April, Microsoft released an update for their Windows Virtual Desktop. Among others, the novelty includes a new graphical interface directly in the Azure port. Unfortunately, it seems like this is just a teaser though: the feature is currently available in Preview, only US regions are available through this portal. You can’t migrate there yet.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on May 19, 2020
[Azure] Update your Azure Automation modules

All good things come to an end, and so, sadly, has the previous way of updating your Azure Automation modules. Previously, you’d just click on the respective button to update and that would be it. Microsoft deprecated that option and now you may be seeing a weird message with instructions on how to proceed with the issue today.

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Posted by Nicolas Prigent on May 14, 2020
How to Manage multiple Azure tenancies with Azure Lighthouse?

Working for an MSP demands a lot of toggling between browsers. For each separate tenancy, managing Azure resources demands multiple browsers and tabs. Thankfully, this turmoil has been solved: Azure Lighthouse comes to save the day. You can now allocate customer Azure resources and manage permissions from a single console!

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Posted by Vladan Seget on May 12, 2020
How to use Check-In and Check-out operations with Templates stored in Content library in vSphere 7.0

You can still keep VM templates in a separate folder, working with them individually. Or you can use Content Library in vSphere 7.0 along with Check-in and Check-out. In the updated suite, you can use versioning, manage your templates, and keep track. With these new options, you can revert to the exact version from the list or just delete it.

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Posted by Mikhail Rodionov on May 7, 2020
Deploying Django Project to AWS Elastic Beanstalk, Part 3: Configuring S3 Storage and Custom Domain Name

Part 2 of the topic explained how to configure the AWS Elastic Beanstalk (EB) environment and the Django project to use the Postgres database. The current third installment will focus on configuring S3 storage for static and media files, as well as assigning a custom domain name for the app.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on May 5, 2020
Windows Defender ATP: Where to start

Securing servers and workstations and managing them directly from the cloud is a must-have during the current “stay-at-home.” Windows Defender ATP is a Microsoft security product to monitor and protect your servers without excessive effort. ATP constitutes a preventative, reactive, and investigative feature of the said product.

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Posted by Alex Samoylenko on April 30, 2020
VMware vSphere 7: What is off the table?

Generally, people like new things, especially when it comes to technology. But with the new vSphere 7 coming in, little to no focus is offered to what’s been discarded. For example, there is no more Flash-based vSphere Web Client, Platform Services Controller has been dropped, vCenter for Windows — canceled, and so on.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on April 28, 2020
[Azure] OMS Gateway Error

You’re not the only one struggling with ERROR GatewayLogic while trying to deploy OMS Gateway for Windows Defender ATP. The problem lies with the OMS Gateway having issues with communicating via the URL that’s provided. Looking into inbound connections on the OMS and authorizing URLs manually should do the trick.

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Posted by Vladan Seget on April 24, 2020
Upgrade from vSphere ESXi 6.7 to ESXi 7.0 via vSphere Lifecycle Manager

We need tools that simplify upgrading, migrating, and managing, and VMware delivers. The recent launch presented the new version of the vSphere Update Manager (VUM) — vSphere Lifecycle Manager. Not only does it allow to upgrade vSphere clusters and ESXi hosts, it now has image management to keep the hosts in the desired state.

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